Childhood: Tell Me About a Teacher Who Changed Your Life

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (10)

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I graduated from Orange High in ’78. There was an English teacher who would not let me skip doing her work. In all my history I never had to go to summer school, but she taught me a lesson and made me go to summer school my senior year, of all years. She taught me the value of work and not trying to skimp on what you’re supposed to be producing, the things that you’re supposed to be delivering. She explained it to me explicitly and said, “I’m going to teach you a lesson. I’m not giving you the grade you think you deserve on this assignment. I think you rushed it. You handed in what you felt was good enough.” She taught me a valuable lesson not to skimp on my work and just get things done. That was pretty significant for me… So, now I have my own business, Next Cleaners here.

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

Baristanet Profile: Mike Overton

BY  |  Friday, Nov 21, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mike Overton

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

Name: Mike Overton

Where do you live? Claremont Avenue, Montclair

When did you move there? 2005

Where did you grow up? Washington, DC area

How do you make a living? Stay at Home Dad

Coffee, tea or … ? Espresso

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Childhood: What Were You Afraid of as a Child?

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (17)

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(At the intersection of Bloomfield Ave. and S. Fullerton Ave.)

“Fire. As a child I experienced being taken down a ladder by New York City firefighters when our apartment caught fire. I don’t remember what started the fire, I just remember the fireman telling me that everything was going to be Okay as he carried us down the ladder five stories. That was in the Bronx. I live in Maplewood now.”

 

 

 

Childhood: What Was Your Favorite Book as a Kid?

BY  |  Monday, Nov 10, 2014 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (25)

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On Glenridge Avenue, in front of Montclair Book Center

“I’m a comic book fan. I draw comics and I still read comics. I’m looking for comics in here [Montclair Book Center]. My first Batman book I got was Detective Comics 655 with Batman coming out the wall. It was him versus some pirates. The art was great. It was by Chuck Dixon and Allen Grant was the writer. Chuck Dixon’s work is beautiful,man. I remember buying that with my, uh… I don’t know if it was hard earned or stolen money from my parents [laughing]!  I don’t remember, but I got it at the Mill Creek Mall in Secaucus, and I bought that and Cat Woman #2.  That, I think, was my first book, and I used to look at the artwork.”

Baristanet Profile: Mahir Abdul-Hakim

BY  |  Friday, Nov 07, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Mahir's Unisex Barbershop

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

Name: Mahir Abdul-Hakim

Where do you live? Montclair

When did you move there? I’ve lived here all my life, some 48 years.

Where did you grow up? On Orange Road.

How do you make a living? Master Barber at my shop Mahir’s Unisex Barbershop

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Baristanet Profile: Robyn Myhr-Goulart

BY  |  Friday, Oct 31, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (13)

Robyn Myhr-GoulartThe latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

Name: Robyn Myhr-Goulart

Where do you live? Montclair

When did you move there? Moved from Park Slope almost two and a half years ago

Where did you grow up? Minnesota.  The weather in NJ is balmy in comparison.

How do you make a living? Family Photographer and Mindfulness Teacher (The Mindful Tribe)

Coffee, tea or … ? Was a coffee drinker for years but now a tea convert…. a delish hot cup of Genmaicha green tea with honey makes my day complete.

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Childhood: What Was Your “Trick?”

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 6:46pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

(In the parking lot of Montclair Art Museum)

(In the parking lot of Montclair Art Museum)

“I have a specific memory of Trick-or-Treating. I would go up and down the same block in different costumes. In the same Halloween I would have three costumes, and I’d go up and down the blocks. I would collect the same amount of candy and come back with like four pillowcases of candy… Hey, it was an easy way to not have to be travelling everywhere… just put on different costumes… in Montclair, Nutley, all the rich houses.”

Baristanet Profile: Mark Pizza

BY  |  Friday, Oct 24, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mark Pizza

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

Name: Mark Pizza

Where do you live? Bloomfield

When did you move there? 2003

Where did you grow up? Clinton, Massachusetts

How do you make a living? Senior Director, Account Services at Viacom in NYC.

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee in the morning and dirty martini at night

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Childhood: What Was Your Favorite “Treat”?

BY  |  Monday, Oct 20, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (12)

(Outside of Whole Foods)

(Mom with son outside of Whole Foods)

“The thing I remember about Halloween as a child was sorting out the candy and figuring out how many Nestle Crunch bars, how many Reese’s peanut butter cups, you know…sorting out the candy at the end of the night. I would get rid of anything that had to do with healthiness. Raisins, apples…they would have to go away.”

Baristanet Profile: Huguens Noel

BY  |  Friday, Oct 17, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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

Name: Huguens Noel

Where do you live? Montclair, NJ

When did you move there? A few months. After visiting a friend 12 years ago, my wife and I decided it was the perfect place place to raise our kids.

Where did you grow up? Brooklyn, NY

How do you make a living? I’m the Founder of HAACIDS, LLC.

Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee (with goat milk, cacao and cinnamon) does the trick for me.

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