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April 19, 2024

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Occasionally, we encounter individuals whose impact on our lives feels genuinely heroic. Though it's been some time since I last wrote a "Heroes Who Walk Beside Us" feature, the moment is right to spotlight someone exceptional—Congressman Donald M. Payne, Jr. Although he is a man ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A special musical performance will take place in Montclair on Sunday, April 14. VanVleck House and Gardens have been hosting monthly Sunday afternoon chamber music concerts for the past eleven years, in collaboration with Montclair State University's Cali School of Music. These ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board had a seemingly straightforward application for another cannabis dispensary, this one at 135 Valley Road.  Questions about the plan from the board members, though, resulted in a plan to revise the proposal for another meeting. Attorney Alan Trembulak ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Police officials have released additional information regarding the Montclair Police shooting that occurred on Monday. According to Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating a police-involved shooting in Montclair, NJ ...

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Make some room in your garden or containers for the new All-America Selections 2024 National award-winning plants. These winning varieties are tested in trial gardens across the United States and Canada. Volunteer judges rate entries based on their improved performance, flavor, disease resistance, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - An investigation is currently underway following a shooting incident in Montclair on Monday afternoon, which resulted in the injury of a police officer. The incident occurred in the 100 block of Forest Street shortly after 1 p.m. According to authorities, the encounter transpired ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy wants to pump nearly $1 billion more into New Jersey schools. The new spending would increase state aid to public schools by 5% over the current level and is meant to “fully fund” K-12 education to ensure that New Jersey children receive a top-notch ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair officials have confirmed that a "shelter-in-place" order was issued today at several schools in response to reports of gunfire in the Forest Street area. The order was enacted at both high school buildings, as well as Renaissance, Watchung School and Woodman ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Councilor-at-Large Robert Russo found himself at the center of controversy after Second Ward Councilor Robin Schlager publicly detailed an incident allegedly involving him 'lunging' and yelling at her during a closed session council meeting on October 25, 2022. The timing of her ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Madison boys lacrosse team defeated Montclair Kimberly Academy 13-7 on Thursday afternoon. Madison's Matt Lutz scored five goals on the day helping to lead the Dodgers to victory. Joaquin Soler had three goals on the day while Justin Goldberg, Andrew Boyd, James Amorosi, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council conference meeting of April 10 – uncharacteristically, a Wednesday – took care of pending business in a quick and straightforward matter, as befitting a council, including Mayor Sean Spiller, headed toward lame-duck status.  Councilor-at-Large Robert ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police officials have released additional details regarding the burglary and vehicular theft that occurred on Highland Avenue on Tuesday. According to MPD officials arrests have been made. On Tuesday, April 9, 2024, around 5:45 AM, the Newark Police Department notified ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - As anyone who lives here knows, the Montclair Township area is a popular place for out-of-towners to relocate to.  With its proximity to the beach and public transportation, vibrant restaurant and shopping areas, and close-knit community feel, it's no wonder that the average price ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police were called to Highland Avenue on a report of a vehicle running with no occupants.  On April 9, 2024, law enforcement officers responded to a report in the 300 block of Highland Avenue regarding a vehicle that was in the vicinity and wasn't moving. Upon arrival, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center has garnered recognition from the American College of Cardiology for its exceptional proficiency and dedication in providing care to patients requiring treatment at a cardiac catheterization lab, hospital officials ...

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Two Million Black+Decker® garment steamers by Empower Brands have been recalled due to a burn hazard announced the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission. A refund is being offered to customers.   According to the recall, the steamers can expel, spray, or leak hot water during use, ...

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Newark, NJ - The 2024 Essex County Cherry Blossom 10 K race was run today, April 7th, in Branch Brook Park.  The winning female was Elizabeth Wakeling, from Maplewood. She told Joseph DiVincenzo that she's originally from England. Wakeling was the top female finisher with a time of ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township officials have recently reported minimal damage in the Township from the earthquake. The Township's Office of Emergency Management (OEM) has swiftly responded to the recent earthquake, conducting a comprehensive damage assessment throughout the area and ...

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Essex County’s Branch Brook Park boasts 5,300 cherry blossom trees - more than the nation’s capital - and starting Saturday, April 6, it will celebrate with its 48th annual Cherry Blossom Festival. For the record, East Potomac Park, in Washington, D.C., has just 3,800 trees, according to the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Is Saint Andrew's church closing?  Parishioners will have to wait to find out. While attendees at an April 4 meeting hoped to get some answers from church officials about the future of the church, they were told instead to submit their questions in writing and that they’d be ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A Montclair Police officer sustained injuries in an attempt to apprehend a stolen car suspect, according to police officials. On March 30, 2024, around 2:30 AM, officers were alerted to a slow moving BMW near Highland Avenue and Edgewood Terrace. Upon arrival, an officer ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – It was a rough day for the Madison Dodgers as they traveled to Essex County to take on the Montclair Mounties. Madison never led in the game and fell to 0-2 on the young season with a 16-12 defeat.  Things on Thursday afternoon got off to an inauspicious start for Madison as ...

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MONTCLAIR NJ - A Montclair resident has been found guilty of murder and other offenses tied to a "large-scale narcotics enterprise" operating in the Essex County region, prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Following a trial, Michael Healy, 43, of Montclair, was convicted by a federal jury on ...

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SPARTA, NJ – In what could have implications beyond Sparta, Hon. Stuart Minkowitz has ruled that people who have joined a Facebook page can be removed from the planning board.  Mega warehouse developer Diamond Chip Realty sued the Sparta Township Planning Board claiming eight members should be ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ — A GoFundMe page for the family of slain 9-year-old Christian Naszier Rivera has raised more than $57,000 as of today, with over 950 people and organizations pledging donations, according to the online website. The crowdfunding page, called The Christian Naszier Rivera Memorial ...

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NEW JERSEY — During the afternoon of Monday, April 8, a total solar eclipse will be seen across parts of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. While New Jerseyans will only experience a partial eclipse, thousands of people, including from the state, are expected to travel to see the spectacular ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two men reportedly were standing outside of a white car on Maple Avenue near the corner of Monroe, according to eyewitnesses. Suddenly, a barrage of shots rang out. The white car then sped off down Maple Avenue and the men on foot started shooting at the moving vehicle. The alleged ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Are you a tenant or a landlord? Are you curious about your rights and responsibilities? Do you want to learn more about Montclair's rent control law or understand the rights tenants have to organize? If so, mark your calendars because an informative event is coming your ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Mountainside Medical Center has achieved a significant advancement in its commitment to meeting the mental health needs of patients and the community by acquiring behavioral health providers from Envision Healthcare, officials announced. This move underscores the hospital's ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The eighth annual Montclair Literary Festival will take place from Saturday, April 27 to Saturday, May 4, 2024, organizers have announced. According to a release, there will be TWO Festival Days with 90+ authors and 40+ events, with events held at partner Montclair State ...

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