Happy Thanksgiving

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This Thanksgiving we’re so very thankful for you dear readers. Every tip, photo, email, visit, and all the other ways you contribute to the site make all of us at Baristanet feel incredibly fortunate. We hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving, whether you’re staying local, watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade, running the Ashenfelter, or going over the river and through the woods to spend the holiday with family and friends.

Happy Thanksgiving!



Pig & Prince to Donate 500 Thanksgiving Day Meals to Salvation Army

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 5:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Chef-Michael-Carrino-8.19Mike Carrino, chef and partner of Pig & Prince Restaurant & Gastrolounge in Montclair, will prepare and donate approximately 500 traditional Thanksgiving Day meals to the Salvation Army. Major Kevin Stoops, of the Montclair Salvation Army Citadel, will be in attendance to offer their gratitude and pick up the food on Thanksgiving morning.

“We are happy to support the Salvation Army this Thanksgiving season for the eighth year in a row,” said  Carrino.

“We have had the good fortune of being supported by the great people of Montclair and we wanted to show our thanks by helping those within the community who are struggling this holiday season. It’s a tradition we started at Restaurant Passionné and continued with the opening of Pig & Prince in 2012. We are very excited that we reached our goal of approximately 500 meals as the Salvation Army will feed as many as 1,100 people on Thanksgiving. Our efforts will cover almost a half of those meals.”


Montclair Mounties and Bloomfield Bengals Take Field on For Investors Bank Cup (FRIDAY)

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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Montclair High School’s Mounties football team claimed the Investors Bank Cup last year, after defeating Bloomfield Bengals 21-16 on Thanksgiving Day.

Update: Due to inclement weather and the potential for icing around the MHS campus and Athletic Facilities, the Thanksgiving Day Football game, Montclair vs. Bloomfield, has been postponed until Friday, November 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

It’s a local Thanksgiving tradition — the Bengals and the Mounties football squads have clashed on Thanksgiving Day for decades, making this rivalry game among the oldest in the Garden State.

This is year is the fourth in a row that the two varsity football teams are competing for the Investors Bank Cup. The Most Valuable Player of the game from each team will receive a $500 scholarship presented by Investors Bank CEO Kevin Cummings and Chief Retail Officer Paul Kalamaras (Cummings gets to toss the coin before the opening kickoff). Continue Reading

Coats Needed For Thanksgiving and Beyond at Salvation Army

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 1:43pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

salvation army shieldMontclair’s Salvation Army is in need of adult coats. They would love to hand some out tomorrow while serving Thanksgiving dinner to the needy. Continue Reading

Childhood: Tell Me About a Teacher Who Changed Your Life

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (8)


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 Thanksgiving Round Up 2014

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Tomorrow is the big day — Thanksgiving, Turkey Day, Gobble ’till you Wobble Day!

Here is a collection of recipes, cocktails, decor advice, playlists and more to help you host a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner:

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Weather Halts Park Street Construction Work in Montclair Until 2015

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 10:03am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Due to the early onset of winter weather, the Township has directed the contractor to suspend construction on Park Street until 2015.

All curb and drainage work has been completed between Walnut Street and Claremont Avenue. Work will resume in mid-March, weather permitting; however a notice will be delivered to the affected properties a week or so before construction restarts. We anticipate work will resume at Claremont Avenue and proceed toward Bloomfield Avenue and then move to the section between Walnut and Chestnut Streets.

For information purposes only, the section between Chestnut Street and Watchung Avenue has been scheduled for the summer of 2015.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work toward completing these needed infrastructure improvements.

Master Plan, Traffic and Parking Dominate Dr. Baskerville’s Community Meeting

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Fourth Ward Councilor Renée Baskerville at her November 25 community meeting

Fourth Ward Councilor Renée Baskerville

Montclair Fourth Ward Councilor Renée Baskerville’s community meeting at the Montclair Fire Department building on November 25 involved concerns about the parking problems and the master plan element relating to the immediate area around Grove Street. The somewhat spirited discussion and cross-talking over the latter issues suggested that, although the master plan is due to be voted on by the Planning Board on December 8, the debate over the plan is hardly winding down; in fact, it may have only begun.

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Montclair Crime: Arrests, Buglaries, and Egg Throwing Vandalism

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 2:00pm

Montclair Crime: String Of Burglaries, One Seen by Homeowner on Remote SurveillanceThe week in Montclair Crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:


On 10-31-2014 at 2140Hrs, three juvenile females who were trick-or-treating in the area of Chestnut Street and North Fullerton Avenue reported that they were to victims of a strong-arm robbery. They explained that four or five juvenile males approached them and demanded that they empty their pockets. One of the suspects gestured that he was in possession of a firearm. Another suspect placed one of the victims in a headlock while searching her pockets. Taken in this incident was an iPhone 5c. The suspects are described as juvenile black males in hooded sweatshirts and jeans. On 11-20-2014, our Juvenile Aid Bureau charged four 16yoa juveniles from West Orange and East Orange with this robbery.

On 11-22-2014 at 2018Hrs, Officers were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy (514 Bloomfield Avenue) on a report of a shoplifting in progress. Ms. Almuhadil Younger (29yoa from East Orange) and a 17yoa Newark female were found in possession of 22 hygiene items, totaling $173.81. They had concealed these items in two larger handbags. Both subjects were charged with shoplifting.

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Ashenfelter 8K Classic: A Thanksgiving Morning Tradition

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

Ashenfelter 8K race

In Glen Ridge, for the past 15 years, Thanksgiving starts with a race — The Ashenfelter 8K Classic! (It makes stuffing yourself with stuffing later a bit more guilt-free)

The Ashenfelter 8K honors Olympian and Glen Ridge resident Horace Ashenfelter who won the steeple chase event at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. The Ashenfelter begins at 9 am and is open to everyone… walkers, joggers, runners and racers.

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