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Religions and Spirituality

July 1, 2022

BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- On June 18th, Bloomfield held its second annual Juneteenth celebration in the Town Center, commemorating the day slavery effectively ended in the United States in 1865.  This year’s event was the first to be organized under the Township’s newly formed Juneteenth Holiday Advisory ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Superintendent of Montclair Public Schools, Jonathan Ponds is set to speak during a ceremony at Union Baptist Church of Montclair on Sunday, June 26, 2022. The theme of the Baccalaureate Sunday program is "All God's Children Can Learn." Pastor Campbell Singleton stated, "We are ...

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KENILWORTH, NJ – Known by most as “Goose,” Tony Siragusa, a Kenilworth native and former NFL defensive tackle who became one of football’s greatest players passed away at the age of 55. Since the tragic and sudden death was announced countless residents have taken to social media to respond with ...

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During the first World War Ralph Lindsey, my great-grandfather, kept a journal of his service on the front. He wrote about the front, his travels, his wounds, but the thing that came up most often – the mail. Fast-forward 100 years. Even in the digital age there is something uniquely personal about ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Despite an earlier start time than last years and above average temperatures, parade goers lined Broad Street for the 2022 Bloomfield Memorial Day Parade. The parade kicked off on Broad Street and Warren Street and continued to the end of the Green at the corner of Broad Street ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The African American Clergy Association and the Interfaith Clergy Association of Montclair will host a vigil for Peace for Ukraine tonight at 6 p.m. (Feb. 24) The vigil begin in the sanctuary at Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair: 67 Church Street, Montclair, NJ, ...

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A heartfelt thank-you goes to members of the Glen Ridge Congregational Church who made care packages that included energy bars and drinks, snacks, and handmade letters of appreciation for Clara Maass Medical Center healthcare heroes on the front lines who dedicate themselves to patient care since ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The Archdiocese of Newark will be holding a mass for Black History Month on Feb. 13 in Bloomfield. The mass will be presided over by Bishop Manuel A. Cruz, D.D., Bishop of Bergen County, and will honor black culture and its impact on American history. Here are the details: Date ...

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MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is hosting a Virtual Community Town Hall Meeting to address security concerns from the Jewish Faith-Based Community.  Acting Essex County Prosecutor Date Theodore N. Stephens II will speak to the community on Wednesday, February 9, from 5-6 p.m.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On Sunday, January 16, members of Union Baptist Church of Montclair will join with other Christians, Jews, Muslims and other persons of faith to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in an Interfaith Worship Service beginning at 11:00 a.m. via ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Earl Best, a community leader in Newark better known as “The Street Doctor” and founder of the Street Warriors organization, died on Monday at age 74.  A prominent example of righting the wrongs of the past, Best, who grew up in the South Ward, led a life of service and giving back ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Sunday night, the Nativity statues - Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus - in front of Holy Cross Church on Browertown Road in Woodland Park were stolen.  The church and the community are deeply saddened by this incident. The Woodland Park Police Department is working with the ...

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(Newark, NJ) – The Essex County Board of County Commissioners condemns the anti-Semitic vandalism recently observed and removed from the sidewalk outside of B'nai Shalom Temple in West Orange. Hateful attacks of this nature are abhorrent, unacceptable, and cannot be tolerated. It is our hope that ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Held for the second time since 2019, Montclair Early Music Group’s Joyeux Nöel Christmas Concert occurred on Saturday, December 4, at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. Donning Medieval garb, volunteers from the group played French Christmas tunes, whose origins dated back to the ...

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NEW JERSEY - President Biden has ordered all U.S. flags at the White House, federal buildings and grounds, military posts, naval stations, embassies and consulates to be flown at half--staff through December 9 as a mark of respect for Sen.Robert Joseph Dole. Dole represented Kansas in the United ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents celebrated Chanukah on Monday night with a Grand Menorah lighting at the Wellmont Arts Plaza. The free annual event featured a giant 9-foot menorah and a festive performance by Nissim Black, accompanied by his back-up dancers. Montclair Center ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Vincent United Methodist Church will present its annual Living Nativity on Sunday evening, December 5. From 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., members of the congregation will present short portrayals every 20-30 minutes of the birth of Jesus in a stable setting on the front lawn of the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The sudden passing of Drew Gibbs brought back a ton of memories for those who played football for him, at Ramapo High, as well as his work as an assistant coach at Ridgewood High, and a tenure as a collegiate coach, at Kean University and Montclair State.   Gibbs died on Nov.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Forget Sunday Brunch, members of Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield spent their day focused on Sunday dinner, and Monday breakfast, and Tuesday lunch - all for the clients of the Human Needs Food Pantry (HNFP) of Montclair.  Members of the temple regularly gather at the Brookdale ...

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All Are Welcome to Join in this Observance of Remembrance, Mourning, and Affirmation. The Transgender Day of Remembrance is set aside to memorialize those who were killed due to anti-transgender hatred or prejudice. With this service we raise public awareness, mourn and honor the lives of our ...

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