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African-American History Month Teen Book Club (Grades 6-12)

Thu, February 27, 6:30 PM

Montclair Public Library, Montclair

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Add to My Calendar 02/27/2020 6:30pm 02/27/2020 7:30pm America/New_York African-American History Month Teen Book Club (Grades 6-12)

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In observance of African-American History Month, we’ll be reading and discussing “Long Way Down,” by Jason Reynolds over the course of two meetings. Reynolds is a contemporary young adult author, and this title received Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz honors in 2018. Copies of the book will be available in the Youth Services Department starting January 27.

50 South Fullerton Ave. Montclair, NJ 07042

Sat, February 29, 4:00 PM

Shiloh Baptist Church, Plainfield

Jazz in the Sanctuary - Shiloh Baptist Church

Arts & Entertainment

Add to My Calendar 02/29/2020 4:00pm 02/29/2020 6:00pm America/New_York Jazz in the Sanctuary - Shiloh Baptist Church

A sincere THANK YOU to those who attended JAZZ IN THE SANCTUARY during the 2019 season. We sincerely appreciate your support and look forward to seeing you as we open the 2020 season. We invite you to join us as we kickoff the new season with performances by acclaimed drummer Vince Ector and his trio, and Plainfield’s own PAAAS Jazz Ensemble.

Vince Ector is an accomplished musician ...

515 West Fourth Street Plainfield, NJ 07060

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UPDATE: Missing Rutgers Honor Student a Father’s Public Plea for His Son to Be Found

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(EAST ORANGE) - In a heartbreaking interview with the father of Yasir Williams, 21, the missing honor student from Rutgers New Brunswick, last seen leaving his East Orange home on Edgar Street; Yasir's father pleads for everyone to continue looking for his son, and for the community to do whatever they can to help find him.

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To Cope with Coronavirus, NJ Farmers Markets Turn to Technology

April 8, 2020

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Nutley Rescue Squad Does Drive-By During Nightly #ClapBecauseWeCare Event, Grace Miller Cheers Them On

April 6, 2020

NUTLEY, NJ - After learning that Nutley second grader Grace Miller stands on her porch every night at 7 p.m. to clap and cheer for the Essential Personnel combating COVID-19 coronavirus, the men and women of the Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad (NVERS) thanked her with a drive-by Friday night. 

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Letter to the Editor: During This Crisis, Teletherapy Offers Hope & Healing

April 2, 2020

Dear Editor: 

With the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus and widespread stay-at-home orders, people with communication disorders in New Jersey who usually receive their critically needed speech therapy in a private practice or health care setting can now only continue their therapy through telemedicine/telehealth, via live video sessions with their speech-language pathologists.

It’s ...

Opinion: Collective Coping with COVID-19

April 10, 2020

Disasters make us want to talk. We talk to share information and compare notes, for the feeling of belonging, and to make sense of things. But what happens, as with the COVID-19 crisis, when everyone is dealing with the same bad event simultaneously, when we seek out listeners to hear our concerns, but also are asked to hear others’ distressing tales?

My colleague James Pennebaker and I ...

Celebrated Music Photographer Elliott Landy Reflects on the Beginnings of his Legendary Career

April 4, 2020

LITTLE FALLS, NJ & WOODSTOCK, NY -- Brian Brodeur of TAPintoTV spoke with celebrated photographer Elliott Landy via video conference from his home in Woodstock, New York. Landy, who was the official photographer of the 1969 Woodstock music festival, has a new project in the works, a book of photographs called Contacting The Band, a collection of portraits depicting the musicians, The ...