Syrian refugees start new life in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS Perhaps wistful for their native cuisine, when Syrian immigrants Alsayed Abbas and Abd Al Rahman Ajlooni visited Manhattan for the first time ever last week, they chowed down on falafel from a...

Spiritual Drumming: Keeping the pulse with the beat of many drums

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI Both women and men lugged giant drums behind them and headed up the ramp into a church on a Sunday afternoon. Richard Reiter, who is an Emmy-award winning composer, a jazz...

Our Lady of Mt. Carmel feast downgraded, then canceled due to heat

Due to extreme heat conditions predicted for this weekend, the Mt. Carmel feast and procession have been canceled.

Bnai Keshet to host course on dismantling white supremacy

Classes will meet once a month through April.

Samhain: celebrating the time between

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI Kids will be looking forward to dressing up and parading in costumes to receive candy. Even some adults may enjoy that. While many people know Oct. 31 as Halloween, in Paganism...

Photos: A Hanukkah “Fire on Ice” street party lights the night in Montclair

A crowd of hundreds parties on Church Street this year at Chabad Montclair 's "Fire and Ice" Hanukkah party, celebrating the miracle of the light over darkness with music, food, fire and a six-foot...

Pastor at troubled, merged Montclair parish reassigned

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.newsThe pastor of St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish, which was formed last year by the rocky merger of two Montclair churches, is being transferred to a parish in Bergen County.The Rev. Joseph...

Bnai Keshet requests items to complete sanctuary

Bnai Keshet announced in a press release Wednesday that repairs to the third floor of Red Gables have been largely completed, paving the way for the 19th-century building to provide sanctuary under the auspices...

Photos: Ash Wednesday

Worshippers after Mass at Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, with ash on their foreheads, observing Ash Wednesday.