Two Attempted Luring Incidents in Montclair

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 8:24pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Montclair Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect in one of two recent luring incidents. One took place on Friday afternoon — an attempted luring of a nine-year-old boy who was walking in the area of Norwood Ave. and Marion Road. The second incident, occurred tonight (Tuesday) just before 7 p.m. A man attempted to lure a 16-year-old girl into his car, a dark sedan, near Park Street and Claremont Ave. Continue Reading

Don’t Miss Montclair High School Crew Team ERGATHON, 1/22

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair High School Crew Team will host its annual Ergathon on Sunday, January 22nd, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., in the MHS main gym on Midland Avenue.


In the midst of their tough winter training on the ergs (rowing machines), the team reserves this half-day for racing and raising funds for equipment.

The Ergathon features a silent auction and basket raffle with items range from a 3-day Hamptons yachting excursion for six people (including captain, docking, and use of jet ski), to diamond earrings, spa packages, training packages, designer scarves and accessories, Giants tickets, Alvin Ailey Dance tickets, and much more. Continue Reading

Newark Museum Offers Free Admission on Inauguration Day to Celebrate Unity

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Newark Museum

Looking for something to do this Friday, besides watching the Inauguration? Or for a diversion from watching? The Newark Museum will offer free admission on Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, (12 – 5 pm) and the opportunity to rediscover the things that unite the country. Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Burglaries, Theft, Arrests

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (26)

Montclair Crime: Storm-Related Incidents, Theft, Attempted BurglaryThe week in Montclair Crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:


01-09-2017 (New Street) Mr. Eric Buie, 45yoa from Montclair, was arrested on open warrants out of Middletown ($1000.00), Atlantic Highlands ($600.00). Keansburg ($170.00)

01-11-2017 (North Willow Street) Mr. Sonny Cash, 34yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of CDS following an altercation in the street.

01-15-2017 (Park Street) Mr. Erik Robbs, 49yoa from Montclair, was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Newark ($1000), Watchung ($500)

01-12-2017 (Exxon Gas, Bloomfield Avenue) On 12-16-2016, a physical altercation occurred inside the store between two adult males. One subject in this fight brandished a box-cutter, resulting in the other party sustaining a cut to the shin. The victim was treated for his injury. Through investigation, Mr. Sonny Cash, 34yoa from Montclair, was charged with Aggravated Assault and Weapon Possession.

01-13-2017 (Valley Road) Ms. Jacquelin Richards, 34yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction, and Resisting Arrest, following a dispute.

01-14-2017 (Urban Outfitters, S. Park Street) Ms. Jessica Spence, 34yoa from East Orange, was arrested and charged with Shoplifting for stealing a jacket from the store.
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Montclair Justice Coalition To Hold First Youth Forum, 1/27

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Montclair Justice Coalition will hold its first Real Talk Youth Forum on Friday, January 27th at 6pm, at the Wally Choice Community Center in Glenfield Park. It will be a workshop with Edwin Ortiz and Rashida Smith — the ex-offenders who spoke at the Real Talk forum in December — two MPD officers, and local youth. Edwin will work with boys, Rashida will work with girls. The tone will be conversational. To provide a comfortable setting for the kids to talk openly on whatever issues arise, no stigma, the session is not open to adults beyond facilitators and staff. Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: Stolen Car, Theft of Packages, Arrests

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 8:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 1-12-2017 at 7:26 PM
Incident: Hindering Apprehension
Description: Sergeant Schwartz and Officer Oliva stopped a vehicle for a motor vehicle violation. Upon investigation, it was determined that the driver, Mr. Jeffrey Agee, 33 of East Orange, had active warrants for his arrest and was hindering his own apprehension by providing false identification to the Officers. This matter has been referred to the Glen Ridge Municipal Court.

Date/Time: 1-11-2017 at 11:52 PM
Incident: Possession of CDS
Description: Officer Holley and Officer Oliva responded to Mitchell Avenue to investigate a suspicious vehicle. While on scene, the driver of the vehicle was determined to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Mr. David Naiken, 21 of Bloomfield, was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters and processed. This matter has been referred to the Glen Ridge Municipal Court.
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School of Rock Montclair to Trade Free T-Shirts for Food Donations

BY  |  Monday, Jan 16, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

School of Rock Montclair will be accepting donations of full grocery bags of non-perishable items at their 125 Valley Road location from Friday, 1/20 through Monday, 1/30. In exchange for the donations and a program from one of the School’s free January concerts, the School will present the donor with a SoR Montclair t-shirt.

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Hillside Students Learn To Serve on Martin Luther King Day

BY  |  Monday, Jan 16, 2017 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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It’s a day on at Hillside School with more than 300 students and parents participating in service activities in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Continue Reading

Honoring Dr. King Today

BY  |  Monday, Jan 16, 2017 8:45am  |  COMMENTS (8)

"Keeping the Dream," A Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at NJPAC

Dr. Martin Luther King’s life has been honored by a national holiday since 1986. Today throughout Baristaville and the nation, people will come together to remember Dr. King at a service or by participating in a day of service.

Check out some local services and events to honor MLK here and watch his famous speech below:

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Celebrate Black History Month with I Am Not Your Negro Film Screening

BY  |  Sunday, Jan 15, 2017 12:46pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

I Am Not Your Negro

Montclair Film Festival and MFEE presents a free screening of the film I Am Not Your Negro on Friday, February 3 at 7 pm.

In 1979, James Baldwin wrote a letter to his literary agent describing his next project, Remember This House. The book was to be a revolutionary, personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends—Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

At the time of Baldwin’s death in 1987, he left behind only 30 completed pages of his manuscript.

Now, in his incendiary new documentary, master filmmaker Raoul Peck envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words and flood of rich archival material. I Am Not Your Negro is a journey into black history that connects the past of the Civil Rights movement to the present of #BlackLivesMatter.

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Montclair is relatively heterogenous and, it could fairly be said, takes pride in its diversity. Has Montclair named a street or school after Dr. King? Why is that?

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