Glen Ridge Crime: Man Found With 17 Bags of Heroin

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 4:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

A man was found to have 17 bags of heroin in his possession and a knife, following a motor vehicle stop. The week in crime from Lieutenant Fred Egnezzo: Continue Reading

Montclair Swears In Two Probationary Officers

BY  |  Monday, Mar 31, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Officers Michael J. McCue and Scott A. Tait were sworn in last week as Montclair Police Department probationary officers by Deputy Municipal Clerk Juliet Lee in Township Council Chambers. Continue Reading

Giveaway: Tickets to Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett, the Guitarists of Little Feat, at Outpost in the Burbs

BY  |  Monday, Mar 31, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (12)

Paul Barrère and Fred TackettOutpost in the Burbs presents Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett, the guitarists of Little Feat this Thursday, April 3, and Baristanet is giving away two tickets to one lucky reader.

From the first time they played “Dixie Chicken” nearly 35 years ago, renowned Little Feat guitar players Paul Barrère and Fred Tackett have been making legendary music. Following spectacular careers leading Little Feat, and playing with artists like Bonnie Raitt, Bob Dylan and Taj Mahal, these two guitar virtuosos are together again. Now an acoustic duo, they bring a rare opportunity for audiences to savor songs from the Little Feat catalogue and much more, all with their distinctly different artistic stamp.

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Open Thread: New Jersey Prosecutors Want To Legalize Marijuana

Monday, Mar 31, 2014 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (20)

New Jersey Prosecutors Want To Legalize MarijuanaThe New Jersey State Municipal Prosecutors Association has come out in favor of legalizing possession of marijuana, the Associated Press reports. Seven out of 10 of the group’s board of trustees voted in favor. Continue Reading

Catch America’s Roadshow At Yogi Berra Museum on April 5

BY  |  Monday, Mar 31, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

oldiesWondering what your old comic books or baseball cards are worth? Or the hidden value of your grandmother’s antique?

On Saturday, April 5, “America’s Roadshow” – a version of the PBS staple Antiques Roadshow – will be appearing at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center from noon to 4 p.m., with experts from Robert Edward Auctions on hand to provide appraisals for up to three memorabilia items. Continue Reading

FELIS Fifty Fights Hunger

BY  |  Monday, Mar 31, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

FELIS Fifty“Charity in motion” is how fitness trainer Steve Crooks describes the FELIS Fifty held yesterday at Foley Field in Bloomfield. Participants donated canned goods to benefit The United Way and had the opportunity to join athletes, first responders, local officials and others in a unique fitness event: carry 50 pounds, 50 yards, 50 times (that’s 6 1/2 laps around the track.). Continue Reading

Xocolatz of Westfield To Open In Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Mar 31, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)

empanadaOne of Westfield’s favorite family-run restaurants, Xocolatz, is coming to Montclair. Owners Jaime and Ana Chavez will open a second location at 398 Bloomfield Avenue, the site currently occupied by Acappello.

Xocolatz has been a part of the Westfield restaurant scene since 2002 when Jaime and Ana Chavez started in a small space on Elm Street with just 20 tables. Initially, they served only coffee and dessert, hence the name — Xocolatz — the Mayan word for chocolate. Their offerings expanded beyond dessert and they now feature an eclectic menu, serving brunch, lunch and dinner with a continental flair. Continue Reading

Montclair Through The Lens of The Nolen Plan

Sunday, Mar 30, 2014 1:49pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

History-Nolan-Plan150See how the Montclair you know and love today was shaped by the 1909 Nolen Plan, as historian Frank Gerard Godlewski takes you through a presentation at the Montclair Library, showing traces of the plan in today’s Montclair. The free event is April 2, at Montclair Library, from 7-9 p.m. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Mar. 30

BY  |  Saturday, Mar 29, 2014 12:49pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Around 115 properties are open in Baristaville this Sunday. Here are six:

montclair033067 Heller Way, Montclair

List Price $739,000

Taxes: $21,600

Acreage: 0.35

4BR/3.1BA

Just listed, this 10-room Ranch, located in the Yanctacaw Brook section, has a renovated kitchen with an adjacent family room. Many rooms are large and have plenty of natural light. Three bedrooms are on the main level, including a master suite with a full bathroom. Also, there is central air, a wet bar, an underground lawn sprinkler system and a patio. There is a finished, full basement and a two-car attached garage. The house was built in 1962 and renovated in 2010. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Stephen Colbert Under Fire For Tweet From Comedy Central’s @ColbertReport

BY  |  Friday, Mar 28, 2014 2:11pm  |  COMMENTS (44)

Stephen Colbert Under Fire For Tweet From Comedy Central's @ColbertReportThe Twittersphere came down on Stephen Colbert after the @ColbertReport handle — run by Comedy Central — tweeted a joke from one of his skits, reports CNN.

The tweet, which read “I am willing to show #Asian community I care by introducing the Ching-Chong Ding-Dong Foundation for Sensitivity to Orientals or Whatever,” was taken from a bit that originally appeared on Wednesday night’s episode of “The Colbert Report” where Colbert mocked Redskins owner Dan Snyder for creating a foundation to support Native Americans.

Soon after the tweet went up, the hashtag #CancelColbert started trending.

Colbert has responded, saying the tweet did not come from him and indicating that he tweets @StephenAtHome. Continue Reading

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