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“You Are Not Alone” – Montclair Third Ward Councilor Shares COVID-19 Message

Montclair's Third Ward Councilor Sean Spiller shared a video message to Montclair in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Spiller urges residents to be mindful of their mental health and the mental health of friends...

Color Them Connected: Montclair Family Finds Rainbow In Stay At Home World

MONTCLAIR, NJ - So many families are struggling with juggling work from home and school from home during the COVID-19 crisis. One Montclair family has found a colorful approach to staying connected and supporting...

Fourth Ward Councilor Sends Virtual Hug in COVID-19 Video Message

Fourth Ward Councilor Dr. Renee Baskerville shared, in a video message, healing thoughts, virtual hugs and her condolences to the families who have lost a loved one to COVID-19. She ended with a poem...

Verona Public Schools Implement Pass/Fail For Second Semester To Support Students’ Wellness

Verona Public Schools, after talks between its administrative team and teachers, have decided to implement a pass/fail grading system at H. B. Whitehorne Middle School and Verona High School for the remainder of the...

Montclair’s COVID-19 Cases Confirmed at 79 Monday, 13 People Have Died

The daily numbers coming out of New Jersey and specifically in our towns of Essex County are frightening and heartbreaking. These are the numbers as of Monday, March 30th. If you have lost a loved...

Montclair First Ward Councilor Urges Residents To Not Congregate in Public Places (VIDEO)

Montclair First Ward Councilor William Hurlock shared a video message for Montclair in response to the COVID-19 crisis. Hurlock shared how to reach him by phone, encouraged residents to sign up for alerts and...

Floating Hospital USNS Comfort Arrives In New York

The USNS Comfort arrived in New York Monday, bringing 1,000 hospital beds and 1,200 personnel. The ship will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals, and will provide medical...

The Montclair Foundation Awarding $40,000 In Immediate Grants to Address COVID-19 Hardships

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Foundation (TMF) has expedited its grants process to respond to the many hardships caused by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. TMF is immediately awarding close to $40,000 in grant funds...

Take A Trip to A (Virtual) Zoo or Aquarium

The zoos and aquariums may be closed for the time being, but that doesn’t mean your kids can’t get their daily dose of animals! Many of these organizations are offering online sessions, videos and...

Brookdale ShopRite Makes Shopping Safer With Plexiglass Dividers At Checkout, One-Way Aisles

Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield intoduced new, one-way aisles to promote social distancing and improve traffic flow while helping shoppers maintain social distancing. Brookdale ShopRite shared the initiative on social media, stating: "Please be mindful...

Women For Progress’ Feed The Frontline Raises Close to $13,000 To Feed Healthcare Workers,...

MONTCLAIR, NJ - A group of women have found a way to thank and feed healthcare workers and first responders as well as support local food businesses impacted by COVID-19. Close to $13,000 in...
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Real Estate In The Time of Coronavirus

The impact of the novel coronavirus is hitting the real estate market, with realtors facing new challenges and new guidelines. The typical flurry of homes coming to market in the Spring is not happening...

Make Some Noise: Montclair To Clap For Heroes This Monday Night #clapbecausewecare

If you want to express your gratitude for all the people putting their lives on the line during the COVID-10 pandemic, there's an event this Monday, and you can attend safely at home. Clap/Cheer...
Happiness Is A Baby Amur Leopard at Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo

Happiness Is A Baby Amur Leopard at Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo

West Orange, NJ – It's just what we need right now -- cute baby photos of a female Amur leopard cub born at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The cub, named...

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