Pig & Prince to Donate 500 Thanksgiving Day Meals to Salvation Army

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Chef-Michael-Carrino-8.19Mike Carrino, chef and partner of Pig & Prince Restaurant & Gastrolounge in Montclair, will prepare and donate approximately 500 traditional Thanksgiving Day meals to the Salvation Army. Major Kevin Stoops, of the Montclair Salvation Army Citadel, will be in attendance to offer their gratitude and pick up the food on Thanksgiving morning.

“We are happy to support the Salvation Army this Thanksgiving season for the eighth year in a row,” said  Carrino.

“We have had the good fortune of being supported by the great people of Montclair and we wanted to show our thanks by helping those within the community who are struggling this holiday season. It’s a tradition we started at Restaurant Passionné and continued with the opening of Pig & Prince in 2012. We are very excited that we reached our goal of approximately 500 meals as the Salvation Army will feed as many as 1,100 people on Thanksgiving. Our efforts will cover almost a half of those meals.”

 

Montclair Mounties and Bloomfield Bengals Take Field on For Investors Bank Cup (FRIDAY)

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Montclair High School’s Mounties football team claimed the Investors Bank Cup last year, after defeating Bloomfield Bengals 21-16 on Thanksgiving Day.

Update: Due to inclement weather and the potential for icing around the MHS campus and Athletic Facilities, the Thanksgiving Day Football game, Montclair vs. Bloomfield, has been postponed until Friday, November 28, 2014 at 1:00 PM.

It’s a local Thanksgiving tradition — the Bengals and the Mounties football squads have clashed on Thanksgiving Day for decades, making this rivalry game among the oldest in the Garden State.

This is year is the fourth in a row that the two varsity football teams are competing for the Investors Bank Cup. The Most Valuable Player of the game from each team will receive a $500 scholarship presented by Investors Bank CEO Kevin Cummings and Chief Retail Officer Paul Kalamaras (Cummings gets to toss the coin before the opening kickoff). Continue Reading

Coats Needed For Thanksgiving and Beyond at Salvation Army

Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 1:43pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

salvation army shieldMontclair’s Salvation Army is in need of adult coats. They would love to hand some out tomorrow while serving Thanksgiving dinner to the needy. Continue Reading

Weather Halts Park Street Construction Work in Montclair Until 2015

BY  |  Wednesday, Nov 26, 2014 10:03am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Due to the early onset of winter weather, the Township has directed the contractor to suspend construction on Park Street until 2015.

All curb and drainage work has been completed between Walnut Street and Claremont Avenue. Work will resume in mid-March, weather permitting; however a notice will be delivered to the affected properties a week or so before construction restarts. We anticipate work will resume at Claremont Avenue and proceed toward Bloomfield Avenue and then move to the section between Walnut and Chestnut Streets.

For information purposes only, the section between Chestnut Street and Watchung Avenue has been scheduled for the summer of 2015.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation as we work toward completing these needed infrastructure improvements.

Master Plan, Traffic and Parking Dominate Dr. Baskerville’s Community Meeting

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Montclair Fourth Ward Councilor Renée Baskerville at her November 25 community meeting

Fourth Ward Councilor Renée Baskerville

Montclair Fourth Ward Councilor Renée Baskerville’s community meeting at the Montclair Fire Department building on November 25 involved concerns about the parking problems and the master plan element relating to the immediate area around Grove Street. The somewhat spirited discussion and cross-talking over the latter issues suggested that, although the master plan is due to be voted on by the Planning Board on December 8, the debate over the plan is hardly winding down; in fact, it may have only begun.

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Montclair Crime: Arrests, Buglaries, and Egg Throwing Vandalism

BY  |  Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 2:00pm

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:

Arrest

On 10-31-2014 at 2140Hrs, three juvenile females who were trick-or-treating in the area of Chestnut Street and North Fullerton Avenue reported that they were to victims of a strong-arm robbery. They explained that four or five juvenile males approached them and demanded that they empty their pockets. One of the suspects gestured that he was in possession of a firearm. Another suspect placed one of the victims in a headlock while searching her pockets. Taken in this incident was an iPhone 5c. The suspects are described as juvenile black males in hooded sweatshirts and jeans. On 11-20-2014, our Juvenile Aid Bureau charged four 16yoa juveniles from West Orange and East Orange with this robbery.

On 11-22-2014 at 2018Hrs, Officers were dispatched to CVS Pharmacy (514 Bloomfield Avenue) on a report of a shoplifting in progress. Ms. Almuhadil Younger (29yoa from East Orange) and a 17yoa Newark female were found in possession of 22 hygiene items, totaling $173.81. They had concealed these items in two larger handbags. Both subjects were charged with shoplifting.

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Ashenfelter 8K Classic: A Thanksgiving Morning Tradition

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Ashenfelter 8K race

In Glen Ridge, for the past 15 years, Thanksgiving starts with a race — The Ashenfelter 8K Classic! (It makes stuffing yourself with stuffing later a bit more guilt-free)

The Ashenfelter 8K honors Olympian and Glen Ridge resident Horace Ashenfelter who won the steeple chase event at the 1952 Helsinki Olympics. The Ashenfelter begins at 9 am and is open to everyone… walkers, joggers, runners and racers.

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Councilor Spiller Addresses Traffic, Parking and Education at Third Ward Community Meeting

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Montclair Third Ward Councilor Sean Spiller at his November 24 community meeting at the Montclair Public Library

Montclair Third Ward Councilor Sean Spiller at his November 24 community meeting at the Montclair Public Library

Traffic, parking and education were the main concerns expressed in a lightly attended community meeting hosted for residents of Montclair’s Third Ward by its representative on the township council, Councilor Sean Spiller. The meeting took place at the Montclair Public Library on November 24.

Montclair Police Officer Christopher Barnes helped field questions from residents concerned about needs for four-way stop zones at the intersections of South Fullerton Avenue and Union Street and Clinton Avenue and Union Street, citing the difficulty of navigating the former intersection and two accidents at the latter in a six-week period. Officer Barnes said that the police department’s traffic bureau will ordinarily survey an intersection to look for violations and consider accident statistics. Councilor Spiller added that such concerns could be forwarded to Township Engineer Kim Craft to study it, with the Traffic and Parking Advisory Committee also studying the matter and weighing the various recommendations from the traffic bureau and Craft’s office, with the findings to be decided by the council.

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Montclair Municipal Building Closed For Rest of Day

BY  |  Monday, Nov 24, 2014 3:12pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

rp_Montclair-municipal-bldg-300x223.jpgThe Montclair Municipal Building (205 Claremont Avenue) is closed for the remainder of the day due to a plumbing problem which required water to be shut off in the facility. Department heads have set up office in Fire Headquarters at 1 Pine Street to conduct emergent government business. They may be reached at their regular phone numbers.

DUE TO THE WATER SHUT-OFF, TONIGHT’S PLANNING BOARD MEETING HAS BEEN CANCELED. The meeting will be rescheduled to a later date. Notices will go out announcing the new date and time and the information will be posted on the township website.

It is anticipated that the Municipal Building will be open for business tomorrow during normal hours.

Glen Ridge Crime: Burglary Alert & Safety Tips

BY  |  Monday, Nov 24, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

rp_handcuffs-350x281.jpgThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Fred Egnezzo:

Date/Time: 11/14/2014 @ 6:53 PM
Incident: Fraud
Description:
Officer Ryan Walsh was dispatched to a Bloomfield Ave. business on a report of a fraud. The complainant reported that man, described as a black male, in his twenties wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and red sweat pants, attempted to pass a counterfeit bill. When confronted the suspect ran from the business.

Date/Time: 11/14/2014 @ 11:42 PM
Incident: Warrant Arrest
Description:
Sgt. Daniel Manley arrested Michael Walker, 46 of Montclair, N.J. for outstanding traffic warrants on Bloomfield Ave. He was transported to headquarters for processing and later released.

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