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The Best Jewish Christmas Syrian-Refugee Dinner Ever

Rabbi Elliott Tepperman | Posted 12.30.2016 | Religion
Rabbi Elliott Tepperman

The room was packed and at every table American Jews and Syrian Refugees were smiling and trying to communicate. Everyone had name tags in English, Hebrew and Arabic and with very few words beyond each other's names, extraordinary warmth and gratitude was expressed.

What Not to Be Apathetic About

Zak Smith | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics
Zak Smith

Apathy is a privilege. A great many people do not have the luxury. If you feel your life is in danger, if you feel your family or your loved ones are in jeopardy, if you feel attacked and diminished, the odds are that you will not feel indifferent about it.

The 88 Best Main Streets In America

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 03.30.2015 | HuffPost Home

There are two tales of Main Street in the United States: The "heartline of America" that Walt Disney mapped out some 60 years ago, and the less idylli...

The One Day Of My Life I Wish I Could Relive

Naomi Rand | Posted 05.02.2014 | Fifty
Naomi Rand

My father taught me how to swim in the shallow waters of Long Island Sound. I tried to relax as he supported my seven-year old frame with two arms. At first, when he slid them away, I crumpled, going under. Eventually though, under his patient tutelage, I learned how to trust the water would buoy me.

What Is a Good SAT Score?

Roger Ochoa | Posted 08.23.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

Obviously, a higher score beats a lower score, but the absolutes are fuzzy. Each score needs context -- the context of each student, and the context of each school.

The Art of the Common App College Essay

Roger Ochoa | Posted 08.04.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

If brevity is the soul of wit, then recent changes to the Common Application essay could be the limbs and outward flourishes. Tedious? Yes. Impertinent? No.

Stay Safe With SAT Changes

Roger Ochoa | Posted 07.20.2013 | College
Roger Ochoa

Just when you thought you had studied enough, read all the books, done all the prep work. Just when you thought you were safe, sources from College Board announced that it would be changing its infamous SAT yet again. So, this begs the question: Is there a way to master the SAT?

Americans in the Armory

Roslyn Bernstein | Posted 06.11.2013 | Arts
Roslyn Bernstein

Up for a month, the 1913 show of 1200 works, sponsored and curated by the Association of American Painters and Sculptors (AAPS), Inc., was seen by over 100,000 New Yorkers before traveling (in a smaller version) to Chicago and to Boston.

John Celock

Former Obama Aide's Pushes 'Progressive State' In N.J. State Senate Bid | John Celock | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

A former top campaign policy aide to President Barack Obama has announced plans to seek a New Jersey state Senate seat, taking on a veteran state sena...

Why Jon Stewart Almost Quit 'The Daily Show'

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.11.2012 | Comedy

Friday night, Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert gave a candid talk to a crowd in Montclair, NJ at a fundraiser for the Montclair Film Festival. Sharilyn...

Obama Supporters Face Theft, Bizarre Tactics

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Obama supporters around the nation say they are seeing random instances of theft and vandalism -- and in some cases are being threatened with physical...

Olympic Rowing Fever

Kuae Kelch Mattox | Posted 09.30.2012 | Parents
Kuae Kelch Mattox

Olympic fever is at an all time high in my household, and it started even before the torch arrived at last week's opening ceremony.

There Are No Black Children Here

Rebecca Carroll | Posted 08.06.2012 | Black Voices
Rebecca Carroll

Like most New Yorkers, my husband and I knew that finding an appropriate school for our son was not going to be a cakewalk. Negotiating the New York City school system is practically a rite of passage for parents who live here. But while most parents seek a school that satisfies traditional criteria such as high test scores and general academic achievement, I had an additional standard in mind as we explored nearly two dozen schools: I wanted to find a school for my son where he would would have peers and mentors who are black.

Montclair Beach Club Rules

Graham James | Posted 08.21.2011 | New York
Graham James

Let me begin by stating that the Montclair Beach Club is neither a beach nor in Montclair. It's located in neighboring Clifton, NJ, and while there is no beach there are 3-4 swimming pools.

The Great Montclair Fire of 2011

Graham James | Posted 08.09.2011 | New York
Graham James

Here is the email I received yesterday from my lovely wife Coco... the subject was "Power": Is out at home. A transformer blew and there was a fire i...

Cyrus (A Mayor Koch Review)

Ed Koch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Koch

If any movie can put you to sleep, this is the one. It is billed as a comedy but, believe me, it is dead weight from beginning to end. I saw the fil... Draws Moms to Shop Online

NY Convergence | NY Convergence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In a profile on Montclair, NJ-based, New York Enterprise Report explains how customer service and branding helped the founders to convince...

Montclair's Zohar Atkins is Rhodes Scholars | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MONTCLAIR -- A student from New Jersey who leads weekly poetry classes at a maximum-security prison is among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes Scholars ...

Montclair man among newest Rhodes Scholars | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MONTCLAIR -- A student from New Jersey who leads weekly poetry classes at a maximum-security prison is among 32 Americans selected as Rhodes Scholars ...