A stroll-by art experience at the windows at Studio Montclair

A stroll-by art experience at the windows at Studio Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Studio Montclair is exhibiting the work of three artists from Monmouth County — Dawn DiCicco, Shari Epstein and James Kent — in the windows at the gallery, located at 127 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. Displayed to provide a safe viewing experience during the COVID crisis, the work will be on view through the […]

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

Remembering the Essex County victims of 9/11

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Nineteen years ago on Sept. 11, 2001, approximately 3,000 people were murdered in terrorist attacks in New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Stonycreek, Pa. May we always remember the victims. Below are the Essex County residents who were killed in the terrorist attacks: Cesar A. Alviar, 60, of Bloomfield Sean Booker, […]

Montclair Art Museum to reopen Sept. 12

Montclair Art Museum to reopen Sept. 12

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Following a six-month closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Montclair Art Museum has announced that it will reopen its galleries Saturday, Sept. 12. MAM will offer a preview day for members on Sept. 12 and open to the general public beginning Sept. 13. “We are thrilled to open our doors for our […]

Vanguard announces new space in Montclair

Vanguard announces new space in Montclair

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Vanguard Theater Company began renovations in August at what was once the Old Mogul Theater at 180 Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair, but will soon be the Vanguard Institute for the Performing Arts. During the next two months, Vanguard will transform the 4,000-square-foot space, which houses the oldest proscenium theater in Montclair, into […]

Area mental health agency serves homeless population

MONTCLAIR, NJ — In August, the Mental Health Association of Essex and Morris, a Montclair- and Parsippany-based nonprofit behavioral health agency, began providing outreach and case management services to homeless individuals who frequently seek out temporary shelter at Newark Liberty International Airport. The initiative is funded through a partnership with the Port Authority of New […]

MEND launches Fresh Food Hub using grant from Impact100 Essex

MEND launches Fresh Food Hub using grant from Impact100 Essex

ORANGE, NJ — Meeting Essential Needs with Dignity recently launched its Fresh Food Hub with the funds from a transformative $120,000 grant from Impact100 Essex. MEND is using the 4,000-square-foot facility in Orange as a centralized location from which it will source, transport, refrigerate, pack and distribute more fresh and healthy food to food insecure […]

HUD awards $18.5M to NJ public housing authorities

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — On Aug. 10, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson announced $472 million in CARES Act funding to help low income families during the coronavirus pandemic. This funding can be used by public housing authorities to help families assisted by Housing Choice Vouchers and Mainstream vouchers prevent, prepare […]

Area activists write letters to boost turnout in fall pandemic election

Area activists write letters to boost turnout in fall pandemic election

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Looking to improve voter turnout during a pandemic presidential election, social justice activists at Bnai Keshet in Montclair organized letter-writing parties via Zoom for the community this summer, stockpiling nearly 3,000 letters heading into fall. The effort’s organizers, Lisa Auslander and Jessica Brater, started a Civic Engagement Committee under the Social Justice/Tikkun […]

DeCamp Bus Lines suspends service due to low ridership

DeCamp Bus Lines suspends service due to low ridership

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Another one bites the dust, as the 150-year-old Montclair-based company DeCamp Bus Lines becomes another casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic’s economic fallout — at least for the time being. On Aug. 7, the company issued a statement that it was “suspending all service” due to the “sustained effects of the COVID-19 […]

ECEA expresses opposition to reopening school buildings this fall

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County Education Association President Anthony Rosamilia, in collaboration with local teachers union presidents across the county, penned a letter to interim Executive County Superintendent Joseph Zarra and the county’s legislators expressing ECEA’s opposition to reopening school buildings this fall. “Out of the more than 3,000 counties in the United States, […]

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