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Century-Old Montclair 'Directories' Can Teach You About Your Ancestors
MONTCLAIR, NJ - To the untrained eye, the pile of old documents and dilapidated books in the possession of the Montclair History Center and the Montclair Public Library might seem little more than scrap paper. But those in the know realize that the "phone directories" in the two organizations' posse
Montclair council members address Planning Board concerns on Lackawanna Plaza
The Montclair Planning Board meeting Monday night had a bit of a Township Council feel. That's because three council members were in attendance to give a presentation to the Planning Board - Fourth Ward Township Councilperson Renee Baskerville, Second Ward Councilperson Robin Schlager, who is also a
Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale and Fine Arts & Crafts Fair in Anderson Park, 9/16!
Shop Upper Montclair this Saturday and enjoy the biggest sales of the year at the 41st annual Upper Montclair Sidewalk Sale. There will be face painting, tag sales, terrific bargains and fun events like The Little Daisy Bake Shop's 2nd Annual Pie-Eating Contest at 1pm (on the front lawn at St. James
Upper Montclair's Sweat & Strut Hopes to Re-Open In Mid September
Sweat & Strut, Upper Montclair's athletic-wear boutique, was forced to shut its doors on August 13 due to a strong smell that occurred during remodeling work being done in a space next door. Sweat & Strut needed to ensure that its space was healthy for customers and employees and hoped that after a
Montclair author's life is changed by an adopted greyhound
"The Dogs of Avalon: The Race To Save Animals in Peril," the third book authored by Montclair resident Laura Schenone and published by W.W. Norton, came out on Aug. 22. She will be at Watchung Booksellers, Sept. 14, 7 to 9 p.m., for a signing and celebration. Not a natural born animal lover herself,
Making the most of even more dining options in Montclair
If you caught my last column, you know I'm overwhelmed by the plethora of (relatively) new dining options here in town. Kimchi Smoke. Jack's Seafood Shack. Zeugma. Juice Culture. Local Coffee. Fiamma. Marcel Bakery & Kitchen (a/k/a Mish Mish 2.0). A friend and I poked our heads into The Spot on Wal
Montclair community raising awareness of mitochondrial disease
Imagine running an entire house on one small battery. That is mitochondrial disease. As most know, Charlie Gard passed away last month, just shy of one year old. He was a helpless baby in the UK, who gained worldwide attention and became famous for all of the wrong reasons. Our nephew, Noah Shulman
See inside Montclair State's new $55M School of Communication
MONTCLAIR - Montclair State University's newest facility, a new headquarters for the School of Communication and Media, saw its first wave of students when school reopened for the fall semester last week. The $55.8 million, 60,000-square-foot digital production and broadcast center, adjacent to the
Montclair's Annual Fashion Show to Raise Funds for Charity, This Sunday
MONTCLAIR, NJ - Don't miss out on all the fashion in Montclair this Sunday. From 4-8 pm, the Wellmont Theater will host a lineup of Montclair Center's top boutiques and designers. Some of the proceeds will go to help local charity organizations. This annual fashion show is a result of the collabora
10 things to do in North Jersey this week
From a Family Art Adventure in Montclair to Girls Night at bergenPAC, from a fall theater preview to fall restaurant openings, we've got you covered.Fall Restaurant Preview Restaurants open all year long, but this season a slew of newcomers are set to open their doors in our region. Here are the one
In Livingston: Candlelight Vigil For Domestic Violence Victims
From Jewish Family Service of MetroWest and Rachel Coalition:Domestic violence affects every community. It thrives when we are silent, but if we take a stand and work together, we can end domestic abuse. October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and Rachel Coalition, a division of Jewis
Frank Vincent remembered by friends and fans on social media
Fans, friends and fellow actors took to social media Wednesday night to mark the passing of actor Frank Vincent, known for his roles in "Raging Bull," "Goodfellas" and "The Sopranos." Many of his fans quoted his famous line, "Now go get your [bleeping] shine box" in tribute to Vincent, who lived in
Frank Vincent was 'a man's man' on and off the screen
Actor Frank Vincent of Nutley, who died Tuesday at the age of 78, literally wrote the book on being "a man's man." Published by the Penguin Group in 2007, Vincent's book 'A Guy's Guide to Being a Man's Man' offers advice on everything from dating to smoking cigars to watching movies to visiting Las
Authorities: Customs officers hazing included 'rape table'
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Three U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers were arrested Wednesday after allegedly using a 'rape table' to haze two of their colleagues at Newark Liberty International Airport, federal prosecutors said. The three officers were charged with forcibly assaulting, impeding, in
Bova: My 24-hour pumpkin spice binge
(Warning: Do not try this at home. Or at work. And certainly not anywhere that isn't in sprinting distance of a highly-functioning bathroom.) Like many people with the power to differentiate between things that taste good and things that taste like they were left in a Dumpster and then eaten and vom
Chatham BOE Awards $3 Million Auditorium Contract; School District Enrollment "Has Stabilized"
CHATHAM, NJ - The Chatham Board of Education awarded a $3 million contract for renovations to the Chatham High School auditorium at its regular meeting held Monday night. The BOE unanimously approved the award of the contract to John O'Hara Company of East Orange. Previously, the board rejected the
ONE TOWN DIVIDED OR TWO SEPARATE TOWNS ?
November 7 ballot to create an all-Satmar Hasidic town. Speaker after speaker filled the County's Emergency Services Building on Thursday, September 7, pleading with Legislators to say "aye" to the referendum to separate the village of Kiryas Joel and allow it to be absorbed into a new town called P
Still Time to Attend the Mother Seton Regional HS Gala on Sept. 22
CLARK, NJ - Mother Seton Regional High School in Clark will host a Gala Evening of Celebration and Recognition to honor alumnae and friends of the school on Friday, Sept. 22, at 6:30 p.m. at The Westwood, 438 North Ave., Garwood. The evening will feature a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres, dinner
Mice "Infestation" In Maplewood Schools Declared "Health Hazard" By Maplewood Officials
MAPLEWOOD AND SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - The South Orange Maplewood School District has a mice "infestation" in several district schools, which the Maplewood Township describes as "an immediate health hazard," according to a letter from Township Health Officer Robert Roe to the district last month. The lett
School District Sends Email: 'Combatting Mice in SOMSD Schools'
SOUTH ORANGE AND MAPLEWOOD, NJ - The following letter, "Combatting Mice in SOMSD Schools," was sent from the South Orange Maplewood School District (SOMSD) to the school community via email on Wednesday, September 13: Dear SOMSD Community, SOMSD recently received a letter from the Maplewood Health O