Mental Health Association of Essex County Launches new Life Transitions for Seniors Program: Aging-in-Place Initiative

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mental Health Association of Essex CountyThe Montclair-based Mental Health Association of Essex County (MHAEC) is launching “Life Transitions for Seniors,” a new program benefiting seniors and soon-to-be seniors with guidance and support as they navigate many of the challenges of their retirement years. The venture, which will begin this month, will be operated using MHAEC staff, is being funded by Partners for Health (a Montclair foundation), and will be available to Montclair residents over age 60 without charge and without income restrictions or limitations.

Marvin Gorsky, senior director of MHAEC, in announcing this program stated: “As seniors move from the work world into retirement, they are on one hand feeling liberated, yet on the other hand, facing new and significant challenges – often, for example, about financial realities, family tensions, housing options, medical care situations and transportation choices. Whatever the cause or the issue, this program is designed: to empower seniors, to offer them assistance and support; to lower personal anxiety, and to provide the information and resources sufficient to help them move toward resolution. It is our hope to be part of a broad support community which will enable seniors to age in a positive manner.”

Continue Reading

Montclair Family Invites the Community to Join the NOMAN Campaign to Fight Cancer

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation

The late Paulette Crowther (third from left) and her children who founded The HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation in her honor.

Paulette Crowther, a former Montclair resident and Montclair Kimberley School alumna, was an inspiration to many. In 2010, after passing away following a 2-year battle with Stage IV HPV-related anal cancer, her children Justine, Tristan and Camille, all in their 20s, created the HPV and Anal Cancer Foundation.

On Saturday, January 31, the Foundation invites the community to a recruitment event at 3Sixty Cycling Studio and Groove Indoor Rowing in Montclair. Attendees can enjoy either a free spin (2 pm) or rowing (3 pm) class courtesy of the studio and learn about the upcoming NOMAN 2015 events. Reserve your spot here

Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Arrests, Burglaries, Vandalism

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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


01-20-2015 (Pathmark, Lackawanna Plaza) Troy L. Johnson, 46yoa from Irvington, arrested for shoplifting. Recovered proceeds were $30 in hygiene products.

01-25-2015 (Cedar Avenue at High Street) Mr. Jerson Guardado, 20yoa from West Orange was arrested and charged with DWI.

Continue Reading

Wanted: The Combination of the Former Bean’s Coffee House Flavor Blend

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Beans Montclair Closed

Bean’s was a Church Street staple from 1974 to 2012, when it closed up shop. (the space still remains empty)

One fan of Bean’s has a hankering for the House Flavor Blend (we were fans of the special Baristanet Blend) and wrote in asking for help, even offering to take an ad out:

Continue Reading

Blizzard of 2015

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 27, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

rp_falling-snowflakes-free-stock-vector-pattern-350x228.jpgThe historic blizzard of 2015 wasn’t very historic after all. Not for our area at least.

Schools and many businesses will remained closed as scheduled, but the travel ban has been lifted in New Jersey—State Police have asked motorists to stay off the roads whenever possible throughout the day so that transportation and public safety officials may continue their work to clear the roadways. Currently, NJ TRANSIT remains suspended, but says it hopes to resume service by 11 am.

Montclair Municipal Non-Emergency Offices will remain closed today, Tuesday, January 27—township offices will re-open Wednesday, January 28.

Are you relieved that we didn’t get 24+ inches of snow, upset because you love snow, or just angry with the meteorologists and media who overreacted?



Glen Ridge Crime: Burglary and Theft to Unlocked Cars and Homes

BY  |  Monday, Jan 26, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Fred Egnezzo:

Date/Time: 1/16/2015 @ 5:46 PM
Incident: Burglary to Auto/Theft
Officer Christopher Grogan was dispatched to the Hillside Ave. Parking lot on a report of a burglary to auto. The complainant reported that sometime during the day unknown suspect(s) entered their unlocked vehicle and removed personal property. Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Det. Ryan Schwartz at 973-748-5400 X119.

Date/Time: 1/19/2015 @ 6:58 PM
Incident: Burglary/Motor Vehicle Theft
Officer Brendan Sim was dispatched to Linden Ave. on a report of a Burglary and motor vehicle theft. The complainant reported that sometime during the day unknown suspect(s) entered an unlocked rear door to the house and removed a vehicle key. The suspect(s) used the key to remove a vehicle from the property. Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Det. Michael Medico at 973-748-5400 X120.

Continue Reading

7th Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food, and Family Indoor Market in Maplewood

BY  |  Monday, Jan 26, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Local Harvest: Farms, Food, and Family

Slow Food Northern NJ’s 7th Annual Local Harvest: Farms, Food, and Family, will be held Sunday, February 1, at The Woodland in Maplewood, NJ.

This is an opportunity to stock up on the best of local, sustainable produced foods from farmers and artisanal food makers while supporting the growth of school vegetable gardens in Northern NJ.

Visitors can purchase seasonal vegetables and fruit, grass-fed beef and pork, pastured poultry, eggs, cheese, breads, and prepared foods from more than 20 local growers and producers while learning about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) and how to purchase a seasonal farm produce share.

On hand at the market:

Continue Reading

UPDATED: Blizzard Closures, Cancellations and Travel Information

BY  |  Monday, Jan 26, 2015 7:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

blizzardUPDATED: 1/26 at 3 pm:

There’s a blizzard coming our way. According to Accuweather, a blizzard warning remains in effect from 1 pm Monday afternoon through midnight Tuesday. Expect heavy winds and accumulations of 18 – 24 inches, with snowfall rates of 2 to 4 inches per hour expected tonight and Tuesday morning.

Here is your list of closures, cancellations, and travel information (School info here). Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more information) Check back often, as we’ll continue to update:

Continue Reading

How Much Snow? (UPDATED)

BY  |  Sunday, Jan 25, 2015 10:35am  |  COMMENTS (22)

How Much Snow?

UPDATE: Bloomfield, Glen Ridge and Montclair Schools call early dismissal in preparation for tomorrow’s snow storm.

There’s more snow coming, but how much?

Nixle subscribers in Montclair have already gotten the alert below, suggesting 1-2 FEET (not inches) and blizzard like conditions. is reporting that according to one European model, something meteorologist Rob Reale says “we can’t rule out,” also suggests the possibility of a foot of snow. Will we really get a foot or more of snow? Make your predictions in comments.

Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Jan. 25

BY  |  Saturday, Jan 24, 2015 1:10pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Approximately 90 properties are open this Sunday, including the following five:

montclair01257 Waterbury Rd., Montclair

List Price: $825,000

Taxes: $21,337

Acreage: 0.24


New to the market, this circa 1899 colonial has an updated kitchen with granite; hardwood floors; a family room with a vaulted ceiling, two skylights and a gas fireplace; and a dining room with a wood-burning fireplace. The nine-room house also has crown molding, custom built-ins and a new roof and landscaping. There is a partially finished, full basement and a two-car detached garage. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Featured Comment

The less than four inches outside my house this morning would suggest those 16' models were about as accurate as Kate Moss forecasting this "crippling and historic" storm.

Tip, Follow, Friend, Subscribe

Links & Information

Baristanet on Flickr