Montclair Police Report: Scrap Metal Stolen From Garbage Cans, Attempted Burglaries, Thefts, Arrests

Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 4:29pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Here’s this week’s crime report provided by Detective Lieutenant Angel L. Roman Jr., Detective Bureau Commander, Montclair Police Department:


On 12/30/2013 at approx 1105 hours, Officers were dispatched to the 10 block of Montclair Avenue on the report of a burglary that had occurred. Upon arrival Officers met and interviewed the victim. The victim stated that approx one hour in the past a neighbor observed a white male removing items from the victims garage. The victim reported that five garbage cans filled with cooper and brass were taken. The victim valued the scrap metal at $1000.00 dollars. Anyone having information regarding this incident can contact Det. Cunningham at 973-509-4716. Continue Reading

Paper Mill Playhouse Introduces Intergenerational Theater Classes

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 3:35pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

paper mill exteriorLooking for something exciting to do with the whole family in 2014?

How about intergenerational acting classes? Paper Mill Playhouse is announcing the addition of such classes this winter, to go along with their adult acting and adult musical theater offerings.

The new classes will bring together youth, teens, adults and seniors in a series of short plays for ten weeks. Participants will form the new Intergenerational Theater Company, headed by Ed Schiff. The classes will lead up to an evening of presentations for friends, family and theater professionals. 

The group meets on Monday evenings from 7-9pm, and runs for 10 weeks, beginning January 6th. The cost is $300. For more information about classes visit

BLOG: Montclair Councilor Renee Baskerville’s New Year’s Message

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 1:23pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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New Year’s Message from Montclair Councilor Renee Baskerville:

During this Season of thanksgiving, renewal, rebirth and reclamation, I thank the hundreds of Montclair residents who were engaged in the public discourses and actions in 2014, designed to Move Montclair 4Ward.

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Bloomfield Crime: Burglary, Stolen Vehicles and Several Arrests

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 1:06pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bloomfield Police Department Crime Report provided by Sgt. Anthony J Servedio for the week of 12-30-2013: 


12-24-2013 – On Evans Rd. between 1:00 pm & 8:30 pm a rear window was determined to be the point of entry for a burglary in which cash and jewelry were taken from the home.

12-24-2013 – On the 300 block of Sylvan Rd., a rear window was determined to be the point of entry for a burglary in which nothing is believed to have been taken from the home.

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Lost Dog: Is This Your Cute Poodle? UPDATED

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 11:18am  |  COMMENTS (0)

lost poodleUPDATE:

“GREAT NEWS! Thanks to the Montclair police department, we found the owners and Mille is back home. The owners are in a rental house because of a fire. They inherited the dog one year ago and the dog is deaf and almost blind. They were worried to death about the fate of the pet…All is well the ends well.”

A reader writes to Baristanet:

“Please help! I found this lost dog in Montclair, NJ on Valley rd Near Montclair State University. Please forward this picture to anyone you know in the Montclair/Clifton areas to help us find it’s owner.”

Montclair Town Council Discusses Group Home

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 9:46am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Township Council 12-30-13

Concerns about a new group home in the Fourth Ward of Montclair and the pending purchases of new police radios added some sparks to an otherwise perfunctory end-of-year meeting of the Montclair Township Council on December 30, in which the council’s business was restricted to considering twenty-three final resolutions for 2013. All of them passed unanimously.

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One Last Look

BY  |  Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013 8:26am  |  COMMENTS (1)

ornamentsTake a moment today to enjoy the holiday street scene in your neighborhood before we head into 2014.

Happy New Year’s Eve Day!

Lost Dog in Bloomfield

BY  |  Monday, Dec 30, 2013 7:47pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Lost Dog in BloomfieldA reader writes in:

Prince went missing in the Bloomfield /Brookdale Park area today. If found, contact owner at 973-979-6460.

Biggest Stories of 2013

BY  |  Monday, Dec 30, 2013 4:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Montclair Master Plan, food news, bears, shootings, MPD drama, the legalization of same-sex marriage in New Jersey, and more. Here’s a look back at the biggest stories of 2013:

nishuane wellJanuary Montclair Township Council’s proposed well at Nishuane Park’s Carey’s Woods was all the talk. Montclair Environmental Commission supports it, the Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board has concerns, 4th ward residents protest it, and it had the Council arguing.

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Lost Dog in Montclair (Found)

BY  |  Monday, Dec 30, 2013 2:29pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Lost Dog in MontclairUpdate: Maggie was found!

A reader writes in:

My dog Maggie got out from the yard and I’ve been looking for her for an hour. She must have gotten out around noon. She’s a black lab mix with a white patch of fur on her chest named Maggie and about 50 lbs. She is super friendly. No collar on unfortunately.We live on Cambridge Rd. off Grove where she was last seen. My cell: 310-614-7967.

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The cops don't need to be everywhere at once, the penalties need to be harsh. It is not hyperbole JC. No one is slowing down for a few hundred bucks. 5k or 10k and you can be sure that "speed won't be creeping up" on folks.

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