Montclair Film Festival and MFEE Host Black History Month Screening of A Ballerina’s Tale

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Montclair Film Festival with the MFEE will offer a free screening of A Ballerina’s Tale: The Incredible Rise of Misty Copeland in honor of Black History Month.

The film tells the inspirational story of African American prima ballerina Misty Copeland and the hard work, dedication, and artistic vision that have lead her to become one of America’s greatest dancers. The film will be followed by a post-screening discussion.

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Baristanet Profile: Scott E. Moore

BY  |  Friday, Feb 12, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (2)

Scott E. Moore

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

Name: Scott E. Moore

Where do you live? Montclair

When did you move there? 1998. Pre-kids!  

Where did you grow up? Rutherford, NJ.  5 miles and a bit of a world away.

How do you make a living?  Funny, I’ve been asking myself that lately. I’m a musician and a documentary filmmaker.

Coffee, tea or … ? Espresso.

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Bundle Up Baristaville: Frigid Temps and Wind Chill Advisory Cause Essex County to Declare Code Blue

BY  |  Friday, Feb 12, 2016 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

code blueWith temperatures in the teens, a “real feel” of -1°, and a wind chill advisory, this weekend will be the coldest of the season.

Essex County has declared a Code Blue from today, Friday, February 12 beginning at 5 pm to Monday, February 12 at 9 am. A complete list of available warming stations and shelters is available here. In Montclair, MESH Montclair Emergency Services (14 Midland Avenue) will function as a warming station.

The Red Cross provides these cold weather safety tips, which include protecting your pipes (trickle the water) and space heater safety.



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The Noble East: Fine Dining Chinese Restaurant To Open in Montclair

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (8)

The Noble EastDavid Hsiung, whose family has owned and operated restaurants since the 1970’s in Chinatown, NYC and currently owns Hunan Taste in Denville, will open up a fine dining Chinese restaurant in Montclair this March.

The Noble East will be located at 4 Alvin place in Upper Montclair.

Hsiung, who has lived in Montclair for 2 1/2 years, tells Baristanet that he intends to open an establishment that not only delivers fine Chinese food, but also allows the guest to have a beautiful and ornate dining experience.

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The Weekend: Valentine’s Day Fun

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 11, 2016 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


It’s Valentine’s Day weekend and there are great ways to enjoy it. Check out our Dining Out guide here if you want to include a meal. We told you about:

And there’s more. Here are your weekend highlights:

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Open Thread: Christie, Lent, Montclair Election, Valentine’s Day….

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

It's Your Open Thread

Today, because we haven’t done this in awhile, and because there is a lot to talk about, here is your open thread.

Need some discussion inspiration? Here are a few topics:



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Winter Rabies Clinics For Montclair and Cedar Grove

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Rabies Clinics

According to the American Humane Society, it’s important to keep your pet’s rabies vaccine up to date. Puppies and kittens should receive their first rabies vaccination at 12 weeks of age. Pets must be vaccinated again in one year, and then a three-year rabies vaccine is generally administered during the rest of your pet’s life.

The Montclair Health Department has scheduled winter 2016 rabies clinics for the dates below:

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Montclair Crime: Theft, Phone Scam, and Several Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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:


02-02-2016 (Montclair Police Department) Dawn Ashe, 46yoa from Montclair, was arrested for Possession of Controlled Dangerous Substance (CDS).  Ms. Ashe was released on her own recognizance.

02-02-2016 (Maple Ave) The following Montclair residents were arrested for possession of (CDS): Nadir Ayers 28 yoa; Gerod Davis 23 yoa; Isaiah Boatwright 26 yoa; Iyonna Boatwright 24 yoa.  A $2,500/10% bail was placed on Mr. Davis, while the other arrestees were released on their own recognizance.

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Opera Theatre of Montclair Presents The Abduction From The Seraglio

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Abduction From The Seraglio

Opera Theatre of Montclair will present full-length, fully-staged and costumed performances with an orchestra of Mozart’s comedic The Abduction From The Seraglio (“Die Entführung aus dem Serail”) beginning this Friday, February 12 through Sunday, February 14.

The Abduction From The Seraglio will be sung in the original German with English subtitles and dialogue and be conducted by German maestro Markus Grae-Hauck, a local favorite as well as an international conductor.

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Montclair PD Community Service Unit Announces New Initiative.

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 09, 2016 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Police Department Community Service Unit

The Montclair Police Department Community Service Unit has announced the “Conversations, Questions, and/or Concerns” initiative.

The first “Conversations, Questions, and/or Concerns” meeting will take place on Monday, February 15 from 11 am – 1 pm at Walnut and Grove Streets.

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