COVID-19: Numbers on the rise, residents not cooperating with contact tracers

New Jersey is seeing an increase in COVID-19 cases, with state officials reporting a spike of 585 new cases Friday and 699 on Thursday, up from the 484 reported on Monday.

Obituary: Frederick Jones

Frederick Jones, of Montclair, died on Aug. 1, 2020. He was 81.Born and raised in Montclair, Fred worked his professional career as a postal...

Obituary: Helen Ziegler

Helen Ziegler (née Markman) passed away peacefully in Montclair on July 29, 2020.Helen was born on Sept. 16, 1918, and grew up in Brooklyn...

Obituary: Robert A. Melville

Robert (Bob) A. Melville, formerly of Montclair, entered into eternal rest on June 29, 2020, after a long illness. He was 76.Bob was born...

Salvation Army march in Montclair to help homeless

Brett DeMichael of the Salvation Army walked 26 miles around Montclair this past Saturday, Aug. 8. to raise awareness of the organization's efforts to help homeless and hungry people during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Montclair Township offers free ice, charging stations until 4pm on Aug...

Montclair Township is offering free ice and has set up charging stations at the Municipal building at 205 Claremont Avenue until 4pm on Monday, Aug 10.

Obituary: Angelo Maffucci

Angelo Maffucci of Naples, Fla., formerly of Montclair, died on July 27 at Lakeside Pavilion Nursing Home after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease....

Life under Lockdown: friendship bracelets, for humanity

When COVID-19 hit, Hannah Giordano pivoted and started donating her money from friendship bracelets she makes to good causes.

weGodthis serves food, and friendship, to the homeless

weGodthis, an organization started by moms of students at Lacordaire Academy, serves the homeless in Newark — and is now officially a nonprofit.

Culture in brief: Vanguard presents Broadway Buddy Mentorship Cabaret Aug. 13

“Hamilton” composer/playwright and star Lin-Manuel Miranda will introduce the show. Montclair students Emma McElwee, Johanna Keyser, Khari Jenkins, Robert Axelrod, and Veronica Axelrod will appear.

Studio Players go virtual with “Superhero Princess Tales”

The set is established through actors’ use of Zoom backgrounds. Hynes’ mother designed costumes, with capes and other pieces handed out in individual bags in the parking lot at Studio Playhouse, where the cast will arrive in a staggered schedule. Actors will also use their own clothes for pieces.

Pods and distance: Shakespeare Theatre opens up

Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey uses pre-reserved, widely spaced pods and painted Xs to ensure safety for their charming short plays.

Ife Joseph invents an app for social justice

Ife Joseph, a 10-year-old rising fifth-grader at Hillside School, has invented an app titled "Mental Health for Social Justice," for the MIT Inventor Hackathon.

Montclair football gets head start as other MHS teams look to Aug 17

Montclair coaches can get back to work on Aug. 17, but the MHS football team labeled themselves a club for the summer to get a head start.