Montclair Police Apprehend Inwood Avenue Burglary Suspect

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 3:04pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

We tweeted this yesterday:

And today, Montclair Police announce they were able to arrest and charge a suspect in the burglary that same day. Continue Reading

Community Development Block Grant Applications Available

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 30, 2014 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Community Development Block Grant Applications AvailableMontclair voted to submit nine Community Block Grant applications in 2013. Interested in applying this year? CDBG Applications for federal funds under U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) 2015 Community Development Block Grant Program (CDBG) are now available from the Montclair Department of Planning & Community Development.

According to Planning Director Janice Talley, Montclair received $322,927 in Community Development Block Grant funds in the 2014 program year. Continue Reading

Grove Street Grade Crossing to Close Temporarily Between Claremont Ave and Walnut Street Due to Repairs on November 7

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 5:00pm  |  COMMENTS (7)

NJ Transit Will Get BiggerNew Jersey Transit announced today that the Montclair-Boonton Line Grove Street railroad grade crossing (between Claremont Avenue and Walnut Street) will be closed for track repairs starting Friday, November 7. The work is scheduled to be completed on or about Friday, November 21.

During this time, the track work will take place:

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Go Groove at the Montclair Motown Benefit Party for MESH

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

MESHing with Motown

On Friday, November 14, Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless, aka MESH, will present their second annual MESHing with Motown party at the Van Vleck House & Gardens. I heard it through the grapevine that it’s a party you don’t want to miss. They’ll be dancing in the street all night long! Ooh, ooh Baby I can’t help myself with all the Motown song references..

The evening will be emceed by Frankie Faison and will feature live music by Valarie Adams & The Dimensions, dancing, food, wine, and a variety of silent auction items. All that fun for a very good cause. MESH provides a safe and warm place for the homeless to sleep when temperatures drop to 20° during cold weather season or rise above 100° during the warm weather season. MESH also provides evening meals Monday through Saturday through its café program hosted by 17 local partner houses of worship.

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Bloomfield Crime: 28 Arrests, One Of a Montclair Man For Unlawful Possession of Gun With Hollow Point Bullets

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeTwenty-eight arrests, one of a Montclair man for unlawful possession of a firearm with hollow point bullets in this week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:

BURGLARY

10/20/14  – A gate was forced open on a construction site on the 400 block of Bloomfield Avenue in a commercial burglary that occurred between Saturday 10/18 and Monday 10/20. The victim reported that the proceeds were $27,000.00 worth of aluminum light poles.

10/21/14 – A residential burglary that occurred between 7:50 am and 2:00 pm was reported on Forest Drive. A point of entry could not be determined and it is believed that the only item stolen was a change jar containing approximately $60.00 in coins.

10/22/14 – A residential burglary was reported on Woodland Road at 11:31 am. A basement window was determined to be the point of entry. It is unknown what if anything was taken.

10/25/14 – An apartment was burglarized on the lower end of Hill Street between 10/25 and 10/26. A bedroom window was determined to be the point of entry and the victim reported that a Sony Play Station 2 was stolen.

10/26/14 – An apartment was burglarized on the lower end of Mill Street between 3:00 pm and 9:30 pm. There were no signs of forced entry and the victim reported that 2 bottles of prescription cough medicine were stolen.

10/27/14 – The victim of a residential burglary reported at 3:00 am seeing a male at his bedroom window. The suspect fled on Henry Street and evidence was recovered indicating the suspect used a stick to cut holes in two screens in the attempt to gain entry.

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SOFIA Vigil Honors Domestic Violence Victims and Raises Awareness

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 29, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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photo courtesy of Armando Diaz, OUTlooks by OUTthere

On Monday night, Community leaders, elected representatives, and residents of Montclair, Orange, Belleville, and surrounding towns joined Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates (SOFIA) for a vigil to remember loved ones lost, support those surviving, and to promote a unified response to breaking the cycle of violence that allows domestic violence to continue.

About 100 supporters circled Crane Park to speak names, share resources, and gather in unity. Cynthia Walker, SOFIA’s founder, organized the event to shine a light against the darkness of domestic violence in our communities. Those present at the vigil who had experienced domestic violence were each given a special pin to signify their status as a survivor. The mantra “Where There is Awareness There is Hope” was emphasized, as was the hope that by drawing attention to the issue, the secrecy and shame associated with it would dissipate. Continue Reading

Justin Bieber Sightings in Glen Ridge, Montclair (VIDEO)

Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 5:41pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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Justin Bieber was seen at the Forest Avenue School in Glen Ridge at pick up today. Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: String Of Burglaries, One Seen by Homeowner on Remote Surveillance

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 1:48pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Crime: String Of Burglaries, One Seen by Homeowner on Remote SurveillanceA number of home burglaries all around town this week, as well as a rock being thrown through a window on Lincoln Street.

Arrest

On 10-25-2014 at 1445Hrs, Mr. Karriem Holliday (45yoa from Newark), presented documentation at Police Headquarters in an attempt to get his vehicle out of impound. Upon reviewing these documents, it was discovered that Mr. Holliday had furnished a fraudulent insurance card to the Desk Officer. Mr. Holliday was also found to have $1,500 in open warrants out of Montclair. He was placed under arrest and charged with providing this bail insurance card. His bail was set at $5000.

On 10/27/2014 at 0117Hrs, an Officer observed a Jeep Cherokee stopped at the red light at Bloomfield Avenue and Maple Avenue. This light turned green, but the vehicle did not move. Upon investigating, the Officer discovered the operator slumped over the steering wheel. It was determined that this operator, Nathan Chappell (44yoa from Montclair) was in fact asleep. Officers administered field sobriety testing and placed Mr. Chappell under arrest for DWI. Continue Reading

Montclair Planning Board Continues Master Plan Work: Redevelopment of A&P Explored

BY  |  Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (6)

The Montclair Planning Board meeting on October 27 was devoted to the proposed master plan, which is tentatively due to be voted on by the board at their December 8 meeting.  Residents who attended the meeting, which lasted after 11 P.M., gave public comment generally praising the board’s efforts to take the concerns of the public into consideration, but many of them were still concerned with the effect future development might have on Montclair, particularly on traffic.

Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson (left) and Montclair Planning Board Chairman John Wynn at the October 27 Planning Board meeting

Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson (left) and Montclair Planning Board Chairman John Wynn at the October 27 Planning Board meeting

Resident Andrea Cohen spent over 15 minutes giving comment, saying that development was profit-oriented, and that business motives only helped developers.  She said it was necessary for Montclair residents to protect public interests, and she was skeptical of suggestions that one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments would encourage people without children to move in and keep the tax base stable.  She also said that public transportation in the area remained an option only for commuters to New York but offered few if any viable ways of getting around in the immediate area.  Eventually, she said, everyone moving into Montclair would need a car, and she saw no evidence that any new parking garages would recoup the money that went into them. Continue Reading

Yogi Berra Museum To Receive Replicas Of Stolen Items From Collection

Monday, Oct 27, 2014 11:20am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Yogi Berra Museum To Receive Replicas Of Stolen Items From CollectionYogi Berra Museum announced today that it will be receiving a donation of exact replicas to replace items stolen at the museum as well as some new items: Continue Reading

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