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Wed, January 22, 2:30 PM

Montclair

Montclair State Celebrates NJ Maternal Health Day

Education Health & Wellness Other

Add to My Calendar 01/22/2020 2:30pm 01/22/2020 5:00pm America/New_York Montclair State Celebrates NJ Maternal Health Day

UPDATE: With opening remarks by First Lady, Tammy Murphy!

In celebration of #123ForMOMS, centered on New Jersey Maternal Health Day, please join Montclair State University for this conversation on improving maternity care in New Jersey with MSU students, parents, professionals, and community partners. Opening remarks will be made by First Lady Tammy Murphy This free event is open to all; ...

1 Normal Ave Montclair, NJ 07043
Hebrew Storytime with Rabbi Ariann (Ages 3-8)

Thu, January 23, 11:00 AM

The Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Hebrew Storytime with Rabbi Ariann (Ages 3-8)

Education Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 01/23/2020 11:00am 01/23/2020 11:45am America/New_York Hebrew Storytime with Rabbi Ariann (Ages 3-8)

3rd floor

Enjoy a bilingual storytime in Hebrew and English and make an easy craft. Hebrew speakers and non-Hebrew speakers are welcome. Rabbi Ariann Weitzman is an Associate Rabbi and the Director of Congregational Learning at the Bnai Keshet Reconstructionist Synagogue.

50 S Fullerton Ave, Montclair, NJ 07042 Montclair , NJ 07042
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Fri, January 24, 10:30 AM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Montclair

Presidential Decisions for War or Peace

Education Government

Add to My Calendar 01/24/2020 10:30am 01/24/2020 12:30pm America/New_York Presidential Decisions for War or Peace

From John Adams to Donald Trump, crucial moments when a presidential decision whether or not to go to war altered the course of U.S. history.

50 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

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PSE&G Continues Gas Main Work in Woodland Park

February 14, 2020

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - PSE&G has announced that while new gas mains have been installed smaller work zones in various locations are needed to finish connecting the newly installed main into the distribution system. These locations usually occur at intersections and all work zones will be coordinated with police and traffic control.

This work is part of the ...

Police Officer Led LEAD Program Begins in Woodland Park Schools

WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Police Department has launched LEAD - Law Enforcement Against Drugs - a new program, similar to now defunct DARE program, in local schools.

Officers Omaira Carino and Derrick Morrison recently underwent training to become LEAD program instructors. The program was launched in Beatrice Gilmore School to all fourth grade classes and will begin soon at ...

Train the Trainer Session

Workshop training for community leaders. Find out how to lead Conversation Project workshops in your home organization. Encourage conversations about end-of-life decision-making. 

Tuesday, February 25
9:30am-3:00pm
Collins Pavillion at Chilton Medical Center, 97 West Parkway, Pompton Plains, NJ
Light breakfast and lunch will be served
Space is limited. To RSVP email ...

Surviving a 'Widow Maker' Heart Attack: Tom's Story

As manager of print services for Atlantic Health System, 58-year-old Tom P. from Edison is a very busy man, supervising team members at two print shops. Although he is based in the Livingston location, Tom spends at least one day a week in the shop at the Atlantic Health Pavilion near Chilton Medical Center and it's a lucky thing he chose to spend October 1 there. During his workday, he felt ...

The Ancient History of Valentine's Day

February 14, 2020

Valentine’s Day is widely known as the day of the year when love is celebrated, and indeed, February has been a month of romance for centuries. The St. Valentine’s Day we observe today evolved both from ancient Roman and early Christian history.

There are many legends about who St. Valentine was. One story dates from the third century A.D. Apparently, Emperor Claudius II of Rome ...

Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad: Great Way to Volunteer and Help the Community

CEDAR GROVE, NJ -- The Cedar Grove Ambulance & Rescue Squad is seeking new volunteers to become members of their team, especially young people and students. 

“I can’t think of anything that’s more important than what we do,” said Alan Chadrjian, an EMT and Driver with the Rescue Squad. “This is a place where you can meet people, and learn things that will ...

New Stuffed Burger Restaurant in Springfield Promises ‘Super’ Experience

February 17, 2020

This article first appeared in TAPinto Springfield.

SPRINGFIELD, NJ — On Presidents Day, Feb. 17, Super Stuffed Burgers celebrates its grand opening in Springfield. We got a sneak peak Friday afternoon when co-owners Rob Grunauer and Rey Perez spoke about their new venture.

“I am a comic book enthusiast/collector,” Grunauer said. “So the love of comics, ...

NJ Chefs to Take the Challenge at Girl Scout Cookie Cook-Off

Can’t get enough Girl Scout Cookies? Then head to the third annual Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey Great Cookie Cook-off next month in Scotch Plains, where New Jersey chefs will compete to see who can best incorporate the perennial treats into dishes both sweet and savory.

The fundraiser will be held at Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains on Thursday, March 12. Jackie ...

2020 Budget a Nod to Fiscal Stability, Passaic County Officials Say

February 13, 2020

PATERSON, NJ - Passaic County legislators continued to hold the line on fiscal stability as they introduced their 2020 budget Tuesday with no increase to the tax levy. The $438 million dollar budget, officials said in a statement, reflects continued efforts to build on fiscal stability to highlight the county’s rich history and bright future, preserve quality of life for the county’s ...

Drugs Investigation Leads to Four Arrests in South Paterson

PATERSON, NJ - An alleged supplier, as well as an alleged seller of illegal drugs were arrested on Monday. Two alleged buyers, were also nabbed, according to a statement by Paterson Public Safety Director Jerry Speziale.

Speziale said that the investigation into street level drug dealing” at a home located at 370 Sussex Street was launched following complaints from “concerned ...

Man Escapes Fiery Crash Without Injury on Route 208, Fair Lawn

February 16, 2020

FAIR LAWN, NJ - A man escaped a firey crash without injury late yesterday afternoon after colliding into a roadway light pole, shutting Route 208 North to just one lane for some time.

According to an eyewitness report, Fair Lawn Fire Department, Fair Lawn Heavy Rescue, Fair Lawn EMS, and Fair Lawn Police responded to the single vehicle crash, which resulted in the vehicle igniting on fire ...

97yo WWII Vet Earns France's Medal of Honor

FLEMINGTON, NJ - On Feb. 11, John Paller, a Hunterdon County World War II veteran, took his place in history as he received France’s most prestigious award, the French Legion Medal of Honor.

In front of a large group of well-wishers including family, friends, military veterans and elected officials, the Consul General of France, Anne-Claire Legendre, presented the insignia of the ...

'Unmasked' Takes High Energy Look at Andrew Lloyd Webber

No doubt Andrew Lloyd Webber is one of the most prolific composers in recent years. We’ve all heard the music of “Cats” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Evita” and a host of others. Paper Mill Playhouse honors him in this moving tribute

The show is  quite a pistache of well known, and not so well known, creations. It’s fascinating to see clips of ...

'Lost in Yonkers' Confronts Generational Angst

CHATHAM, NJ - The setting is a two-bedroom apartment in Yonkers, NY. The time is 1942. We learn that two young boys, Jay and Artie, are about to move in with their cold,domineering grandmother.

There’s a lot going on in this taut, smartly written play by Neil Simon. Braden Mellina as Jay, the older brother, and Arty (Logan Guvenel) are doing their best to accept this fearful fate. Janet ...

Chaos: Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties

Chaos: Charles Manson the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. John 

O’Neill and Dan Piepenbring  (New York: Little Brown, 2019).

It took me three weeks to read Chaos:Charles Manson, the CIA, and the Secret History of the Sixties. Although fascinating, with its detailed analysis of the true motives for the Manson crimes in Los Angeles, 1969, the prose was dense and a ...

Retro Review: Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk

Retro Review:

Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk (Doubleday, 1955)

A coming of age story, set in 1933, Marjorie Morningstar by Herman Wouk is a novel that still speaks to us. Written in 1955, Wouk’s strengths are in his character development, themes, and elegant prose. What is especially unusual about Marjorie Morningstar is that the author portrays the fanciful young protagonist, ...

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware (Scout Press, 2019)

 

“3rd September 2017

Dear Mr. Wrexham,

I know you don’t know me but please, please, please you have to help me.”

 

With this intriguing opening, Ruth Ware launches her fifth  novel, The Turn of the Key, a mystery reminiscent of Gothic novels in its sinister and dark tone. However, the novel is ...

The Heart of a Friendship

To have a friend and be a friend is what makes life worthwhile. ~Unknown

February is the month of the heart, the time when we celebrate love. We buy chocolate, flowers, jewelry, and greeting cards to profess our undying love to that special someone. But, in all the hoopla of the season, perhaps we forget to honor the affection provided by the people that sustain us and enable us to thrive ...

Spend Valentine’s Day with the Love of Your Life...You!

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I was watching television recently when it happened … I saw the first commercial for the Valentine’s Day diamond collection – you know, the gift that every woman will treasure. As I listened to the music and watched as the camera panned the romantic setting, waves of emotion overcame me like a tsunami. At that moment, in my mind, everyone in the world was in a loving, ...

Lead Should be Priority For PVWC, Not Reservoir Replacement

February 10, 2020

Lead. Lead in our drinking water is scary and concerning. And rightfully so. After Flint, Mich. and challenges in Newark, it’s an undeniably real and present public health crisis. But to properly address the lead issue and ensure the safety of the public, one must fix the actual source of the lead in our water.  

In most cases, lead contamination happens right before it enters our ...

Looking Ahead to Another Year of Progress in Woodland Park

First, I would like to wish everyone a very Happy and Healthy New Year!

I would also like to congratulate Council Members, Joe Spinelli, Gary Holloway and Rita Pascrell on their re-election and wish them well in their new three-year terms. Councilman Spinelli and Councilwoman Pascrell are entering their 7th terms and will have finished with 21 years of service at the end of this ...

Book Talk – Paul Krugman with Bill Moyers "Arguing with Zombies"

February 15, 2020

For our final event of 2020, we welcome New York Times columnist, best-selling author, and Nobel prize–winning economist Paul Krugman to Montclair to discuss his latest book, Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future. Don’t miss this accessible, compelling overview of today’s major policy issues, moderated by renowned ...

7th Annual Interfaith Music Festival

UU Montclair is hosting the 7th Annual Interfaith Music Festival! Hosted by the Music Ministry of UUCM, congregations from in and around Montclair come together to share music and companionship in our Sanctuary on Sunday, February 16, 2019, at 4:00 PM. The concert will feature ensembles from various local congregations along with UUCM and will end with a joint performance by all participants.