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Montclair Police Blotter: Delivery Man Robbed, Homes Burglarized

A driver for Golden River restaurant was robbed on Union and Prospect on March 26 around 11:15 p.m. The driver went to the location to deliver what turned out to be a fake order...

No “Art in the Park” for the Co-op This Year

We just learned that the Montclair Cooperative School will not be holding its annual Art in the Park--the super cool art and family festival. From a message on their website: The Board of Trustees of...

ATONEMENT Opening At Montclair’s Gallery U

Gallery U, Montclair's newest contemporary artspace, presents "ATONEMENT - Reconciliation, New Beginnings and Resurrections." This group show brings together influential emerging artists from around the world. New York City artists include performance...

Police Officer Charged With Arson, Insurance Fraud

East Orange police officer Kareem Spence, 34, of South Plainfield was arrested and indicted on charges of arson, insurance fraud, and attempted theft by deception, Essex County Prosecutor's office announced. Spence was arrested today, March...

This Week’s Highlights: March 31 – April 6

This wetlogged month is at its end and hopefully April will bring less showers than March did. It's a busy week and there are lots to do. Don't forget to check out our Easter...

NJ Imposes Higher Fines For Drivers & Pedestrians

Starting tomorrow, April 1, NJ drivers who don't come to a full stop for pedestrians in crosswalks will be subject to fines of $200; pedestrians caught jaywalking will get slapped with a $54 fine. Do...

The Lost Etiquette of Being on Time

I had a crazy, terrifying teacher in first grade. She carried a ruler around and banged it on your desk when she screamed at you. She sat kids in the corner for just looking...

Council Meets Early To OK MSU Sewer Deal

The Montclair Town Council held a special meeting today at 8 am, officially blessing a project to improve sewer lines for Montclair State. But the odd timing of the meeting and the lack of...

Woman In Charge: Glen Ridge Chief Of Police, Sheila Byron-Lagattuta

Sheila Byron-Lagattuta's police career in Glen Ridge consists of "firsts." She was the first woman to be employed by Glen Ridge PD when hired as a dispatcher 28 years ago. Now the borough...

Spring is in the Air and at the Park

We were granted a glimpse of spring, taunted by a glimmer of hope and then flung back into the dark days of floods and near freezing temperatures. But all that's about to change-- in...

Handcrafted Soaps, Lotions, & Candles Produced In Montclair

Two young entrepreneurs from Bloomfield recently opened an artisanal soap, lotion, and candle boutique at 570 Bloomfield Avenue, taking over the old Rocktec digs. The nameless black awning over the store has kept this new...

Giveaway: 4 Tickets to See Dan Zanes and Friends at Bergen PAC

WINNER: Congratulations to NJGator--the winner of the 4 tickets to see Dan Zanes & Friends at Bergen PAC on April 17. Enjoy! Dan Zanes and Friends are back in town for two concerts at Bergen...

Bloomfield Police Blotter: Jewel Thieves

Bloomfield's police blotter this past week features numerous break-ins and lots of missing jewelry. March 28: When returning home, a Rogers Place resident noticed a rear window open in their home. The resident went upstairs...

Watsessing Tracks Closed

Clever Commute tips are coming that the Watsessing tracks were closed due to flooding around 3 p.m. Later trains may be affected.

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