Winners of the 2015 People’s Choice Awards Announced

BY  |  Monday, Mar 02, 2015 10:43am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Discover Jersey Arts released its nominations for the 2015 Discover Jersey Arts People’s Choice Awards in January and today have announced the winner.

More than 100 nonprofit arts groups and arts districts were nominated for the 2015 Awards by members of the arts community. From the nominations, the public chose their favorites in the 16 categories, with nearly 15,000 ballots cast for arts organizations statewide.

The 2015 People’s Choice Awards winners are:

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Go Out For the 2nd Annual Detective Carlos G. Wormley Bowling Fundraiser on Saturday

BY  |  Friday, Feb 27, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Detective Carlos G. Wormley Bowling FundraiserOn Saturday, February 28, the Montclair Sentinels 16-87 will host its second annual Detective Carlos G. Wormley Memorial Bowling Fundraiser at Parkway Lanes in Elmwood Park, NJ.

You’ll enjoy music by DJ Hardcore, good food, fun, and fellowship to raise funds for the Sentinels scholarship fund in honor of their departed brother Detective Carlos G. Wormley.

Detective Wormley was a lifelong resident of Montclair, and served his community with great pride. He was known throughout the community to go above and beyond to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Detective Wormley was truly dedicated to his community, and held a special affinity for the youth of the community. He worked tirelessly as a DARE Officer, mentor, and founding member of Project Oasis.

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Montclair Health Department “Stoop Time” Program Returns for Second Session

BY  |  Friday, Feb 27, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

stoop timesThe Montclair Health Department’s Stoop Time program returns for a second session, meeting Friday mornings, March 16 through April 20, at 10 am. Sessions will be held at the Montclair Municipal Building, 205 Claremont Avenue.

The Health Department describes Stoop Time as “a place for ‘mature’ women to discuss the ups and downs of life throughout its different phases with a small group of others who are experiencing similar change.” It’s a place for women to discuss their life issues, things such as experiencing a loss of a significant other or loved one, their neighborhood, careers and retirement, health changes, or being empty nesters.

Leah Johnston-Rowbotham, MS, APRN, BC created and will facilitate the Stoop Time group. “My own grandmother often discussed these issues on the front stoop while shelling peas, my mother had the stoop by the clothesline as she folded frozen towels and sheets in the late winter” says Rowbotham.

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Get a Free Clip On Light at Upper Montclair Train Station Tonight

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 8:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Clip On LightLast month, Bike&Walk Montclair gave out free clip on lights at Walnut Street Train Station. Tonight, between 5 – 7:30 pm, they’ll be giving out the freebies at Upper Montclair Train Station.

“We will be greeting arriving passengers at the Upper Montclair train station and DeCamp stop (located at Bellevue Avenue) with a free blinking light to increase their visibility as they leave the station area. There will also be volunteers on hand with additional safety material,” says Norma Tassey, Executive Director of Bike&Walk Montclair.

The free lights easily clip to a bag, zipper pull or belt loop. Free lanyards are also available courtesy of Keller Williams Realty.



Montclair Public Library to Offer RFID Tags: an “E-ZPass-like” Check Out Program

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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RFID tags used in libraries

Borrowing books just got easier in Montclair. On Tuesday, March 3, Montclair Public Library invites the community to help it celebrate being the first library in the state to fully implement radio frequency identification (RFID) technology.

RFID technology, used in the familiar E-ZPass tags, provides libraries with a better tracking system and safer security, as well as expeditious loan and return of library materials.

“RFID makes the loaning process easy for borrowers,” said David Hinkley, director of Montclair Public Library. “It also lets our staff spend more time helping patrons find what they want to read, watch or listen to.”

Borrowers can check out multiple items in a single motion and self-return them.

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Montclair Crime: Several Burst Pipes, Thefts, and a Couple of Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Crime: String Of Burglaries, One Seen by Homeowner on Remote SurveillanceThe week in Montclair Crime from Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:


02-23-2015 (Talbot Street) Mr. John Martinez, 45yoa from Montclair, arrested for a $500 warrant out of this jurisdiction.

02-23-2015 (Pathmark, Lackawanna Plaza) Mr. Bobby Williams, 41yoa from Irvington, was arrested for shoplifting. Mr. Williams stole $53 in hygiene items and fled on foot. Officers arrested him after a short foot pursuit. Mr. Williams was charged with Shoplifting and Obstruction. He was also charged with criminal mischief for damaging a fence during his attempt to flee from officers.

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Get the Runway Look Locally!

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week officially ended last week and the fall/winter 2015 collections have us wanting those runway looks. From layers of sweaters, to culotte pants, to lots and lots of fur—we want in on the fashion must haves. Two details that were common in the majority of the collections were turtleneck fitted tops and red detailed garments. Since it is still very much winter here in New Jersey and we have no other choice but to cover ourselves with layers of clothing, why not be trendy and ahead of the fashion game?

We have found runway inspired looks right here in Montclair:

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Dr. Baskerville Hosts Talley, Mountainside CEO at Fourth Ward Community Meeting On Redevelopment

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 25, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (2)

Dr. Renée Baskerville, councilor for Montclair's Fourth Ward, addresses constituents at her February 2015 community meeting.

Dr. Renée Baskerville, councilor for Montclair’s Fourth Ward, addresses constituents at her February 2015 community meeting.


Redevelopment was on the minds of Montclair Fourth Ward Councilor Renée Baskerville and many constituents at her February 24 community meeting. The top issue was the newly proposed medical office building across Bay Avenue from Mountainside Hospital, part of which would be in Montclair but most of which would be in Glen Ridge, but proposed redevelopment of the Lackawanna Plaza area and the area around Glen Ridge Avenue.

John Fromhold, CEO of Hackensack UMC Mountainside, addressed the residents on the medical building issue. He said that the new building is meant to solidify Mountainside’s position in the community by allowing the hospital to bring in more physicians, particularly specialists, to be available on campus.  He noted, for example,  that Mountainside has recruited numerous neurosurgeons who are on campus part-time who are awaiting the office building’s completion.  The new building, Fromhold explained would allow a greater presence of such specialists to be on call at the hospital.

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Pedestrian Struck in a Hit and Run by a Montclair Driver on Valentine’s Day

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 24, 2015 9:43am  |  COMMENTS (1)

West Caldwell Woman Struck by a Montclair Man in a Hit and Run on Valentine's DayA 68 year old West Caldwell woman was struck while walking in a marked crosswalk on Bellevue Avenue in front of the Bow Tie Bellevue Theater on Saturday, February 14, reports Capt. Kenneth Miscia of the Montclair Police Department Traffic Bureau.

The driver, a 50 year old male, left the scene but was subsequently located and issued three summonses for Failure to Yield to a Pedestrian in a Crosswalk, Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Failure to Report an Accident. The pedestrian complained of right hip pain but refused medical treatment on scene says Cpt. Miscia.

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Montclair Woman Charged in Stabbing at TD Bank Parking Lot on Sunday

BY  |  Monday, Feb 23, 2015 12:05pm  |  COMMENTS (5)

crimeThe Montclair Police Department has just reported that on Sunday, February 22 around 5 pm, a man delivering items he sold on Craigslist to the prospective buyer was stabbed:

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