Got Drugs?

BY  |  Monday, Sep 22, 2014 3:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Operation Take backMontclair and Bloomfield Police Departments are both taking part in the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, September 27, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., to provide venues for people to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Seeking Teams For Co-Ed Volleyball League

BY  |  Monday, Sep 22, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Bloomfield Recreation Department is seeking full teams for the 2014-2015 Co-Ed Volleyball League held at Oak View School. League games are scheduled on Wednesdays and Thursdays (Tuesdays if needed) from 8:00PM – 9:30PM. The season begins in early December and runs through February. Continue Reading

Yogi Berra Museum Presents “An Evening with Lou Holtz,” 9/25

Monday, Sep 22, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

holtzFew people in college football are as legendary – and funny – as Lou Holtz. The second-winningest coach in Notre Dame history, behind only Knute Rockne, Holtz is one of the game’s most colorful personalities, a master motivator who has also taken six different schools to bowl games. For the last 10 years, he’s been regaling ESPN viewers with his analysis and humor.

On Thursday, Sept. 25, “Dr. Lou” will be at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center from 6-9 p.m. for “An Evening With Lou Holtz” – a cocktail reception and chat with the man who led the Fighting Irish to their last undefeated season and national championship. Continue Reading

Change in Store for Montclair Township Animal Shelter?

BY  |  Monday, Sep 22, 2014 11:18am  |  COMMENTS (10)

Veterinarian Nancy Katz, left, shows councilwoman Robin Schlager the dogs. In the background is the MAWAC chair Kay Sherwood.

Veterinarian Nancy Katz, left, shows councilwoman Robin Schlager the dogs. In the background is the MAWAC chair Kay Sherwood.

During her tour of the Montclair Township Animal Shelter this past Thursday in preparation for tomorrow night’s 7 p.m. Township Council meeting, when the embattled shelter will be discussed, Third Ward Councilwoman Robin Schlager’s face was crestfallen.

“It’s very upsetting,” said Schlager as she looked at the dogs in their living quarters. “I’ve never seen this many dogs here. These dogs look so sad. It looks like a jail.” Continue Reading

Montclair: Parents Who Rock Jam To Raise More Than $800 For Cope Center

BY  |  Monday, Sep 22, 2014 10:35am  |  COMMENTS (0)

 Joan Barrett, (left) a representative from COPE, (counseling, outreach, prevention,  education), with Parents Who Rock founder Alma Schneider.

Joan Barrett, (left) a representative from COPE Center, (counseling, outreach, prevention, education), with Parents Who Rock founder Alma Schneider.

Local musicians, adults as well as kids and teens, jammed from noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday in a Montclair backyard to raise more than $800 for the COPE Center, a counseling center in Montclair offering sliding scale services to assist anyone struggling with issues surrounding drug and alcohol abuse, family crises, problems in daily living, and AIDS. Continue Reading

From Montgomery to Montclair: African-American Quilts at Montclair Art Museum

BY  |  Monday, Sep 22, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

wells maskOn July 2, 1964, the United States enacted the Civil Rights Act, outlawing discrimination against any person based on race, color, religion, sex and national origin. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of that landmark act, the Montclair Art Museum is presenting 30 colorful and creatively designed quilts by African-American quiltmakers primarily from West Alabama.

“From Heart to Hand: African-American Quilts from the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts,” which opened Saturday, showcases 29 quilts on loan from the Montgomery Museum, most of which were made between the mid-1950s and the end of the 20th century.

Quilts are as American as apple pie, but few may realize the prominence they’ve played in African-American communities. Gee’s Bend, Ala., an isolated African-American community founded by freed slaves after the Civil War, became known for its quiltmaking, a skill that has been passed down through the community for generations. Created as a way to support struggling poor families, the quilts have been displayed in art museums throughout the country. Continue Reading

Monday’s Montclair Planning Board Meeting May Include Vote on Master Plan

BY  |  Sunday, Sep 21, 2014 9:05am  |  COMMENTS (7)

Development continues to move forward in Montclair, but tomorrow night, in addition to other business on the agenda, Montclair’s Planning Board, will continue the public hearing from August 25 and its review of the new version of Master Plan, a.k.a. “Land Use and Circulation”.

Resident Linda Cranston, a vocal opponent of the plan, is concerned that during this meeting, the Planning Board will review the 2014 version and may even vote on the Plan, if there is a lack of objections or public outcry.

“It may be the last chance to stop this Plan,” says Cranston. “Signs with opinions do make the difference. And keep groaning, booing and cheering, when appropriate to let the board know what you think. It has to be clear we don’t want this Plan version. Forest Street residents completely halted the rezoning on their street with one big turnout a few months ago.” Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Sept. 21

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 10:20pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

It’s another busy open house Sunday, with about 125 properties showing. Here are five:

glenridge0921_2105 Sherman Ave., Glen Ridge

List Price: $549,000

Taxes: $14,952

Acreage: n/a


This just-listed, just-renovated, 12-room colonial with Victorian details has an updated kitchen with a painted tin ceiling; a heated sunroom with a vaulted ceiling and beleved glass windows; and a third floor with an office, guest room, bonus room and full bathroom. Parquet floors, beamed ceilings and original panel doors are among the period details. There is a full, unfinished, walkout basement and a two-car detached garage. The house, built in 1890 and renovated this year, is on a dead-end street. Open 1 to 4 p.m.

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Parents Who Rock Backyard Jam Today!

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 20, 2014 8:29am  |  COMMENTS (0)

parens who rockLast week it was rained out, but today the show will go on. Parents Who Rock, a group of local talented parents, return to their annual backyard jam for a good cause. PWR’s goal is to raise money for non-for-profit organizations throughout the community. This year, PWR will donate to the COPE Center in Montclair.

PWR’s founder Alma Schneider says, “We are very concerned about the recent deaths and struggles of young people in Montclair and the surrounding areas due to drugs, alcohol and depression so are raising money for the COPE center.” Continue Reading

Support the YMCA of Montclair by Shopping at Whole Foods Market Next Tuesday

BY  |  Friday, Sep 19, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

YMCA of MontclairChances are you plan on going to Whole Foods in Montclair this weekend. If you wait to go, or make another trip on Tuesday, September 23, you’ll be helping out the YMCA of Montclair.

On September 23, Whole Foods Market Montclair will donate 5% of its net sales to the YMCA of Montclair to benefit the Y’s Financial Assistance Program – a really wonderful program.

And the Y will thank you too. When you shop at Whole Foods Market Montclair on the 23, save your receipt and bring it to the Y. If you’re not a member of the Y, bring your receipt by Tuesday, September 30, to receive a free trial month of Y membership. If you’re currently a Y member, bring your receipt to receive four free guest passes. *Some restrictions apply.

By joining together, Whole Foods Market Montclair and the YMCA of Montclair are helping strengthen our community through advocating healthy living.


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Again, on the Mountainside Hospital re-developement. Please bring in the Glen Ridge Historic Preservation Committee into the planning stages. I fear Montclair will drop the ball.

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