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Hundreds Attend Montclair Township Tree Lighting

December 10, 2018

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Hundreds of Montclair residents gathered to enjoy their visit with Santa, hot cocoa, live music and much more at the Montclair tree lighting this past Friday night.

The event, hosted by the Montclair Recreation & Cultural Affairs, the Montclair Center BID, and the FMBA, started at 5 p.m. with live music, followed by the tree being lit an hour later and Santa visiting ...

Police Search for Montclair Man Suspected of Stabbing Girlfriend

NEWARK, NJ - Law enforcement officials have charged Kenneth Jones of Montclair, with the
fatal stabbing of Tameeka Johnson, 41, also of Montclair.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti announced Thursday, that Jones of Montclair has been charged and they are seeking his whereabouts.

On November 12, Montclair Police ...

Montclair Police Collect Items for the Homeless through Dec. 21

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Police Department has partnered with Java Love and Starbucks of Montclair to collect warm clothing for the homeless.

From November 16 through December 21, donors can visit any of the following drop-off locations to donate items to benefit Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless (MESH). 

Items being collected are as follows: hats, ...

Today is #GivingTuesday: Consider Giving to Montclair Businesses

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Black Friday - check.  Cyber Monday - check.  And now, Giving Tuesday is upon us. November 27th, is #GivingTuesday, a perfect day to support local nonprofits.

There are a number of local nonprofits that rely on the financial support of the community. 

No matter what charity or cause you choose to support, you'll ...

Newark, East Orange Police Unveil New Border Patrol Program

NEWARK, NJ - Authorities from Newark and East Orange have a message for criminals who think they’re off the hook if they try to flee into either municipality: the police will pursue and officers are getting better at it.

That’s because police from both cities have created a small patrol unit to combat crime at the border. Mayors from Newark and East Orange today signed a ...

Essex County to Host Annual Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest

ROSELAND, NJ – The public is invited to participate in Essex County’s annual 2018 Sustainable Homes and Habitats Gingerbread Contest at the Essex County Environmental Center by entering their best gingerbread houses in a variety of categories.

The free competition encourages have fun over the holiday season while also helping the county raise awareness about ...

Police Search for Montclair Man in Connection with Bloomfield Avenue Shooting

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Shots were fired on Bloomfield Avenue near the area of Mission Street on Saturday. Chaos erupts and a man, hit by a bullet, runs into a local business and collapses on the floor.

With the suspect on the loose, police search for clues.

Approximately 7 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Mission Street.

Police found the victim, ...

Newark Gets 32 New Traffic Signals with County Funding

NEWARK, NJ - It was hard to get cars to stop for pedestrians -- especially elderly ones -- at the Sanford Avenue and Sanford Place intersection until a new traffic signal was installed about a month ago, Valerie Crute said.

The three-way intersection in the city’s West Ward only had one stop sign for drivers looking to turn from the less busy, one-way Sanford Place. Sanford Avenue, a ...

This is Why Traffic in Newark Was So Bad During The Snowstorm

NEWARK, NJ - Why were the roads so bad last night when an autumn storm dropped anywhere from two to four inches of snow in Newark? The city was helping the state clear highways, a city spokesman said.

“The crux of the problem was that virtually all of the entry and exit points to Newark - which are all state and federal highways - were shut down,” city spokesman Frank ...

Multi-Town Firefighters Battle Montclair Blaze in the Snow

MONTCLAIR, NJ - As snow is falling in Montclair, firefighters are fighting a blaze at the corner of Walnut St. and Valley on Thursday evening, according to reliable sources.

Located in the 200 block of Walnut St., the entire 2.5 story home was engulfed in flames. There are no known injuries at this time.

Details have not yet been released by the Montclair Fire Department. 

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