Childhood: What Sports Did You Play As A Kid?

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

(Ice cream truck near the intersection of Orange Rd. and Church St.)

(Ice cream truck near the intersection of Orange Rd. and Church St.)

It’s been a long time (laughing)! Sixty years…Soccer, or something like that. I liked to play soccer. Continue Reading

Baristanet Profile: Lauren Kaplan

BY  |  Friday, Sep 12, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Name: Lauren Hyman Kaplan

Where do you live? We recently finished renovating a house in Upper Montclair by Yantacaw Brook Park. We love our neighborhood.

When did you move there? We moved from Tribeca to Montclair in August, 2011.

Where did you grow up? I grew up in Livingston but went to school in Montclair at MKA.

How do you make a living? I’m a counselor, educational consultant and Emotional Intelligence coach. I work with schools to help enhance their school climate by training teachers, implementing social-emotional learning and bullying prevention programs and conducting parenting workshops. I also teach at Bank Street College of Education in the city.

Coffee, tea or … ? Stumptown coffee is my favorite or a latte from Java Love. Always secretly wishing a “Joe coffee” shop would open up in town. I love their coffee!

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Childhood: What Did You Want To Be When You Grew Up?

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 09, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (8)

 (On the corner of N. Fullerton Ave. and Bloomfield Ave.)


(On the corner of N. Fullerton Ave. and Bloomfield Ave.)

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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Baristanet Profile: Liz Samuel

BY  |  Friday, Sep 05, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Name: Liz Samuel

Where do you live? Montclair

When did you move there? Moved from Park Slope Brooklyn in 2007 (been here 7 years)

Where did you grow up? New Milford, NJ

How do you make a living?  Right now I am making a living as an actress. Mainly commercials but some film, TV and theater. (Was a TV producer for 7 years though before making switch to other side of camera)

Coffee, tea or … ? Definitely coffee for me! I love the stuff! 1.5 cups in am and 1 cup around 4 pm

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Childhood: What Was Your Favorite Toy?

BY  |  Thursday, Sep 04, 2014 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (17)

Park St. and Bloomfield Ave., in Montclair,  outside of the camera shop

Park St. and Bloomfield Ave., in Montclair, outside of the camera shop

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. Continue Reading

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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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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Baristanet Profile: Dawn Porter

BY  |  Friday, Aug 22, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Dawn Porter

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

Name: Dawn Porter

Where do you live? Montclair.

When did you move there? In 2000.

Where did you grow up? New York City.

How do you make a living? I’m a documentary filmmaker. I’m currently working on a documentary about TRAP laws, laws that target abortion clinics with onerous regulations that are impossible to meet. I’ve been filming for about a year in Alabama Mississippi New Orleans and Texas – hoping to finish end of next year. (Editor’s note: Porter’s last documentary Gideon’s Army, which was part of the Montclair Film Festival 2013 lineup, was just nominated for an Emmy Award

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Montclair Artist Working on Jersey City Mural Arts Project

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Catherine Hart

Catherine Hart, an accomplished multimedia artist and muralist who grew up in Montclair and now lives in Penland, NC, is back in town for two weeks to work on The Jersey City Mural Arts Project.

The comprehensive mural project coordinated by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, has commissioned dozens of murals citywide as part of the administration’s focus on the city’s art community to beautify neighborhoods and promote cultural awareness.

After graduating from Montclair High School, Hart attended Washington University in St. Louis. She was interested in the glassblowing department, however, the department closed down soon after she started school. Hart explored other options, like pursuing a degree in education and psychology, but after two years she says she “knew the arts were still calling.” She applied to California College of the Arts, transferred, and received a BFA from CCA in 2004. “Attending that school reinvigorated my love for all the mediums I enjoyed growing up and knew I was back on the right path,” says Hart.

Her involvement in murals came later  in 2011.

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Childhood: Flying Kites On The Beach

BY  |  Monday, Aug 18, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

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. Continue Reading

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The cops don't need to be everywhere at once, the penalties need to be harsh. It is not hyperbole JC. No one is slowing down for a few hundred bucks. 5k or 10k and you can be sure that "speed won't be creeping up" on folks.

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