Yogi Berra Museum Hosts Ultimate Behind-the-Scenes Tour of Yankee Stadium

BY  |  Monday, Jul 21, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

yankee stadiumThe Yogi Berra Museum is organizing a behind-the-scenes tour of the incomparable Yankee Stadium on July 23rd. The tour includes an insiders look at the dugout, the Yankee Museum, the press box, Monument Park and more. Luxury bus transportation, snacks and souvenir complete this VIP experience. Continue Reading

Montclair’s That Little Black Dress: All The Makings For A Fabulous Outfit

BY  |  Monday, Jul 21, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

LBD frontIf you are in the market for a chic outfit in Montclair, check out That Little Black Dress. Located on Glenridge Avenue, this boutique carries all the ingredients one might need for a fabulous outfit. From jeans to dresses, to jewelry, heels, handbags, and headbands, shop owner Jenna Davis has you covered from head to toe and everything in between.

photo 1An LIM graduate who studied Fashion Merchandise, Davis opened the shop this past November and describes her shop as “romantically edgy”. Offering a wide variety of styles, colors, and patterns in her fun and vibrant boutique, flannel shirts, crop tops, jeans, shorts, vests, summer dresses, and blouses are some of the items found hanging on the racks. Continue Reading

The Learned Ladies: An Unexpected Outdoor Delight

BY  |  Sunday, Jul 20, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

John Hickok, Felix Mayes, Alison Weller, and Marion Adler in “The Learned Ladies”

John Hickok, Felix Mayes, Alison Weller, and Marion Adler in “The Learned Ladies”

It has always fascinated me how a stage production’s physical venue can so greatly impact an audience’s appreciation of it. In the case of Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s “The Learned Ladies,” the Moliere comedy has found its ideal setting on the outdoor stage at the College of Saint Elizabeth in Convent Station.

It’s pure froth – witty froth, superbly performed and staged in front of casually dressed theatergoers drinking wine and sitting on the tiered stone and grass, or alternatively in lawn chairs, on a pleasant summer evening. And the result is pure enchantment – enchantment that could never have been attained indoors. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, July 20

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

This week, a look at some of the condos on the market in Baristaville.

montclair072029 Upper Mountain Ave., Unit 4, Montclair
List Price: $327,000
Taxes: $7,466
Association Fee: $425

Featuring New York winter skyline views and hardwood floors, this five-room, multi-floor condo is new to the market. Built in 1965, the condo has an updated kitchen, pocket doors and a good amount of storage. A washer and dryer can be installed with approval and plans. Heat and hot water are included in the maintenance fee. Garage parking is $50 per month. Pets up to 25-lbs. are allowed. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Local Pesto, Still Growing Strong

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 19, 2014 7:49am  |  COMMENTS (2)

romarsi 3Recognize these two little chefs? They are Carla and Alison Silvestri, seen here making their family’s pesto way back in August of 2009.

A few years ago I met the wonderful Silvestri family — Robert and Mary, and their two young daughters. Together they founded Romarsi, devoted to making outrageously delicious homemade pesto and kalamata olive tapenade I’ve ever tasted. I discovered the pesto at the Montclair Farmers Market and it’s also available in stores. I visited their local facility and watched as they all worked at whipping up a large batch of pesto using the freshest Genovese basil leaves, olive oil, and other ingredients. Continue Reading

Montclair Fire Department Swears In Probationary Firefighters

BY  |  Friday, Jul 18, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

(Pictured left to right: Kevin Polek, Christopher Herrmann, Matthew Gifford, Gregory Miller, Todd Thompson, Timothy McLoughlin, Thomas Hargraves)

(Pictured left to right: Kevin Polek, Christopher Herrmann, Matthew Gifford, Gregory Miller, Todd Thompson, Timothy McLoughlin, Thomas Hargraves)

Seven probationary firefighters were promoted to firefighters during a swearing in ceremony in Montclair Township Council Chambers this morning. Township Clerk Linda Wanat presided over the swearing in of Thomas Hargraves, Gregory Miller, Matthew Gifford, Todd Thompson, Kevin Polek, Christopher Herrmann, and TimothyMcLoughlin.

Hargraves came to the Montclair Fire Department from the Washington D.C. fire department, and was directly assigned to a shift. The other six men attended the Essex County Fire Academy after being sworn in last year as probationary fighters. They studied for ten weeks at the Academy, developing a fundamental understanding of firefighting, physical training and conditioning. The six men continued to develop their craft while also learning about the Montclair Fire Department after graduating from the Academy.

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Mark Your Calendars for Bloomfield Restaurant Week

BY  |  Friday, Jul 18, 2014 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bloomfield Restaurant Week

Drool worthy offerings from Stamna Greek Taverna, Taqueria Authentica, & Anthony’s Cheesecake

Get ready to eat! The 3rd annual Bloomfield Restaurant Week will offer a prix fixe lunch or dinner menu of $30 or less between August 3 - August 9.

Restaurant Week will showcase all of Bloomfield’s best restaurants. From French to Thai, from Japanese to Italian and from traditional Steakhouse to Mexican, every taste and every palate will be satisfied at the culinary event.

Francesco Palmieri, an original BRW committee member and owner and chef of The Orange Squirrel, predicts, “Judging by the success of the first two events we expect an even stronger turn out. We are excited and optimistic that our 2014 event will be the biggest yet.”

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Bloomfield Crime: Over a Dozen Arrests

BY  |  Friday, Jul 18, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

CrimeStolen Cars, robberies, and several arrests in this week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:


07-07-2014 – On the lower end of John F. Kennedy Drive South, a front door was forced open and found to be the point of entry in a residential burglary. Proceeds were jewelry and cash .

07-11-2014 – On the 500 block of Bloomfield Avenue, a 12×18 inch hole was cut through the roof of a business and found to be the point of entry in a commercial burglary. Proceeds were reported to be cash.

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Vital to Offer Influences of Caribbean Cuisine, Organic and Vegan Food in Montclair

BY  |  Friday, Jul 18, 2014 8:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Fans of HLS Juice Bar & Grill in Montclair were sad that the health food restaurant closed, but they should be happy to learn Vital is opening in its spot.

Owned by brother and sister, Kwame and Nataki Williams,Vital will offer breakfast, lunch and dinner, including fresh juices and smoothies, and a wide range of gluten-free and vegan dishes. The cuisine is what they call, “Health food with a Caribbean twist.”

Expect new spins on classic dishes utilizing locally farmed and organic ingredients, such as eggs from Montclair Community Farms.

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Our Lady of Mount Carmel Festival This Weekend in Montclair

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

pine st 3Montclair’s Pine Street is already decked in red, white and green for this weekend’s Our Lady of Mount Carmel festival.

Live music, rides and lots of food, will be available. Last year’s offerings included made to order wood fired pizza from Sanducci’s mobile oven and juicy Italian sausages from Pat; Five Chris (Nutley) serving up an array of authentic Filipino dishes, another cart dishing out arepas and crepes, as well as zeppoles and deep fried Oreos. Continue Reading

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You can find them at the Farmers Market, Great Products! Besides regular pesto they make and market a kalamatra olive pesto that is delicious!

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