Animal Dads: Children’s Author Ami Dobelle (Ages 3-8)

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Author-illustrator Ami Dobelle reads her book “Animal Dads.” Learn about the "real animal dads" that inspired the book and play a fun game. Meet live Madagascar hissing cockroaches! Books will be available for purchase with free stickers and giveaways for children. For more information visit: amidobelle.com.

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  1. Deivis Garcia
  2. 973-744-0500
  3. publicrelations@montclair.bccls.org
Sat, June 15
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
Add to My Calendar 06/15/2019 12:00pm 06/15/2019 1:00pm America/New_York Animal Dads: Children’s Author Ami Dobelle (Ages 3-8)

3rd floor

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Author-illustrator Ami Dobelle reads her book “Animal Dads.” Learn about the "real animal dads" that inspired the book and play a fun game. Meet live Madagascar hissing cockroaches! Books will be available for purchase with free stickers and giveaways for children. For more information visit: amidobelle.com.

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3rd Annual McCann Memorial Run in Nutley Scheduled for September 22nd

August 20, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ-- Sunday, September 22 is the 3rd Annual McCann Memorial Run in Nutley to honor the memory of Firefighter/EMT Daniel Patrick McCann III. 

The run will start at Krank Systems Gym, who will be splitting the proceeds from the race in his honor between Nutley Volunteer Emergency and Rescue Squad and Manasquan Fire Department, where he served as firefighter. Pre ...

Nutley Matriarch Ruth Bedford, 101, Left the Community She Loved

NUTLEY, NJ - News broke this morning that Township of Nutley matriarch Ruth Bedford passed away at the age of 101.

Nutley Mayor Dr. Joseph P. Scarpelli offered his remembrance of Bedford this morning, "Ruth Bedford was the matriarch of our Township. She volunteered many, many causes and organizations that she felt strongly about. She made a real difference in our community and will be ...

Dominick Ritacco: Nutley Board of Education Candidate Statement

August 21, 2019

Because of my unwavering love for my children, and my deep-rooted interest in our community, I have made the decision to run for the Nutley Board of Education.

My name is Dominick Ritacco, and I am blessed with an amazing wife, Elizabeth, and our three young children, Dominick (age 6), Vincent (age 4) and Ava (age 1). I am a vaccine research and development scientist for Pfizer, and own and ...

Vito D'Alessio: Candidate for Nutley Board of Education Election on Nov. 5, 2019

My name is Vito D’Alessio, and I am running for the Nutley Board of Education because it will enable me to continue to serve my community and make a lasting impact on the lives of our citizens and, most importantly, our children. My wife, Tara, has been a teacher for more than twenty-seven years, and together we have raised two incredible sons, both of whom recently graduated from Nutley ...

Ralph Chimento Seeks Position on Nutley Board of Education

I am Ralph Chimento, a proud husband of twenty-four years and father of three children, a son and a daughter who recently graduated from Nutley High School, and a daughter who is entering her freshman year. I am a Lieutenant with the Belleville Fire Department where I have worked for twenty-three years. I decided to run for a seat on the Nutley Board of Education because I care deeply about this ...

Charles W. Kucinski is Seeking Re-Election to the Nutley Board of Education

Charles W. Kucinski has announced his candidacy for re-election to the Nutley Board of Education. A seasoned veteran of the Nutley BOE, Charlie previously served from 1982-1997 and once again from 2010 to the present. During his tenure the district achieved improved ratngs and a much-needed balance between academics, the arts, and athletics.

Charlie is running for ...

Official Notice: Special Meeting of Nutley Board of Education

July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c.231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday August 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Media Center of John H. Walker Middle School.

Upon opening the meeting, the Board will go into Closed Executive Session for an undetermined period of time for personnel matters and ...

Where Do We Start the Larger Conversation About Guns?

Let's talk about our rights and our freedoms.

How many were free to shop at a Wal-Mart last two Sundays ago without fear that El Paso copycat would announce himself with the staccato fire of an AR-15?

You saw the stampede in the theater district in New York City when a motorcycle backfired. And the evacuation of a Wal-Mart in Union because of a false report.

We may have freedoms, but ...

‘The Rainmaker’ Brings Mesmerizing Emotions to Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey

MADISON, NJ - “The Rainmaker” is a play that speaks to the heart and done with such elegance and simplicity that it is unforgettable.

Written by N. Richard Nash, this play isn’t often performed.  Under the guidance of Artistic Director Bonnie J. Monte, the story is beautifully rendered by a cast that works fluidly together. It speaks so specifically to our longings and ...

Glimmerglass Opera Tackles Racial, Class Issues

COOPERSTOWN, NY – Glimmerglass Opera Festival has an outstanding reputation for first-rate singers, strong orchestras and glittering productions.

This year, the company also takes on a number of issues that are relevant to our time. “Blue” stands out as an innovative study of racial bias, family and loss. With music by Jeanine Tesori and lyrics, as well as direction, by ...

Newark’s Water Crisis is As Much about Lack of Vision and Courage As It Is About Mismanagement and Malfeasance

August 19, 2019

Everyone knows it has always been a coveted desire to privatize Newark’s Water Department. The money such an agency would generate would be massive and would invite corruption. If you don’t believe me just look at what happened under the Newark Watershed Conservation and Development Corporation.

In 2013, an investigation by a State Comptroller revealed that there was ramped ...

An Open Letter to our Representative Mikie Sherrill, NJ-11

A lot of my friends, as well as myself, listen to the New York Times “The Daily” podcast and I was thrilled to post on Facebook Monday morning that our member of congress was the featured interview this week. It’s nice to see that you’re getting noticed and that can only help to gain attention for the things you want to accomplish for the district.

While I had some ...

Newark to Downtown Businesses: Have Your Employees Work from Home Monday

August 21, 2019

Businesses located downtown are being asked to consider early dismissals or even allowing employees to work from home Monday because of gridlock expected as a result of the Video Music Awards at the Prudential Center.

“We’d like the downtown businesses treat this like a major blizzard – except we know it’s coming a few days in advance,” said Public Safety Director ...

Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker Takes the Helm in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Just over a month after the abrupt resignation of much maligned Montclair Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kendra Johnson, new interim super Dr. Nathan Parker began his first official day on the job Monday.

Johnson’s resignation request was formally accepted by the Montclair Board of Education during a public meeting on Monday, July 15. She submitted her ...

The Elmora Troopers Win Over Rhode Island 2-0 Advancing in Little League World Series

August 20, 2019

WILLIAMSPORT, PA - Fans of the Elmora Troopers were on their feet cheering on Tuesday evening as the Elizabeth team took the win by a score of 2 - 0 over the Barrington, Rhode Island team in Williamsport, Pa.

The game was a 0-0 score until the top of the 6th inning when the Troopers came out with Sal Garcia starting off with a double and they didn’t stop until they scored two runs. The ...

Long-time Head of Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics to Step Down

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Ruth B. Mandel, who has served as director of Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics for 24 years, will step down Aug. 31, Rutgers–New Brunswick Chancellor Christopher J. Molloy has announced.

She will take a one-year research leave before returning to her role as Board of Governors Professor of Politics and Senior Scholar at CAWP.

Mandel joined ...

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Traffic Study for On3 Approved, Little League Champs, More at Nutley Board of Commissioners

August 19, 2019

NUTLEY, NJ - Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mauro G. Tucci announced during the Tuesday, Aug. 6, Board of Commissioners public meeting that the 13-year-old intermediate Little League team won both the State and Eastern Regional Championship.

The Little League team went on to play in California but lost. “They conducted themselves in a way we all should be very ...

NJ Governor Phil Murphy Joins Hackensack Meridian Health Team at Center for Discovery & Innovation Ribbon-Cutting

NUTLEY, NJ -- New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy joined Hackensack Meridian Health executives and VIPs at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the state-of-the-art Center for Discovery and Innovation (CDI). The CDI facility is part of the ON3 complex, which also houses the Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall, on the former location of Hoffman La Roche corporate ...

Sprinkle this on Your Watermelon: Chile Lime Salt

August 18, 2019

Give the sweet summer watermelon a whole new flavor profile with chile lime salt.

Marty Silverman, manager of Savory Spice Shop in Westfield, said the shop’s Peruvian Chile Lime Seasoning is a big seller.

The lime adds brightness and the chile gives the fruit it a savory kick. But don't underestimate the importance of salt in the combo.

“Growing up, my dad, brother and I ...

Shore Community Mourns the Loss of Shore Fire Grille Owner Timothy Kohlheim, 36

August 16, 2019

STAFFORD, NJ - Thursday night, the shore community lost one of their own, Shore Fire Grille owner, Timothy Kohlheim. 

At approximately 9:30 p.m. on August 15, the Stafford Township Police Department responded to a motor vehicle collision on Route 72 west in the area of Marsha Drive involving two vehicles.

Their preliminary investigation "indicates a 2015 ...

Official Notice: Special Meeting of Nutley Board of Education

July 29, 2019

July 29, 2019

In accordance with the Open Public Meetings Act, P.L. 1975c.231, this is to advise that the Nutley Board of Education will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday August 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. in the Media Center of John H. Walker Middle School.

Upon opening the meeting, the Board will go into Closed Executive Session for an undetermined period of time for personnel matters and ...

Nutley Police Department Blotter Aug. 9 to Aug. 16, 2019

August 17, 2019

8/9/19

Property Damage – Florence Street – Response was made to the area regarding a report of a tree limb that had fallen causing property damage.  Once on scene, Officers observed a tree limb (Township tree) that landed on the back retaining wall causing damage to the top of the wall.  The estimated value to repair was unknown at the time of the report.  ...

The Jaffe Briefing - August 21, 2019

The Jaffe Briefing will be on vacation Monday, August 26, returning Tuesday, Sept. 3

JERSEY CITY – You live here, and you just want to get some sleep. But the city is home to a growing number of Airbnb homes; the ideal place for penny-pinching tourists eager to flee the NYC hotel rates. The Record reports that Airbnb has hijacked many local neighborhoods, with tourists shining ...

New Jersey Has Been Lucky (So Far) with its Freshwater Algal Blooms. It Probably Won’t Last.

August 2, 2019

Environmentalists from around the state have rightly voiced their alarm over the spike in harmful algal blooms (HAB) plaguing freshwater bodies like Lake Hopatcong and Greenwood Lake this summer and called for more aggressive watershed management-based solutions.

MORE: Officials: Lake Hopatcong Harmful Algae Bloom Largest in State History

My 22 years of experience as a scientist ...

Should Mental Health be a Required Subject? New Jersey Legislators Announce Mental Health Curriculum Mandate

It is July.  We just had a heat wave.  The yellow bus is not clogging intersections and Staples has yet to air its joy-crushing commercial signaling it is time to purchase school supplies.  For the New Jersey education system, however, there is no such thing as “summer break.” Not when more than 1.3 million students enrolled in the 2,500+ elementary, middle and high ...

The YMCA of Montclair Awarded $10,000 Major Grant from The Provident Bank Foundation

August 21, 2019

Montclair, NJ - The YMCA of Montclair announced today that it has received a Major Grant in the amount of $10,000 from The Provident Bank Foundation to support their initiative to build a new inclusive playground at the Geyer Family YMCA. This playground will benefit children who attend programs and camp at the Y and children who live in the area, as there is no public playground ...

A.J. Perri Founder Recognized As New Jersey Business Icon

On Tuesday, statewide business publication NJBIZ honored A.J. Perri founder Albert Perri, Sr. as a leader in Garden State business in the magazine’s annual Icon Honors Awards. Now in its third year, the awards program recognizes prominent figures in New Jersey business over the age of sixty for their notable success and demonstration of strong leadership both within and outside of their ...

New Exhibition at Montclair Art Museum: Odyssey of the Venutian Soldiers

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Virgil Ortiz: Odyssey of the Venutian Soldiers, a new exhibition at the Montclair Art Museum (MAM), showcases a striking light-infused wall mural and dramatic videos created by famed Pueblo artist, Virgil Ortiz. 

A number of Oritz’s exquisite ceramic vessels and figurines, on which the artist painted comic-book and sci-fi imagery that shows a ...

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens

Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2018)

 

Where the Crawdads Sing is Delia Owens’ first novel, although she and her husband have published three internationally acclaimed non-fiction books about Owens’ experiences as a wildlife scientist in Africa. Where the Crawdads Sing scored a Number 1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, winning ...

Clean and Lean by Ian K, Smith, M.D.

Clean and Lean by Ian K. Smith, M.D. (St. Martin’s Press, 2019)

 

I have battled the bulge my whole life. Most people have, especially as they get older. To help people like me, and to provide new information to those who have achieved the ideal body weight and muscle tone, Ian K. Smith, M.D. is back with his new book on good health habits, Clean and Lean. Once again, ...

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker

The Killer Across the Table by John Douglas and Mark Olshaker (William Morrow, 2019)

 

Why + How = Who

The formula above represents the manner in which criminal profilers assess the suspects in a serious crime. In the gripping new Douglas and Olshaker book, The Killer Across the Table, the authors write, “We study these people (criminals) not as psychologists or sociologists, ...

Obituaries

Mar 11, 1946 - Jul 17, 2019
James R. Matarazzo, Sr., 73, of North Caldwell, N.J., died on July 17, 2019. Visitation will be on ...
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Apr 30, 1941 - Feb 4, 2019
A musician who loved being outdoors and solving puzzles Daniel T. Meola. 77 of Nutley passed ...
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