Baristanet Profile: Nicole Gray

BY  |  Friday, Aug 21, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Name: Nicole Gray

Where do you live? Upper Montclair

When did you move there? About 10 years ago.

Where did you grow up? Northern Virginia

How do you make a living? I am a journalist at Biopharmadive.com where I cover all aspects of the biopharma industry. I also write healthcare-related marketing and advertising copy, as well as other stuff—all nonfiction. In short, I am a writer, like at least half of the people I know in Montclair. I’ve been doing the same thing, without interruption, for roughly 20 years and I love it.

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee, definitely coffee! Lots of coffee.

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Baristanet Profile: Mary Z Scotti

BY  |  Friday, Aug 14, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mary Z Scotti

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

Name: Mary Z Scotti

Where do you live? Montclair’s 4th ward

When did you move there? 2010

Where did you grow up? Early childhood was on an air force base in Homestead, Florida then back to my parent’s hometown of South River, New Jersey. My family moved to Princeton close to my 10th birthday and I was schooled there until I left for Simon’s Rock College near my 16th birthday. Moving to Montclair was the first time living in New Jersey since heading off to college at sixteen.

How do you make a living?  I am an artist – painter, printmaker and designer. I currently run 73 See Gallery & Design Studio on Pine Street in Montclair, curating fine art exhibits and creating in the graphic design studio. We host music events, poetry readings, independent productions, community gatherings and events. My design work (catalogs, websites, logos etc.) keeps the gallery alive so that we can exhibit artist’s work curated as they intended it to be seen.  The gallery also collaborates with other indie community arts organizations – Seed Artists, Make Music Day Montclair, Skills Share Montclair and JazzConnections to name a few, in promoting accessible arts engagement opportunities. We are very interested in using public art to engage, enhance and respond to our community.

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Baristanet Profile: Anne Bruyere Prince

BY  |  Friday, Aug 07, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Anne Bruyere Prince

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

Name: Anne Bruyere Prince

Where do you live? Bloomfield, NJ

When did you move there? Summer of 1986

Where did you grow up? Upper Montclair & Green Pond, NJ

How do you make a living? Operations Manager for the Bloomfield Parking Authority

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee in the am, a Tito’s vodka drink of one sort or another in the pm

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Mitt Romney In Promos For The Late Show With (Montclair’s) Stephen Colbert

Tuesday, Aug 04, 2015 12:35pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

colbert promos

Montclair’s Stephen Colbert wants you to know that the Late Show with Stephen Colbert begins on Tuesday, September 8. Here are the promos (you might have seen them if you watch 60 Minutes). We’re still waiting to see him turn up on Channel 34.

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Baristanet Profile: Therese Baird

BY  |  Friday, Jul 31, 2015 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Therese Baird

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

Name: Therese Baird

Where do you live? Cedar Grove, NJ

When did you move there? Almost 23 years ago.

Where did you grow up? Summit Avenue in Upper Montclair

How do you make a living? I am currently a real estate agent at Halstead Property in Montclair. Before that, I was the owner of Le Baker’s Dozen Bake Shoppe.

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee… always. Unless I’m sick, then it’s tea!

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Baristanet Profile: Matthew Davis

BY  |  Friday, Jul 24, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Matthew Davis

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

Name: Matthew Davis – aka “Matt”

Where do you live? I live on Grove Street in Upper Montclair.

When did you move there? My family has lived here since early 2004 – we arrived from Hoboken with only a couple of weeks to spare before our twin boys were born. It was not a dull time in our lives…

Where did you grow up? I grew up mostly in Stamford, CT. But my Dad’s work gave me the opportunity to spend a few years each in London and Toronto. Learned to make new friends in new places! Truth be told, I am pretty sure I still have some growing up to do. I am a work in progress, for sure.

How do you make a living? I have been involved in new media production in NYC for twenty years now. After getting my master’s degree at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program. I ran front-end and product development groups for companies like barensandnoble.com and The Princeton Review. These days I run operations for an open source-centric consulting company in the City, Boyle Software. I wear lots of hats – once again, life ain’t dull… Though I do not make money from it, my labor of love is my music which finds its voice these days in my band The Thousand Pities.

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Baristanet Profile: Alison Overton

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 16, 2015 11:55am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Alison Overton

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

Name: Alison Overton

Where do you live? Montclair, NJ in the 07042

When did you move there? 10 years ago this month.

Where did you grow up? Haddonfield, NJ (way down south).

How do you make a living: Design Director at a fashion accessories company.

Coffee, tea or…?: Iced Coffee year round.

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Outlawz Rapper Hussein Fatal Mourned in Montclair, Family Raising Funds For Funeral

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

hussein fatalHussein Fatal, a member of The Outlawz who collaborated with Tupac Shakur, debuting on All Eyez on Me, died Saturday in a fatal car crash in Georgia. Fatal was 38.

Born Bruce Washington, Jr., Fatal grew up on New Street in Montclair. Fatal’s sister, Tammy Perkins-Cross, has set up a GoFundMe page to raise funds for funeral expenses. Fatal’s body will be brought home to New Jersey where he will be buried. Continue Reading

Baristanet Profile: Chelo Keys

BY  |  Friday, Jul 10, 2015 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Chelo Keys

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

Name: Chelo Keys

Where do you live? Right now I’m in Glen Ridge but I began my suburban life on Claremont Street in Montclair.

When did you move there? I’ve been in this area for about 13 years.

Where did you grow up? I grew up on Dyckman Street, North of Washington Heights in NYC.

How do you make a living? I’m a Wedding and Portrait Photographer.

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee, but tea time is always nice!

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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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Thank you for this story!!! I must admit I was never a fan of this wall and always wondered about it when I drove by. Now that I know the story behind it, I think I will admire it when I drive by. I am sorry for Dr. Bloom's loss and hope that his work on the wall will continue to provide him some measure of solace.

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