Monday, May 13, 2013
The New Jersey pariah continues to make headlines.
That was a close call. Sources close to “Tanning Mom” Patricia Krentcil told celebrity gossip site TMZ that the Nutley woman would be featured in a soon-to-be released gay porn film. The sources then qualified the revelation: Krentcil would be working fully clothed and she won’t partake in any love making. What a relief. The 45-year-old mother would be paid $1,000 for the cameo role, sources said. Earlier this year, the mother of five recorded her debut rap single at a New York recording studio and posed topless on a Jersey Shore beach. Krentcil's infamy began in April 2012 when school officials noticed burns on her daughter's leg and reported the injuries to authorities. Following an investigation, Krentcil was arrested later that month. …
Saturday, May 11, 2013
This free event will feature Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker reading from short fiction.
National Public Radio's (NPR) award-winning series Selected Shorts is coming to New Milford Public Library on June 27 at 7:30 p.m. Selected Shorts has been described as a story time for adults. It consists of contemporary and classic short fiction read to a live audience by stars of stage and screen. The evening will feature film, stage and television actors Jill Eickenberry and Michael Tucker reading from selected short stories. New Milford's Library Director, Terri McColl said that Selected Shorts has been performing at various libraries throughout the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) for a number of years and she was finally able to bring the series to New Milford. The BCCLS includes 74 Public Libraries in Bergen, Essex…
Saturday, May 4, 2013
McClure credits his nomination for best actor in a musical to his roots in New Milford.
His wife gasped, his friend, New Milford's Jonathan Silver, came bounding down the stairs in a "unique" dance, while all he could muster was Holy ****, a thought verbally expressed just as his mother sent him a text that read, "Holy ****." Still reeling from his Carnegie Hall debut the night before, that's how New Milford's Rob McClure reacted to the news early Tuesday morning that he had been nominated for a Tony Award as best actor in a musical for his performance as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin The Musical. Upon the announcement, his castmates from Chaplin had donuts delivered to his house, he received countless phone calls and well wishes from family and friends, but what turned him into a "weep puddle" was the text he received from the…
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Richard Kuklinski, a Dumont man who killed more than 100 people, is the subject of director Ariel Vromen's crime thriller.
A film based on the true life story of one of New Jersey’s most notorious killers is set to hit select theaters this Friday. "The Iceman" tells the story of Dumont's Richard Kuklinski, from his ordinary family life to his introduction to the mob and his arrest for murder. Kuklinski said he killed more than 100 people, many during his time associated with the mafia in the 1970s and 80s. In the screenplay co-written by Morgan Land and director Ariel Vromen and based on a book by Anthony Bruno, Kuklinski initially appears to be a devoted family man but is soon found out to be ruthless hit man. Michael Shannon — of Boardwalk Empire and “Michael Shannon Reads the Insane Delta Gamma Sorority Letter” fame — portrays The Iceman, who got his …
Monday, April 22, 2013
Englewood's downtown summer jazz series will start in mid-May this year and continue for the next 14 weeks.
Englewood's outdoor jazz series is getting an earlier start this summer. The swingin' Englewood Economic Development Corporation initiative that for the past two years has brought New York City-area jazz musicians to play at various spots in downtown Englewood on consecutive Thursdays in July and August will start in mid-May this year. "It’s been such a tremendous success we’re going to extend it into June and the latter half of May," EEDC Chairman Adam Brown said after the group's last meeting. "We’re going to go from eight performances to 14. I think it's a no-brainer." The Bergen Performing Arts Center selects the jazz combos, the city of Englewood coordinates when they'll play and the EEDC provides the funding, Brown said. He hopes the…
Friday, March 22, 2013
Great talent and guest spellers steal the stage of New Milford High School's Spring production.
The 25th Annual Putnam Valley Spelling Bee opened to a full house Thursday in the James Africano Auditorium at New Milford High School. Directed by Jonathan Silver (NMHS '05), the musical is packed with lively tunes and lots of laughter. When he decided to present this musical, Silver had described Spelling Bee as "more of an event than than a show." And right he was. The musical invites participation from audience members and allows them to be on stage as spelling contestants. Opening night featured Chief of Police Frank Papapietro, BOE V.P. Dan Conner, Rolando Diaz and Jennifer Deitz as guest spellers. Directed by Jonathan Silver, Choreography by Megan MacPhee, Musical Director Jane Swarctz, Producer Emeritus Rose DePoto and Alexander …
Monday, March 4, 2013
Reality show "The Real Girls of the Bada Bing" features Satin Dolls, the Lodi club where scenes were filmed for The Sopranos. CAUTION: ADULT LANGUAGE AND SCENES IN VIDEO
A new reality show in development features Bergen County's Satin Dolls, the gentlemen's club best known as the fictional "Bada Bing!" from The Sopranos. Tom Murro, a celebrity journalist and the show's executive producer, said it's like a mix between Jersey Shore, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and The Sopranos. "It's going to be awesome," Murro said. "There's a lot more swearing and violence. No table flipping, though." Satin Dolls, the real club where scenes from The Sopranos were filmed, is located on Route 17 in Lodi. The show takes a look at the drama in the lives of the club's dancers — one is paying her way through college, another struggles with self-esteem — and they all fight with each other over tips. "It's like a little …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Catch up on all of New Milford's leading news stories here.
New Milford Police are asking for the public's help in locating Alice Klee, a missing 68-year-old New Milford woman missing since Feb. 8. A 22-year old Little Ferry man facing charges of strong armed robbery in Dumont and assaulting a New Milford police officer, found in Key Largo. Benjamin Blohm, 28, faces three years in prison after breaking a water pipe and causing flooding at the Bergen County Courthouse last July. After considering three applicants, Board decides to reappoint Board Attorney, Richard Abrahamsen. New Milford High School senior Academy students take college courses as part of their independent study through OpenCourseWare. New Milford High School's Spring fundraising event brings home amazing talent. The Bergen County …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
New Milford High School's Spring fundraising event brings home amazing talent.
The James Africano Auditorium of New Milford High School was packed Friday for the Spring musical fundraiser, Growing Up. The fundraiser was to benefit the spring production of 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Noted alumni returned to the NMHS stage as Director Jonathan Silver ('05), Rob McClure ('00), Jessica Day ('05), Josh Dela Cruz ('07), Ryan McCann ('05), Jonell Robles ('05) and Hannah Zarate ('08) combined their talent with Maggie Lakis, Megan MacPhee, Amanda Phillips and Allison Strong to sing from the Broadway songbook songs about coming-of-age and relationships. Alexander Diaz ('03) was scheduled to appear with the ensemble cast, but at the last minute could not attend. A special guest performance was made by …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
An evening of musical performances from the Broadway songbook about coming-of-age and relationships.
As a kick-off to NMHS's spring musical, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, there will be a fundraiser Friday evening at the James Africano Auditorium at New Milford High School at 7:30 p.m. Performers include New Milford High School alumni and professional actors from the Philadelphia and Broadway stage community. Special appearances by Superintendent Michael Polizzi and other surprise guests. Director Jonathan Silver promises everyone a night of laughter, entertainment and an overall good time. To purchase your $20 GENERAL ADMISSION tickets ($10 with New Milford student ID 1 per ID), call Nicolette Perna at 201-262-0172 ext. 2243 or email NMHSmusical@gmail.com with your order.