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NJ Legislature Passes Senator Gill’s Bill Establishing Crime of False 9-1-1 Call as Bias...

MONTCLAIR – On July 30th, The New Jersey Senate unanimously passed S-2635, sponsored by Senator Nia Gill, which includes false incrimination and filing a false police report as a form of bias intimidation and...

Baristanet Profile: Jessica Phelan

Name: Jessica Phelan Where do you live? Montclair When did you move there? I moved to Montclair almost 9 years ago.  I love Montclair and my location so much that I recently moved to a bigger unit in...

Montclair Public School 101- Welcome to Kindergarten

Welcome to Montclair Schools' Kindergarten families and mark your calendars! The Montclair PTA Council presents: Montclair Public Schools 101- Welcome to Kindergarten on August 12, 2020 at 7pm. Join for an evening for Kindergarten families to learn...

Weekend Family Fun (At Home): Camping, Candy Wrapper Crafts, and More

It’s August already? How did that happen? Anyway, welcome to another socially distanced summer weekend! We’ve rounded up some fun and family-friendly things to do to help you spend your time. Check ‘em out! This...

Trinity Temple Church Emergency Food Distribution Program Kick-Off Event

Trinity Temple Church of God in Christ (115 Greenwood Ave.) will hold a kickoff event for its Emergency Food Drive Program on Saturday, August 8, in the Church's parking lot (rain or shine). Another...

YMCA of Montclair Announces Park Street Pools Re-Opening

Montclair, NJ - The YMCA of Montclair is re-opening of its large and small pools at the Park Street YMCA on Monday, August 3, 2020. The large pool will be dedicated to...

Sponsored: Charming Mid-Century Colonial in Upper Montclair – 73 Buckingham Road

Charming Mid-Century 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath Colonial located on quiet cul de sac in Upper Montclair. Property features beautiful perennial gardens and backs to Yantacaw Brook Park. Bus to New York City at corner. Chic...

MontClairVoyant: Will Montclair Say Hi to Hybrid Instruction?

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, After surveying families during this pandemic time, our school district announced a proposed hybrid plan for the fall. If implemented, what would be the schedule? Sincerely, See You in September The specific days that hybrid...

Bloomfield Playgrounds to Reopen Saturday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Eight township playgrounds will reopen on Saturday after being closed as a precaution against COVID-19. The playground equipment will be disinfected every morning though, social distancing and facemasks will still...
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#SocialDistancing: July 30 – August 2 – Arts & Entertainment at Home

Your guide to the latest social distance events to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home.

Montclair Street Closure of Church and South Park Streets to Resume Saturdays Through Sept....

After taking a pause, Montclair Center BID announced that the Township of Montclair, at the request and recommendation of the BID, will reduce the number of days for closing Church and South Park streets....

New Jersey Seeing More New COVID-19 Cases Due To Parties and Gatherings

Gov. Murphy announced Wednesday that New Jersey has 489 new cases and 18 additional deaths from COVID-19. He also mentioned concern regarding the rate of transmission remaining above 1. "I want to address the increasing...

Free Tuition Education Available at Essex County College

When classes at Essex County College (ECC) begin on August 31, thousands of students will have their tuition paid through Gov. Phil Murphy's state Community College Opportunity Grant (CCOG) program. Please note that fall...

N.J. Lawmakers Proposing Bill To Keep Schools Closed, Start Year ‘All-Remote’

Essex County teachers, including the Montclair Education Association, say it's unsafe to open schools in September. Now three New Jersey lawmakers said Wednesday they plan to introduce legislation to require school districts to keep...

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