Glen Ridge Crime: Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Weapons Arrest

Friday, Sep 30, 2011 6:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The latest Glen Ridge police blotter from Lt. Fred Egnezzo:

Date/Time: 9/24/2011 @ 11:04 PM

Incident: Hindering Apprehension Arrest

Description: Officer Daniel Manley arrested Daryl Cuyler, 24 of Newark, N.J. for providing false information to law enforcement to conceal the fact that he had outstanding warrants. He was transported to headquarters for processing and turned over to the Passaic County Sheriff’s Office on their warrant.

Date/Time: 9/25/2011 @ 11:35 PM

Incident: Burglary

Description: Officer Michael Medico was dispatched to Midland Ave on a report of a burglary to a residence. Upon arrival the victim reported that their dog was barking which alerted the homeowner something was wrong. Officers checked the house finding an open basement window which was the point of entry. The area was checked with negative results for the suspect. Anyone with information regarding this case can contact Det. Anthony Mazza @ 973-748-5400 X119.

Date/Time: 9/25/2011 @ 9:30 PM

Incident: Burglary/Theft

Description: Officer Daniel Manley was dispatched to Osborne St. to take a report of a burglary and theft. He reported that unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked garage and removed a mountain bicycle valued at $500. Anyone with information regarding this case can contact Det. Anthony Mazza @ 973-748-5400 X119.

Date/Time: 9/26/2011 @ 8:24 AM

Incident: Burglary

Description: Officer Christopher Grogan was dispatched to Osborne St. to take a report of burglary. Upon arrival it was reported that the same garage that had been burglarized the day before was entered again. The homeowner noticed some items moved but appears nothing was taken. Anyone with information regarding this case can contact Det. Anthony Mazza @ 973-748-5400 X119.

Date/Time: 9/28/2011 @ 9:20 AM

Incident: Criminal Mischief

Description: Officer Giuseppe Oliva was dispatched to the high school parking lot on a reported criminal mischief. Upon arrival he was met by a witness who observed a juvenile male scratch and damage several vehicles in the parking lot. The juvenile was located, taken into custody and transported to headquarters for processing. The juvenile, a high school student, was released to his mother. All criminal charges against the juvenile will be transferred to Essex County Juvenile Court. Anyone with information can contact Juvenile Detective Troy Postlewait @ 973-748-5400 X120.

Date/Time: 9/29/2011 @ 3:55 PM

Incident: Warrant Arrest

Description: While investigating a suspicious person, Officer Charles Roberts arrested Gregory Holley, 56 of Bloomfield, N.J. for outstanding warrants on Bloomfield Ave. He was transported to headquarters for processing and turned over to Bloomfield Police on their warrant.

Date/Time: 9/29/2011 @ 11:05 AM

Incident: Stolen Vehicle

Description: Officer Joseph Uliano was dispatched to Winsor Pl. to take a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim reported that unknown suspect(s) had just stolen their Red Ford Truck with a landscaping trailer attached. The trailer had numerous pieces of landscaping equipment valued at $18,730.00.

Date/Time: 9/29/2011 @ 12:00 PM

Incident: Recovered Stolen Vehicle

Description: While on patrol investigating a suspicious vehicle Officer Joseph Uliano discovered that the vehicle, a Ford van, was reported stolen from Montclair, N.J. There were no occupants in the vehicle at the time of recovery.

During this week the Glen Ridge Police Department investigated (6) motor vehicle accidents.

NJ Dept. of Ed. Approves Four New Charter Schools: None in Baristaville

BY  |  Friday, Sep 30, 2011 4:14pm

Today, the NJ Department of Education under Governor Christie’s administration approved four additional charter schools in NJ to open in 2012, none serving Essex County. Quest Academy, the proposed Montclair charter school was denied for the fourth time.

Read the story here on Barista Kids.

Name That Lemon-Blackberry Cocktail

BY  |  Friday, Sep 30, 2011 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (16)

Do you know what makes the sun shine and the humidity drop? About two and a half of these little numbers. How do I know? Well, because I have downed about two and the sun is out and I feel fantastic. Good times.

So today put away that brief, stow the laptop, table your thesis on “Abstract Theory of Dead Languages” from Bob’s College and Boat Rental,  get out the blender  and make some happy in a glass. Then, head out to Ruthie’s tonight and enjoy some live outdoor music featuring Alex Richman and Eric Heilner- Blues Piano Summit from 7-9p.m.! If you see me, come and say “Hi!” Continue Reading

Little Falls Turns 300

BY  |  Friday, Sep 30, 2011 3:02pm  |  COMMENTS (10)

Happy Birthday Little Falls! This Sunday, October 2, Little Falls will continue to celebrate its 300 year anniversary with a parade featuring clowns, vintage cars, floats, bands and a horse and carriage, as well as a picnic with a petting zoo and live band following the parade at Passaic Valley High School.  The parade, which begins at School No. 3 in Singac, is sponsored by Schumacher Chevrolet.

Upcoming anniversary events include a performance about the history of Little Falls on October 14, the grand re-opening of the Morris Canal Preserve on October 16, a pA program about the history of Little Falls presented by The Little Falls Historical Society at The Little Falls Civic Center on November 2 and the Grand 300 Dinner Dance at il Tulipano Restaurant on November 27 (the date Little Falls was established.)

Little Falls Mayor Michael DeFrancisci kicked off the anniversary celebrations on September 24 when he unveiled a commemorative poster by local artist, John Veteri, Sr., and read a proclamation announcing the event. For more information, visit

Montclair Crime: Drug Arrest Near Glenfield Park, Suspicious Activity on Porter Place

Friday, Sep 30, 2011 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The latest in Montclair crime from Lt. Scott Buehler

Drug Arrest

On 9/28/11 at approximately 12:30 PM, detectives were conducting an investigation in the area of Glenfield Park when they observed two males engaging in a hand exchange consistent with a drug transaction. Detectives approached the pair, who fled the area. Detectives then pursued one of the males, later identified as William Fleming, south on Wheeler Street. During the pursuit, detectives observed Fleming throwing a plastic bag into a line of bushes. Detectives apprehended Fleming and recovered the plastic bag that he had discarded. This bag was found to contain eight glassine envelopes of heroin.

Fleming, 40, of Montclair, was placed under arrest and charged with possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within one thousand feet of Glenfield School, possession of a controlled dangerous substance with intent to distribute within five hundred feet of Glenfield Park, obstruction of the administration of law, and hindering apprehension. Bail was set at $50,000.

Anyone wishing to report drug activity is asked to call 973-509-4720. Continue Reading

Booo-ristanet Halloween Ball

BY  |  Friday, Sep 30, 2011 1:21pm  |  COMMENTS (14)

Abraca-pocus………. *poof* (wait let me try that again). Pocus-cadabra……...*POOF* ( ok, a bit more eye of newt and now we are cookin’). Tickets are now on sale the for much awaited BOOO-RISTANET HALLOWEEN BALL!!!! I see you shiver with antici…………pation!

Where:The (Haunted) Montclair Station Restaurant

When: Saturday, October 29, 8 pm – 1 a.m. or the witching hour…

The Gory Details:

  • Creepy “Name That Cocktails”
  • Wicked good food
  • A DJ spinning Halloween music
  • Classic thriller movies on multiple screens
  • Trivia contests
  • Costume contests
  • Ghastly good prizes
  • Hairstylists to do your coiffure up to match your fabulous costume
  • Hideous over the top decorations
  • Tarot card readings

So come dressed in costume and reveal yourself or not. Come have a gruesome Baristaween!

Along with our tricks we will also be  collecting treats for a local charity.

$10 in advance; $15 at the door. Get your tickets now

So what are you wearing this Baristaween?

Montclair’s Learning Express Moving To Bigger Space

Friday, Sep 30, 2011 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Learning Express is moving — but not very far. Sometime next month, the toy store will relocate to the space vacated by Baby Registry (and before that, the beloved Baby Boom) on the corner of Valley and Bellevue Aves.

Montclair’s Little Breast Hospital

BY  |  Friday, Sep 30, 2011 11:23am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Tomorrow begins Breast Cancer Awareness month. Baristanet visits local breast cancer specialist, Montclair Breast Center’s Dr. Nancy Elliot, whose practice is unlike any other in the country. Read a Q&A on the state of the disease with Dr. Elliot here.

The Montclair Breast Center (MBC) — fondly referred to by Elliot as “The Little Breast Hospital” — is the only facility in the United States to house imaging, diagnostics, treatment and reconstructive surgery in the same building. They’re a one-stop-shop for all things breast-health related, and their integrative, personalized approach to fighting the rampant disease is both healing and, sort of spiritual.

I recently visited the little hospital (full disclosure: Montclair Breast Center is a Baristanet advertiser) to get an update on “The State of the Disease,” for October’s 25th annual Breast Cancer Awareness month. I went in with questions, and came out, not only with answers, but with the feeling that I had just had an hour-long massage. For me, talking with the various doctors and staff members at MBC, made this usually terrifying topic a little less frightening. I actually felt like I had breathed a sigh of relief to know that there is hope for prevention, treatment, and perhaps even a cure.

“It’s all about being educated,” Elliott said. “There’s so much we can do to take control of the risk. Knowledge is power.”

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Coffee With…Dr. Nancy Elliot

Friday, Sep 30, 2011 11:18am  |  COMMENTS (0)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Nancy Elliott of Montclair Breast Center, answers our questions about the disease. Read more about the Center here

Baristanet: Are we making progress?

Dr. Elliot: When I started my practice in 1989, every cancer that I treated, I could feel. They were all palpable. Women came to me with advanced breast cancer.

Now, I can’t remember the last time I actually felt breast cancer. They’re all found on mammographys, on ultrasounds, on MRIs — they’re all imaging detected breast cancers. Now 50% of the cancers we’re finding are stage 0. The other 45% are stage 1. We’re finding fewer and fewer advanced stage breast cancers in women who undergo personalized, routine yearly screenings. So the advances in early detection have been significant.

Mamography has gotten so much better. Now we’re all digital. You can see the clearness of the image, and the fact that we can magnify them, and pull up last year’s films to compare them on the computer screen helps significantly. We also have dedicated breast imagers now — people that are specifically skilled in reading mamography.

Baristanet: When do you think it shifted into a more promising scenario for breast cancer? Continue Reading

Online News Startup NJ Spotlight Wins Prestigious Online Journalism Award

BY  |  Friday, Sep 30, 2011 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Online News Association (ONA), the world’s largest organization of digital journalists, presented NJ Spotlight, the online news service launched in 2010 to spotlight public policy issues in New Jersey, with a 2011 General Excellence Award at its annual conference in Boston on September 24. The organization received the award in the category of sites with less than 100,000 unique visitors a month.

“We are thrilled with the recognition. I think it speaks to the value of substantial, issues-based journalism, and in looking at all the ONA winners and finalists, that journalism is clearly alive and well online. And it certainly is a nice boost to our little start-up, which we started as much on a dream as anything,” said John Mooney, founding editor of NJ Spotlight and education writer for the service.

A Montclair resident for more than 20 years, Mooney has covered education in New Jersey for more than 15 years as a reporter for The Newark Star-Ledger and The Bergen Record and recently as a contributing writer for The New York Times. In addition to winning the ONA award, he has won numerous state and national awards, including honors from the Education Writers Association and the American Society of New Editors. Continue Reading

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