Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Apr. 19

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Approximately 140 properties are open this Sunday, including a house in Glen Ridge with various living arrangements.

glenridge0419147 Highland Ave., Glen Ridge

List Price: $579,900

Taxes: $16,999

Acreage: 0.18


Just listed, this 13-room colonial has a lot of living space, including an in-law suite in the basement. The garage has been converted to a studio with hardwood floors and a porch. The house, built in 1937 and renovated in 2013, has an updated kitchen with a center island, recently refinished hardwood floors, a fireplace in the living room and a deck. The third floor is finished and could be used as an office or bedroom. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Car Backs Into Montclair Toy Store, Injures Girl Scout

BY  |  Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 12:22pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


A woman trying to parallel park on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair jumped the curb and backed into Just Kidding Around, injuring a young girl who was outside selling Girl Scout cookies.

Witnesses told Baristanet that the driver appeared to hit the gas instead of the brake, causing the car to jump the curb and back into the store, pinning the girl against the glass window.

The girl, who appeared to have bleeding from lacerations but was conscious, was taken to the hospital by ambulance.


Photos: James Fitzhenry

Woman Found Dead in South Mountain Reservation Is Identified

Saturday, Apr 18, 2015 8:20am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Woman Found Dead in South Mountain Reservation Is Identified

The woman found dead at South Mountain Reservation has been identified as Deja Rodriguez, 24, of Newark.

Rodriguez was reported missing on Feb. 16. Her body was discovered in a secluded wooded area in a section of the park that is located in Millburn. Continue Reading

Jazz House Kids’ Inside the Jazz Note Annual Benefit to Feature Multi-Instrumentalist Sheila E.

BY  |  Friday, Apr 17, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Inside the Jazz Note

Get ready for an unforgettable night of music at Jazz House Kids Inside the Jazz Note 2015! Four-time GRAMMY Award-winning bassist, composer and educator Christian McBride will host and share the stage will the trailblazing drummer and percussionist Sheila E. for a special night of concert and conversation on Thursday, May 14 at the Alexander Kasser Theater, Montclair State University.

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Lace Up Your Running Shoes And Join the YMCA of Montclair

BY  |  Friday, Apr 17, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Close Up Of Runners Feet On Suburban Street

The YMCA of Montclair is hosting several running events for all ages and levels in the upcoming months and they want you to join!

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Bloomfield Planning Board Adjourns Hoover Avenue Application to May 5

BY  |  Friday, Apr 17, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (9)


Michael Piromalli, attorney for 262-268 Hoover Avenue@Bloomfield, LLC, told the Planning Board on Tuesday evening that the applicant is looking for a way to mitigate some of the traffic issues that were discussed at the March 24th meeting, and hopes to purchase adjacent property to enable a redesign of the traffic flow.

The applicant is requesting bulk variances and site plan approvals to build a five-story multi-family apartment building on the corner of Hoover Avenue and JFK Drive. The traffic flow presented at the last meeting would have entailed a right-turn-only entrance to the property off of Hoover Avenue, and a right-turn-in, right-turn-out driveway opening onto JFK Drive, forcing residents exiting the property to drive all the way to Belleville Avenue before being able to make a turn. Board members had expressed concern about the safety and practicality of the traffic flow.

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Get New Reads at the Montclair College Women’s Club Book Sale This Weekend

BY  |  Friday, Apr 17, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair College Women’s Club Book Sale

The College Women’s Club Used Book & Music Sale is going on until Sunday, April 19. sponsored by the College Women’s Club of Montclair. It’s a terrific annual Montclair event featuring thousands of books and paperbacks, LPs, CDs, DVDs, audio & video tapes, sheet music, software, and more. Everything is sold at BARGAIN prices, and all proceeds go to college scholarship awards for area girls.

The College Women’s Club Used Book & Music Sale
April 17 (Friday) 9:30 a.m. – 9 p.m. (1/2 price everyone)
April 18 (Saturday) 9:30 a.m. – 7 p.m. (BAG DAY – grocery bag full for $5)
April 19 (Sunday) 1 p.m. – 6 p.m. (BAG DAY)
Free admission
Located at Booksale Headquarters (opposite YMCA), 26 Park St. (Lower level), Montclair, NJ 07042



Spring Catering Expo at Brookdale ShopRite This Weekend

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Catering Expo at Brookdale ShopRite

This weekend, Brookdale ShopRite in Bloomfield is having a free Catering Expo where you’ll see and taste many of the delicious savory and sweet dishes from its catering department. Whether you are planning a party, shower, graduation or just need help entertaining … you won’t want to miss this in-store event!

Catering Expo at Brookdale ShopRite
Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19 from 11 am – 3 pm
Brookdale ShopRite 1409 Broad Street, Bloomfield, NJ
Free Tastings from the kitchens of ShopRite Catering. Enter a Drawing for a $100 ShopRite Gift Card on Sunday



The Third Annual Welcome to Walnut Street Fair

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 16, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Welcome to Walnut Street fair

Mark your calendars! On Saturday, May 2, the third annual “Welcome To Walnut Street” fair will showcase all the neighborhood has to offer—great food, addicting doughnuts, amazing coffee, Bubble Tea, super shops, the weekly Farmers Market, and much more.

In addition to the Walnut Street businesses, there will be local vendors, food trucks, the YMCA of Montclair Healthy Kids Day, live music, lots of kids activities and much, much more!

Welcome to Walnut Street Sidewalk Fair
Saturday, May 2 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Walnut Street in Montclair, from Forest Street to the train station



ALS Marathon Row in Montclair, April 25

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ALS Marathon Row

On Saturday, April 25, thirteen teams will row a marathon at 3Sixty Cycling and Rowing Studio to raise money and awareness for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease).

One team, led by Bloomfield resident John Kempe, will row in honor of the late William Trembulak. Montclarions may recognize the Trembulak name, as Alan Trembulak (Williams brother) used to be the Montclair Town Attorney and still remains a well known real estate attorney. Alan Trembulak is Kempe’s father in-law. William (known as Bill) passed away a few years ago from ALS and Kempe wants this row to raise as much money and awareness as possible.

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