Montclair PAL/Montclair Recreation 8th Graders Participate in 1st Annual Ron Epp All-Star Game

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On March 11, 2017, our Montclair PAL/Montclair Recreation 8th Graders participated in the 1st Annual Ron Epp All-Star Game at Cedar Grove High School. Congratulations to the 8th Graders selected to represent Montclair. Representing 8th Grade Boys were Denver Anglin and Cole McGonial; representing 8th Grade Girls were Brianna English and Ruby Scott. Continue Reading

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

BY  |  Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 2:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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 Boys Reign As 2017 Suburban Basketball League Champions

BY  |  Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

8th Grade Boys 2017 Suburban League Champions

Congratulations to our Montclair Police Athletic League/Montclair Recreation 8th Grade Boys reign as the 2017 Suburban Basketball League Champions. Our team defeated Livingston to once again claim the league title, ending the 2017 season undefeated. The 8th Grade Boys celebrate the coveted 4-Peat as they emerge as the league champs for the 4th time, having previously won in their 5th, 6th, and 7th grade years. The 8th Grade Boys played in front of packed gym at MHS on Friday (March 10, 2017). Additionally, our 7th Grade Boys finished as league runners-up, losing to Maplewood in the championship at Maplewood on Thursday (February 23, 2017).

MPD Participates in the Special Olympics

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 1:36pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Publitics Political Wins Award For its Work on the 2016 Little Falls Mayoral Race

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Publitics PoliticalPublitics Political,  the political consulting wing of Publitics — a public affairs, public relations, and strategy consultancy, based in Essex County — has been awarded a prestigious Pollie Award at the annual American Association of Political Consultants (AAPC) Conference in Huntington Beach, CA. The Publitics Political team of Matt Krayton and Henry de Koninck took home the award for their work on the 2016 Little Falls Mayoral campaign, where they helped James Damiano and the Strong Leadership Now team overturned four decades of Republican control.

They were awarded a Pollie for having produced one of the top mail pieces nationwide for a local race. The award-winning piece, “Violation,” combined with the overall campaign message and strategy, turned the tide of the race after James Damiano and his team faced an onslaught of negative attacks from their opponents.

The Pollies are the most prestigious awards in political advertising, communication and consulting. Winners are scored and chosen by industry peers. This year, the AAPC “raised the curve for trophy eligibility,” and “placed greater emphasis on political effectiveness.”


“We pride ourselves on bringing together cutting edge technology, research and eye-catching creative in all of our work to drive success for our clients, ” said Publitics Principal Matt Krayton. “It is particularly meaningful to have had our work recognized by industry peers who are in the also trenches,” he continued.

“The most effective mail pieces are devastatingly simple in concept and execution. On the Little Falls race – we had a fantastic piece of research in the newspaper article, and the creative was all about highlighting it. We framed the narrative by posing the question to voters “is this who you want handling our tax dollars” to which the electorate responded with a resounding “No,” said Principal, Henry de Koninck. “It was a great win, and being recognized for our work with a Pollie Award is extremely gratifying.”




Barbara Pinsak Is New Montclair Interim Superintendent Effective March 17

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Barbara Pinsak is the new Interim Superintendent of the Montclair Public Schools by a unanimous decision of the Board of Education, effective March 17.

“We are privileged that Barbara Pinsak will be stepping in as Interim Superintendent to bridge the gap for us while we continue the search for a permanent Superintendent. We will continue to interview candidates for the permanent position. In the meantime, Ms. Pinsak comes to us with extensive school administrator experience as she recently retired this past August from Teaneck Public Schools. We are delighted to have her,” said Board President Jessica de Koninck.
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Ministry Fair at Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish

BY  |  Sunday, Mar 19, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish

Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish in Bloomfield (60 Byrd Avenue) will host a Ministry Fair on March 26,  from 8 am – 2 pm.

The community is invited and encouraged to attend to speak with the parishioner volunteer organizations that make St. Thomas a warm family parish. Visitors can also enjoy the hospitality of coffee, cakes and fellowship.

Twenty four ministries with parish volunteers will be at the fair.  If you are looking for or considering a parish to attend, this is an ideal opportunity to understand more about the Saint Thomas Parish family.

Saint Thomas the Apostle Parish


Ladies Night! Bubbly & Bingo To Benefit MHS Project Graduation

BY  |  Friday, Mar 17, 2017 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Come out for a fun Ladies Night of Bingo, champagne, ‘celebrity’ Bingo callers, a 50/50 raffle and fun prizes, all in the name of a good cause — Montclair High School’s Project Graduation!

Individual tickets are $35 and include one Bingo card, champagne and refreshments! Got a group? Buy a team table! Tables of 10 are $500 and include two Bingo cards for each player, upgraded champagne service AND table signage! (Start thinking of your team name now!) Extra Bingo cards will be available for $5 each. Continue Reading

Become a Volunteer for The 6th Montclair Film Festival

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 16, 2017 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The 6th Montclair Film Festival is around the corner. Interested in joining an amazing team of volunteers?

Come check out one of two Volunteer Information Sessions to find out how you can volunteer and what is required. Current volunteers can come and find out what’s new for the 2017 festival. New volunteers can come see what it’s all about.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 from 7pm – 8pm at the Montclair Public Library auditorium.

Sunday, March 26, 2017 from 4pm – 5pm at Cinema505 at 505 Bloomfield Ave, Montclair. Continue Reading

FREE Women-Focused March Workshops from SOFIA

BY  |  Wednesday, Mar 15, 2017 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

True to its commitment to provide advocacy, support, and to help develop life skills for those who need it in the Essex County community, Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (SOFIA) is offering FREE workshops all through March aimed at building focus and purpose for the whole family:

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