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Baristanet Profile: Molli Dowd

Name: Molli Dowd Where do you live? Verona When did you move there? 2000 Where did you grow up? Tucson, Arizona. My husband is from Montclair, which brought us to the area. How do you make a living?...

Verona Fire Dept. Members Exposed to COVID-19 During Holiday Party

Several members of the Verona Fire Department were exposed to COVID-19 during a holiday party at Fire Station No. 2. "Out of an abundance of caution, the use of Fire Station No. 2 has been...

Verona Middle and High Schools Back on Remote After New COVID-19 Cases Reported

Verona High School and H.B. Whitehorne Middle School will transition to fully remote instruction for the next 14 days, due to new confirmed cases in the district, Dr. Rui Dionisio, Superintendent of Verona Public...

Little Falls School Student Tests Positive for COVID-19

A student at School No. 1 in Little Falls school district tested positive for COVID-19 The following message from the district superintendent was sent to parents of students who could have been exposed: In an abundance...

Montclair State University Welcomes Olympic Skaters, Coaches To Montclair State Arena

The Israeli Olympic Figure Skating team will now call the Montclair State University Ice Arena its training home. Skaters Alexey Bychenko, two time Olympic Singles competitor, European Championship Medalist . Mishel Moshaev & Artem...

Newark Museum Acquires Major Work by Contemporary Black Artist Bisa Butler

The Newark Museum of Art has acquired a large-scale artwork by Essex County resident Bisa Butler, a rising star among contemporary Black artists in the United States, known for her quilted portraits celebrating Black...
year in review

UPDATE Verona Public Schools Reinstates Extra Curricular Activities After Possible COVID-19 Exposure at Weekend...

Update: Verona Schools has reinstated extracurricular activities starting Thursday after consulting with Montclair Health Dept who conducts case and contact evaluations for Verona, MyVeronaNJ reports. Extracurricular activities in Verona Public Schools were suspended Tuesday after...

Counter-Protester at Nutley Black Lives Matter Rally No Longer Employed by Hospital

https://youtu.be/lnmjN1m1Vxs Nutley for Black Lives protesters were confronted by counter-protesters during their peaceful solidarity march on June 26. One of those counter-protesters, identified by Twitter as Valerie Pastore, is seen on video screaming and giving...

Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival Cancelled, Branch Brook Park Closed

Newark, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Freeholder President Brendan Gill, Vice President Wayne Richardson and the Board of Freeholders announced that the 44th Annual Cherry Blossom Festival in Essex County...

More Social Than Distant At Country Club

Area parks may be closed but a reader sent us this photo of the Upper Montclair Country Club. We called the club to ask if they were changing their policies due to COVID-19. The...
st. patrick's day

St. Patrick’s Day Parades in West Orange and Newark Postponed Due To COVID-19

St. Patrick's Day parades in West Orange and Newark were postponed Wednesday night due to concerns about COVID-19. "We have been monitoring the COVID 19 situation closely and have been in constant contact with elected...

Love Bandit Breaks Heart Of Clifton Dentist Valentine’s Display

Clifton's seasonal decorating dentist had set up his latest holiday homage -- a Valentine's-themed mannequin runway display -- but apparently someone didn't love it, leaving just one lonely mannequin.

NJ’s First Refill Shop Opens in Maplewood, Could Montclair Be Next?

Deanna Taylor-Heacock was a stay-at-home mom who had always had an entrepreneurial spirit. "If I saw an empty storefront, I would talk to my friends about what would go there," she said. "I always had...

Looking Back Locally at 2019: The Year In Review

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