Photos: Winter Solstice Ceremony welcomes brighter days

The shortest day of the year is recognized with rituals, readings and meditation for the Winter Solstice ceremony of the UUCM Sacred Wheel CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans), in the Rotunda of the...

Alban Hefin: The light of the summer

by Deborah Ann Tripoldi tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The longest day of the year — and no, it’s not a Monday or Black Friday — falls on Wednesday, June 21. Summer begins that day at exactly 12:24 a.m. EDT. The first...
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Spotlight House of Worship: St. Peter Claver celebrates Black Catholic history

The “Houses of Worship” series spotlights local religious organizations. General information about the church is below. If you have religion news you think we should spotlight, please send to culture@montclairlocal.news. By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news St. Peter Claver Church...

Montclair clergy arrested during Dream Act protest at congressman’s office

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThree Montclair clergy were among six people arrested during a rally and protest calling for an extension of the Dream Act.Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of Bnai Keshet and Revs. Ann Ralosky and John...

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.
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Halloween: Traditional customs, frightful fun

Halloween customs in different traditions, and some new ones, too.
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Spiritual Drumming: Keeping the pulse with the beat of many drums

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news 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...

In brief: Ramadan begins May 5

The Muslim holiday of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, begins at sundown on Sunday, May 5, and continues through the evening of Tuesday, June 4. During the month, which is considered...

Save Mount Carmel committee meets with Newark Archdiocese

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.newsParishioners of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church said that earlier this week they met with representatives of the Archdiocese of Newark to make the case for the survival of their parish,...
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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...