PSE&G to Upgrade Montclair’s Aging Cast Iron Gas Facilities

BY  |  Saturday, Apr 30, 2016 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

PSE&G will begin work on or about May 9 to replace approximately 2.5 miles of older gas pipes in Montclair with new, durable plastic and/or coated steel piping — ensuring a continued safe, clean and reliable gas system well into the future.

“These upgrades are part of PSE&G’s three-year program to replace up to 510 miles of aging gas infrastructure throughout New Jersey,” said Joe Forline, vice president of gas operations for PSE&G. “We are working closely with municipal officials and the department of public works to coordinate construction schedules and are committed to keeping customers in Montclair informed about where and when the work will take place.” Continue Reading

Bradford School Raise the Roof Fundraiser

BY  |  Friday, Apr 29, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

raise the roofWant to get a backstage tour of the Today Show? Finally get your closets organized? How about a nice, relaxing massage? You can do all of these and support Montclair at the same time. Bradford School is hosting its largest fundraiser this weekend and you can be a part of it!

Bradford is holding its Raise the Roof fundraiser this Saturday, April 30 at The Commonwealth Club. Funds from the night will be used toward a 3 year technology upgrade plan that directly impacts students and teachers. The main source of revenue from the event is Bradford’s silent auction. You don’t need to attend the event – or even be a Bradford parent – to participate in the auction. Among the auction items are:

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Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Spring Children’s Show Lineup

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced its children’s show programming for spring 2016. Paper Mill’s Children’s Shows are charming, delightful and educational performances filled with audience participation and adventure.

Children’s Shows take place on select Saturdays and Sundays at 10 am. All tickets are only $12.75. Tickets may be purchased by calling 973-376-4343, or at the Paper Mill Box Office on Brookside Drive in Millburn, or online at Paper Mill Playhouse also offers gift cards available in any denomination. Gift cards can be purchased at the Paper Mill Playhouse Box Office and are good for any show or items at the gift shop. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express accepted.

The 2016 spring season of Children’s Shows is listed below:

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Bloomfield PD to Participate in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Drugs-Dispose-12The Bloomfield Police Department will take part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 30, to provide a venue for people to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs.

This program is anonymous and all efforts will be made to protect the anonymity of individuals disposing of medications. No questions or requests for identification will be made. Individuals will be allowed to deposit medication freely and independently.

Individuals may dispose of medication either in its original container or by removing medication from its container and disposing directly into the drug disposal box at Bloomfield Police Department, Front Desk, 1 Municipal Plaza.





The YMCA of Montclair To Celebrate Healthy Kids Day!

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 27, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

healthy kids dayOn Saturday, April 30, the YMCA of Montclair will hold its annual Healthy Kids Day celebration as part of the Welcome To Walnut Street Fair in Montclair. Healthy Kids Day is a free community event to inspire kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Healthy Kids Day features games, information and interactive tables. It will also offer summer camp activities, water safety information, yoga for kids and more.

Healthy Kids Day is celebrated at over 1,300 Ys across the country. The goal of this event is to get more kids moving and learning, creating habits that they can continue all summer long, which is a critical time for kids’ health. When kids are out of school, they can face hurdles that prevent them from reaching their full potential. Research shows that without access to out-of-school physical and learning activities, kids fall behind academically. Kids also gain weight twice as fast during summer than the school year. As spring turns to summer, Healthy Kids Day is a powerful reminder not to let children idle away their summer days. Instead, the Y hopes to focus on wowing them with their potential and make this their best summer ever by staying active and learning.

“The Y believes in the potential of all children, and we strive to help kids find the Wow! factor inside themselves. A child’s development is never on vacation and Healthy Kids Day is a great opportunity to educate families and motivate kids to stay active in spirit, mind and body throughout the summer,” said YMCA of Montclair CEO Jo Ann Short.

In celebration of Healthy Kids Day, the Y offers the following tips to help families develop healthy habits:

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Students at Montclair’s Mount Hebron Middle School Perform at Poetry Slam

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 3:54pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Montclair’s Mount Hebron Middle School in Montclair held a Poetry Slam called “Every Story Matters,” which was a resounding success. The event, last Tuesday night, featured 50 students in grades 6, 7 and 8 who workshopped their writing with poet-in-residence Rich Villar and then presented their pieces on stage in the school’s auditorium.

Villar, a native of Paterson, New Jersey, is a freelance writer and editor and is the author of the poetry collection Comprehending Forever (Willow Books / Aquarius Press, 2014). A panel of judges (Joanne LaMarca Mathisen, Emmy-award winning senior producer of NBC News’ Today Show with Kathie Lee & Hoda Kotb; Susan Sonneborn, veteran educator and writing teacher; and Roger Sedarat, author of three poetry collections) selected the top 13 poems. The 13 poets (pictured above) have been invited to perform at Free First Thursday at the Montclair Art Museum on June 2 (5:30pm in Lehman Court). Continue Reading

Local Student Activists Organize NJ Rockin’ The Vote Event

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

NJ Rockin' The Vote

Every day, nearly 12,000 Americans turn 18. Millennials are over 80 million strong and growing, and are the largest and most diverse generation in our country’s history. Three local high school students have been inspired by the excitement of the 2016 presidential campaigns to reach out to their peers and help register them in time for New Jersey’s June 7th primary with a NJ Rockin’ the Vote event.

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Sports Business Academy For Students at Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Group Shot Sports Business Academy

Know an aspiring young sports professional? Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center will be hosting its fifth annual Sports Business Academy (SBA) from Aug. 8-10, a dynamic experience for high school and college students interested in careers in sports.

The SBA, presented in partnership with Lunar Sports Group, provides students a unique real-life learning experience from top industry professionals. The three-day academy is also an opportunity for students to understand the multi-billion dollar sports business at every level, while helping them build their own network. Continue Reading

First Ward Councilor William Hurlock to Hold Community Meeting May 4

BY  |  Monday, Apr 25, 2016 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

bill-hurlock-smFirst Ward Councilor William Hurlock will host a community meeting Wednesday, May 4, 7:30-9:00 p.m. in the Bellevue Avenue Branch of the Montclair Public Library, 185 Bellevue Avenue, Montclair. Continue Reading

Montclair’s Renaissance Students Participate in Earth Day Groceries Project

BY  |  Saturday, Apr 23, 2016 12:23pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Renaissance Students Celebrate Earth Day

Students in the Community Service program at Montclair’s Renaissance Middle School participated in the 23rd annual Earth Day Groceries Project. The students decorated paper grocery bags with environmental messages and on Friday (Earth Day), the students passed out the bags to shoppers at Whole Foods. Besides carrying an environmental message, each bag bore the name of the school and some wonderful artwork. Students were able to send a message to people in the neighborhood that Renaissance School cares about the environment and promote awareness.

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