Montclair Animal Shelter Adds Two Volunteer Orientation Dates

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 4:07pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Nova - YangoThe Montclair Township Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help our community’s homeless animals. All Shelter volunteers are required to first attend an orientation. Two new volunteer orientation sessions have been added to the Shelter schedule: Wednesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 27. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Restaurant Week 2014: Tell Us Your Favorite Bloomfield Restaurant To Win! (Updated)

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 1:32pm  |  COMMENTS (53)

What Are Your Favorite Bloomfield Restaurants?

Update: Congratulations to Zenchristo who gets $50 from Baristanet to spend for Bloomfield Restaurant Week!

Stamna, Spice Thai, The Orange Squirrel, Senorita’s, Taqueria Autentica. We have so many favorite restaurants in Bloomfield — it’s hard to choose — but next week, you can try them all and get sweet deals starting Sunday for Bloomfield Restaurant Week 2014.

This year, some 25 eateries will offer prix fixe menu selections and diners can taste the globe with American, French, Asian, Thai, Mexican, Filipino, Jamaican, Greek, Peruvian, Italian and Japanese. Continue Reading

Stephen Colbert: Now With The Sarah Palin Channel

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 11:11am  |  COMMENTS (4)

Stephen Colbert: Now With The Sarah Palin ChannelWe are going to miss Montclair’s Stephen Colbert “The Colbert Report” when it ceases to exist at years end (so Colbert can become the host of “The Late Show”), because of pranks like this one: Continue Reading

The Weekend: Music and Museums

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Eddie Palmieri The weekend begins tonight! Bandleader and pianist Eddie Palmieri performs with his Salsa orchestra at NJPAC’s Sounds of the City tonight—a free outdoor concert series. Palmieri is known for his bold, innovative drive in a career that spans more than 50 years as the leader of salsa and Latin jazz orchestras. The winner of nine Grammy Awards, he was declared a 2013 Jazz Master by the National Endowment for the Arts.


Eddie Palmieri at Sounds of the City

Thursday, July 31 from 5 pm – 10 pm

NJPAC, One Centre Street, Newark, NJ



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Wegmans! Two Stores Coming To New Jersey

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Wegmans! Two Stores Coming To New JerseyWegmans, the holy grail for some Baristanet food shoppers, has always been more than just slightly out of reach, with its nearest location in Woodbridge.

Now, the Rochester-based supermarket chain with distant locations in New Jersey, just got a little closer. Wegmans announced a list of 10 stores opening in the coming year on its website, and two will be located in New Jersey. Continue Reading

Bergen County Humane Enforcement Bids to Manage Bloomfield Animal Shelter

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Petitioners Call For New Volunteer Program at Bloomfield's Bukowski Animal ShelterThe Township of Bloomfield received two bids from Bergen County Humane Enforcement in response to the two RFPs (requests for proposals) that had been issued by the Township for both the animal control and shelter management responsibilities at the Bloomfield Animal Shelter.

Responses to the RFPs were due by 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The bids were opened publicly at that time in the Council Chambers by Municipal Clerk Louise Palagano.

Animal Control Officer Vincent Ascolese from BCHE attended the bid opening on behalf of his organization, which is located in Cliffside Park, NJ. In 2012, BCHE founded Bergen County Protect and Rescue Foundation and created a no-kill shelter in Cliffside Park under their auspices.

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Baristanet Profile: Katie Morita

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Katie Morita

The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

Name: Katie Morita

Where do you live? In a Carriage House in Upper Montclair

When did you move there? Four years ago

Where did you grow up? Bridgeton, NJ

How do you make a living? I run a fashion design agency called Mocha Projects that provides a variety of design services to fashion clients domestically and internationally. My clients range from large fashion houses to ethical fashion companies and start-ups. I’m also honored to work some of the most talented designers in the industry.

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Sponsored Post: Manhattan Bagel Has A Special Offer Just For Baristanet Readers

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 12:22pm

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Happy customers, great food, and giving back to the community is the mission of Manhattan Bagel. Montclair’s newly opened Manhattan Bagel hit a bump during its grand opening in June, leaving a number of Baristanet readers dissatisfied. Manhattan Bagel would like to reintroduce the store to Baristanet readers and celebrate its arrival in Montclair — again — with a month-long 50% discount on all orders starting August 1 and good through August 31. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Crime: Several Car Break-ins, Stolen Vehicles, and Vandalism to Cars

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bloomfield CrimeSeveral car break-ins, Stolen Vehicles, and Vandalism to Cars in this week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:


07-23-2014 – On Baldwin Place a small rear window was found to be the point of entry in a residential burglary. Proceeds were reported to be a TV and possibly a computer. There were no know specific brands at the time of this posting.

07-24-2014 – On Wright Court a burglary attempt was thwarted when a homeowner confronted a suspect who had entered an enclosed front porch. The suspect was described by the victim as being: A black male, 5’10” tall, approximately 20 years old and last seen wearing a white sleeveless shirt. The suspect fled on foot through the rear yard.

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Volunteers Needed at The Montclair Jazz Festival, Free T-Shirt and Great Music in Return

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

the montclair jazz festivalWant to hear free great jazz music, give back to your community and celebrate the arts?  The Montclair Jazz Festival needs volunteers to to help produce another outstanding Montclair event on August 16.

Jazz House Kids relies on the continued commitment of volunteers to continue to produce events. Three hour shifts are needed to assist up with park setup and breakdown, festival hospitality, artist and vendor relations, merchandise sales, and more.

Sign up here



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Again, on the Mountainside Hospital re-developement. Please bring in the Glen Ridge Historic Preservation Committee into the planning stages. I fear Montclair will drop the ball.

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