Coffee With…Matthew Thomas, Author of We Are Not Ourselves

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Matthew Thomas

The new novel We Are Not Ourselves took Montclair resident Matthew Thomas 10 years to complete and considering the praise it has been receiving, the decade of work was worth it. Thomas will share his literary debut at his hometown bookstore, Watchung Booksellers, tomorrow, Thursday, August 21.

Baristanet spoke to Thomas about his life and his inspiration for We Are Not Ourselves:

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FOUND: Missing Cat in Montclair

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 1:33pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Missing Cat in Montclair

UPDATE: Pippi has been found.

A reader writes in about her cat who has gone missing:

Pippi has been missing since August 19th. She was last seen near Union St. and Orange Rd. I don’t think she has traveled far because she is currently injured. Her right hind leg is wounded and she cannot walk on it. Pippi is a very sweet cat but due to her injury she is very fragile and scared right now. She enjoys lounging in the shade and sleeping under bushes, if you live around Union Street and Orange Road please help and check your back yard for Pippi. She usually meows when you say her name.. She doesn’t have a collar. Please help and call Gabby with any information 973-960-7136.




Montclair Artist Working on Jersey City Mural Arts Project

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Catherine Hart

Catherine Hart, an accomplished multimedia artist and muralist who grew up in Montclair and now lives in Penland, NC, is back in town for two weeks to work on The Jersey City Mural Arts Project.

The comprehensive mural project coordinated by Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, has commissioned dozens of murals citywide as part of the administration’s focus on the city’s art community to beautify neighborhoods and promote cultural awareness.

After graduating from Montclair High School, Hart attended Washington University in St. Louis. She was interested in the glassblowing department, however, the department closed down soon after she started school. Hart explored other options, like pursuing a degree in education and psychology, but after two years she says she “knew the arts were still calling.” She applied to California College of the Arts, transferred, and received a BFA from CCA in 2004. “Attending that school reinvigorated my love for all the mediums I enjoyed growing up and knew I was back on the right path,” says Hart.

Her involvement in murals came later  in 2011.

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Essex County Executive Staff Participate in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge (UPDATED)

BY  |  Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

This morning at South Mountain Recreation Complex, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and about 20 members of his executive staff participated in the viral ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

The challenge (dump ice water over your head or donating $100) supports the ALS Association and other organizations that provide quality care for people living with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and research to find a cure.

The County Executive was challenged by NJ State Senator and Essex County Deputy Chief of Staff Teresa Ruiz to participate. To show Essex County’s support, DiVincenzo extended the challenge to his entire cabinet.

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Glen Ridge Shade Tree Commission Photo Contest For Calendar

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Glen Ridge Shade Tree CommissionThe Glen Ridge Shade Tree Commission invites you to capture the beauty of the borough’s trees and submit your photos in the Summer Photo Contest. 

The Commission will sponsor four separate, seasonal photo contests, in which the winning photos will be featured along with all submissions, at the Train Station and, eventually, in a tree calendar and on town publicity materials.

The contest is open to residents and non-residents alike, but the photos must be of a public or private tree or tree-related activity within the borough. 

To enter, simply send an email with your five best photos attached and include:

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NJ Transit Train Derailment in Montclair Causing Delays Today

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NJ Transit Train Derailment in Montclair

At around 6:20 pm Tuesday night, there was a “slow-speed” derailment on a NJ Transit train running on the Montclair-Boonton line between Claremont Avenue and Pine Street. No one was hurt, and around 100 passengers were transferred from the train. 

Crews are working on track repairs, but in the meantime, with a single track in use, expect delays:

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Strange Sightings: Waving Hi in Montclair

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 3:24pm  |  COMMENTS (13)

pick upOutdoors yesterday, a wave from a baby on a pick-up truck on Grove Street near Walnut (yes, the driver actually pulls a string to make the baby’s arm wave.) Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Police Make Arrest in Gunpoint Robberies, More Reports of Fraud Crime

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 3:10pm  |  COMMENTS (6)

Montclair Police Make Arrest in Gunpoint RobberiesMontclair Police made an arrest in connection with two incidents of robbery by gunpoint Sunday night. At approximately 0200Hrs, Montclair Police along with East Orange Police located a subject matching the description given by the two victims. This suspect, Almid K. Edwards, 19, East Orange turned over an iPhone 5, which was determined to be proceeds from the Lackawanna Plaza robbery. Edwards was placed under arrest by East Orange Police and charged with Receiving Stolen Property, for having this stolen iPhone in his possession in their jurisdiction. Following an investigation, Montclair Police were able to positively identify Mr. Edwards as being the actor in these two robberies.

On 08-18-2014 at 1445Hrs, Montclair Police Department took custody of Edwards, charging him with: 2 Counts Robbery, 2 Counts Weapon Possession, 2 Counts Weapon Possession For Unlawful Purpose, 1 Count Aggravated Assault. Edwards is being held on $75,000 bail. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Crime: Burglary, Shoplifting, Criminal Mischief

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Busy week in Bloomfield crime from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio: Continue Reading

Montclair: Adults Need Vaccines, Too

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014 11:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

flu shotMontclair is urging all Montclair adults to get vaccines to protect their health.

Even healthy adults can become seriously ill, and can pass certain illnesses on to others. Immunization is especially important for adults 60 years of age and older, and for those who have a chronic condition such as asthma, COPD, diabetes or heart disease.

Immunization is also important for anyone who is in close contact with the very young, the very old, people with weakened immune systems, and those who cannot be vaccinated.

All adults should get: Continue Reading

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