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Tue, March 19, 7:00 PM

Adult School Dept of Montclair Public Library, Upper Montclair

Taoism: Yin & Yan, Wu Wei and the Founding ...

Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 03/19/2019 7:00pm 03/20/2019 3:00pm America/New_York Taoism: Yin & Yan, Wu Wei and the Founding Philosophies

Taoism: an introduction to the concepts of Yin and Yang, wu wei, and the founding philosophies of the Tao te Ching. This course will look at Taoism, a Chinese traditional religion originating in the 4th century B.C. E. that still offers great wisdom for our lives today.

185 Bellevue Ave Upper Montclair , NJ 07043
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Sat, March 23, 5:15 PM

First Congregational Church, Montclair

Book Talk: Nathan Englander, kaddish.com

Arts & Entertainment Religions And Spirituality

Add to My Calendar 03/23/2019 5:15pm 03/23/2019 6:15pm America/New_York Book Talk: Nathan Englander, kaddish.com

In Nathan Englander’s latest novel, when Larry’s father dies, he turns to the website kaddish.com for help reciting the Jewish prayer for the dead. The celebrated Pulitzer finalist and prize-winning author of Dinner at the Center of the Earth, What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank etc. talks with novelist Julie Orringer (The Flight Portfolio) about his satirical tale of ...

40 South Fullerton Ave Montclair, NJ 07042

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Pillsbury Unbleached Flour Recalled Due to Possible Contamination

March 14, 2019

Pillsbury Unbleached All-Purpose 5 lb Flour has been voluntarily recalled by parent company, Hometown Food Company. The company initiated a limited, voluntary recall on two lots of the flour due to possible Salmonella contamination. 

According to the company, two specific lot codes may be contaminated. Roughly 12,245 cases of impacted Pillsbury® Unbleached All Purpose ...

Daylight Saving Time Begins Sunday, Here Are 10 Facts You May Not Know

Despite the cold temp and wintry weather, March has arrived and many of our thought have turned to spring.  One tried and true sign that spring is around the corner is the start of Daylight Saving Time, which begins on Sunday at 2 a.m.  

Though some may mourn the loss of sleep, most will welcome the extra hour of light in the evening hours on Sunday.  Here are some fact at ...

Irish Flag Waves over City Hall as Paterson Marks St. Patrick's Day

March 15, 2019

PATERSON, NJ-  When the Titantic left its final port of call, Cobh, Ireland, on April 11, 1912, one passenger who had made plans to be on the ill-fated journey was unable to make the passage due to a ticketing snafu.

Had Bess Kennedy been among the 123 passengers that did get on, she likely would have been with most of the others that got on that day, attempting to cross the Atlantic ...

Quest Diagnostics Breaks Ground for Flagship Laboratory at On3 Campus in Passaic County

CLIFTON, NJ - Quest Diagnostics Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. Steve Rusckowski led a group of dignitaries in breaking ground for a new flagship laboratory Wednesday morning at the On3 campus.

Before the groundbreaking ceremony, Rusckowski presented the Boys and Girls Club with a check for $15,000. 

The new lab, on the Clifton side of the redevelopment ...

Comedy Great, and Paterson Native, Lou Costello Remembered on his 113th Birthday

PATERSON, NJ - Proving he can still draw a crowd more than 60 years after his death, family, friends, and fans of beloved comedian Lou Costello gathered to commemorate the 113th birthday of the Paterson native and Hollywood film and television icon on March 2 at the Paterson Museum.

Costello, who was half of the world-renowned comedy team Abbott and Costello, played the ...

NJ Governor, Legislature, Announce Legal Marijuana Agreement

March 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin, Sen. Nicholas Scutari and Assemblywoman Annette Quijano announced an agreement on the broad outlines of legislation to legalize adult-use marijuana in New Jersey this week.

“Legalizing adult-use marijuana is a monumental step to reducing disparities in our criminal justice ...

Man Grabs Woman Out of Car at Wal-Mart, Goes on Crime Spree

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - A woman was forcibly removed from her car in the East Brunswick Wal-Mart parking lot on Sunday by a man who stole the vehicle and then committed a series of crimes in Woodbridge.

On March 12, 2019, detectives from both East Brunswick and Woodbridge Police Departments charged a Linden man with multiple crimes stemming from two incidents on March 10, 2019.   East ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...

From a Backyard in Elizabeth, Chatham Man Shoots for the Stars

Luis Da Silva, Jr., says he got his start in a “two by four” backyard in Elizabeth, where he would spend hours with just a basketball. 

“It was a rough neighborhood and my mother didn’t want me down at the basketball courts,” Da Silva said.

In those lonely hours of dribbling and inventing basketball tricks, Da Silva learned to command the giant orange orb ...

Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher

Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled him to the Presidency by Dan Abrams and David Fisher. (Hanover Square Press, 2018)

 

The point of view from which a novel is told influences the reader’s perception of events, until we decide whether or not to trust the narrator. I wouldn’t classify Lincoln’s Last Trial: The Murder Case that Propelled Him to ...

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris

The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris. (Harper, 2018)

 

Twelve million civilians died in the death camps in Europe during World War II. Six million victims were of the Jewish faith; the other six millions were comprised of political prisoners, gypsies, homosexuals, Catholics, and the mentally and physically handicapped. For each of those 12 million people, extraordinary stories ...

Letter to the Editor: Millionaires Tax is Fair and Necessary

March 4, 2019

See below for a statement from New Jersey Policy Perspective Senior Policy Analyst Sheila Reynertson in response to reports that Governor Murphy will propose a 10.75 percent tax rate on income tax earners over $1 million in tomorrow's FY 2020 budget address

"Governor Murphy would be right to call on New Jersey's wealthiest families to pay their fair share. New Jersey's ...

Why H.R. 8 is Useless!

Why H.R. 8 is useless!

As a New Jersey small business owner I’m painfully familiar with government red tape. As a New Jersey gun owner I’m painfully familiar with the government’s distrust and overregulation of a constitutionally protected right. Now the 119th Congress is aspiring to pour more salt in that wound in the name of H.R. 8, The Bipartisan Background Checks Act ...

Passaic County Women’s Center Presents 5K at Garret Mountain Reservation for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

March 17, 2019

PATERSON, NJ -  The Passaic County Women’s Center (PCWC) presents its fourth annual 5K Fun Run/Walk on Saturday, April 6 at 10 a.m. at Garret Mountain Reservation in Woodland Park. The event commemorates that April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and invites the public to learn more about PCWC’s services for survivors of sexual assault and domestic ...

IRS: Be vigilant against phone scams

IRS: Be vigilant against phone scams

Annual ‘Dirty Dozen’ list continues

 

IRS YouTube Videos:

Tax Scams – English | Spanish | ASL

Dirty Dozen – English | Spanish | ASL

 

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WASHINGTON — As the April filing deadline approaches, the Internal Revenue Service today warned taxpayers to be alert to tax time phone scams ...