Montclair Schools Send Message To Parents Regarding Netflix Series “13 Reasons Why”

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Montclair Public Schools has sent a message out to families, caregivers and staff from Andrew D. Evangelista, Mental Health Coordinator, regarding the Netflix series “13 Reasons Why.” Continue Reading

Montclair Film Festival: What’s Playing at Montclair’s Biggest Screen, The Wellmont Theater

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Montclair Film Festival starts this weekend. Here are the films and events that will be featured on Montclair’s biggest screen, The Wellmont, where there are also the most seats available.


Opening Night Film: STEP
Directory Amanda Lipitz documents “Lethal Ladies” step dancing team of the Baltimore Leadership School for Young Women and the team’s high-stakes senior year of high school in inner-city Baltimore. Friday, April 28, 7:30 p.m.

The Hero

Director Brett Haley (I’ll See You In My Dreams) triumphs with a beautifully crafted story about an aging film star (Sam Elliott) looking for a new role to play. This unforgettable story is about the roles and responsibilities that shape our lives. Saturday April 29, 6:00 p.m. Continue Reading

Montclair Police Partners with Lycored for Autism Awareness Month Event

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On April 22, 2017, Montclair Police Department partnered with Lycored (an international wellness organization, for Autism Awareness Month. During the event township residents were able to register with Montclair Police Department’s “Take Me Home” registry. The registry assist the police department to promptly return/reunite township residents with special needs/disabilities home if they are separated from family or lost. Additionally, giveaway items from Lycored and Montclair Police were plants, seedlings, bags, coloring books, badges, etc. Monetary donations were matched by Lycored, and will be presented to two local charities. Chief Conforti and Deputy Chief Frazzano, were present with the Community Service Unit and Patrol Officers for the event.

Bloomfield to Hold Community Meeting Announcing TNVR Program for Feral Cats

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The Bloomfield Animal Shelter, in partnership with People for Animals, will hold a community meeting to introduce Bloomfield’s “Trap/Neuter/
Vaccinate/Return” (TNVR) program at the Bloomfield Civic Center on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 7 p.m.

Feral cats, also known as community cats, are cats that live outdoors, often in groups. Many are unsocialized and unable to live in a home as pets. The purpose of the TNVR program is to spay or neuter these cats so they will not reproduce, vaccinate them to ensure they remain healthy, and return them to their original location. Any friendly cats or kittens are retained and adopted out as pets. Continue Reading

Montclair Free Shred-Fest: Celebrate Earth Day by Recycling Private Documents

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Montclair Shred-FestStart gathering your private documents that can be thrown away (check out these guidelines from and head to the Montclair Free Shred-Fest on Sunday, April 30 between 9 am – 1 pm. The event is hosted by the Montclair office of Environmental Affairs and is free for all residents.

Montclair residents doing some spring cleaning can now celebrate Earth Day and enjoy the peace of mind from seeing their confidential documents securely shredded, while saving money and boosting recycling.

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YMCA of Montclair Wants Kids to Prepare for an Adventurous Summer During Healthy Kids Day

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The YMCA of Montclair is holding its annual free Healthy Kids Day® community event, Saturday, April 29, to inspire more kids to keep their minds and bodies active. Healthy Kids Day is a national YMCA initiative to improve health and well-being for kids and families. Adventure awaits participants at various stations from around the world where they can do different hands on activities that motivate and teach them how to develop healthy routines at home. Stations include: Continue Reading

Montclair Artist C.J. Cohn Turns Divorce Into Art

BY  |  Monday, Apr 24, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

For as long as there’s been love, there’s been heartbreak—and people turning that heartbreak into art. Which is exactly what Montclair artist C.J. Cohn has done in her new show at the Wade Maxx Gallery, “The Art of Divorce.”

Cohn, who has lived in Montclair for 20 years, says that following her divorce, her therapist “suggested I keep a journal or create art as a release—that was all I needed to hear.” So she began creating illustrations that helped her process what she calls the “daily emotional roller coaster of divorce.”

The works in the show are in mostly muted colors and depict figures that appear to come from fairy tales and classical myths—but with added visual cues of fractured hearts, and people pulling apart from each other and themselves. Continue Reading

Adult Forum “Lunch & Learn” Film Screening of Hidden Figures

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hidden figuresCongregation B’nai Israel in Millburn will host a special “Lunch & Learn” screening of the award-winning film Hidden Figures on Thursday, May 25 at 12:30 pm.

The event begins with a lunch and then a showing of the true story of three brilliant African-American women at NASA, who serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

“Lunch & Learn” Film Screening of Hidden Figures
Thursday, May 25 at 12:30 pm
Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ
$10 for Adult Forum members & partners, $12 for non-members. Call 973-533-1809 to place your lunch order.



Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, April 23

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This week’s open house column is sponsored by Kate McDonough



Open house season is in full swing with more than 100 properties available for your viewing pleasure.


108 Bellevue Ave, Montclair

List Price: $1,799,000
Taxes: $37,012
Acreage: 1.01
BRM/BTH: 5/2.1

Queen Anne Victorian farmhouse, on an acre of land in Upper Montclair. Features include: natural woodwork, wide-plank pine floors, leaded glass windows, recessed lighting, bright open family room, 2 wood-burning fireplaces, and an eat-in country kitchen. The backyard has a heated salt-water pool and a restored barn (with a studio, game room, den, half bath and large work room). Slate patio includes a gas fireplace. Open 1-4 p.m. Continue Reading

Montclair High Lacrosse: Nora Giordano Scores 100th Career Goal

BY  |  Friday, Apr 21, 2017 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Nora Giordano, a midfielder, is a junior commit to Lehigh University. Photo: James Lattanzio

After being fouled in the critical scoring area, Montclair High School girls’ lacrosse junior Nora Giordano was given a free position shot on the center hash – her favorite spot to shoot from.

The moment the whistle blew, the midfielder took a few steps before the ripping the ball as hard as she could into the opposing Morristown goal.

The ball hit the upper right corner of the net and just like that, Giordano scored her 100th career goal on the day of her 17th birthday in the Mounties’ 12-6 loss to Morristown on Wednesday, April 19.

“It was the perfect day for it,” Giordano said. “I knew I only needed three (more goals) and my coach kept saying ‘play your game, don’t think about it too much, it’ll all come naturally,’ which looking back, she was so right.”

Nora Giordano celebrates 100th career goal surrounded by family. Photo: Ann Jennings

Head coach Ann Jennings called a timeout as Giordano’s teammates crowded her with congratulatory hugs and a big poster from the sideline. Continue Reading

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