Heritage Blues Trio at Montclair’s Outpost in Burbs, Sunday, 11/2

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Need a diversion from your powerless existence? Heritage Blues Trio with special guest Angelo M, is playing this Sunday, 11/2, at 8 p.m., Outpost in the Burbs at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 67 Church Street in Montclair. Here’s what you can expect:

The grit of low-down country and urban blues to the bold brass of New Orleans; the hand-clapping, hustle and bustle of gospel to fiery postmodern, jazz-infused horn arrangements; the haunting cries of work songs to pulsating drums that reach back to the roots of it all—if you are lucky enough to hear the Heritage Blues Orchestra, you’ll experience this and more.

November 10-18th is National Homeless & Hunger Week, so you can bring donations of rubber gloves, hand sanitizers and/or paper plates for MESH (Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless).

One lucky reader can win a pair of tickets by emailing tips at baristanet dot com with the name of Heritage Blues Trio’s debut album. Tickets will be left under your name.

UPDATED: When Do You Plan To Trick Or Treat?

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 4:53pm  |  COMMENTS (11)

“We will not let Sandy take away our fun or our candy!” ~ Ella

Governor Christie has officially postponed Halloween and trick or treating until Monday, November 5. Glen Ridge has agreed, saying Monday is the day. Montclair is saying Saturday, November 3 is the time to go knock on doors.

Montclair just sent out the following info on trick or treating:

Dangerous conditions remain on many on township streets. The Township of Montclair is following Governor Chris Christie’s executive order and asks residents to postpone Halloween trick-or-treating activities to Monday, November 5. In addition, the Township asks that residents participate in trick-or-treat activities between the hours of 12:00 Noon and 5:00 p.m., when daylight allows greater visibility. Your cooperation in this matter is greatly appreciated.

Some families are going out tonight, anyway.

Old Man Whipple‘s house in Montclair is a go tonight too.

When do plan to go trick or treating? Take our poll:

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Montclair Pig & Prince Open For The Hurricane Hungry (Updated)

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 4:23pm  |  COMMENTS (10)

Updated: Starting 4PM (11/1) Pig & Prince will have a portable device charging station available.

One of our favorite new restaurants writes…

Pig & Prince is open for business today. We want to let people know the food is fresh and the drinks will be flowing – including Hurricane drink specials and more.

Plus there is parking. We might see you there.

Montclair Township to Hold Two Special Council Meetings

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 3:46pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

From Montclair Township Council Linda S. Wanat, Municipal Clerk:

Two special Council meetings will be held on the storm related emergency on Thursday, November 1 and Friday, November 2 at 10:00 a.m., in the Second Floor Conference Room, 205 Claremont Avenue, Montclair.

No official action will be taken. Meetings may be recessed from time to time.

Hurricane Sandy In Pictures: Montclair, Glen Ridge Bloomfield

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

It’s the one slide show you really don’t want to be featured in, but Baristanet readers shared the devastation on their street:

Montclair Cancellations Due To Hurricane Sandy

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 2:10pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Lots of area events, classes, etc. being cancelled. School closures and kids’ class cancellations on Barista Kids (who also has some great ideas for what is available for families with kids). We’ll be updating this post:

The Thursday, November 1 Third Ward Community meeting with Councilor Sean M. Spiller has been canceled and will be rescheduled at a later date.

Montclair Art Museum:

Yard School of Art Classes- Cancelled Monday, October 29 through Sunday, November 4. All classes missed due to the storm will schedule make-up sessions.

Group Tours (including Closer Look Tour November 2)- Cancelled Monday, October 29 through Sunday, November 4.

Arts in Healing Coalition Conference, November 1- Postponed. A new date will be announced.

Free First Thursday Night, (including MAM is Reading!), November 1- Cancelled.

Smokin’ Hot Barbeque, November 2- Postponed until November 30. Date TBD. All purchased tickets are valid for the new date.

MAM Appraisal Day, November 4- Postponed. A new date will be announced.

Limited galleries and The Store at MAM will be open today and throughout the rest of the week during our normal hours: Noon – 5 p.m for the galleries and 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for The Store at MAM.

Glen Ridge Train Station Open as Shelter, Refuse Info and More

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 2:02pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

This in from Glen Ridge Borough:

The Glen Ridge Train Station will be open as an emergency shelter from 6:30am until 11:00pm until Friday November 2, 2012

During those hours, the train station will be open for any residents that require access to electrical power for charging cell phones, computers, etc.

WiFi service is available at the train station.

Household garbage and recycling will resume their normal pickup schedule on Thursday, November 1, 2012.  Due to personal safety concerns, household garbage should be placed at the curb.

Bulk Waste pick-up for November 1 has been postponed to Thursday, November 8. There will be no Freecycle Day in November.

Residents may place tree branches 6 inches in diameter or smaller at curbside for pickup by the Borough.  All material to be placed at the curb no later than Monday, November 5.

The Library has re-opened for regular business hours but there is no WiFi service at the Library until further notice.

There will be no Jitney service for the remainder of the week.

 

Montclair Mayor Jackson on Hurricane Sandy

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 1:51pm  |  COMMENTS (11)

Update: Bellevue Ave Branch of the Montclair Library opens 2-6pm today as safe haven and shelter only.

Baristanet caught up with Montclair mayor Robert Jackson at the municipal building, where he spoke to residents enjoying the heat and electric charging capabilities. Jackson said he plans to hold meetings every day at 10 a.m. at the municipal building during the crisis. When it comes to power being restored, Jackson was less than optimistic. He said he believes what PSE&G has said regarding power restoration — an estimate of 7-10 days before power would be restored from the actual loss of power — is probably more like 7-10 days from today.

Baristanet readers have asked about ways to volunteer during this crisis, especially folks who have power. Jackson said he encourages people to do what they can for neighbors and friends — offering shelter, showers, picking up debris, etc. — but to refrain from trying to do anything with downed trees, as they are still many live wires.

If power is not restored by the election, Jackson expects to combine polling locations utilizing the polling places that do have power, so people in affected areas can still vote.

“Looking ahead to the election, it would be great for volunteers to offer seniors and others who can’t get to polling places a ride to the pools.”

Kids Help Out Montclair Town Council

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 1:28pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

While Mayor Jackson and the rest of the Montclair Town Council are busy getting things done, these kids are taking over. Or at least pretending to!

(Photo: Liz George)

Halloween Trivia Quiz

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Happy Halloween! Need some mindless fun to keep your teeth from chattering and get your mind thinking about something other than when the power will be restored? Here are some of the questions from our Boooristanet trivia quiz with much help and thanks to Paul Castiglia. Continue Reading

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I think it's great to have another convenient option in the neighborhood. I wonder what size trucks will be going down this partly residential street and how often? It is a moderately quiet street, and will see at least a little more traffic. At least it's certainly prettier than what is there now!

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