Midtown Direct Resumes Service, Veterans Day Ceremony, and Montclair Man Killed in Newark

Here is a rundown of the top stories this week in Montclair.

Midtown Direct Resumes Regular Service Monday

Three weeks after Hurricane Sandy, NJ Transit will restore weekday service to the Montclair-Boonton Line starting Monday. Midtown Direct service between Montclair State University and New York will operate on a regular schedule, which can be found here.

Service between Hackettstown and Hoboken on Monday will run on a modified schedule, which can be found here

Montclair Man Killed in Police Chase in Newark Last Week

A 32-year-old Upper Montclair man was killed in Newark Nov. 10 after he was struck by a fleeing car during a police chase, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Police confirmed Thursday. 

New Superintendent Gets PTA Feedback

New Montclair Superintendent Penny MacCormack convened a congress of Montclair’s 11 public school Parent Teacher Associations Tuesday at the Montclair Public Library to introduce herself and discuss her vision for the district.  

Montclair Honors America's Armed Forces

While the sound of a lone trumpet could be heard playing “Taps” during Monday’s Veterans Day ceremony in Edgemont Memorial Park, the gathered crowd listened and reflected and the Montclair Police Honor Guard fired three rifle volleys into the air.  

On Monday, Montclair State University invited four experienced speakers to try and make sense of the changing landscape of the news media in the 21st century. 

Montclair Business Gets Backing on Kickstarter.com

A Montclair start-up that merges art with fashion just got the kickstart it needed.

With only a handful of days remaining, VōTLO Couture has surpassed its fundraising goal on Kickstarter.com, raising just over $30,000 in pledges. 

Tweet #PatchRebuilds to Help Hurricane Sandy Survivors

You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts — or simply sending a tweet.

Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devastated communities after the storm. For every tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to theAmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000.

Visions for Vacancies: What Should Move to 499-501 Bloomfield Ave.?

In this installment of Visions for Vacancies, the Montclair Patch asks: what do you think should move into 499-501 Bloomfield Ave., the former home of Rascals Comedy Club?

Leonid Meteor Shower 2012: Where to Watch in Montclair

Keep your eyes on the sky during the pre-dawn hours between Saturday and Tuesday, Nov. 20, because that's when the famous Leonid meteor shower is expected to peak. 

These meteors are fast -- about 40 miles per second -- and can leave trails of smoke, according to Astronomy.com. They will appear to radiate from the constellation Leo the Lion and can vary in color.

Fun Facts and Trivia for Thanksgiving

No need to worry about conversation topics around the Thanksgiving dinner table. Let your guests fill up on this list of Thanksgiving fun facts!


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