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

Trick Your Kids on April Fools’ Day

BY  |  Monday, Mar 31, 2014 4:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

 April Fools' Day

Tomorrow is April Fools’ Day and a fun part of parenting is tricking and/or pranking the kids!

To help you out, we’re reposting a couple of fun April Fools’ Day articles, full of ideas, to make it a fun day:

Award-winning Author and Illustrator Floyd Cooper Visited Cicely L. Tyson School in East Orange

BY  |  Monday, Mar 31, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Floyd Cooper

The students of Cicely L. Tyson Elementary School in East Orange were visited by award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper this month, and the excitement is still palpable.

Floyd Cooper introduced the students to his special technique, which he refers to as the “subtractive process”, whereby he uses an eraser to create the picture by removing paint from the painting. The students were on the edge of their seats while Mr. Cooper pulled and stretched and reused his eraser until the face of a man emerged from the canvas. Not only did Mr. Cooper offer insight into the artistic process, he also shared with the students some valuable life lessons, and detailed his own journey through the professional art world.

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.

Continue Reading

Maasai Warriors to Visit Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Mar 31, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Maasai warriorsThe community is invited to meet Maasai Warriors from Kenya and experience a rare opportunity for up close dialogue with a tribal king, on Wednesday, April 2, at 2:45 p.m. in the LGI (or Auditorium if attendance is large) sponsored by  MHS and MFEE.

You’ll meet Chief (Joseph) Ole`Tipankp Koisenke, his wife (Cicilia) Seleyian Koisenke, and fellow tribesman (John) Kilenyi Parsitau from Ngong Hills in Kenya near Tanzania. Chief Joseph is in the United States to speak at the United Nations. Chief Ole ‘Tipanko Koisenke is looking forward to visiting Montclair to share his tribe’s culture. This is a rare opportunity for the school community.

Continue Reading

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

Trying to Decide After Taking the Montclair Elementary School Tours

BY  |  Monday, Mar 31, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (4)

Montclair Elementary School Tours

Of course my head is spinning from taking the Montclair Elementary School tours. I mean, how many times can you hear about the Lucy Calkins Reading and Writing program? And did you know that many of the kindergarten classrooms have bathrooms ensuite? I told myself not to get worked up about the main event. All the schools are great. That’s what everyone says, isn’t it? But Bradford, a school I loved, doesn’t have a real cafeteria – although it does have on-site occupational therapists and it’s a stone’s throw from my work. There’s Northeast, which has a rockin’ music teacher and great outdoor space. But we can’t walk there. Okay, we could walk there, but it’s a lot closer to walk to Watchung, which has a gym, a cafeteria and a greenhouse. But since my husband is an environmental editor shouldn’t our kid go to Bullock, the green school? But then he’d have to take a bus. And he gets carsick!

Continue Reading

Featured Comment

Well-written and informative article, I think the Plofker plan for the DMV garage is a good one! :-)

Tip, Follow, Friend, Subscribe

Links & Information

Baristanet on Flickr