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Severe Storms May Bring Strong Winds, Hail to Montclair Monday Afternoon

May 16, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Batten down the hatches.

Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey.

“Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the potential to produce damaging winds,” the service warns. “Large hail ...

South Orange Bans Gas Leaf Blowers May 1 through September 30

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A debate that has simmered for years and often placed neighbors in opposing camps culminated when the South Orange Board of Trustees voted to place heavy restrictions on the use of leaf blowers.

The measure, going into effect almost immediately this Sunday, May 1, bans gas-powered blowers from May through the end of September, while year-round restrictions now limit the use ...

Earth Day Cleanup with League of Women Voters Montclair, Apr. 23

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - In celebration of Earth Day, the League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area is holding its first “We Love Eagle Rock Reservation” program, organizers announced. On Saturday, April 23, at 9 AM, the group will be hosting a cleanup hike to prepare the reservation for the spring and summer seasons.

The public is invited to participate and asked to meet at ...

Rep. Sherrill’s Weather Forecasting Legislation Clears Science, Space, & Technology Committee

Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology (SST) Environment Subcommittee, announced that the full SST Committee has advanced her bill, the NOAA Chief Scientist Act. The legislation will now head to the House floor for a vote. 

Under current law, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s ...

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Homewatch CareGivers 0f South Orange: Investing in Training For Excellence

At Homewatch CareGivers we recognize the essential value of having a team of compassionate, trained, and skilled caregivers providing high quality home care to our clients. We are committed to giving ongoing resources to our certified home health aides, which expands their professional development. As an accredited agency, the NJ Commission on Accreditation for Home Care (CAHC) ...

Agent Spotlight: Kelly & Con Hartnett

Kelly and Con Hartnett, Sales Associates in the Livingston office, are a real estate power couple, ranking among the Top 2% of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices agents, nationwide. Kelly is an expert on the North Jersey market and one of BHHSNJ’s Certified Relocation Specialists. Whether you’re moving from the town over or crossing a few time zones, Kelly can guide you to your home of ...

Essex County Announces New LGBTQ Affairs Office

May 16, 2022

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the creation of the Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and introduced Reginald Bledsoe from Newark as its first Director on Friday, May 13th. The Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs will support the LBGTQ community and provide a platform to address issues, advocate for reforms and raise ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

May 15, 2022

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...

Ending the War in Ukraine and US Involvement

May 16, 2022

Ending The War in Ukraine…and US Involvement

By Karla Schultz, NJ School Nurse and Veteran of Army National Guard

I was filling up my car with gas recently and used it as an opportunity to talk with my  daughter about inflation and how it means that we need to cut back on some of our spending now, due to rising prices.

Since I had her attention, which I am often competing ...

‘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 ...

Montclair Rotary Marks 18 Year Distributing Dictionaries to Third Graders at Local Elementary Schools

May 11, 2022

The Montclair Rotary Club has helped a generation of elementary school students in Montclair and Verona get a jump start in building their vocabulary. Over the past 18 years the club, which serves both communities, donated more than 15,500 student dictionaries to third-grade students in each school district. The first groups of students to receive their dictionaries have graduated from high ...

Assemblyman Kevin Rooney on Mental Health Help, Horse Riding Therapy and 'Chopped'

May 16, 2022

NEW JERSEY — “Did you know that the state animal is the horse?” asked Assemblyman Kevin Rooney (R - District 40).

He knows a few things about horses. And about public service too. 

Rooney has over 20 years of public service. He served as Wyckoff Township committeeman from 2010 to 2016, as deputy mayor in 2010 and 2014 and mayor in 2011, 2015 and 2016. He also ...

Severe Storms May Bring Strong Winds, Hail to Montclair Monday Afternoon

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Batten down the hatches.

Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey.

“Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching cold front on Monday have the potential to produce damaging winds,” the service warns. “Large hail ...

Essex County Announces New LGBTQ Affairs Office

Essex County, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced the creation of the Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs and introduced Reginald Bledsoe from Newark as its first Director on Friday, May 13th. The Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs will support the LBGTQ community and provide a platform to address issues, advocate for reforms and raise ...

Two Men Have Been Arrested in Connection with March Killing at Eagle Rock Reservation

WEST ORANGE/MONTCLAIR, NJ — Two men have been arrested in connection with killing of a New York City resident found with a gunshot wound at Eagle Rock Reservation on March 4, police officials state.

The body of Kelsey Steels, 31, of the Bronx, was discovered by hikers at Eagle Rock Reservation, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office.

Michael Verdel, 71, ...

First Black to Run Across America Coming to Essex Area for Chat/Fun Run

MAPLEWOOD, NJ - Hellah Sidibe, the first African-American to run across the United States, will visit the area next week to tell his historic story and join others with a “fun run.”

Last year, Sidibe ran 3,061-miles, from Los Angeles to New York, in only 84 days. That’s about 36 miles per day.

“I wanted to help break the cycle of poverty through shoes,” he told ...

Boat Parade and MAGA Drag the Interstate Parade Set for Saturday June 4

STAFFORD - The MAGA boat parades are back in 2022!  Readers might recall the MAGA boat parades that took place in 2020 all over the nation. 

Former Stafford Township Councilman George Williams is organizing the parade this year. It will take place on June 4. There will be a ‘MAGA Boat Parade’ and ‘MAGA Drag’ auto driving event that day.

The boat part ...