Poll: What Do You Think Of Montclair’s Proposed New Municipal Complex?

BY  |  Monday, Jul 06, 2015 2:18pm  |  COMMENTS (1)


Last week, local officials discussed with residents more plans for the redevelopment of the Lackawanna Plaza area, including a proposed new municipal complex encompassing a maximum of 100,000 square feet for township offices, the police, and the school district offices. Continue Reading

Cameron Animal Hospital to Host Kitten Adoption Event in Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Jul 06, 2015 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Cameron Animal HospitalCameron Animal Hospital will host a four-hour adoption event this Sunday to help find permanent homes for many adorable kittens available for adoption.

Kittens will be available for viewing on Sunday, July 12, between noon and 4 pm, at 417 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair.

Adoptions from Cameron Animal Hospital include FeLV/FIV testing, deworming, vaccination, microchipping, and spay/neuter surgery. Typical adoption fees are $125 per cat, which helps the hospital provide shelter, food, medical care, vaccinations, enrichment and behavioral rehabilitation for adoptable animals.

For a quick view of some of the cats and kittens that will be available for adoption, check out Cameron’s pet list on Petfinder. For questions about cat adoptions, or to receive pre-approval, email here.

(Photo: Dr. Elizabeth Houston)



Calling Stephen Colbert: Channel 34 Wants You

BY  |  Monday, Jul 06, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Montclair’s Stephen Colbert is gearing up to take over David Letterman’s Late Night this fall. To prepare, he first shaved his “Colbeard.” Next, he took to public access TV in Michigan to host Only in Monroe, a local 40-minute talk show, last week. Colbert did a few warm-up interviews and then brought on rapper Eminem.

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Montclair High Alum Wins Journalism’s Livingston Award

BY  |  Monday, Jul 06, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Shoshana WalterShoshana Walter figured her first job in journalism would be working on general assignments or the education beat. Instead, she was hired by The Ledger in Central Florida to work the cops beat.

“I had to go to jail every night,” Walter, a 2003 graduate of Montclair High School, tells Baristanet.

The job ended up laying the groundwork for what has become her passion: investigative crime reporting. Her work at The Ledger caught the attention of the San Francisco-based Bay Citizen, where she was hired in 2010 to cover crime in Oakland, one of the nation’s most dangerous cities. At the time, the Bay Citizen was one of the few non-profit news startups that supplied articles to the regional news sections of the New York Times, where many of Walter’s articles appeared.

One such article profiled taco truck owners in the Fruitvale section of Oakland who were hiring armed security guards to protect against the violent robberies taking place in the area. Walter’s reporting got her wondering about what kind of training and oversight security guards undergo, and with fellow reporter Ryan Gabrielson, began researching and analyzing data across the U.S. on how well regulators were vetting armed guards for criminal records and other background checks.

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Sights and Sounds From Montclair’s Fourth of July Parade

Sunday, Jul 05, 2015 9:50am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Rain and unusually cooler temperatures didn’t stop Montclair from holding its 65th annual Independence Day Parade yesterday. This year, many parade watchers brought umbrellas — a handy shield against the kids and adults with Super Soakers — along with beach chairs. There was an unusually long lull in the parade action on Midland near Watchung and many people left, thinking the parade was over. If you did, here’s what you missed, including Elvis!

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, July 5

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 10:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Just about 28 properties are showing this holiday weekend, including the following four:

montclair0705108 Yantacaw Brook Rd., Montclair

List Price: $799,000

Taxes: $18,764

Acreage: 0.24


Just listed, this 10-room, one-floor ranch has an updated kitchen with granite and a center island, hardwood floors, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room, custom carpeting and drapes in the master bedroom, a room that could be used as a fourth bedroom and French doors leading outside to a custom bluestone patio with a fireplace. There is a finished, full basement and a two-car attached garage. The house was built in 1950 and renovated in 2011. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Happy Fourth of July!

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 04, 2015 8:03am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Happy Fourth of July! Whether you attend a parade, watch fireworks (or both), Baristanet wishes you and yours a happy, safe holiday. Check back as we will share photos of the big day with you.

Baristanet Profile: Sarah Scalet

BY  |  Friday, Jul 03, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Sarah Scalet

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

Name: Sarah Scalet

Where do you live? Glen Ridge

When did you move there? January 2014 (after 8 years in Bloomfield)

Where did you grow up? Brookings, S.D.

How do you make a living? As a writer and editor. Currently I work in digital marketing at EY (Ernst & Young), where I’m part of a global content team and spend a lot of time in my home office on conference calls.

Coffee, tea or … ? Definitely coffee — black coffee every morning, and in the afternoon iced coffee in the summer and latte in the winter.

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Celebrate National Ice Cream Month

BY  |  Friday, Jul 03, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Of all the “national” days and month, National Ice Cream Month is my favorite. You can thank President Reagan for the designation. In 1984 he signed a proclamation making National ice Cream Month AND Day official. And all month long in July, I partake without guilt.

Here’s where to get your cones and sundaes locally:

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Applegate Farm (616 Grove Street, Montclair, NJ, 07043) From 1848 to present day, locals have enjoyed homemade ice cream from the farm. Offering a FREE SMALL CONE when you buy a Signature Sundae between Monday – Friday 12-4 pm. And take the family to Wednesday night Family Fun Nights throughout the entire summer!


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Donations Needed for Dog in Need of Surgery at Montclair Township Animal Shelter

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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On June 30, Nikki Dawson, Interim Director at the Montclair Township Animal Shelter, responded to a call for a dog that was hit by a car. What Nikki found was an adorable little terrier named Bella who had a shattered pelvis. Bella needs surgery and veterinarians have estimated it to cost $3,500. Bella is strong and is urgently fighting to survive. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to raise funds. You can make a donation online here.

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