Redeemer Montclair church seeks to build addition

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsRedeemer Church of Montclair is looking to demolish a house adjacent to its site on North Willow Street to make way for a two-story addition to the house of worship.Redeemer Montclair has...

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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Ramadan: Montclair Muslims celebrate ‘an ongoing Thanksgiving’

By GWEN OREL and ANTOINETTE MARTIN orel@montclairlocal.newsIt’s very hot on the third floor of Glenfield Middle School.That makes the fast of Ramadan just that little bit harder for Frances Aboushi, who teaches there, and students...
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Refugee assistance project at St. Teresa of Calcutta continues ahead

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA refugee assistance project involving a Montclair parish is moving ahead.St. Teresa of Calcutta Parish — which includes Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Mount Carmel churches — has embarked on a...

Bnai Keshet to hold talk and vigil

Bnai Keshet is holding two events honoring social justice in the coming week.On Saturday morning, June 3, Steve Ellmann will speak about South Africa’s late Chief Justice, Arthur Chaskalson, and what role his Jewishness...

Tikkun for Erev Shavuot to be held at Temple Ner Tamid

Temple Ner Tamid will host this year’s Tikkun for Erev Shavuot on Tuesday evening, May 30.For more than 20 years, four synagogues — Bnai Keshet and Shomrei Emunah in Montclair, Temple Sholom of West...

Ramadan: less food, more words

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsNot eating during the day is not the hardest thing about Ramadan, for Kevin Dawud Amin, of the Masjid Ul Wadud mosque on Bloomfield Avenue. It’s reading the entire Quran.Many people know that...

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...

Cardinal says he’ll hear out Mount Carmel parishioners in Montclair

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.news With the future of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church in his hands, Cardinal Joseph Tobin this week said he plans to visit Montclair to hear the concerns of parishioners fighting to...

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,...