The Key to a Stress-Free Commute on Getaway Thursday: Clever Commute’s FIVE T’s

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

nj transitHave plans to travel for the July 4th weekend? Joshua Crandall, the founder and CEO of the Clever Commute online service, has compiled a helpful a guide for commuters planning on exiting NYC (via public transit) on the so-called getaway day—Thursday—called the Five T’s:

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Governor Christie Makes it Official: He’s Running For President

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (9)

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This morning in Livingston—his high school alma mater—New Jersey Republican Governor Chris Christie officially launched his 2016 presidential campaign.

“I will run a campaign that won’t worry about what is popular, but what is right. What is right is what will fix America.”

He joins 13 other Republicans to declare a presidential candidacy.



Enrich Your Family With an Exchange Student

BY  |  Sunday, Jun 28, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

AFS Intercultural Programs

Open your home to the world this coming school semester or year and make a global connection:  Host an AFS Exchange Student.

Each year, AFS Intercultural Programs/USA, a leading international non-profit high school student exchange for more than 60 years, welcomes 2,500 high school students from more than 90 countries into communities like Montclair—check out an article Baristanet ran about local AFS exchanges here. These students are eager to attend a local high school, live with a host family and discover what America is all about.

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Breaking: Supreme Court Affirms Right to Same Sex Marriage

BY  |  Friday, Jun 26, 2015 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (1)

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Marriage equality is the law nationwide. The Supreme Court has ruled 5-4 that it is legal for all Americans, no matter their gender or sexual orientation, to marry.

Same sex couples could already marry in 36 states and the District of Columbia. The court’s ruling today means the remaining 14 states will have to stop enforcing their bans on same-sex marriage.



Gill Resolution in Support of Establishing Casino in Newark Passes Freeholder Board

BY  |  Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Brendan Gill Essex County Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill today announced that the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed a resolution introduced by Gill in support of efforts to establish a casino in the City of Newark.

Back in December 2014, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. said that he would like NJ state leaders to consider Newark, or Essex County, as the host community for a new casino should one be allowed outside of Atlantic City.

New Jersey Assemblyman Ralph Caputo (D-Essex) followed by sponsoring Concurrent Resolution ACR-300 with Assembly members Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D-Bergen) and Raj Mukherji (D-Hudson), which proposes a constitutional amendment that would allow the Legislature to pass laws establishing not more than three casinos in Bergen, Essex, or Hudson Counties.

“With the potential of creating more than 20,000 good paying jobs and billions of dollars in additional gaming revenues right here in New Jersey, this proposal is a no brainer,” stated Gill.

“While all three locations offer unique opportunities, the City of Newark hosts a strong transportation hub, and as the state’s largest city would be a perfect choice for such an endeavor. This project would also help strengthen Essex County’s tourism industry while creating good jobs and boosting business growth, which is why I stand in strong support of it.”

The full text of Gill’s resolution is as follows:

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Where Will You Vacation This Summer?

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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It’s officially summer, kids are out of school, and it’s vacation (or staycation) time!

Take our poll and tell us where will you vacation this summer:

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Fun, Bargains and More at Montclair Center’s Sidewalk Sale

BY  |  Sunday, Jun 14, 2015 9:06am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Montclair Center kicked off summer with its annual Sidewalk Sale, a fun-filled day loaded with bargains. At Hip Chic on Bloomfield Ave. clothing was 20 percent off and glitter tattoos were free. There was free wine tasting at Montclair Wine Cellar. And on South Fullerton Ave, watercolor artist Diane Israel created instant miniatures at Essex Fine Arts Gallery and live mannequins vogued outside Mirela Nurce. Church Street was a kid’s delight with face painting, a bounce house, clowns, balloons and live entertainment on the Montclair Center Stage. Continue Reading

Escape the Ordinary Summer Reading Challenge for Adults With the Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Friday, Jun 12, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Escape the OrdinaryYou probably know about all the summer reading programs for kids, but did you know grown-ups can get in on the fun? The Montclair Public Library is offering a great summer reading challenge for adults with cool incentives.

MPL’s  Escape the Ordinary Summer Reading Challenge for adults begins June 26. The heroes-themed challenge encourages participants to read one fiction or nonfiction book per week and earn chances to win by:

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Sensational Summer Reads 2015

BY  |  Monday, Jun 08, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Broad Spectrum SPF 50—check. Slimming swimsuit—check. Comfy beach chair—check. A fabulous summer book—check…thanks to Carolyn Anbar at Watchung Booksellers in Montclair. She has given us the bookstore’s recommendations for the best summer reads.

Take a look at the list and tell us what you’re looking forward to reading this summer:

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It’s Primary Election Day, Go Vote!

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 02, 2015 6:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

voteToday, Tuesday, June 2, is Primary Election Day. Polls will be open from 6 am –  8pm.

Your polling place is listed on your sample ballot. If you do not have your sample ballot, you can look up your polling place on the NJ Department of State website: find your polling place.

Let us know you voted today. Tell us in comments and/or tag your selfie at the poll on Twitter.






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This thug pretending to be a leader needs to rethink his political career. A sustained thrashing in the polls may force him to do just that. "President Christie"? Are you kidding? Only "President Donald" would trump that.

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