MHS Swimmers Dig Deep at 2017 EC/SEC Swimming Championships

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Montclair High School competed in the 2017 Essex County/Super Essex Conference Swimming Championships at the Raritan Bay YMCA in Perth Amboy on January 16. The Mounties had a great meet, with many best times recorded, including three Meet of Champions cuts. The Mountie boys finished in third place and the girls finished in seventh place. Eight boys and nine girls contributed to the team point totals. They were: seniors Kai Michaud, Makai Charles and Duncan Richmond, juniors Steven Iovine and Thatcher Smith and freshmen Justin Ellis, Roman Miklaszewski and Tommy White for the boys and seniors Samantha Corredor and Stephanie Fox, juniors Jordan Caro and Amy Chen, sophomores Kathrynna Demetillo, Maya Crawford and Louisa Skerry and freshmen Mia Padberg and Josephine Myung for the girls.

MHS Boys and Girls Swimming County Championship Team. Photo: Izumi Hara

MHS Boys and Girls Swimming County Championship Team. Photo: Izumi Hara

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10 Bowls of Soup Found Locally to Warm You Up Through Winter

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 1:31pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Winter weather have you chilled? A hearty and warm bowl of soup is the answer and there are many great options in Baristaville to enjoy.

Here are 10 great bowls of soup to warm you up through winter:

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Bloomfield Crime: Shoplifting, Burglary, Theft, and Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


The week in Bloomfield crime from Officer Ralph Marotti, Bloomfield Police Department:


01/09/2017-Brandon Figueroa age 20 of North Arlington NJ was arrested at 4:04pm and charged with shoplifting at the Stop & Shop Store located at 8 Franklin Street. Loss Prevention observed Mr. Figueroa conceal 4 bags of shrimp and a package of chicken down his pants. She was detained until the arrival of the police. Mr. Figueroa was charged with Theft and released with a pending court date.

01/11/2017- Police were dispatched to the Family Dollar Store located at 600 Bloomfield Avenue on a reported shoplifting incident. Store employee reported the suspect described as a black male in his 40’s entered the store and shoplifted 3 bars of Dove soap. The suspect was last seen walking west on Bloomfield Avenue.

01/13/2017-Anthony Walker age 48 of Newark NJ was arrested at 2:22pm and charged with shoplifting. The incident occurred at the CVS Pharmacy located at 331 Broad Street. Mr. Walker was observed in the center aisle placing store merchandise in a white bag. He was issued a summons and released with a pending court date.

01/14/2017-A vehicle parked on Watsessing Ave was reportedly entered by an unknown actor during the overnight hours. The owner discovered the interior rummaged through with 4 dollars in loose change missing.
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Members of NJ11th for Change Visit Congressman Frelinghuysen’s Office to Oppose the Repeal of ACA

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 10:17am  |  COMMENTS (0)

NJ11th for Change

(Photo courtesy Bill Lescohier for Morristown Green)

Constituents in New Jersey’s 11th congressional district — which in Essex County includes parts of Montclair, Bloomfield, and West Orange, as well as Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell — visited Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen‘s Morristown District Office on January 13 to show their opposition of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Congressman Frelinghuysen says he supports repealing Obamacare when his Republican colleagues come up with a replacement plan, as well as saying he thinks President-elect Trump will do a good job as commander-in-chief, reports

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Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: January 19-22

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Lots of great local events to enjoy this weekend! From live music and concerts, to comedy and theater, to lectures and social events, this is your guide to what’s happening this weekend:

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Bad Seed, Winter Drama From SVPA at Montclair High School, 2/2-2/4

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

BAD SEED, the winter drama given by SVPA at Montclair High School, will be performed Feb 2, 3, and 4 @7:30 in the Little Theater of the George Inness Annex.

This compelling play — written by Maxwell Anderson and based on a novel of the same title, which also became a classic motion picture — takes up the question of nature vs. nurture. Are social upbringing and parental influence the most powerful factors in how we behave, or is a bad seed simply bad?

Bad Seed

Directed by Brenda Pepper and supported by technical director Kenneth Cleerdin and an all-student crew, 13 talented SVPA thespians bring this material to life in a provocative evening of drama. Tickets on sale at $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors, and teachers. (May not be appropriate for younger children. 13 and older suggested.)

Montclair To Represent At Women’s March on Washington

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 Women's March on Washington

Many Montclair women and their daughters will join the hundreds of thousands of women across the country to attend the Women’s March on Washington or another of the local sister marches in NJ or NYC on Saturday, January 21. Whether they take buses organized by local women, drive, or take a train, they will all get together to stand together in solidarity for the protection of women’s rights, safety,  health, and their families.

Baristanet spoke with several of the women (and one man) to learn what joining the march means to them:

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Cake By The Ocean? DNCE To Play Its Hits at Montclair’s Wellmont Theater

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Mark your calendars because “Cake by The Ocean” hitmakers, DNCE, are coming to Montclair’s Wellmont Theater on February 7.

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Free Webop Jazz Concert For Little Kids at Montclair Library, 1/21

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Looking for something to do with your little ones this Saturday? Jazz House Kids is holding a free WEBOP class/concert at the Montclair Public Library, 11am to noon for kids up to age 5 with their grownups. It’s live jazz, hands on, fun experience for kids and adults. Interested? RSVP at 973-744-2273


Two Attempted Luring Incidents in Montclair

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 8:24pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Luring Composite

Montclair Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect in one of two recent luring incidents. One took place on Friday afternoon — an attempted luring of a nine-year-old boy who was walking in the area of Norwood Ave. and Marion Road. The second incident, occurred tonight (Tuesday) just before 7 p.m. A man attempted to lure a 16-year-old girl into his car, a dark sedan, near Park Street and Claremont Ave. Continue Reading

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