The Orange Squirrel Featured on ABC 7 Neighborhood Eats Tonight

BY  |  Friday, Aug 01, 2014 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Tune in to ABC 7 news at 5 pm tonight (or set your DVRs) to catch Bloomfield chef Francesco Palmieri share his recipe for a vegan BLT Soup from The Orange Squirrel on Neighborhood Eats.

Check out some photos from the filming with host Lauren Glassberg below, courtesy of Raymond Helfrich:

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Tea Lovers Rejoice, Cha Ma Gu Dao Returns to Montclair

BY  |  Friday, Aug 01, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Cha Ma Gu DaoCha Ma Gu Dao opened up its tea shop on Glenridge Avenue in Montclair back in 2007 offering more than 300 of the world’s finest teas, herbals, ayurvedics, fruit infusions, sweets and a very zen-like spot to relax and enjoy. It closed shop several years later and last year, offered its wide selection of teas online at Now, Cha Ma Gu Dao will return to Montclair on Church Street this month.

When asked about his return, owner Robert Scott expained it was time and opportunity.

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Writers Showcased at Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Friday, Aug 01, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Write Group

Jeanne Margolskee

Approximately 25-30 attendees came out on Tuesday to listen to a writers showcase at  at the Montclair Public Library on South Fullerton Street. Among the readers were several published authors and not yet published writers of several distinct genres.

The Write Group began over 15 years ago and is a Montclair-based writers’ group that holds an average of 20 events in any given month to “give people a chance to read their writing, develop their craft, and develop their ear by listening to other writers” said Jeanne Margolskee, who emceed the event.

The Write Group boasts about 400 members and their mailing list reaches over 700. From support to memoir to novel groups, Write Group events are as varied as its members.

The first author to read was Margolskee. She read an excerpt of her biological thriller called “Refugees Inheritance.”

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Montclair Animal Shelter Adds Two Volunteer Orientation Dates

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 31, 2014 4:07pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Nova - YangoThe Montclair Township Animal Shelter is looking for volunteers to help our community’s homeless animals. All Shelter volunteers are required to first attend an orientation. Two new volunteer orientation sessions have been added to the Shelter schedule: Wednesday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 27. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Restaurant Week 2014: Tell Us Your Favorite Bloomfield Restaurant To Win! (Updated)

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What Are Your Favorite Bloomfield Restaurants?

Update: Congratulations to Zenchristo who gets $50 from Baristanet to spend for Bloomfield Restaurant Week!

Stamna, Spice Thai, The Orange Squirrel, Senorita’s, Taqueria Autentica. We have so many favorite restaurants in Bloomfield — it’s hard to choose — but next week, you can try them all and get sweet deals starting Sunday for Bloomfield Restaurant Week 2014.

This year, some 25 eateries will offer prix fixe menu selections and diners can taste the globe with American, French, Asian, Thai, Mexican, Filipino, Jamaican, Greek, Peruvian, Italian and Japanese. Continue Reading

Stephen Colbert: Now With The Sarah Palin Channel

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Stephen Colbert: Now With The Sarah Palin ChannelWe are going to miss Montclair’s Stephen Colbert “The Colbert Report” when it ceases to exist at years end (so Colbert can become the host of “The Late Show”), because of pranks like this one: Continue Reading

Wegmans! Two Stores Coming To New Jersey

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Wegmans! Two Stores Coming To New JerseyWegmans, the holy grail for some Baristanet food shoppers, has always been more than just slightly out of reach, with its nearest location in Woodbridge.

Now, the Rochester-based supermarket chain with distant locations in New Jersey, just got a little closer. Wegmans announced a list of 10 stores opening in the coming year on its website, and two will be located in New Jersey. Continue Reading

Bergen County Humane Enforcement Bids to Manage Bloomfield Animal Shelter

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Petitioners Call For New Volunteer Program at Bloomfield's Bukowski Animal ShelterThe Township of Bloomfield received two bids from Bergen County Humane Enforcement in response to the two RFPs (requests for proposals) that had been issued by the Township for both the animal control and shelter management responsibilities at the Bloomfield Animal Shelter.

Responses to the RFPs were due by 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, 2014. The bids were opened publicly at that time in the Council Chambers by Municipal Clerk Louise Palagano.

Animal Control Officer Vincent Ascolese from BCHE attended the bid opening on behalf of his organization, which is located in Cliffside Park, NJ. In 2012, BCHE founded Bergen County Protect and Rescue Foundation and created a no-kill shelter in Cliffside Park under their auspices.

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Sponsored Post: Manhattan Bagel Has A Special Offer Just For Baristanet Readers

Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 12:22pm

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Happy customers, great food, and giving back to the community is the mission of Manhattan Bagel. Montclair’s newly opened Manhattan Bagel hit a bump during its grand opening in June, leaving a number of Baristanet readers dissatisfied. Manhattan Bagel would like to reintroduce the store to Baristanet readers and celebrate its arrival in Montclair — again — with a month-long 50% discount on all orders starting August 1 and good through August 31. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Crime: Several Car Break-ins, Stolen Vehicles, and Vandalism to Cars

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 30, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bloomfield CrimeSeveral car break-ins, Stolen Vehicles, and Vandalism to Cars in this week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:


07-23-2014 – On Baldwin Place a small rear window was found to be the point of entry in a residential burglary. Proceeds were reported to be a TV and possibly a computer. There were no know specific brands at the time of this posting.

07-24-2014 – On Wright Court a burglary attempt was thwarted when a homeowner confronted a suspect who had entered an enclosed front porch. The suspect was described by the victim as being: A black male, 5’10” tall, approximately 20 years old and last seen wearing a white sleeveless shirt. The suspect fled on foot through the rear yard.

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It's been a long day, so I don't have a lot of Stamna left. Anyway, my Señorita awaits. Then, tomorrow, we're Holsten some out of town guests. We Mes Reves up the family car and look for some good dinner places after they settle in.

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