Montclair Man, A Former Glen Ridge Registrar, Sentenced To Five Years For Stealing $83K

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 16, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Tresor Gopaul

Tresor Gopaul

He pled guilty to stealing $83,000 from the borough of Glen Ridge on April 17, but was unsuccessful in a bid to withdraw his guilty plea.

Yesterday, Tresor Gopaul, 30, of Montclair, a former Glen Ridge registrar was sentenced to five years in prison, the Star Ledger reports. Continue Reading

Montclair Fashion Night Brings The Fabulous to Wellmont Theater

BY  |  Monday, Sep 15, 2014 5:14pm  |  COMMENTS (1)


Move over Project Runway. Montclair Center made it work at the 2014 Montclair Fashion Night. Fashionistas of all ages showed up to watch models take their turn on the catwalk. This was the second time for Montclair Fashion Night, presented by Montclair Center BID, and the move to the Wellmont Theater was a smart one, because the turnout was huge, with fashion-loving fans filling the entire main floor (fortunately, there was additional seating and great views from the balcony)! Continue Reading

MSU Students Roll Up Sleeves To Honor Day of Service and Remembrance

BY  |  Monday, Sep 15, 2014 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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MSU Students Roll Up Sleeves To Honor Day of Service and RemembranceMore than 20 Montclair State University students rolled up their sleeves, along with alumni and others, at Montclair Community Farms on Saturday, September 13. The volunteers cleaned up the grounds at the Farms’ Montclair Historical Society site, harvested food, cleaned chicken coops and worked the garden.

Their all-day efforts was part of the September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance. Continue Reading

Sponsored: Come See the New and Delight in the Veteran Exhibitors at Anderson Park in Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Sep 15, 2014 12:30pm

The whimsical soft sculpture of Bunny Goode

whimsical soft sculpture of Bunny Goode

Many new exhibitors, as well as your favorites, will grace Essex County’s Anderson Park in Upper Montclair on September 20-21 with their exquisite fine art and fine crafts. From 10 am to 5 pm, free, rain or shine, Fine Art and Crafts at Anderson Park, for the 31st time, will transform the park into 170 mini galleries and boutiques featuring etchings, oils, watercolor, photography, wearable fiber, jewelry, glass, leather, wood, clay, specialty food vendors and much more.

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Katz & Dogs Animal Hospital Feline Adoption Festival, 9/20

BY  |  Monday, Sep 15, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

katz and dogsOn Saturday, September 20, 2014, Katz & Dogs Animal Hospital will be teaming up with The Homeless Animal Adoption League (HAAL), PAWS, Montclair Animal Shelter, Kitty Krusade and The Angels for Animals Rescue League for a community pet adoption event aimed at helping cats find lifelong, loving homes.

“This is the third annual adoption event for Katz & Dogs Animal Hospital,” says Nancy Katz, veterinarian and owner of the Katz & Dogs Animal Hospital. “There will be curious kittens and still spunky young toddlers and we of course cannot forget our beautiful mature adults who still have so much love to give.” Continue Reading

“Luckiest Man” Exhibit at Yogi Berra Museum Blends Past and Present

BY  |  Monday, Sep 15, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

A painting of Lou Gehrig delivering his "luckiest man" speech is part of the Museum's exhibit.

A painting of Lou Gehrig delivering his “luckiest man” speech is part of the Museum’s exhibit.

Baseball (and non baseball) fans have a great opportunity to get the story behind the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and learn about inspiring leadership, courage and service at the Yogi Berra Museum’s “Luckiest Man” exhibit, open now through December.

The exhibit, which takes its name from Lou Gehrig’s immortal farewell speech, uses photos, video and memorabilia to tell the story of Yankee “Iron Horse” Lou Gehrig and ALS Ice Bucket Challenge originator Pete Frates.

“His [Gehrig’s] legacy is quite remarkable. There’s a great tie in because of the anniversary and with this awareness of ALS because of the Ice Bucket Challenge,” said Dave Kaplan, director of the Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center. Continue Reading

Help Bag Hunger with Bloomfield Mayor Michael Venezia and Brookdale ShopRite

BY  |  Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Nearly 50 million Americans, including more than 16 million children, suffer from food insecurity. September is National Hunger Action Month and Gov. Christie, along with governors in New York, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, have issued proclamations declaring September 17th as “ShopRite Partners In Caring Day.” To recognize this special day, dignitaries throughout all six states will help bag hunger at their local ShopRite store to raise awareness and funds for food banks in their community.

Mayor Michael Venizia will be serving as an honorary grocery bagger to cashiers at Brookdale ShopRite, which will be accepting monetary donations to help fill the shelves of community food banks. Continue Reading

Beyond Imagination with “Imagining O”

BY  |  Sunday, Sep 14, 2014 7:48am  |  COMMENTS (0)

PLEASE NOTE: this production contains nakedness and adult themes.

What happens when you mix Shakespeare with Story of O, the erotic tome of dominance and submission? You get Peak Performances latest offering, the world premiere of Richard Schechner’s “Imagining O.”

The Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University celebrates its 10th anniversary with the avante-garde work dubbed exhilirating and erotic by the New York Times. Presented by East Coast Artists, a female cast runs the world premiere of “Imagining O”, which is co-directed by Benjamin Mosse. The theater gets a workout as the audience never sits in the house once. An owl (a man wearing a dress and an owl mask) leads the audience throughout the whole theater, including backstage and outside.

Explore Your Imaginations with “Imagining O”

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Sept. 14

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 9:36am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s the busiest open house weekend in months, with more than 160 properties showing. This week’s highlights include new listings in Montclair, Glen Ridge and Bloomfield. And, a historic house in Bloomfield lived in by prominent local families is also open.

montclair091411 Willowdale Ct., Montclair

List Price: $369,000

Taxes: $8,750

Acreage: 0.12


New to the market, this eight-room colonial has an open floor plan, an updated kitchen with granite countertops, hardwood floors, a jacuzzi tub in the main bathroom, a fireplace in the living room, a bay window in the dining room and a patio. The heating and cooling systems have been upgraded, and the water heater and roof are newer. There is a finished, full basement. There is no garage. The house, built in 1923 and renovated in 2006, is located on a cul-de-sac. Open 1 to 4 p.m.

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Drive with Care in Montclair Campaign to Focus on Bike & Pedestrian Safety

BY  |  Friday, Sep 12, 2014 1:12pm  |  COMMENTS (48)

Pedestrian crossing signMontclair has a new campaign to make the streets safer. “Drive with Care in Montclair” wants all users of the road feel safe whether they are traveling by foot, bike, car, or other means.

Sparked by an idea of Second Ward Councilor Robin Schlager, the campaign is funded by Partners for Health Foundation and administered through the Township Council’s advisory committee on Pedestrian Safety. The Committee will hold a strategic planning meeting to solicit public feedback on Wednesday, October 8 at 7 pm at the Fire HQ, 1 Pine Street.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, much of the threat to people walking and cycling safely comes from motorists’ speed. The faster a vehicle is traveling, the more likely crash injuries to a person on foot or bicycle will be serious, if not fatal.

When people walking or cycling are hit by a car:

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The cops don't need to be everywhere at once, the penalties need to be harsh. It is not hyperbole JC. No one is slowing down for a few hundred bucks. 5k or 10k and you can be sure that "speed won't be creeping up" on folks.

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