Police Say Upper Montclair Man Threatened Group With Machete on Thanksgiving

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 3:12pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

New Milford police say an Upper Montclair man threatened a group of people with a machete after being excluded from Thanksgiving festivities. Joseph Hoo, 48, was charged with unlawful weapons possession, terroristic threats and possession of a weapon for unlawful purposes, the Star Ledger reports. Continue Reading

November Home Sales: Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield

Saturday, Nov 30, 2013 12:26pm  |  COMMENTS (17)

 86 Warren Place, Montclair

86 Warren Place, Montclair

Here’s a selection of homes that closed in November:

Montclair

2 Franklin Ave. Listed: $399,000. Sold: $402,000
535 Upper Mountain Ave. Listed: $449,000. Sold: $475,000
193 Inwood Ave. Listed: $565,000. Sold: $605,550
29 Windermere Listed: $595,000. Sold: $627,300
176 Gordonhurst Ave. Listed: $599,000. Sold: $585,000
24 Bellaire Dr. Listed: $599,000. Sold: $675,000
86 Warren Place Listed: $799,000. Sold: $799,000
87 Lloyd Rd. Listed: $899,900. Sold: $956,000
346 Park St. Listed: $935,000. Sold: $1,052,100 Continue Reading

Ditch The Malls, Shop For A Cause at Montclair Center for Festive Saturdays

BY  |  Friday, Nov 29, 2013 9:41am  |  COMMENTS (0)

1130 cover copyMontclair Center’s Festive Saturdays continue tomorrow with Shop for a Cause day. Merchants have chosen charities close to their heart to support for the day. They are doing so by either creating a sale around donations or acting as a hub for donations for the Saturday. The charities range from local organizations like Toni’s Kitchen or The Human Needs Food Pantry to international charities like World Cares or Red Cross’ Hurricane Typhoon Haiyan Relief Fund. Continue Reading

Montclair’s Pig & Prince Donates 400 Meals For Salvation Army’s Thanksgiving Feast

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 7:33am  |  COMMENTS (2)

Pig & Prince Restaurant & Gatrolounge

Recovering from preparing Thanksgiving for your family? Imagine if you had to feed 400.

Michael Carrino, chef/partner of Pig & Prince Restaurant & Gatrolounge in Montclair, donated 400 traditional Thanksgiving Day meals to the Salvation Army to feed the local hungry. Major Larry Ashcraft arrived Thanksgiving morning to accept the donation. Continue Reading

The Weekend: What’s Happening After Thanksgiving

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Small Business Saturday

You have an extra long holiday weekend after Thanksgiving. What to do? Personally, I eat leftovers, attend a close friend’s annual holiday kick off party, and start decorating for Christmas.

But if you enjoy shopping on Black Friday, avoid the crowds by staying local:

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Thankful for the Good China, and the Paper Plates

BY  |  Thursday, Nov 28, 2013 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Thanksgiving paper plates - 8Except for maybe twice, I have spent the last 27 Thanksgivings with my husband Frank’s family. Even if I’d wanted to jet off to Las Vegas where my parents retired, distance, logistics, pregnancy, babies or work intervened.

The first Thanksgiving, we had been (on and off) dating for just a few months and I hoped the invitation signaled that we were serious this time. My job wouldn’t allow me time enough to make the 2700 mile round trip, and I was missing my family.

And though I probably should have known better—I’d been at his parent’s home a few times before—perhaps I was expecting (wishing?) to find something akin to what I’d grown up with: a holiday table draped in a linen tablecloth, laid with the good china, relatives in fancy dress, the football game on but not blasting, everyone in a state of heightened busyness and atwitter with celebration, the cut glass bowls waiting on the sideboard.

I arrived at Frank’s parent’s house in heels, wearing a new outfit, my hair and make-up just so, bearing a bouquet of flowers and a plate of home-made brownies (a last minute adjustment, figuring a bakery bought cake might send the signal that I wasn’t domestic). My future father-in-law greeted me in the jeans he wore that summer to tend the garden, my mother-in-law wore a sweat suit. Someone was setting out paper plates, the television was pulled up near the dining room table. There was a general air of relaxed comfort, as if this was just an ordinary Sunday afternoon, which I mistook for a lack of interest in the occasion. Continue Reading

Thankful for The Gift of Pie

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 6:27pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Gift of Pie

Karen Philips, who moved to Montclair a few years ago, sends in this great photo of her dog Henry and a thanks to REMAX Village Square in Montclair:

Thanks to REMAX Village Square and especially my realtor Nancy Shaheen, for the gift of pie this Thanksgiving. Such a lovely gesture for your clients. Thanks for being such a great part of this community and for helping make Montclair feel like home. Hope I can convince the dog to let me have some pie!

Happy Hanukkah

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 4:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Happy Hanukkah

To those celebrating, Baristanet wishes you and yours a happy Hanukkah!

(Photo: Flickr)

Glen Ridge Municipal Offices Closed For Thanksgiving Holiday

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 12:58pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Glen Ridge Municipal Building will be closed on Thursday and Friday (November 28 and 29, 2013) in observance of Thanksgiving.

There will be no garbage pickup or Jitney service on Thursday or  Friday.

Kick Off Hanukkah Celebrations at the Hanukkah Spot Pop Up in Montclair

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 27, 2013 10:37am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Hanukkah Pop Up

A Montclair shop “popped-up” on Walnut Street and now several local synagogues have joined together to celebrate Hanukkah with The Hanukkah Spot—a Pop-Up Miracle, outside the Bow Tie Clairidge Theater in Montclair Center beginning tonight, the first night of Hanukkah.

The community celebration is organized by Bnai Keshet Reconstructionist Synagogue, Shomrei Emunah,  J Connection of Montclair, Temple Ner Tamid of Bloomfield, Congregation Beth Ahm of Verona, and Temple Sholom of West Essex.

Celebrations begin tonight, November 27, with a Menorah Lighting Ceremony at 5:30 pm. Bring your own Menorah and candles!

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