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MontClairVoyant: As Graduation Nears, ‘Amphitheater’ Seems to Have More Letters Than Seats

    DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Montclair High's 2018 commencement is just weeks away, and my two moms are not ready to see me graduate. Can you help? Sincerely, Project Acclimation They'll miss you when you're at college,...

Former Essex County Sheriff’s Security Officer Pleads Guilty to Illegal Possession of Gun

Ignacio Pimentel, a former Essex County Sheriff’s security officer, plead guilty today to illegally possessing a .40 caliber handgun.   Under the terms of the plea agreement, Pimentel, 43, of East Orange is expected to be...

MHS Black Student Union To Host “Afrocentricity: Black Girl, You Are Beautiful!” – June...

The Black Student Union, in conjunction with the Natural Hair Project, requests your attendance at a special event -- Afrocentricity: Black Girl, You Are Beautiful! This event is scheduled to take place Tuesday, June...

NJ Spotlight Profiles Democratic Candidates in Competitive 11th Primary Race

New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District seat is up for grabs now that long-term incumbent Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen announced he will not be seeking re-election. Democrats are intent on flipping the seat in November, but...

Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation Hosts 29th Parade and Festival – Saturday, June 2

Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation will host its 29th Parade and Festival on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Leading this year’s honorees for the Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation (MAAHF) Parade & Festival as Grand Marshalls are two...

Montclair Crime: Arrest Made in Burglary at Wellmont Theater & Pharmacie Bar

The week in Montclair crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department: Arrest 05-25-2018 (Chestnut Street) A 43-year-old Montclair man was arrested and charged with DWI. 05-27-2018 (Madison Avenue) A 41-year-old Montclair man was arrested...

Montclair Farmers’ Market Opens 26th Season

The Montclair Farmers’ Market season will kick off its second quarter-century on Saturday, June 2, 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Walnut Street Train Station parking lot. The weekly market runs all summer and...

Remembering Reggie Lucas

Reggie Lucas, a guitarist, songwriter, producer, and longtime Montclair resident, died of complications resulting from heart disease on May 19, 2018 at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital in Manhattan. The musician, who played with Miles Davis and...

Get to Know Andrella Gaynor, Creator of Bae Bandanas — and a Giveaway!

Summer is often a time to try out fresh and fun styles, and New Jersey has a brand new entrepreneur ready to brighten up our accessory choices. Andrella Gaynor is the creative talent behind...

Giveaway! Outpost in the Burbs Presents The Smithereens with Special Guest Vocalist Marshall Crenshaw

Outpost in the Burbs presents The Smithereens with special guest vocalist Marshall Crenshaw on Friday, June 1st at 8 p.m. This concert will take place at the First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue....

Bloomfield & Glen Ridge High Students Win 2018 Investors Bank Best Teammate Awards

Student athlete Jackie Giunta of Bloomfield High School, who plays on the Bengals' varsity softball team, recently earned the 2018 Investors Bank Best Teammate Award. Jackie was honored during ceremonies held at the...

History, Diversity Celebrated at 2018 Montclair Memorial Day Ceremony (VIDEO)

Montclair held its first outdoor Memorial Day ceremony in three years on May 28, but the township‘s 2018 observance of Memorial Day was special for reasons other than the cooperative weather.  The ceremony coincided...

Montclair Police Dept. Commends Drug Recognition Expert

The Montclair Police Department recognizes Officer Elisa Arnaldy, who recently received her certification as a Drug Recognition Expert through the New Jersey State Police. Officer Arnaldy is the first officer from the Montclair Police...

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