Montclair, Glen Ridge to Hold Joint Hearing on HUMC/Mountainside Hospital Redevelopment Study Area

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HUMC/Mountainside Hospital Redevelopment

Montclair Township Council and the Glen Ridge Borough Council authorized their Planning Boards by Resolution to conduct a preliminary investigation and public hearing, and make a recommendation as to whether an area known as the HUMC/Mountainside Hospital Redevelopment Study Area (the “study area”) meets the statutory criteria for designation as an “area in need of redevelopment,” pursuant to the Local Redevelopment and Housing Law (“LRHL”) of the New Jersey Statutes, and/or whether the properties within the Study Area meet the statutory requirements for an “area in need of rehabilitation” designation pursuant to the LRHL codified at N.J.S.A.. 40A:12A-1 et seq.

The hearing will be held Monday, May 18, at 7:30 p.m. at Montclair Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine Street, in Montclair.

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Montclair Bread Company Expanding, Needs More Dough

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Montclair Bread Co.

If you’ve ever had a Montclair Bread Co. doughnut, you’ll understand that the small shop can’t keep up with the demand. What started as Sunday Doughnuts back in 2013 quickly became a daily offering. Today, the small shop on Walnut Street has announced plans for an expansion. The big project will require a lot of dough, so MBC has launched a kickstarter campaign to help raise funds:

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Glen Ridge Crime: Burglary to Auto, Arrests, and Suspicious Person

BY  |  Monday, May 04, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Fred Egnezzo:

Date/Time: 4/18/2015 @ 5:27 PM
Incident: Attempt Burglary
Officers were dispatched to Highland Ave. on a report of an attempted burglary. The victim reported that sometime during the day unknown suspect(s) attempted to gain access to their home by attempting to pry a door open. The suspect did not gain entry and nothing appears to be missing at this time. Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact Det Ryan Schwartz at 973-748-5400 X119.

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You Gotta Believe, You Gotta Pray

BY  |  Monday, May 04, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Mets in the WilderessSince Tug McGraw told his fellow New York Mets in 1973 that “You Gotta Believe,” the phrase has become a rallying cry for the perennial underdog team. But Maureen Edelson of Montclair is taking the call to believe a step further and saying: Let’s all pray for the Mets to win!

Her Pray4Mets initiative began as a simple act of love—for her husband, a beleaguered Mets fan. “My husband Todd each year opens the baseball season with the characteristically low expectations of his team that most Mets fans hold,” she says. “As Todd’s wife, I wanted better for him and his team, knew that he should expect better (and to have more joy) in his life, and, based on my experience, that we could try to make it so.”

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Scenes From The Walnut Street Fair

BY  |  Sunday, May 03, 2015 8:12pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Walnut FP

Tables and tents lined the sidewalks of Walnut Street on Saturday for the annual Walnut Street Festival. There was plenty of food available as area restaurants and food trucks offered free samples or plates for purchase. The merchandise for sale included pottery, crafts, clothing and jewelry. Live music and kids activities completed the event. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, May 3

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About 180 properties are open in Baristaville this weekend, making it one of the busiest open house weekend of 2015 thus far. There are lots of new listings at all price points.

bloomfield050347 Ackerman St., Bloomfield

List Price: $235,000

Taxes: $8,843

Acreage: 0.11


New to the market, this seven-room colonial has an updated kitchen, a finished third floor, newer windows and a three-season porch. The recently repainted house, built in 1925, has a full basement and a detached two-car garage. And, there is a fenced-in backyard and a deck. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Bridgegate: Christie Aide Pleads Guilty; Baroni and Kelly Indicted on Nine Counts

BY  |  Friday, May 01, 2015 2:34pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

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David Wildstein, former Port Auhtority executive and Chris Christie ally, plead guilty today in Newark to his role in the Bridgegate Scandal. Former deputy executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and a former deputy chief of staff of Gov. Chris Christie — Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly — were each indicted on nine counts, according to court documents unsealed Friday.

Wildstein claims in his plea that the decision to shut down lanes of the George Washington Bridge was to punish Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich for not endorsing Christie’s re-election campaign and that the first day of school was chosen to inflict maximum payback pain. Wildstein maintains that he, Kelly and Baroni were in on the plan from the get go. Continue Reading

Bill Pennington To Discuss Billy Martin Biography At Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

BY  |  Friday, May 01, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Billy Martin

Loyal and distrustful, sentimental and self-destructive, that was Billy Martin, and there will never be another like him. As a player, he was a clutch performer on five World Series championships. As a manager, he won everywhere he went.

But in Bill Pennington’s new definitive biography, “Billy Martin: Baseball’s Flawed Genius,” the Yankee hero and anti-hero is unveiled as more than a troublemaking hothead with a brilliant baseball mind.

Pennington, a longtime reporter for the New York Times, will be at the Museum on Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss the multifaceted legend, followed by a signing of his acclaimed new book.

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Stop! Wait a Minute, Montclair! There’s A Crosswalk With People In It

BY  |  Friday, May 01, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Local band, Jodie & the Normals, cover Uptown Funk in a video for the Montclair Center BID to remind drivers and pedestrians to make our streets safer and better for everyone.

The video was filmed last Thursday, April 23,  in the middle of the roadway in between green lights.



Montclair Called a “Liberal Enclave” In NY Times Article On Presidential Candidacy of Bernie Sanders

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (43)

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Senator Bernie Sanders

In a NY Times article titled, “The Problem for Bernie Sanders: The Narrow Lane to Hillary Clinton’s Left,” about Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential candidacy announcement yesterday, Montclair is called a “liberal enclave.”

Sanders, an independent senator who caucuses with Democrats, is expected to run to the left of Hillary Clinton. According to the article, “The left wing of the Democratic Party just isn’t big enough to support a challenge to the left of a mainstream liberal Democrat like Mrs. Clinton.” Unless, of course, you’re from “an affluent, secular, well-educated person living along the coasts, in places like Bethesda, Md., Berkeley, Calif., or Montclair, N.J., where the party really is dominated by the uniformly liberal voters who love Elizabeth Warren and harbor at least some reservations about Mrs. Clinton.”

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