Show Your Support For the Montclair Mounties

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 4:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Mounties White-Out GameThe Montclair Mounties Football White-Out Game on September 20 vs. Union City at Woodman Field is hoping for the biggest crowd in decades. Show your support for the Montclair High School team by purchasing a “White-Out Shirt” and attending the game. It’s a critical big game that will determine the Mounties path to their 3rd championship in a row, so be there and show your Mountie pride.

You can purchase an Official White-Out T-shirt at these location sponsors:

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Baristanet Profile: Devon Corneal

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

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(Photo credit: Jennifer Liseo)

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

Name: Devon Corneal

Where do you live?  Plymouth Street, Montclair. Best block anywhere.

When did you move there? May 2007. The exact day morning sickness hit when I was pregnant with our son. I curled up on our bed  while my husband unpacked the entire house. 

Where did you grow up?  Pre-Sandusky scandal State College, PA. Aka: Happy Valley

How do you make a living?  Recovering lawyer, and freelance writer. A year ago I switched careers, so I’m still finding my way. 

Coffee, tea or … ? Tea in the winter. Fizzy water the rest of the year. Cocktails after 4 pm

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On The Market: New Custom Home in Montclair Up For Auction

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (10)

New Custom Home in Montclair Up For Auction

A new custom Colonial home on Cedar Avenue in Monclair is currently up for auction with minimum bids starting at $795,000.

The 4 bedroom 2 en-suite), 5 baths home has Samoan Mahogany hard wood floors throughout; a gourmet kitchen with imported ceramic tile floor features Thermador appliances, chef’s stove, beautiful soft closing Century kitchen cabinets, two sinks, granite countertops and a marble back splash; an extraordinary second floor master bedroom suite which runs the entire depth of the house featuring a gas fireplace, his and hers walk-in closets and en-suite bathroom; a finished basement with designer cork flooring featuring an entertaining kitchen, sauna, wine-cellar, bonus room with bathroom, and room for a home theatre and home gym.

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Five Courses, Wine and Beer at Cru Meets Brew Charity Dinner

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Cru Meets Brew

The next Montclair Food & Wine Festival (MFWF) won’t happen until June 2015, but food aficionados won’t have to wait till then to enjoy great food and drink, because the Festival is hosting Cru Meets Brew, a wine- and beer-paired collaborative dinner that combines the culinary talents of many special chefs, on Thursday, October 16.

The five course collaborative wine and beer paired charity dinner will take place at Highlawn Pavilion and showcase the culinary skills of Guest Chef Anthony Bucco (former Executive Chef of The Ryland Inn) along with Montclair chefs Christopher Ryan Arturo (Red Eye Café); Bryan Gregg (Escape); Adam Rose (Villalobos); and Julian Valencia (Ani Ramen House). Sharon Sevrens (sommelier and proprietor of Amanti Vino) will choose the wine and beer for a truly exciting night of virtuoso flavors and inspired pairings.

Cru Meets Brew proceeds will benefit Intensive Therapeutics and the newly created collaborative program at Montclair High School MACHE: Montclair Academy for Culinary & Hospitality Excellence.

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Fire in Clifton Kills 11 Dogs

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 7:08pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Your Family Pet Sitters

A fire that broke out today just before 1 pm in Clifton, killed 11 dogs, reports  The home at  also housed the resident’s business Your Family Pet Sitters.

Clifton FD Deputy Chief Michael Sauer saidthe homeowner was not home when the fire began. When she came home, she says she found the house on fire and the animals trapped inside the house. She was only able to save two of them.

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Montclair Crime: Stolen Bikes, Car Break-ins, Burglaries, and More

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 4:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Crime: Police Make Arrest in Gunpoint Robberies, More Reports of Fraud Crime Stolen bikes, car break-ins, burglaries, and more in the week in crime from Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:


On 08-25-2014, at 0243Hrs Officers were dispatched to the area of North Mountain Avenue at Berkley Place on a report of suspicious males.  An off-duty Officer had observed these two subjects hiding behind a tree as he drove past.  Officers located these suspects, Justin Chase (24yoa from West Orange) and Lance Ogunwale (24yoa from West Orange) on Watchung Avenue.  They were found to be in possession of a GPS unit that had just been stolen from a vehicle on North Mountain Avenue.  These subjects were arrested and charged with Burglary.

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This Week, I’m________

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 12:45pm  |  COMMENTS (8)

Fabulous Beach Reads

Are you among the many locals on vacation this week? The neighborhood seems pretty empty and lonely, but on the plus side, I have been getting great parking spaces.

Take our poll and let us know if  you’re relaxing with your toes in the sand, enjoying a nice staycation, or crankily sitting at your desk working with only Labor Day to look forward to:

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2014 Rotary Club Save the Summer Blood Drive Challenge

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Blood Drive ChallengeThe Rotary Clubs of Bloomfield and Glen Ridge will be hosting an emergency Blood Drive for New Jersey Blood Bank on September 9, from 1 pm – 7 pm at Van Tassel Funeral Home, 337 Belleville Ave, Bloomfield.

New Jersey Blood Services will offer a scholarship for student to co-sponsor, support and recruit donors for summer blood drive challenge as followed:

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Montclair Planning Board Finishes Pinnacle’s Hotel, Begins Plofker’s Inspection Station Conversion

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The former Division of Motor Vehicles inspection station in Montclair, at the corner of Forest and Label Streets, July 2013.  Image courtesy of Google.

The former Division of Motor Vehicles inspection station in Montclair, at the corner of Forest and Label Streets, July 2013. Image courtesy of Google.

The Montclair Planning Board had another long session during its August 25 meeting, with attention shifting from one prominent local developer to another. With Pinnacle CEO Brian Stolar’s MC Hotel project having been approved on August 11 developer Steven Plofker presented an application for his latest project — a plan to convert the old motor vehicle inspection station at 16 Label Street into commercial space.

But the planning board wasn’t through with Stolar’s application. The board, down to five members with Vice Chairman Lanny Kurzweil substituting to Chairman John Wynn, meticulously went through the language of the resolution supporting the hotel application before approval. The meeting began with the review of the resolution and took over an hour.

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Childhood: Who Did You Look Up To?

BY  |  Monday, Aug 25, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

All humans were at some point, or still are, children. What we remember from childhood shapes who we are and our view of the world. Baristanet contributor Arthur Kobin takes a local look at people through the lens of childhood.

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That's my son and daughter this article is about and I look up to both of them even though I'm their Dad.

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