Curt Schilling Gets Former Montclair State Student Fired for Vulgar Tweets about his Daughter

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curt shillingFormer major league player Curt Schilling congratulated his 17-year-old daughter on Twitter last week after she got accepted to college where she could play softball.







What happened next were vulgar and violent sexual responses from a couple of Twitter users.

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Local St. Patrick’s Day Pub Parties

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Now that you have all your local St. Patrick’s Day parade information, you may want to know where to grab a pint (or two) and some authentic Irish fare to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Some of your favorite local pubs are offering celebrations leading up to the big day. Here are some great choices:

St. Patrick's Day

Egan & Sons (118 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042) will host its annual full 3-day weekend celebration under the tent for St. Patrick’s Day festivities! The party begins with a kick-off dance party on Friday, March 13 at 10 pm. On Saturday, March 14, the party goes all day. Enjoy music by The Dublin Rebels at 4 pm and Random Test Reggae takes over at 6 pm. Irish Dancers and 1200 lbs of Corned Beef! The party continues on Tuesday, March 17 (St. Patricks’ Day) with Irish fare, live music, bagpipers, Irish dancers and more.

Over at Egans in West Orange (104 Harrison Avenue) , the celebration is on March 15, before, during, and after the West Orange St. Patrick’s Day parade.

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S.O.F.I.A. to Offer a Free Martial Arts Self Defense Class for Essex County Women

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Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (SOFIA) — a Montclair non-profit that provides advocacy, supportive services and referrals for temporary housing to “at risk” women and children of domestic violence — is teaming up with Grand Master Craig Mason to offer a free comprehensive seminar on self protection tailored specifically for women.

The class will focus on practical methods of self-defense, as well as conflict avoidance.

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“Spring into Motion” at Bike&Walk Montclair’s Dance Party

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Bike&Walk Montclair

Bike&Walk Montclair invites you to shake off the winter blues with an evening of live music at its Spring into Motion Dance Party on Friday, March 13 at 7:30 pm.

This spring fundraiser will feature live music from The Deep Dig, the side-project of four veteran NYC musicians who put a sultry, funky touch on an eclectic stable of tunes from the modern American songbook. The quartet includes Montclair’s own Scott E. Moore on vocals and guitar, Ray Levier on drums, Hank Skalka on bass, and Rich Tozzoli on electric guitar.

You’ll enjoy wine from Amanti Vino, beer from NJ Beer Co., and hors d’oeuvres, snacks, and raffle items from local merchants— all while supporting the organization’s efforts to make Montclair more pedestrian and bicycle friendly! Sponsors include Partners for Health Foundation, Amanti Vino, NJ Beer Co., Montclair Bikery, Studio 042, and Diamond Cycle.

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Local St. Patrick’s Day Parades and Events

BY  |  Monday, Mar 02, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

St. Patrick’s Day

Everyone is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day and there are several local parades and events to celebrate:


Nutley St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Saturday, March 7
Parade day will begin with an Investiture Mass at St. Mary’s Church at 10 am. Parade lineup will begin at 12 pm at the Holy Family Parking Lot and Parade Step Off will begin promptly at 1 pm

Newark St. Patrick’s Day Parade
Friday, March 13
Newark’s 80th annual St. Patrick’s Day parade will start at the Prudential Center at 1 pm and proceed north on Mulberry Street, past the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on Center Street, and conclude at Washington Park. There will be Reviewing Stands located at Mulberry and Clinton Streets as well as Central Avenue and Washington Street.

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The 15th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival March 15 – 29

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The New Jersey Jewish Film FestivalThe 15th Annual New Jersey Jewish Film Festival (NJJFF) hosted by JCC Metrowest in West Orange will take place from March 15 to March 29. This year’s festival will feature a total of 23 new films from six countries, including 12 New Jersey premieres.

“Each year, we bring the community new, highly-acclaimed films with a Jewish twist,” said Joni Cohen, Chair of the NJJFF. “These fantastic films, by Academy-award winning filmmakers and new rising stars, offer us insight into the rich diversity of global Jewish experience and the common bonds that tie us together.”

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Winners of the 2015 People’s Choice Awards Announced

BY  |  Monday, Mar 02, 2015 10:43am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Discover Jersey Arts released its nominations for the 2015 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards in January and today have announced the winner.

More than 100 nonprofit arts groups and arts districts were nominated for the 2015 Awards by members of the arts community. From the nominations, the public chose their favorites in the 16 categories, with nearly 15,000 ballots cast for arts organizations statewide.

The 2015 People’s Choice Awards winners are:

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Glen Ridge Crime: Assault, Possible Identity Theft

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crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Fred Egnezzo:

Date/Time: 2/21/2015 @ 11:42
Incident: Simple Assault
Officers were dispatched to Hamilton rd. on a report of an assault. The victims reported that a white van pulled over and four to five males exited the vehicle and assaulted the two juvenile victims. The suspects then fled the scene going towards Washington St. Both victims suffered minor injury and the incident is under investigation.

Date/Time: 2/23/2015 @ 2:24 PM
Incident: Fire Call
Officers were dispatched to Hillside Ave. on a report of a fire in a dryer. Montclair Fire Department was dispatched to scene. Montclair Fire Department determined that there was a small fire in the dryer and it was extinguished immediately with no damage to the residence.

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DeCamp Debuts Its Newsletter: “On Board with DeCamp”

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DeCamp Debuts Its Newsletter: "On Board with DeCamp"

DeCamp Bus Lines, long criticized for being communications challenged, has started a new dialogue with its customers, via a newsletter “On Board with DeCamp.”

What will you find in the inaugural communique? Not too much. Some schedule changes, a letter from Adam Shapiro, a member of the passenger committee (who you can also reach out to on Twitter), and some trivia (apparently lots of people leave their eyeglasses on the bus, but someone once left a bag of lobsters) and where to go to retrieve lost and found items. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Mar. 1

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Close to 110 properties are showing this weekend, more than recent weeks. Some notable condos are among the listings.

montclair030165-67 Union St., Unit 2, Montclair

List Price: $299,000

Taxes: $7,265

Association Fee: $435


This first-floor, five-room condo, a corner unit, has hardwood floors, high ceilings, an eat-in kitchen and updated bathroom. Just listed and built in approximately 1923, the unit also has a walk-in closet, a dining room with a coffered ceiling, an in-unit washer/dryer and extra storage in the basement. Cats are OK, dogs need approval.  Open 1 to 4 p.m.

montclair0301_2Also showing in Montclair, 61 S. Fullerton Ave., Unit 31, is the penthouse unit and has 10-foot ceilings, wall-to-wall windows on two sides and an open floor plan. There are two bedrooms and one-and-a-half bathrooms. The kitchen has been updated and has a center island; the dining room has a coffered ceiling and French doors that lead to a balcony. The property was just listed at $379,000. Taxes are $8,850; the association fee is $630. Open 1 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

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