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Response to Possible Overturn of Roe v. Wade Ruling: Rally Planned for Today in Montclair

May 3, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ -  A rally is being planned for today in response to the possibility that the Roe v. Wade landmark ruling may be in jeapardy, organizers announced.

The "Bans Off Our Bodies Rally" will take place in Montclair on Tuesday, May 3 at 6PM at the Planned Parenthood, located at 29 North Fullerton Avenue, in Montclair Center. First Lady Tammy ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Recognizes February Leader of the Month

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Mountainside Medical Center announced Mark Tucker, director of facilities and Sam Argenio, maintenance manager as Leaders of the Month for February.

These two leaders are known to go above and beyond the call of duty, always ready and able to assist in safety or environmental concerns the hospital.  As the hospital’s size and service grow, so do the ...

Babyganics Bubble Bath Recalled Over Possible Bacterium Contaminaton

Babyganics is voluntarily recalling two lots of 20-ounce bottles of babyganics® 20oz chamomile verbena bubble bath, due to the presence of the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, announced the company.

It was discovered, during internal testing, that two specific lot numbers of this product contained the bacterium.

Pluralibacter gergoviae does not usually cause healthy ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center and the YMCA of Montclair Create Dedicated Space for Feeding Infants

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair YMCA has created two dedicated areas for feeding Infants inside of the Park Street facility, officials announced. 

On March 30, the two new dedicated spaces for lactation and infant feeding will be devoted to nursing mothers and parents in need of a quiet, dedicated space to feed their children. Made possible by a generous donation from ...

Montclair Book Talk with NY Times Bestselling Author of 'Healing: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient'

MONTCLAIR, NJ - New York Times bestselling author Theresa Brown, RN, will debut her new book HEALING: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient, in Montclair, organizers announced.

On Thursday, April 28 at 7pm, Brown will appear in-person at Watchung Books in Montclair, in conversation with author and essayist N. West Moss (Flesh & Blood). 

The book recently ...

Judge Rules Masks No Longer Required on Planes and Trains

NEW JERSEY -  Effective immediately, masks will no longer be required to be worn on public transportation and in transportation hubs. The announcement came after the April 18 court ruling by a Florida Federal Judge.

"Effective immediately, TSA will no longer enforce its Security Directives and Emergency Amendment requiring mask use on public transportation and transportation ...

Mountainside Medical Center Honors March Care Award Recipient

MONTCLAIR,NJ – Mountainside Medical Center names Neil Assad as the Care Award recipient for January. Mountainside Medical Center’s Care award is a monthly award that focuses on recognizing team members whose behaviors and attitudes best exemplify our five beliefs outlining who we are: Creative, courageous, connected, compassionate and collaborative.

Neil Assad is the Lead Pharmacy ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Recognizes January Leader of the Month

MONTCLAIR, NJ – The hospital announced Angela Calderon, Director of Quality at Mountainside Medical Center, as a Leader of the Month for the month of January.

As the Director of Quality, Angela evaluates policies, and processes that work cohesively to eliminate harm while optimizing patient care and outcomes. She consistently brings different perspectives to improve quality and ...

New Radiologic Therapy is Available at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center

MONTCLAIR, New Jersey., [April 13, 2022] – The New Jersey Department of Health licensed Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center to perform a radiation treatment called peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PPRT) using the drug LUTATHERA® for adults with advanced, cancerous neuroendocrine tumors that develop in gastrointestinal tract and pancreas. This drug is FDA-approved and ...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Honors February Care Award Recipient

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Mountainside Medical Center has named Anna Krzysztofinski, as the Care Award recipient for February. Mountainside Medical Center’s Care award is a monthly award that focuses on recognizing team members whose behaviors and attitudes best exemplify the hospitals five beliefs: Creative, courageous, connected, compassionate and collaborative.

Anna Krzysztofinski, is a ...

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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 ...

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

May 16, 2022

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

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 ...

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 ...

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

May 16, 2022

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 ...

Newark Resident, Former School Board Member Will Lead Essex County LGBTQ Affairs Office

NEWARK, NJ — A newly established Essex County Office of LGBTQ Affairs was announced Friday that will be led by Reginald Bledsoe, a Newark resident and former Newark Public Schools Board of Education member.

Bledsoe, who was appointed as the office's first director, will help support the LGBTQ community in Essex County and provide a platform to address issues, ...

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 ...

Allergy Alert: Undeclared Cashew and Pistachio in Van Leeuwen Frozen Desserts

Over two thousand frozen pints on Van Leeuwen Oat Milk Brown Sugar Chunk has been recalled announced Van Leeuwen Ice Cream of Brooklyn, NY. The recall was initiated because the non-dairy frozen dessert may contain undeclared specific traces of tree nuts; cashews and pistachios.

People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to specific types of allergen (e.g., peanuts, tree nuts {chestnuts, ...