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Relief From The Cold: Montclair Township and Local Funders Support Daytime Warming Centers


Montclair, NJ – Daytime warming centers in three Montclair locations are now open for individuals without a permanent home at the Salvation Army, Toni's Kitchen, and the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Montclair (staffed by...

Newark Winter Village Ice-Skating Expands with New Special-Event Programming

NEWARK, N.J. – Newark Social announced a new lineup of special events in celebration of their Newark Winter Village event that runs through January 30. The Winter Village, which kicked off on December...

MontClairVoyant: Meditating on MLK and Montclair

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Was Martin Luther King Day celebrated this past weekend with various events in and near Montclair? Sincerely, Local Locus Absolutely! Not sure if all area towns had events honoring MLK, but the closest...
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Montclair Council Votes To Extend Indoor Mask Mandate Through End of March

Montclair, NJ – Montclair Township Council voted on January 18 to extend the mask mandate for indoor public places in Montclair through the end of March. The original resolution would have seen January 21...

Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Declines to Bring Criminal Charges in Maplewood Hijab Removal Case

Citing insufficient evidence, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office announced Wednesday that it would not bring criminal charges in the case involving a Maplewood elementary school teacher removing a hijab from the head of a...
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Montclair Area League of Women Voters To Hold BOE Candidate Forum

Montclair, NJ - The League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area has invited the candidates listed below, who filed a petition to run for the Montclair Board of Education for the March 8...
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Giveaway! Outpost in the Burbs Presents An Intimate Evening with Bettye LaVette

Montclair, N.J. — Outpost in the Burbs presents Bettye LaVette on January 29th, 2022 at 8:00 p.m. This concert will take place at the First Congregational Church, 40 S. Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. One...

Bloomfield Resident Goes From Working at Bellevue Theatre to Producing Award-Winning Short Films

Bloomfield, NJ - For 13 years, Bloomfield resident Damon "Abwon" Clindinin worked at movie theaters including Bellevue in Montclair. He watched as moviegoers came in to see the latest films, dreaming of making his...

Petition Opposing Chick-fil-A at Garden State Parkway Rest Stop in Bloomfield

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - The New Jersey Turnpike Authority announced plans earlier this month to bring a Chick-fil-A and a Starbucks to Bloomfield's Brookdale South rest stop of the Garden State Parkway, replacing the former...

Montclair Crime: Stolen Car Left At Church Street Parking Lot

Montclair, NJ - The week in Montclair crime from Acting Lieutenant Terence Turner, Montclair Police: Thefts January 11, 2022 (Church Street): A 2021 Ford Bronco reported stolen out of Nutley was recovered unoccupied in a Church...

Watchung Booksellers Hosts Asbury Park Historian Daniel Wolff

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Watchung Booksellers will host author Daniel Wolff in a virtual talk about his new book “Fourth of July, Asbury Park: A History of the Promised Land.” He’ll be in conversation with...

‘Give Kids a Smile’ Program Provides Free Dental Care at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical...

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center will participate in the American Dental Association’s “Give Kids a Smile” program on Friday, February 4, to provide free dental care for children 12 years...

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