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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Childhood: What Did You Love About Halloween?

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 14, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (10)

Bell St. Montclair

Bell St. Montclair

“We used to have pumpkin carving parties with our whole neighborhood when we were kids. My mom had a certain technique of carving pumpkins that was very different and we would teach it to everyone else… The way it worked was like shaving away the skin of the pumpkin until it became a little more 3-D than your normal carved pumpkin. You can make deep lines in it so that the light comes through the pumpkin flesh itself. It was really cool.”

Baristanet Profile: Kerri McClain

BY  |  Friday, Oct 10, 2014 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Kerri McClain

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

Name: Kerri McClain

Where do you live? West Orange, NJ

When did you move there? Last year I moved back to the town I grew up in.

Where did you grow up? West Orange, NJ

How do you make a living? Yoga Instructor & Doula in Montclair and neighboring towns

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Childhood: Playing Hide and Seek

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 07, 2014 4:34pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

(Outside of the former Coffee Bean on Church St.)

(Outside of the former Coffee Bean on Church St.)

Baristanet contributor Arthur Kobin takes a local look at people through the lens of childhood.

Where was your favorite place to hide?

On top of a tree.

By your house?

In Ischia. It’s an island outside of Naples.

Who did you play with?

My younger brother.

Baristanet Profile: Barbie Casasus

BY  |  Friday, Oct 03, 2014 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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

Name: Barbie Casasus

Where do you live? Montclair

When did you move there? January 2013

Where did you grow up? West New York, NJ

How do you make a living? I work for a consumer research company where I track and analyze consumer trends and behaviors. And I teach kid’s yoga on the side. 

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Dr. Ed Gold Is Booking It Again For Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 02, 2014 12:35pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

ed goldMontclair orthodontist Dr. Ed Gold is back again — running a marathon and raising money to support the Montclair Public Library. Continue Reading

RIP Herman Lew 1955-2014

BY  |  Monday, Sep 29, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)

When Herman Lew died suddenly and unexpectedly driving home from karate a week ago Saturday, word spread quickly, and people naturally were stunned. It wasn’t only that he was young, it was that he was so full of life. Even if you only knew him as a neighbor who drove a convertible and had a ready smile, you could sense his vitality. Lew directed the undergraduate film and video program at City College of New York and was a cinematographer in his own right. His wife, Janice Yamanaka, designed the original Baristanet website, in 2004. She and their three children survive him. They were longtime residents of Glen Ridge.

Longtime Glen Ridge resident, filmmaker and professor Herman Lew, who passed away Sept. 20, 2014.

Longtime Glen Ridge resident, filmmaker and professor Herman Lew, who passed away Sept. 20, 2014.

Hundreds of friends and neighbors showed up for a memorial service Sunday afternoon at the Glen Ridge Women’s Club, and the same remarks were heard over and over again. It was tragic. A shock. It was amazing, people said, how much the girl’s lacrosse team had pulled together to support Herman’s daughter, Galen Lew, a star midfielder on team: How they spread the word, coordinated food for the event. Even people who had no use for organized sports had to acknowledge it. The mourners, people noticed, represented the artsy side of the town and the jock side of town, all of which were present in Herman, the family, and indeed the town. Continue Reading

Baristanet Profile: Deivis Garcia

BY  |  Friday, Sep 26, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Deivis Garcia

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

Name: Deivis “Deivito” Garcia.
 
Where do you live? Jersey City.
 
When did you move there? I moved there from West Orange in June of last year.
 
Where did you grow up? Elizabeth, New Jersey.
 
How do you make a living? I work for the Youth Services Department at the Montclair Public Library. Our department fosters early literacy and works towards cultivating a lifelong love of literature. I credit my own abiding sense of wonder to the liberating culture of books-as-magic which I encountered in libraries throughout my childhood, and so I profoundly enjoy my vocation. I also write, record, and perform music in Spanish and English throughout the New Jersey and New York area.
 
Coffee, tea or … ? Coffee + cinnamon + a dram of milk.  
 
What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? Going for a run, enjoying new-to-me cuisine with my girlfriend, and loafing about on bench with my guitar.

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De Camp and the councilman missed the bus on this one.

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