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AAPI Montclair Lantern Festival Returns to Edgemont Park June 5

May 27, 2022

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.

 

Bloomfield to Hold Vigil Thursday Night to Honor Victims of Texas School Shooting

BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The Township of Bloomfield is holding a solemn vigil this Thursday evening 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 Wednesday's ...

Nutley’s First Female VFW Commandant Makes Township History in 2022 Memorial Day Parade

NUTLEY, NJ - The Nutley Memorial Day Parade’s grand marshal is another first for the township. Not only is the Nutley Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States Post 493 commander the first female, but she is also the first woman grand marshal. The Nutley VFW elected Maria Hamlin commander in May 2021 and this year she is re-elected to serve a second term.

In a time ...

Weather Postpones AAPI Montclair Lantern Festival in Edgemont Park

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair AAPI Lantern Festival scheduled for Friday, May 20 is postponed due to the weather forecast. 

AAPI Montclair has not set up a new date, yet. 

When they do, 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. 

AAPI Montclair ...

Memorial Service Announcement for Beloved East Orange Mayor Robert L. Bowser

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Memorial Services for former East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser have been set for May 7th at 11 am, at Cicely L. Tyson School of Performing Arts located at 35 Winans Street, East Orange, New Jersey 07017. The public is invited to the memorial services, however, due to limited seating capacity, registration is required. To register, please visit ...

UUs for Jewish Awareness Hosted a Passover Seder at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Unitarian Universalists for Jewish Awareness held a communal Seder at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair on Saturday, April 16.

White lace tablecloths covered five tables, four placed at each corner and one in the center set for the prophet Elijah in Fletcher Hall. Each table had the Peseach (Hebrew for Passover) plate set, gefilte fish, a bottle of ...

Sunday is Palm Sunday, But What is Palm Sunday All About?

It is hard to believe, but this Sunday, April 10, (April 17 in the Eastern Church) we celebrate Palm Sunday.  You may ask "What is Palm Sunday?"  No longer in American society should we assume that all know the significance of the Holy Day on the Christian Calendar.

Palm Sunday is the day Christians celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into ...

Former Traffic Engineer for Montclair, East Orange Legendary Mayor Robert L. Bowser Dies

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Mayor Robert L. Bowser, the 12th Mayor of the City of East Orange passed away. 

Mayor Bowser held the distinction of being the first African American in the history of the City to have been elected to serve a third term, serving four terms in total, from 1998 - 2014. 

He began his professional career as a Principal City Planner for the Newark Central Planning ...

Montclair’s Shomrei Emunah Congregation Appoints First Female Rabbi

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair’s Shomrei Emunah has a made history with the appointment of a new rabbi. 

Rabbi Julie Roth has been appointed as the first female spiritual leader of Montclair’s Shomrei Emunah congregation, following the retirement of Rabbi David Greenstein, who had been there since August 2009. She will officially begin in Augst.

Roth attended Brown ...

U.S. Flags Will Be Flown at Half Staff In Honor of Madeleine Albright

WASHINGTON, DC - All U.S. and New Jersey flags will be flown at half-staff until Sunday, March 27 in honor of Madeleine Albright, announced President Biden. 

"As a mark of respect for former Secretary of State Madeleine Korbel Albright and her life of service to our Nation, I hereby order, by the authority vested in me as President of the United States by the Constitution ...

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Sun, June 5, 12:00 AM

AAPI Lantern Festival for Justice and Remembrance , Montclair

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Tue, June 7, 7:00 PM

Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair, Montclair

Reading Scripture with Pride

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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 ...