Winter Rabies Clinics For Montclair and Cedar Grove

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Rabies Clinics

According to the American Humane Society, it’s important to keep your pet’s rabies vaccine up to date. Puppies and kittens should receive their first rabies vaccination at 12 weeks of age. Pets must be vaccinated again in one year, and then a three-year rabies vaccine is generally administered during the rest of your pet’s life.

The Montclair Health Department has scheduled winter 2015 rabies clinics for the dates below:

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6th Annual Concert for Haiti

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Concert for Haiti

The Montclair community will once again come together for an evening of music, community-building, and support for Haiti at the Sixth Annual Concert for Haiti on Saturday, February 7. The annual event is hosted by Outpost in the Burbs.

The 2015 Concert for Haiti, a fundraiser for Edeyo Foundation, Lamp for Haiti and the Haitian Education and Leadership Program (HELP), will feature Steve Forbert who broke into the national music scene in 1978 with his debut album, Alive on Arrival and Bohio Music, composed of Riva Precil and Monvelyno Alexis presenting a seamless fusion of Racine/Roots, World Music, Jazz and African tones

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The Weekend: Blues, Rock, Theater, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 29, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Local Harvest: Farms, Food, and Family

Some great events to enjoy this weekend. We told you about:

And there’s more. Here are your weekend highlights:

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Bloomfield Crime: Robbery, Burglaries, and Several Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:


1/19/15 – At 8 Franklin St. the Stop & Shop, a suspect stole four bags of shrimp and two packs of bacon at 10:39 am. A loss prevention officer attempted to stop the suspect when the suspect pushed him knocking him on the ground. The suspect fled the area however he was identified and arrested later in the day.

The suspect was identified as Albert Andujar age 46 of Bloomfield who was charged with robbery .

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Fabulous February First Free Thursday Night at MAM

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

First Free Thursday Night

We love Montclair Art Museum’s Free First Thursday Nights. Who wouldn’t? You get free museum admission, live music, fun activities, a full-service bar, and great food to enjoy—it’s a great night out.

Offerings change on a monthly basis, and First Thursday Night on Thursday, February 5, offers fabulous fun.

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Montclair Township Council Considers Parking . . . Again

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (10)

Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson (right) and  First Ward Councilor William Hurlock at the January 27 Montclair Township Council meeting

Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson (right) and First Ward Councilor William Hurlock at the January 27 Montclair Township Council meeting

The Montclair Township Council conference meeting on January 27 was relatively informal, as indicated by the casual-Friday look sported by Mayor Robert Jackson and a few other council members, likely because of the snow. Its small agenda was made even smaller due to the postponement of two first-reading ordinances and five resolutions to be voted on during the meeting.  But there was still plenty to talk about, as evidenced by the game of whack-a-mole that is setting street parking rules.

Residents of Oxford Street, learning that residents of nearby Cambridge Road had gotten the council to consider an ordinance limiting parking on Cambridge Road to two hours, appeared before the council to express dismay over the proposal in light of the fact that Oxford Street residents had asked for two-hour parking limits but had had to accept four-hour limits instead because of the recommendations of the Traffic and Parking Advisory Committee (TPAC). That ordinance, in fact, was one of the postponed measures originally on the night’s agenda.

Resident Kate Lemmer said that employees of nearby businesses on Grove Street have been parking their cars on Oxford Street for four hours have been moving their cars from one space to another, just as Cambridge Road residents have noted about parking on their own street. Lemmer was afraid that the problem on Oxford  Street would be exacerbated if Cambridge Road got two-hour limits, and she her neighbors wanted the council to reconsider their request for Oxford Street to have the same limit.

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Mental Health Association of Essex County Launches new Life Transitions for Seniors Program: Aging-in-Place Initiative

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mental Health Association of Essex CountyThe Montclair-based Mental Health Association of Essex County (MHAEC) is launching “Life Transitions for Seniors,” a new program benefiting seniors and soon-to-be seniors with guidance and support as they navigate many of the challenges of their retirement years. The venture, which will begin this month, will be operated using MHAEC staff, is being funded by Partners for Health (a Montclair foundation), and will be available to Montclair residents over age 60 without charge and without income restrictions or limitations.

Marvin Gorsky, senior director of MHAEC, in announcing this program stated: “As seniors move from the work world into retirement, they are on one hand feeling liberated, yet on the other hand, facing new and significant challenges – often, for example, about financial realities, family tensions, housing options, medical care situations and transportation choices. Whatever the cause or the issue, this program is designed: to empower seniors, to offer them assistance and support; to lower personal anxiety, and to provide the information and resources sufficient to help them move toward resolution. It is our hope to be part of a broad support community which will enable seniors to age in a positive manner.”

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Montclair Family Invites the Community to Join the NOMAN Campaign to Fight Cancer

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation

The late Paulette Crowther (third from left) and her children who founded The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation in her honor.

Paulette Crowther, a former Montclair resident and Montclair Kimberley School alumna, was an inspiration to many. In 2010, after passing away following a 2-year battle with Stage IV HPV-related anal cancer, her children Justine, Tristan and Camille, all in their 20s, created the HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation.

On Saturday, January 31, the Foundation invites the community to a recruitment event at 3Sixty Cycling Studio and Groove Indoor Rowing in Montclair. Attendees can enjoy either a free spin (2 pm) or rowing (3 pm) class courtesy of the studio and learn about the upcoming NOMAN 2015 events. Reserve your spot here

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Blizzard of 2015

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

rp_falling-snowflakes-free-stock-vector-pattern-350x228.jpgThe historic blizzard of 2015 wasn’t very historic after all. Not for our area at least.

Schools and many businesses will remained closed as scheduled, but the travel ban has been lifted in New Jersey—State Police have asked motorists to stay off the roads whenever possible throughout the day so that transportation and public safety officials may continue their work to clear the roadways. Currently, NJ TRANSIT remains suspended, but says it hopes to resume service by 11 am.

Montclair Municipal Non-Emergency Offices will remain closed today, Tuesday, January 27—township offices will re-open Wednesday, January 28.

Are you relieved that we didn’t get 24+ inches of snow, upset because you love snow, or just angry with the meteorologists and media who overreacted?



7th Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food, and Family Indoor Market in Maplewood

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Local Harvest: Farms, Food, and Family

Slow Food Northern NJ’s 7th Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food, and Family, will be held Sunday, February 1, at The Woodland in Maplewood, NJ.

This is an opportunity to stock up on the best of local, sustainable produced foods from farmers and artisanal food makers while supporting the growth of school vegetable gardens in Northern NJ.

Visitors can purchase seasonal vegetables and fruit, grass-fed beef and pork, pastured poultry, eggs, cheese, breads, and prepared foods from more than 20 local growers and producers while learning about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and how to purchase a seasonal farm produce share.

On hand at the market:

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