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Montclair Council: Rent Control Complaints Continue; Flood Control Measures Voted On, Recreational Marijuana Approved

May 19, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council had its first regular in-person meeting open to the public since 2020 on May 17, and Mayor Sean Spiller and the councilors, with the rent-control ordinance finally in place, might have thought that the issue was behind them at last.  Continued complaints from owners of small multiple-unit structures in public comment clearly destroyed any such ...

Residents Start Petition to Stream Montclair Township Council Meetings, Allow Remote Public Comment

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A group of Montclair residents have started a petition to push for live-streamed council meetings and the ability to comment remotely.

According to the petition, which has garnered several dozen signatures, organizers state, "...the council is requiring in person attendance for those who wish to fully participate and comment."

They continued, ...

Montclair Planning Board Approves Lot Subdivision

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board, in its first in-person meeting since March 9, 2020, dealt with only one application, which ended up taking a great deal of time to hear and vote on. 

Vice Chair Keith Brodock chaired the meeting in place of the absent Chairman John Wynn.

At issue was a plan by Jonathan and Melissa Goidel, the occupants of 264 Upper Mountain Avenue along ...

Montclair Council Back In Person: Marijuana, Rent Control, Midtown Deck Discussed

MONTCLAIR NJ - For the first time since March 10, 2020 – the day before the World Health Organization declared SARS-CoV-2 a pandemic – the Montclair Township Council met in person, in the council chambers at the Montclair Municipal Building, for a conference meeting on May 3.  Mayor Sean Spiller said he looked forward to moving ahead with in-person meetings resuming.  The ...

Montclair Council Meeting Vote on Ordinances/Resolutions Will Not Be Live Streamed or Broadcast, Councilor Says

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council Conference meeting scheduled to take place tonight, will only be in-person and not live-streamed or broadcast on TV 34, officials announced on Tuesday afternoon.

The meeting will take place tonight at 7PM at the Montclair Municipal building, located at 205 Claremont Avenue.

Montclair Councilor Peter Yacobellis sent the following email alerting ...

Montclair Council Passes $58M Municipal Budget, Rent Control Ordinance

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council achieved two herculean feats at its April 19 meeting – it passed the 2022 budget and rent control. 

The budget passed last night by a 7-0 vote totals $58 million, with a 2 percent increase in taxes.  Many of the residents who called in, though, were more concerned about rent control than the budget.   Even though the ...

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Homewatch CareGivers in the Community May 2022

“How Mindfulness Makes You Happier” was the subject of a group discussion at the Senior Center of the Chathams on May 3rd.  The discussion centered around understanding the concept of mindfulness and the session ended with a guided meditation led by Karen Frank, Director of Education/Nurse Supervisor at Homewatch CareGivers of South Orange.  Karen is celebrating 10 years of ...

Agent Spotlight: Teresa Maegerlein

Teresa Maegerlein, Broker-Associate in the Morristown office, is dedicated to getting her clients results! Her career in real estate began in 2004. Before getting into real estate, Teresa worked on Wall Street and her financial background has proven invaluable in her current work. As useful as her hard-earned savvy has been, she knows that the most important skill for a successful business is ...

Bloomfield Holds Candlelight Vigil to Mourn Uvalde School Shooting Victims

May 27, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield held a solemn vigil Thursday night at the Bloomfield Library to honor the memory of the victims of the recent shooting that took place at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. 

“Horrific tragedies such as this have an impact far beyond just where they occur,” said Mayor Michael Venezia of yesterday's events.

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

May 27, 2022

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

The Boy Scouts of America must sever ties with the NRA

May 28, 2022

The statistics about guns deaths in the US are outrageous. We all know and are appalled by our inability as a nation to protect ourselves from this scourge. 

I don’t want to repeat what every American and every person around the world wonders- Why can America not reduce the thousands of gun deaths, including the hundreds of children killed in School shootings each ...

‘Calendar Girls’ Captivates at Chatham Playhouse

CHATHAM, NJ — This delightful play, set in Yorkshire, England, lends a risque air to the Women’s Institutes at a local church parish.

The play and film were based on a true story of middle-aged women who were seeking a fundraising idea for Leukemia Research.

They’re desperate to find a way to support their charities and somehow come up with the idea of ...

Pandemic Disruption: A Golden Opportunity to Create a Healthy Work Culture

May 26, 2022

“The silver lining in the disruption caused by the pandemic is that it provides a golden opportunity for changing work culture, which is the most difficult thing to change,” maintains Montclair-based certified business consultant and author Sherry Blair.  “Due to the tremendous number of people working from home and hybrid models being considered, culture has been turned ...

Montclair Officers to Participate in Annual Behind the Badge Charity Softball Tournament

May 29, 2022

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The sixth annual Families Behind the Badge softball tournament will be held on Saturday, June 11 at the Memorial Field complex behind Beatrice Gilmore and Memorial Schools off McBride Avenue, starting at 8:30 a.m. Rain date is June 12. Admission is $5.

Organized by Woodland Park Councilwoman Tracy Kallert, Woodland Park Councilman Vincent DeCesare, and Kaitlyn Kallert, ...

VIDEO: Beaches and Lakes Ready for Swimmers, Free Summer Admission to State Parks, Chess Charity Event and 'Pork Roll Palooza' Returns

NEW JERSEY - The state gives an update on the status of water quality in New Jersey's beaches and lakes, as Gov. Phil Murphy says admission to state parks are free for the summer. Plus, three brothers raise money for charity by organizing a chess event. And, "Pork Roll Palooza" is returning for Pork Roll/ Taylor Ham lovers. 

TAPinto's ...

New Jersey Native Ray Liotta Dies at 67

Ray Liotta, the New Jersey native who starred as Henry Hill in "Goodfellas," has died.

Liotta, who was born in Newark and grew up from Union Township, graduating from Union High School, was 67 years old.

Deadline reports he died in his sleep in the Dominican Republic, where he was shooting the movie "Dangerous Waters."

Last year, he played two roles in the ...

Bloomfield Holds Candlelight Vigil to Mourn Uvalde School Shooting Victims

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Township of Bloomfield held a solemn vigil Thursday night at the Bloomfield Library to honor the memory of the victims of the recent shooting that took place at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas. 

“Horrific tragedies such as this have an impact far beyond just where they occur,” said Mayor Michael Venezia of yesterday's events.

AAPI Montclair Lantern Festival Returns to Edgemont Park June 5

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Save the Date! Join AAPI Montclair as Edgemont Park is illuminated with thousands of lanterns to remember those killed and harmed by violence and injustice, including anti-Asian hate. 

June 5, 2022 6-9 p.m.

AAPI Montclair stands together against all forms of hate and celebrate community and solidarity, and our shared goals of securing justice for all.

 

Woman Arrested Following Clifton Nail Salon Assault, CAIR-NJ Condemns Assault on Muslim Girls

CLIFTON, NJ - A 59-year-old Clifton woman was arrested and charged following a report of an April 30 assault and bias incident at a Lakeview Ave. nail salon. The charges in the case have been referred to the Passaic County Grand Jury. 

The New Jersey chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-NJ) condemned the allegedly bias-motivated assault on Muslim girls and ...