Essex County Executive Staff Participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge This morning at South Mountain Recreation Complex, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and about 20 members of his executive staff participated in the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The challenge (dump ice water over your head or donating $100) supports the ALS Association and other organizations that provide quality care for people living with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and research to find a cure.

The County Executive was challenged by NJ State Senator and Essex County Deputy Chief of Staff Teresa Ruiz to participate. To show Essex County’s support, DiVincenzo extended the challenge to his entire cabinet. Pictured is Sheriff Armando Fontoura taking the challenge. In addition to his early morning cold water bath, Sheriff Fontoura will also make a contribution to the ALS Foundation.

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Glen Ridge Shade Tree Commission Photo Contest For Calendar

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Glen Ridge Shade Tree CommissionThe Glen Ridge Shade Tree Commission invites you to capture the beauty of the borough’s trees and submit your photos in the Summer Photo Contest. 

The Commission will sponsor four separate, seasonal photo contests, in which the winning photos will be featured along with all submissions, at the Train Station and, eventually, in a tree calendar and on town publicity materials.

The contest is open to residents and non-residents alike, but the photos must be of a public or private tree or tree-related activity within the borough. 

To enter, simply send an email with your five best photos attached and include:

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NJ Transit Train Derailment in Montclair Causing Delays Today

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 7:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

NJ Transit Train Derailment in Montclair

At around 6:20 pm Tuesday night, there was a “slow-speed” derailment on a NJ Transit train running on the Montclair-Boonton line between Claremont Avenue and Pine Street. No one was hurt, and around 100 passengers were transferred from the train. 

Crews are working on track repairs, but in the meantime, with a single track in use, expect delays:

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Strange Sightings: Waving Hi in Montclair

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 3:24pm  |  COMMENTS (10)

pick upOutdoors yesterday, a wave from a baby on a pick-up truck on Grove Street near Walnut (yes, the driver actually pulls a string to make the baby’s arm wave.) Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Police Make Arrest in Gunpoint Robberies, More Reports of Fraud Crime

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 3:10pm  |  COMMENTS (6)

Montclair Police Make Arrest in Gunpoint RobberiesMontclair Police made an arrest in connection with two incidents of robbery by gunpoint Sunday night. At approximately 0200Hrs, Montclair Police along with East Orange Police located a subject matching the description given by the two victims. This suspect, Almid K. Edwards, 19, East Orange turned over an iPhone 5, which was determined to be proceeds from the Lackawanna Plaza robbery. Edwards was placed under arrest by East Orange Police and charged with Receiving Stolen Property, for having this stolen iPhone in his possession in their jurisdiction. Following an investigation, Montclair Police were able to positively identify Mr. Edwards as being the actor in these two robberies.

On 08-18-2014 at 1445Hrs, Montclair Police Department took custody of Edwards, charging him with: 2 Counts Robbery, 2 Counts Weapon Possession, 2 Counts Weapon Possession For Unlawful Purpose, 1 Count Aggravated Assault. Edwards is being held on $75,000 bail. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Crime: Burglary, Shoplifting, Criminal Mischief

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Busy week in Bloomfield crime from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio: Continue Reading

Montclair: Adults Need Vaccines, Too

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 11:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

flu shotMontclair is urging all Montclair adults to get vaccines to protect their health.

Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pass certain illnesses on to others. Immunization is especially important for adults 60 years of age and older, and for those who have a chronic condition such as asthma, COPD, diabetes or heart disease.

Immunization is also important for anyone who is in close contact with the very young, the very old, people with weakened immune systems, and those who cannot be vaccinated.

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Gov. Christie, Rand Share Opposing Views on Ferguson

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 9:20am  |  COMMENTS (26)

Gov. Christie, Rand Share Opposing Views on FergusonGiven the protests in the wake of a police shooting in Ferguson, Mo., and in the wake of a new federal report finding civil rights abuses in the Newark Police Department, NJ Spotlight’s Matt Katz asked Gov. Chris Christie on Friday if he thought there was a general problem in this country with the way police deal with young African American men and teenagers. Christie said: Continue Reading

Montclair’s Sorrelli Shares The Love and Sparkle This Week

BY  |  Monday, Aug 18, 2014 3:39pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Sorrelli JewelersThis week, Sorelli on Church Street continues Customer Appreciation Week. Today, Monday, August 18, the store is giving away coupon goody bags. Here’s what’s happening the rest of the week: Continue Reading

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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I'm jealous . . . my childhood was consistent failure in getting kites off the ground. . . . . just didn't have the touch . . . .

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