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MontClairVoyant: As Montclair Gets Crammed, PARCC’s Survival Slammed

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, With all the upscale overdevelopment Mayor Jackson and Pinnacle are bringing to downtown, Bloomfield Avenue will soon be nearly unrecognizable. Should that road's name be changed to the longer "Jackson-Pinnacle Boulevard"? Sincerely, Jen...

15 Books for Children and Teens That Center Black Characters and The Black Experience

Throughout Black History Month, schools tend to assign books that focus on the myriad achievements of African-Americans, which highlights what is often missing in history books and national awards. However, what is also important...

Montclair BOE Budget Dilemma: Cuts To Staff Being Considered To Bridge $2.2 Million Shortfall

School district officials and administrators of the Montclair Board of Education have been working to close a $2.2 million shortfall in projected spending and revenue for the upcoming school year. A discussion was held...

Bloomfield Fire Department Receives $3K Grant for Fire Prevention and Community Education

The Bloomfield Fire Department has received a $3,010 fire prevention grant from FM Global, one of the world’s largest commercial property insurers. The award will be used to assist with fire prevention activities to...

Glen Ridge’s Own Brett Deubner, World-Class Violist, To Perform in Glen Ridge

International solo violist, chamber musician and educator Brett Deubner, will perform some of the most beloved works written in the third of four annual events under the aegis of Glen Ridge Community Concerts. Deubner,...
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Bloomfield Mayor and Director of Public Safety Issue Statement on White Nationalist Flyers Found...

On Friday, several Bloomfield residents reported seeing flyers for a White nationalist group called New Jersey European Heritage Association (NJEHA) downtown. Mayor Michael Venezia and Director of Public Safety Samuel DeMaio have issued the...

Montclair Discusses Recreational Marijuana Legalization At Forum

  Montclair Fourth Ward Councilor Dr. Renée Baskerville hosted a public forum about the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana on February 26.  She put together a panel that brought diverse points of view from different...

Montclair Orchestra Celebrates George Walker with ‘Lyric for Strings’ Performance

In an interview with Baristanet, Gregory Walker, the composer's son and a renowned musician in his own right, said his father could never forget how surreal it all was.

Montclair High School Dance Company to Perform “Becoming,” March 8-10

In "Becoming," the 2018–2019 Montclair High School Dance Company show coming up March 8–10 at the MHS Main Auditorium, a diverse group of 50 talented and dedicated dancers will come together for a celebration...

Montclair Planning Board Reviews, Makes Recommendation for Amending Hahne’s Parking Lot Redevelopment Ordinance

The Montclair Planning Board had what was likely its shortest and quietest meeting in months, with the Lackawanna Plaza supermarket application finally out of the way.  The bulk of the 75-minute meeting on February...

Montclair Lidl – What to Expect When Lidl Supermarket Comes to Lackawanna Plaza

Montclair's Lackawanna Plaza has been without a supermarket since November 2015. That will change when Lidl, a German supermarket chain with over 10 thousand supermarkets in 29 European countries, including 66 stores in the...

Bloomfield H.S. Thespian Society Presents Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, 2/28-3/3

The Bloomfield High School Thespian Society presents its Winter Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, produced and directed by Brandon E. Doemling. Four shows are scheduled February 28 through March 3 at the Bloomfield High...
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Giveaway! Outpost in the Burbs Presents Joe Pug in “New Voices” Series

Outpost in the Burbs presents “New Voices” artist Joe Pug on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019 at 8 p.m. This show will take place at the First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue. The “New Voices”...

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