Rising MHS 9th Grade Parent Nights

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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For parents with kids in 8th grade, three “Rising 9th Grade Parents Night” will be held at each of the Montclair middle schools:

  • Renaissance: Thursday, February 11 at 7 pm
  • Glenfield: Wednesday, February 17 at 7 pm
  • Mount Hebron: Tuesday, February 23 at 7 pm




Watchung Cooperative Preschool Pioneering iPad-Based Literacy Program

BY  |  Monday, Feb 08, 2016 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Watching Cooperative Preschool in Montclair is pioneering a new literacy program that allows children to use a special iPad-based application to create, narrate, and illustrate or even act out their own stories, often about the events of their day at school.

The application, Seesaw, is an innovative ‘learning journal’ that allows students of all ages to capture what they are learning at school with photos, videos, and their voice. Parents are notified (via text message, email or the Seesaw parent app) when new items are added to a child’s Seesaw journal and can immediately see and hear what their child did at school that day. Continue Reading

Northeast Elementary Holds 14th Annual Geography Bee!

BY  |  Monday, Feb 08, 2016 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The 14th Annual Geography Bee at Northeast Elementary School, took place this Saturday. The 3-5 Grade winners were 3rd Graders this year — Murielle Bryan, Nicola Murungi and Isabel Pierre.

Murielle Bryan, Nicola Murungi and Isabel Pierre take the prize.

Murielle Bryan, Nicola Murungi and Isabel Pierre take the prize.

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Montclair State Presents Italians in America, 2/8

BY  |  Sunday, Feb 07, 2016 12:28pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

MSU Hosts Italians in America

Join documentary filmmakers John Maggio and Cristian Piazza and filmmaker-photographer Michele Petruzziello Monday evening at Montclair State University for a round table discussion of issues related to past and present Italian immigration to the United States. As a country of historical emigration from which young people are currently leaving once again to find opportunities abroad, Italy constitutes a unique lab to discuss issues of mobility and relocation. Continue Reading

Montclair State University Earns Carnegie Designation For Doctoral Research

BY  |  Friday, Feb 05, 2016 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Merrill Brown Named as the Inaugural Director For School of Communication and Media at Montclair State UniversityThe national Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, which is the widely recognized classification of U.S. institutions of higher education, has, for the first time, recognized Montclair State University as a Research Doctoral University.

Montclair State University was previously recognized as a Master’s 1 University (Larger Programs), but in the new classification, it was elevated to the Doctoral classification.

Doctoral universities are ranked at three levels: Research 1, which have the highest research activity; Research 2, which have higher research activity; and Research 3, which have moderate research activity. Among the public universities in New Jersey, only Rutgers-New Brunswick is a Research 1 university; NJIT and Rutgers-Newark are Research 2 universities; and only Montclair State University is a Research 3 university.

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Montclair PD Promotes Nine Officers to Higher Ranks

BY  |  Friday, Feb 05, 2016 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

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Picured — Bottom L-R: Sgt. Dean Berardi, Capt. Tracy Frazzano, Capt. Emil Dul, Capt. Stephen Graybush, Sgt. Terence Turner Top L-R: Lt. Stephanie Egnezzo, Lt. William Kagan, Lt. Thomas Flynn, Sgt. Christopher Locklear

Nine Montclair Police officers were promoted to higher ranks yesterday during a swearing in ceremony conducted by Municipal Clerk Linda Wanat in township Council Chambers:

Acting Captain Tracy Frazzano and Lieutenants Stephen J. Graybush and and Emil Dul were promoted to the rank of captain.

Acting Lieutenant Thomas D. Flynn and Seargeants Stephanie I. Egnezzo and William M. Kagan were promoted to the rank of lieutenant.

Acting Sergeant Christopher Locklear, Offier Dean M. Berardi and Detective Terence S. Turner were promoted to the rank of sergeant.

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Join Montclair Community Pre-K for a Milk and Cookies Playdate

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Community Pre-K

Montclair Community Pre-K (MCPK) will host a Milk and Cookies Playdate on Friday, February 12 from 10-11:30 am, for prospective families with young children ages 0-5. MCPK is devoted to early childhood educational excellence and is available to all families in Montclair regardless of their ability to pay. Families from surrounding towns are welcome.

The Milk & Cookies Playdate is a great opportunity to come in from the cold and socialize with other young families. They’ll have a teacher on-hand to lead children in pretend play while adults learn more about our nationally-recognized, award-winning preschool program.

Montclair Community Pre-K
49 Orange Road, Montclair, New Jersey 07042
RSVP: playdate@montclairprek.org



Montclair Historical Society offers $500 Hortense Tate Scholarship

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 04, 2016 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Historical SocietyFor over 50 years, education has been a critical component of the Montclair Historical Society’s mission—embodied in its local history programs for school children and adults, and in its library which is a center for local historical research. Furthermore, the inhabitants of the historic properties we maintain – particularly Hortense Tate, the namesake for this $500 scholarship — placed great emphasis on education.

The Shultz family, who built “Evergreens” at 30 North Mountain Avenue in 1896, were the STEM advocates of their day – valuing science and technology advances in particular. Israel Crane built the 1796 Crane House, originally located at 159 Glenridge Avenue, and was a strong advocate for children’s education in Montclair.

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Dual-Stream Recycling to be Strictly Enforced Beginning Feb 8

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 02, 2016 9:56am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Dual-Stream RecyclingDespite residents having to separate recycling, Montclair Department of Community Services crews have recently been collecting curbside recycling bins – both “Mixed Paper” as well as “Commingled” – by combining them into one truck. The Township has annoucned that this practice will discontinue beginning Monday, February 8, 2016.

Residents must continue to adhere to Township Ordinance 292-7, which has always required recyclable materials to be separated into two containers: Commingled metal, glass, and plastic bottles and cans all go in one container, and Mixed Paper must be in a separate container, when placed out for collection.

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Star Wars Night at Montclair Geyer Family YMCA

BY  |  Monday, Feb 01, 2016 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Calling all children ages 4-8 years: Bring the force to the Geyer Family YMCA for Star Wars Night, Friday February 5th from 5:30pm-8:00 p.m. Continue Reading

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