Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Aug. 31

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Just about 22 properties are open this Sunday. Many are touting reduced price tags.

glenridge083185 Park Ave., Unit 401, Glen Ridge

List Price: $515,000

Taxes: $13,712

Association Fee: $441

4BR/2.1BA

Situated on the top floor of The Reserve, this four-room condo, a corner unit, has an open floor plan, high ceilings, large windows, in-unit laundry, hardwood floors and many luxurious details, including cherry cabinets in the kitchen and marble in the master bathroom. The building, built in 2007, has a doorman, courtyard, clubhouse, exercise room and garage parking. The asking price was reduced by $20,000 (4%) two weeks ago; it’s been on the market for a little over two months. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Wilhelm Young Sworn In as Montclair Police Lieutenant

BY  |  Friday, Aug 29, 2014 4:03pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

 

Wilhelm Young

Lt. Young and Chief Sabagh

Wilhelm B. Young was sworn in as a Lieutenant of the Montclair Police Department earlier this week during a ceremony held in township Council Chambers. Lt. Young started his career with the Montclair Police Department in 1993. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in September 2004 and to Lieutenant during the August 26 ceremony.

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A Banner Year for the Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Friday, Aug 29, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Chelsea Dodd, Reference and Adult Programming Supervisor, Dawn Quinn, Borrower Services Supervisor, Kenneth French, Collection Development Manager, David Hinkley, Library Director, Lisa Sedita, Youth Services Supervisor.

Chelsea Dodd, Reference and Adult Programming Supervisor, Dawn Quinn, Borrower Services Supervisor, Kenneth French, Collection Development Manager, David Hinkley, Library Director, Lisa Sedita, Youth Services Supervisor.

Montclair Public Library is so excited about the 100th Anniversary of the Bellevue Avenue Library and upcoming The Big Read that they’re putting up banners all over town.

Here are just some of the exciting events will be taking place throughout the fall in honor of both occasions:

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Vote For Montclair Center as the Best Downtown in North Jersey

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Lets Play Some Hoops with Izabelle Dean (from Church St. Aug 24)

Lets Play Some Hoops with Izabelle Dean (from Church St. Aug 24)

Church Street. Montclair Center Stage. The Clairidge. Raymond’s. Farmers’ Market. Those are just five reasons why you should vote now for Montclair Center as the best downtown area in North Jersey.

Montclair Center has been named a finalist again by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association in the 2014 People’s Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in North Jersey (We won it in 2013). The APA-NJ panelists considered how well a city’s downtown area functions as the centerpiece of everyday life for local residents, its reputation beyond the community’s boundaries, available options for transportation and support from community members to gain, maintain and develop businesses. Montclair is up against Hoboken, Historic Downtown Jersey City, and Downtown Morristown.

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Show Your Support For the Montclair Mounties

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 4:00pm  |  COMMENTS (9)

Montclair Mounties White-Out GameThe Montclair Mounties Football White-Out Game on September 20 vs. Union City at Woodman Field is hoping for the biggest crowd in decades. Show your support for the Montclair High School team by purchasing a “White-Out Shirt” and attending the game. It’s a critical big game that will determine the Mounties path to their 3rd championship in a row, so be there and show your Mountie pride.

You can purchase an Official White-Out T-shirt at these location sponsors:

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Bloomfield Crime: Burglaries and Over a Dozen Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeBurglaries, over a dozen arrests, and more in this week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

BURGLARY

08-20-2104 – On the 300 block of Broad Street, the victim of a burglary reported to police that a suspect or suspects entered onto his property and broke into a garage. The burglary occurred between 6:00 pm on 8/20 and 7:00 am on 8/21. 3 – RedMax trimmers, 1 – Stihl trimmer, 1 -Stihl chainsaw, 1 – Mikita demo saw, 1 – Pole saw and 1 RedMax edger were stolen from the garage. A RedMax blower was also stolen from a work truck on the property.

08-20-2014 – On Willet Street the victim of a burglary reported that a suspect entered her apartment by forcing open the apartment door. The a painting and a safe containing several pieces of jewelry were stolen.

08-21-2014 – On the 100 block of Birch Street  the victim of a burglary reported that a pad lock was cut off of a garage and the suspect or suspects removed 1 – Ryobi reciprocating saw, 1 – Sears power washer, and a drill. The burglary occurred between 8/19  and 8/21.

08-23-2014 – On the lower end of Hoover Avenue the victim of a burglary reported that a shed was broken into. A Craftsman power washer was stolen.

08-25-2014 – The victim of a burglary reported that sometime between Friday afternoon 8/22 and Monday morning 8/25 tool boxes were broken into and 1 – Demo saw, 1 – TC gun, 2 screw guns and 1 – generator were stolen.

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On The Market: New Custom Home in Montclair Up For Auction

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New Custom Home in Montclair Up For Auction

A new custom Colonial home on Cedar Avenue in Monclair is currently up for auction with minimum bids starting at $795,000.

The 4 bedroom 2 en-suite), 5 baths home has Samoan Mahogany hard wood floors throughout; a gourmet kitchen with imported ceramic tile floor features Thermador appliances, chef’s stove, beautiful soft closing Century kitchen cabinets, two sinks, granite countertops and a marble back splash; an extraordinary second floor master bedroom suite which runs the entire depth of the house featuring a gas fireplace, his and hers walk-in closets and en-suite bathroom; a finished basement with designer cork flooring featuring an entertaining kitchen, sauna, wine-cellar, bonus room with bathroom, and room for a home theatre and home gym.

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Montclair Crime: Stolen Bikes, Car Break-ins, Burglaries, and More

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 4:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Crime: Police Make Arrest in Gunpoint Robberies, More Reports of Fraud Crime Stolen bikes, car break-ins, burglaries, and more in the week in crime from Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:

Arrest

On 08-25-2014, at 0243Hrs Officers were dispatched to the area of North Mountain Avenue at Berkley Place on a report of suspicious males.  An off-duty Officer had observed these two subjects hiding behind a tree as he drove past.  Officers located these suspects, Justin Chase (24yoa from West Orange) and Lance Ogunwale (24yoa from West Orange) on Watchung Avenue.  They were found to be in possession of a GPS unit that had just been stolen from a vehicle on North Mountain Avenue.  These subjects were arrested and charged with Burglary.

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2014 Rotary Club Save the Summer Blood Drive Challenge

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Blood Drive ChallengeThe Rotary Clubs of Bloomfield and Glen Ridge will be hosting an emergency Blood Drive for New Jersey Blood Bank on September 9, from 1 pm – 7 pm at Van Tassel Funeral Home, 337 Belleville Ave, Bloomfield.

New Jersey Blood Services will offer a scholarship for student to co-sponsor, support and recruit donors for summer blood drive challenge as followed:

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Montclair Planning Board Finishes Pinnacle’s Hotel, Begins Plofker’s Inspection Station Conversion

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The former Division of Motor Vehicles inspection station in Montclair, at the corner of Forest and Label Streets, July 2013.  Image courtesy of Google.

The former Division of Motor Vehicles inspection station in Montclair, at the corner of Forest and Label Streets, July 2013. Image courtesy of Google.

The Montclair Planning Board had another long session during its August 25 meeting, with attention shifting from one prominent local developer to another. With Pinnacle CEO Brian Stolar’s MC Hotel project having been approved on August 11 developer Steven Plofker presented an application for his latest project — a plan to convert the old motor vehicle inspection station at 16 Label Street into commercial space.

But the planning board wasn’t through with Stolar’s application. The board, down to five members with Vice Chairman Lanny Kurzweil substituting to Chairman John Wynn, meticulously went through the language of the resolution supporting the hotel application before approval. The meeting began with the review of the resolution and took over an hour.

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