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New Jersey Increases Indoor Capacity To 35% Capacity at Restaurants, Performance Venues, Gyms

New Jersey's restaurants can expand their indoor dining capacity to 35% capacity -- an increase of 10 percent -- effective Friday, February 5th, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Wednesday. Murphy also lifted the statewide 10:00 PM...

Rabbi-Educator Discusses Tips on Managing Our Use of Technology Feb. 6

Rabbi Jeffrey Schein will discuss via Zoom the relationship between Jewish values and digital technology on Saturday February 6th at 10:30a at Bnai Keshet in Montclair. His talk, “The Ten Commandments of Managing Our...

Essex Ed Predicts Early Spring and A Tom Brady Win in Super Bowl

West Orange, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced that Essex Ed, the resident groundhog at Turtle Back Zoo, made his annual weather prophecy on Tuesday, February 2nd. Essex...

MontClairVoyant: School-Reopening Debate Is Heated During a Cold Winter

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Montclair's 11 public school buildings met via Zoom to discuss whether they should reopen for families who want that. Can those brick-and-cement structures now ask you some questions, going alphabetically by school...

Watchung Booksellers Hosts Mystery Writer Valerie Wilson Wesley

MONTCLAIR, N.J. – Watchung Booksellers will host award-winning mystery writer Valerie Wilson Wesley to celebrate the release of “A Glimmer of Death,” the first book in her new cozy mystery series. She’ll be in...

MontClairVoyant: Rent Control Gets a New Lease on Life

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, A Superior Court judge last Friday struck down the Montclair Property Owners Association's attempt to kill the rent control measure passed by the Township Council last April. Your reaction? Sincerely, A. Partments Yay!...

Watchung Booksellers Hosts Bestselling Author Gabrielle Glaser in Conversation with Musician/Author Zara Phillips

Watchung Booksellers will host bestselling author Gabrielle Glaser upon the release of her new book American Baby: A Mother, A Child, and the Shadow History of Adoption. She’ll be in conversation with author and...

MontClairVoyant: Montclair Isn’t Quiet About Trump’s White Riot

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, There's been lots of Montclair reaction to a far-right white mob of Trump supporters storming the U.S. Capitol building on January 6. Your reaction? Sincerely, N. Surrection At maximum, Trump should be removed from office...

Team Behind Bellevue Theater Now Look To Revive Bradley Beach ShowRoom Cinema

If the cold weather has you thinking about the beach, you're not alone. Luke Parker Bowles, Patrick Wilson, Brandon Jones, Andy Childs, Vincent Onorati -- members of the team, who until recently were planning to...

MontClairVoyant: A Parking Lot Controversy Is ‘In the Books’

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The MPL was to be closed to cars for about a year starting Monday, January 4, before pressure forced a brief postponement. Thoughts? Sincerely, Mo Ter-Vehicle I had no idea cars were allowed inside the...

MontClairVoyant: Misery Aplenty in 2020 — and Some Bright Spots

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, It was an ultra-depressing year because of the pandemic, but it's December 31 and thus time for you to do a 2020 retrospective. One Q&A for each month. Ready, Teddy? Sincerely, New Year's Eve/Old...

MontClairVoyant: Through the Prism of Optimism, Not Schism

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, I was shocked to hear about your plan to make today's column mostly positive, but I took the news in stride -- fainting only 205 times. Comment? Sincerely, Being Upbeat Causes Falling Down There are...

MontClairVoyant: In Montclair, Acronyms Accrue Accordingly

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The Planning Board voted 8-1 on Monday to incorporate the Streets Are For Everyone (SAFE) plan into our town's Master Plan. Reaction? Sincerely, 'Plan' Is the Word of the Week I favor any measure that...

Holiday Cheer In Times of COVID: Taking An Annual Cookie Celebration on the Road

Community activities, summer camps, family milestones, and everyday life at work and school have all been affected by COVID adaptations. Holiday traditions will also look different, but they don’t need to be less joyful....

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