Essex County Women’s History Month Celebration

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Essex County Women's History Month Celebration

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., (center) with (l-r) Carmen Morales, Margie Heller, Dasia Edmond, and Autumn Turner. (Photo by Glen Frieson)

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., hosted the Annual Essex County Women’s History Month Celebration at the Essex County Hall of Records on Wednesday, March 22. During the ceremony, the 2017 Essex County Althea Gibson Leadership Award was presented to Margie Heller, Administrative Director of Community Health and Outreach at St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston; Carmen Morales, Vice Principal of Essex County Newark Tech Campus; and Autumn Turner —Montclair resident, ice skating teacher at Essex County Codey Arena and a contestant on “The Voice.” In addition, special recognition was presented to 11-year-old Dasia Edmond, author of the children’s book “Uniquely Made: Girls Don’t Play Football.”

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Montclair Road Closures on March 25 For Baker’s Dozen Half Marathon

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baker's dozen half marathonMontclair Bread Company will host a Baker’s Dozen Half Marathon on Saturday, March 25. The event is sold out which means 1,500 participants will run the 13.1-mile certified course through many parts of Montclair.

Montclair PD put out the following notice to residents:

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Montclair Crime: Burglaries, Stolen Purse, Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 11:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Crime: Storm-Related Incidents, Theft, Attempted BurglaryThe week in Montclair Crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:


03-14-2017 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Charles Berry, 46yoa from Montclair, was arrested for being disorderly and refusing to comply with direction from officers.

03-20-2017 (Oak Street) Mr. Lance Smith, 22yoa from Montclair was arrested and charged with possession of CDS.


03-17-2017 (The Fairway) Theft from an unlocked motor vehicle. A wallet and iPhone were taken in this incident.

03-18-2017 (Graham Terrace) Burglary to an unlocked residence. Cash was taken in this incident.

03-18-2017 (Sutherland Road) Burglary to a residence. Jewelry and a gift card were taken. There was no sign of forced entry.

03-20-2017 (Bloomfield Avenue) Theft of an unattended purse containing cash and credit cards.


03-18-2017 (Gates Avenue) A silver BMW was vandalized. The trunk of this vehicle was keyed and a quarter panel dented.



Montclair Comes Out For Forum Looking at Workings of Government

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Montclair Fourth Ward Councilor Renée Baskerville hosting a town-hall forum on the workings of government

Montclair Fourth Ward Councilor Renée Baskerville hosted a standing room only, community forum on the workings of government on March 21 in the Montclair Municipal Building as part of an educational effort to get people more involved in the workings of state and local government.  The program, co-sponsored by the political action group Mobilizing Montclair, was aimed at showing people how to get politically active in light of the 2016 presidential election and the upcoming gubernatorial and state legislative elections in November 2017.  Dr. Baskerville underscored the effect of action and of strength in numbers with a quote from civil rights activist Dorothy Height, who was recently honored with a commemorative stamp from the Postal Service:  “If I take a finger and touch you, you won’t even know you’ve been tapped. If I take two fingers, you will know that something touched you. But if I bring all of those fingers together in a fist, I can give you a terrible blow!” Continue Reading

MPD Participates in the Special Olympics

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MPD participates in the Special Olympics

On March 18, Chief Conforti and Deputy Chief Young of the Montclair Police Department were accompanied by several of their officers in participating in the Special Olympics, Essex Area 9 Swimming Meet. The event is exciting for both the athletes, and officers. Continue Reading

Glenfield Park Playground Wins Excellence in Design Award

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Glenfield Park Playground

The Glenfield Park Playground in Montclair was awarded with an Excellence in Design Award from the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association on March 7.

The playground, designed by Montclair-based design firm Arterial, was completed in December 2015.  The four-month long project gave the park a $1.5 million facelift.

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Newark Police Arrest Montclair Man for CDS Possession and Distribution

BY  |  Friday, Mar 17, 2017 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThe following report has been sent by the Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose:

Newark Public Safety Director Anthony F. Ambrose reports the arrest of Richard S. Best, 33, of Montclair, for possession of two loaded handguns and CDS distribution today.

At approximately 10:30 a.m., plain clothes officers were canvassing a residential building at Brunswick and Thomas streets in response to complaints from concerned citizens about drugs being sold from a vacant apartment. Police arrested Best as he attempted to flee back into the apartment, but was immediately apprehended and arrested without further incident. Continue Reading

Montclair Planning Board Rejects Revised Plan for Lorraine Ave., Approves Madison Subdivision

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Planner Peter Steck testifies at Monday night’s Planning Board meeting.

The Montclair Planning Board rejected a revised plan for the redevelopment of the former Warner Communications property on Lorraine Avenue on Monday evening.

A scaled-back development plan for the property had been approved in April of 2016 after an earlier application submitted by developer Michael Pavel met opposition due to the size of the building.

However, in December, Pavel submitted an amended application for the site, which proposed enlarging the building by adding over 3000 square feet to the second floor space, while parking spaces would remain unchanged.

After opposition from the public and members of the Historic Preservation Commission, the application was adjourned to allow a proper review by the HPC prior to the next hearing on February 6, 2017.

A revised version of the application met additional resistance from the Board and the residents at the February meeting, and the hearing was ultimately continued to the March 13 meeting. Continue Reading

Pedestrian Struck by Car on Grove Street in Montclair Last Night, Vehicle Fled the Scene

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pedestrian struck by car

A man walking in the street on Grove Street, near Claremont Avenue, was struck by a car last night, March 14, at approximately 8:23 pm, reports D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:

On 03-14-2017 at approximately 2023Hrs, a 54yoa Montclair man was struck by a vehicle while walking on Grove Street near Claremont Avenue. The male had been walking in the street, north on Grove when he was struck from behind. A female, who had been walking in the street with the victim, was not struck. The vehicle in question fled the scene north on Grove Street. It is described as a tan GMC sport utility. The male had complaint of pain in his side. He was transported to the hospital for treatment.



Montclair Crime: Parked Cars Vandalized With Paint and Smashed Windows, Shoplifting, DWI, and Arrests

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Montclair Crime: Storm-Related Incidents, Theft, Attempted BurglaryThe week in Montclair Crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:


03-09-2017 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Gared Flagler, 31yoa from Iselin, was arrested and charged with DWI.

03-12-2017 (Walnut Street) Mr. Akim Dolor, 26yoa from Belleville, was arrested on open warrants out of Bloomfield, East Orange, and Kearny totaling $2,040.
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