Joe Walsh Rocks MHS at Benefit Concert Saturday

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Joe Walsh delivered on his promise to help Montclair High School at a benefit concert in the school’s auditorium Saturday night, receiving standing ovations for hits such as “Life’s Been Good” and “Rocky Mountain Way.”

His 90-minute set included songs from his solo albums as well as his stints with the James Gang, Barnstorm and the Eagles. The crowd was made up of folks who looked to be in their fifties or older—as well as high school aged fans up in the balcony. Continue Reading

Montclair Planning Board Considers New Restaurant, Mixed-Use Complex, Three New Elm Street Houses

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The  buildings, an office/retail building (left) and a contemporary residence, in the mixed-use project proposed at the corner of Forest and Walnut Streets in Montclair

The buildings, an office/retail building (left) and a contemporary residence, in the mixed-use project proposed at the corner of Forest and Walnut Streets in Montclair

The Montclair Planning Board spent a good deal of its October 5 meeting reviewing a planned mixed-use complex for the northeast corner of Forest and Walnut Streets that was, well, complex.

A couple from the Towaco section of Montville Township in Morris County is seeking to demolish the vacant automobile service station adjacent to the corner and build two structures, one for personal office space and a store front and the other to live in.  Psychotherapist Michelle Bauer and her husband, Neal Beeber, who own and rent the two-family Victorian house at 91 Forest Street around the corner, are interested in building a two-story building that would house a small store on the first floor and Dr. Bauer’s office on the second, located next to a three-story contemporary house, for their new residence.

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Giveaway: Tickets to Paula Cole at Outpost in the Burbs

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Grammy Award-winning artist Paula Cole will make her debut appearance at Outpost in the Burbs on Friday, October 9, and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

With her seventh studio album over a two-decade-long career, Paula Cole has created “7”, writing out her life, touching emotion.

“7 is a collection of songs that came suddenly and urgently. The songs demanded to be written and released, as if my subconscious needed to reach out to me; to tell me all I was going through. I recorded this album live, as an acoustic quartet. It sounds like a soft, soulful album made in the 1960’s and the songs speak for themselves,” says Cole.

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Backstage at Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge

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Enjoy a Jane Austen luncheon tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6, at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge.

Journey with theatre director Susan Kerner and cast members to a bygone era when romance blossomed on dance floors and on garden walks, in passionate conversation and in heartfelt correspondence. (Mr. Darcy was so dreamy.)

Discover how the Montclair State University artistic team prepares to produce Simon Reade’s breezy stage adaptation of this beloved classic this November and learn how today’s college students relate to Jane Austen’s witty and deeply human examination of 19th century courtship rituals and marriage.

P & P photoBackstage at Pride and Prejudice
Tuesday, October 6. Lunch at noon, Program at 1 pm
Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ
$15 for members / $20 for non-members includes lunch
Reservations online here or by calling 973.748.5459


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MAM Hosts Landmark Event To Announce The Vance Wall Art Education Center

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Montclair Art Museum celebrated its future this past Wednesday with a landmark event officially introducing the Vance Wall Art Education Center at MAM, establishing the footing for enhanced educational outreach and accessible programs for people of all ages.

MAM director Lora Urbanelli. Photo: Andy Foster

MAM director Lora Urbanelli.

Speaking of the generous $5 million gift from Carol and Terry Wall/The Vance Wall Foundation, MAM Director Lora Urbanelli said it would enable the new Education Center to “make the creative process accessible, desirable and deliverable to our children, students, seniors and everyone in between.” She added, “as schools focus more effort on standards and teaching to the test, many have marginalized or eliminated class trips that stimulate creativity. For adults, the arts can bring fulfillment at any age, including populations that struggle with dementia.” Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: Burglary, Theft, and Arrests

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crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Fred Egnezzo:

Date/Time: 9/28/2015 @ 7:24 PM
Incident: Warrant Arrest
Officer Brendan Sim arrested Josef Campbell, 32 of Bloomfield, N.J. for outstanding warrants on Bloomfield Ave. He was transported to headquarters for processing and released on bail.

Date/Time: 9/28/2015 @ 12:13 PM
Incident: Theft Arrest
Officers were dispatched to the area of Linden Ave. and Hawthorne Ave. on a report of a man that stole a cell phone. Officers reported that a black male with a camouflage back pack had asked to use the victim’s cell phone and then ran off with it. Officers located the man at Springdale Ave. and Glenwood Ave. in East Orange. The suspect was positively identified as the suspect who stole the phone. Xavier Blake, 20 of Maplewood, N.J. was arrested for theft and transported to headquarters for processing, where he was charged and released.

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Fans Flock to Yogi Berra Museum to Celebrate Number 8

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Berra grandchildren Larry and Lindsay as well as sons Larry, Tim and Dale reminisced about Yogi.

Berra grandchildren Larry and Lindsay as well as sons Larry, Tim and Dale reminisced about Yogi.

To best describe fans’ devotion to Montclair’s most beloved Baseball Hall of Famer, you’d have to turn a well-known Yogi-ism inside out: Everybody still went there, even though the place was crowded.

“It was a wonderful tribute to Yogi and a testament to how he touched so many lives,” said David Kaplan, director of the Museum and Learning Center. “All the youth performers were remarkable. It was a beautiful day – Yogi probably ordered the great weather – to celebrate his life and legacy in a special way.” Continue Reading

Montclair High Alum and Rock Legend Joe Walsh Talks to Students about Addiction

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Joe Walsh bared his struggles with addiction and advised students to control their emotions in an honest talk at Montclair High School (MHS) Friday morning. The five-time Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, engaged the audience and came off as everyone’s favorite cool uncle giving sage guidance.

Walsh graduated from MHS in 1965. He returned to Montclair to perform at benefit concert to celebrate the school’s 100 year anniversary and raise funds for the renovation of the school’s library on Saturday, October 3.

The guitarist for the Eagles and well-known party animal (as documented in his 1978 loosely autobiographical hit “Life’s Been Good”) started his presentation by thanking School Principal James Earle for the introduction, wryly mentioning he’s been in the principal’s office before.

Walsh then spoke about what motivated him to return to MHS. His eureka moment came courtesy of Joseph Campbell, the force behind the PBS series “The Power of Myth.”

The man who created some Rock’s most memorable guitar solos (“Hotel California”) paraphrased the mythologist, “He [Campbell] said something profound,” Walsh told the packed auditorium. “As you go through life it appears to be a series of unrelated events colliding, smashing into each other, creating chaos and destroying your plan for what’s going to happen. It’s really hard to know what is going on on a daily basis. In retrospect when you look back on your life, it looks like a finely crafted novel.”

“When I heard Joseph Campbell, I thought, if I was a student and somebody had told me about their life, it might have given me some pointers, or some tools that would have helped. And that’s why I’m here.” Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Oct. 4

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Just about 120 properties are open this weekend. New listings and reductions are plentiful. Here are five:

montclair100430 Marion Rd., Montclair

List Price: $939,000

Taxes: $22,445

Acreage: 0.38


New to the market, this 11-room colonial has various architectural details, including hardwood floors, wainscoting, moldings, picture windows, French doors and a wraparound deck. The house, which was built in 1922 and renovated last year, has an updated kitchen with a center island and custom cabinets, central air, a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and a custom mudroom with a heated floor. Laundry is on the second floor, and there is a master suite on the third. There is a full, walkout basement and a two-car detached garage. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Public Memorial for Yogi Berra at Museum & Learning Center

BY  |  Saturday, Oct 03, 2015 9:19am  |  COMMENTS (0)

yogi memorial2Celebrate the legendary life and career of Yogi Berra at a public memorial service at the Museum tomorrow (Sunday, October 4, from 12 noon to 5 p.m.)

There will be musical performances, activities for children and other special presentations. Young athletes and veterans are all encouraged to wear their uniforms in honor of Yogi Berra. Also in his honor, the day will be celebratory in spirit and there will be no admission charge. Continue Reading

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