Vigil for Sarah Butler, 12/10

BY  |  Friday, Dec 09, 2016 7:27pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Remembers and Mourns Sarah Butler

A vigil is planned for tomorrow, Sat 12/10, beginning 4:30 p.m. outside the family home at 11 New St., Montclair.

People will have the chance to speak, then there will be a candlelit walk in the neighborhood, including past Sarah’s dance school at 180 Bloomfield Ave, and a balloon release. Continue Reading

Montclair High’s CGI Presents Panel Discussion on Criminal Justice Reform

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Montclair High School Civics and Government Institute (CGI) presents “Community Speaks: Criminal Justice Reform,” a panel discussion on criminal justice reform related to the new documentary film “13th,” which discusses the broken criminal justice reform system in the United States.

CGI has assembled a panel of two criminal justice activists who appeared in the documentary, as well as a Montclair police deputy and a criminal justice expert from the ACLU.

Speakers include Nick Turner, the president of the Vera Institute of Justice, and Marc Mauer, Executive Director of the Sentencing Project. Both appear in the Ava DuVernay documentary “13th,” available on Netflix. Also on the panel are Deputy Chief Wilhelm B. Young of the Montclair Police Department, and Portia Allen-Kyle, the Pratt Criminal Justice Transparency Fellow at the ACLU-New Jersey.

The panel will be student moderated, and will open up for questions towards the end of the event.
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Water Supply in Bloomfield May Appear Discolored Due to Work in Newark

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016 12:23pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

rp_alert1-e1295547120319.jpgThis message from Mayor Venezia of Bloomfield:

The City of Newark will be working on repairs to a leak in one of their aqueducts that supply water to the Township of Bloomfield.

This work may result in brown or discolored water entering the Bloomfield water system within the next 48 to 72 hours. This is not an emergency and does not require any action by Township water users.

However, discolored water may yield an unpleasant taste and may stain articles that are washed using this water. If you open your faucets and notice discolored water, please let your water run for at least 20 minutes until it runs clear. If the water does not clear you can either run it longer or wait and attempt the same procedures after several hours.

If you water runs clear and you do not experience discolored water at any time, you may use the water normally.

The Bloomfield Engineering Department will keep all Bloomfield water users notified of any changes to this notice. If you have any questions, please call 973-680-4130 or via email at [email protected]


Register For Fun Winter Classes at Geyer Family Branch of the YMCA of Montclair

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 06, 2016 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Winter is on its way! The Geyer Family Branch of the YMCA of Montclair knows parents will be looking for indoor activities to keep their children active and engaged and is offering lots of great classes for the winter session. Registration for the winter session begins Monday, December 12 for those with a family membership and Tuesday, December 13 for Kinder members and new members. The new session runs from January 2-February 18, 2017.

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In addition to the popular swim, cooking, dance, art and gym classes offered for the winter session, the Geyer Family Branch has several new classes, including: Continue Reading

Friends of the Bonsal Preserve Meeting to Discuss Sewer Line and Pathogen Study of Passaic River

BY  |  Monday, Dec 05, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Bonsal Preserve

The Friends of the Bonsal Preserve will host a public meeting on Saturday, December 10 at 9 am to strategize about how the Friends of Bonsal will coordinate oversight of Clifton’s upcoming sewer line relocation project. If you’re interested in taking part in ensuring that the effort goes well for the Preserve, email here for details. Continue Reading

Additional Free YMCA Memberships For 7th Graders Available

BY  |  Sunday, Dec 04, 2016 12:49pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Y believes that healthy habits learned at an early age will last a lifetime. Some additional spots in the Y’s 7th Grade Initiative program are now available at the YMCA of Montclair. The memberships are FREE and available during the school year to 7th Graders who live in their service area–Bloomfield, Cedar Grove, Clifton, Glen Ridge, Montclair and Verona. (Memberships will be given out on a first-come-first served basis.)

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Additional spots in the 7th Grade Initiative program are now available at YMCA of Montclair.

Seventh graders will have access to their two pools, the gym, Youth Yoga & Cycling classes (150+ group exercise classes for those ages 13+) and their Teen Room. Plus, they can take part in many activities, such as homework help, Ladies Lounge, Social Society, Youth Night, Leaders’ Club, TNT: Teens and Trainings, and more. Continue Reading

Amanti Vino Presents Holiday Survival Class

BY  |  Sunday, Dec 04, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Amanti Vino

Amanti Vino, Montclair’s boutique wine, spirits, and specialty microbrew shop at 30 Church Street, will host a Holiday Survival Class on Saturday, December 10 from 5 – 7 pm.

The Holiday Survival Class will feature servings of organic wines from around the world plus a presentation from Dr. Vincent Caruso, Jr., DC of New Jersey Total Health, who’ll share and demonstrate ancient traditional Chinese medicine tips that will help attendees to enjoy (and survive) the year-end holidays in a healthy way – both mentally and physically.

Seasonal wines that will be poured at the class will include the following:

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Win An All Expense Paid Trip for Two to Super Bowl 51 When You Support MHS Project Graduation

BY  |  Saturday, Dec 03, 2016 9:18am  |  COMMENTS (0)

What better HOLIDAY GIFT than a chance to win an all expense paid trip for two to SUPER BOWL 51?


Help the class of 2017 enjoy a great graduation celebration while giving yourself the opportunity to enjoy Super Bowl 51! Purchase a raffle ticket for $100 and enter to win: 2 tickets to Super Bowl 51 and…

The Package includes:
2 tickets to Super Bowl 51
2 ticket to “NFL the Experience”
Round-trip airfare from Newark to Houston, TX
3-night stay at Embassy Woodlands – Hughes Landing
Sedan service to and from the airport

Tickets are $100 – and only 400 will be sold!! Chances to win are excellent!


PROJECT GRADUATION VOLUNTEERS will also be out in force selling raffle tickets in the coming weeks at locations around town including…
Holiday Gift Bazaar at MHS (December 10)
Tierney’s (During Sunday 1PM Football games from 1-4PM)
Egan’s (During Sunday 1PM Football games from 1-4PM)

The winning ticket will be drawn on Monday, January 9th at 8:00 PM at Egan & Sons in Montclair. (Winner does not need to be present!)

Second Chance Giveaway: A Family 4 Pack to Max & Ruby’s Nutcracker Suite

BY  |  Thursday, Dec 01, 2016 5:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

artist-image-maxandrubyCelebrate the holiday season with your favorite famous bunnies — Max & Ruby!

Join beloved bunny siblings Max and Ruby as they take to the stage for their most magical performance yet. Koba Entertainment presents its acclaimed production, Max & Ruby in the Nutcracker Suite. Inspired by one of the greatest musical scores ever – Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker – Max and Ruby are delighted to bring this holiday classic to a new generation this fall. Set to the timeless music of Tchaikovsky, as well as delightful original songs, this 90-minute theatrical boasts imaginative direction and choreography by Patti Caplette, who has professionally danced The Nutcracker with Canada’s leading dance companies Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal and Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Continue Reading

Santa Claus Comes to Montclair Early This Year

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 30, 2016 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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This Saturday, December 3, Santa Claus will visit the Business Districts on a Montclair Fire Department fire truck and will have gifts for all youngsters.

11:00 AM – Walnut St. Business District (Walnut St. Lot)

11:30 AM – Watchung Plaza (Watchung Ave. & N. Fullerton Ave.)

12:00 PM – St. James Church (Bellevue Ave. & Valley Rd.)

12:30 PM – South End Business District (Orange Rd. & Cedar Ave.)

The Montclair Community Band will play at each location, and Santa will have candy and gifts for all youngsters.

Santa’s Mailbox

Kids can mail a letter to Santa and will receive a personalized letter in return! Continue Reading

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Condolences. So tragic. May she RIP. Very sorry for her family.

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