Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, June 1

BY  |  Saturday, May 31, 2014 11:49am  |  COMMENTS (0)

There are over 160 properties open in Baristaville this weekend, including the following colonials:

montclair0601191 Montclair Ave., Montclair

List Price: $749,000

Taxes: $21,776

Acreage: 0.27


Just listed, this 11-room colonial, built in 1890 and renovated in 2000, has many original details and numerous improvements. Known as the Marlboro Estate, it has an updated kitchen with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and French doors leading to a patio. All bathrooms have been renovated. Original details include an open porch with a swing, high ceilings, multiple fireplaces and wood moldings. There is a full basement and a two-car detached garage with an attached studio. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Single-Use Parking Permits For Montclair Now Available Online

BY  |  Friday, May 30, 2014 2:37pm  |  COMMENTS (7)

Single-Use Parking Permits For MontclairSingle-use parking permits may now be purchased online on Montclair’s Click and Park website.

Single Use Parking Permit allow visitors, guests, friends, and/or family of Montclair residents who display the permit to park in a municipal parking lot marked ”Permit Parking Only” or in front of the resident’s home until 9 am the following morning. The single-use visitor parking permits may be purchased online and printed at home at a daily rate of $5.




Sorrelli Jewelry Hosts Event to Benefit Salvation Army of Montclair

BY  |  Friday, May 30, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Sorrelli SharesSorrelli Jewelry,  a 30-year-old designer fashion jewelry company which opened on Church Street in Montclair last November, will be teaming up with the Salvation Army for a benefit event called  Sorrelli Shares. Sorrelli hosts a donation drive annually for an organization within the community. Starting this Sunday, June 1, through Saturday, June 7, Sorrelli will be collecting donations to help benefit the Montclair Citadel Salvation Army. And they’ll offer special shopping passes as a personal thank you to the donating customers.

The Salvation Army wish list includes:

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One Dead, Another Seriously Injured After Building Collapse at Coda Kitchen and Bar in Maplewood

BY  |  Friday, May 30, 2014 11:35am  |  COMMENTS (1)

rp_codaMaplewood-300x225.jpgOne person is dead and another seriously injured after an internal building collapse at Coda Kitchen and Bar on Maplewood Avenue in Maplewood this morning, sometime after 9 am, reports.

The building was under construction. Crews were installing a staircase inside the restaurant into the basement when the stairs and part of the floor gave way:

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Open Thread

BY  |  Friday, May 30, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (53)

It's Your Open ThreadLet’s talk.

I’ll give you some topics:

  • Steve Ballmer, the former CEO of Microsoft, has signed an agreement to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers for $2 billion, topping the bids of groups led by David Geffen and LA investors Tony Ressler and Steve Karsh, and setting a record price for an NBA team.
  • This week, an independent report found that 1,700 veterans trying to get appointments were “at risk of being forgotten” at a corrupt Veterans Affairs hospital.

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The Hat City Streets Festival Returns to the Valley Arts District Next Weekend

BY  |  Friday, May 30, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

 Hat City Streets FestivalGet ready to grab your hats and celebrate — the second annual Hat City Streets Festival is almost here, returning to the Valley Arts District of Orange and West Orange with a full schedule of headliner concerts, family-friendly live performances, art exhibitions, and much more on Saturday, June 7.

Presented by ValleyArts, the festival is a day-long celebration of music, visual arts, dance, family activities, delicious food, and non-stop fun that reflects the spirit and diversity of the region while saluting the creativity of Orange. All festival events are free and open to the public.

Throughout the day, visitors can enjoy live music on two stages, featuring artists like Stephane Wrembel Band,  Mike Griot and Friends, Wedeya, and the Universal Sound Band.

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Montclair First Ward Councilor William Hurlock to Host June 5 Community Meeting

BY  |  Thursday, May 29, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

First Ward Councilor William Hurlock will host a community meeting on Thursday, June 5, from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. at the Bellevue Avenue Branch of the Montclair Public Library, 185 Bellevue Avenue. Topics to be discussed will include matters specific to the First Ward as well as township issues in general. All are welcome to attend.

Author James Patterson Delivers Commencement Address at MSU

BY  |  Thursday, May 29, 2014 2:03pm  |  COMMENTS (24)

CommencementMontclair State University held its 2014 Commencement exercises on Friday, May 23, at the Izod Center at New Jersey’s Meadowlands Sports Complex and conferred 4,382 degrees to the largest graduating class in the University’s 106-year history. The Class of 2014 includes 3,210 undergraduate and 1,172 graduate students.

Montclair State University President Susan A. Cole presided over the ceremony, which featured a Commencement address delivered by James B. Patterson, the award-winning author of more than 100 books. Continue Reading

Lost Cat in Bloomfield

BY  |  Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:16pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Lost Cat in BloomfieldA reader writes in:

Sulie escaped last night. He is an all black, medium size, neutered Tom. His left eye is cloudy. Very friendly and ignorant in the ways of the world. Last seen at Maolis between Thomas and Clinton.

He is wearing a black collar with multi-colored peace signs on it but no tags.

Please call 973-744-2824.

Corefire Studio: Getting Hooked On Upper Montclair’s Addictive Workout

BY  |  Thursday, May 29, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (11)

corefire1There’s something deceptively inviting about the Megaformer — the bed-like piece of equipment that’s at the center of the killer workout you get at Corefire Studio, a bright, inviting fitness studio looking over Bellevue Ave in Upper Montclair that’s one of only a handful of places in New Jersey where you can find the Lagree Fitness Method — a sweat-inducing combination of Pilates, cardio and resistance training. Sebastian Lagree developed the method and devotees include celebrities and athletes alike (think Sofia Vergara and pro hockey player Andy Sutton).

Once you get up close and see the springs, pulleys and platforms, you start to get a sense of what can be done on the Megaformer — basically it allows you to workout muscles you never knew you had in a high intensity, low impact workout that burns upwards of 500 calories in 45 minutes. Continue Reading

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