Planting a Tree Where a Newark ShopRite Will Grow

BY  |  Friday, Oct 10, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

treeWe all know “A Tree Grows in Brooklyn,” but the Greater Newark Conservancy brought the idea to New Jersey on Tuesday with the kickoff of its tree-planting program in the city. The first of 80 trees took root on the future site of Newark’s new ShopRite supermarket at 32 Prince Street.

“My family and I are so pleased to be bringing a new ShopRite store to Newark and have been overwhelmed with the warm welcome and support we have received from the community. Partnering with the Greater Newark Conservancy and supporting this internship program is a wonderful way to give back to our new neighbors,” said Neil Greenstein, owner and operator of the future ShopRite of Newark, scheduled to open in April 2015.

“We are personally invested in  this neighborhood and the opportunity to serve the Newark community and its youth is a natural extension of our family’s 65 year history of service to the people of New Jersey.” Greenstein added.

The trees are coming to Newark’s Central Ward as part of a collaboration between the Conservancy, the Kimberly-Clark Corporation, ShopRite Newark and Wakefern Food Corporation. It’s all part of the Conservancy’s wider mission to promote environmental stewardship to improve the quality of life in New Jersey’s urban communities.

On hand for the planting on the ShopRite site were Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr., Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, Council President Mildred C. Crump, Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield-Jenkins, Greater Newark Conservancy Executive Director Robin Dougherty, ShopRite owner Neil Greenstein, Kimberly-Clark Sustainability Leader Peggy Ward, and Stephanie Greenwood of the City of Newark’s Sustainability Office.

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Senators Gillibrand and Booker Share Inspiration #OffTheSidelines in Montclair

BY  |  Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014 6:08am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Sunday night’s Adult School of Montclair (ASM) and Watchung Booksellers free community event in the Montclair High School auditorium brought over 800 attendees to listen to Senator Gillibrand of New York and New Jersey’s Senator Booker share personal and professional stories meant to inspire as well as entertain. Gillibrand has been making the rounds on behalf of her new book Off The Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World.

Dr. Susan Cole, President of Montclair State University, gave a warm and welcoming introduction to the Senators replete with reasons why Senator Gillibrand’s book is important as an inspiration and push to get more girls involved in their communities.

The conversation between Gillibrand and Booker revealed the great respect and friendship between the two senators. Touching on topics related to Senator Gillibrand’s new book, Off The Sidelines, the conversation covered work/life balance, mentoring, role models, and the importance of a varied and consistent female voice in politics. Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Sept. 28

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 27, 2014 9:19am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Lots of relatively inexpensive and architecturally diverse offerings are among the 100-plus properties showing this weekend. Here are five:

montclair092884 Mt. Hebron Rd., Montclair

List Price: $479,000

Taxes: $12,494

Acreage: 0.12

3BR/1.1BA

New to the market, this eight-room colonial has an updated kitchen, floor-to-ceiling casement windows in the dining room, a bay window and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room and a first-floor den/office. There are hardwood floors throughout. Outside, there is a fenced-in yard, stone patio and perennial gardens. The circa 1948 house also has a partially finished basement and a one-car attached garage. Open 2 to 4 p.m.

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Go Out to an Old Ball Game in South Orange Saturday

BY  |  Friday, Sep 19, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Cameron Field in South Orange

Go enjoy some good old-fashioned American fun when South Orange hosts a 19th-century baseball game on Saturday,  September 20, at Cameron Field in South Orange for the 100th anniversary of the field “Where the legends played.”

Famous Yankee all- stars Lou Gehrig, Babe Ruth, and Whitey Ford played on Cameron Field, as well as several Negro League stars,  including Josh Gibson of the Pittsburgh Crawfords. It has also been the venue for many local teams, including Little League, school teams and adult leagues.

Part game, part show, part history lesson, and all fun, the Flemington, NJ Neshanock team will play against local volunteers in bare-handed baseball, wearing period uniforms and using rules from 1864. The event will also include a short lesson on the history of the game and a recitation of “Casey at the Bat,” as well as a few interesting surprise appearances, such as Larry Doby’s granddaughter, Nicole Lynn Frasier, who will share her memories of baseball and its significance to her when she was a child.

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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Sept. 14

BY  |  Saturday, Sep 13, 2014 9:36am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s the busiest open house weekend in months, with more than 160 properties showing. This week’s highlights include new listings in Montclair, Glen Ridge and Bloomfield. And, a historic house in Bloomfield lived in by prominent local families is also open.

montclair091411 Willowdale Ct., Montclair

List Price: $369,000

Taxes: $8,750

Acreage: 0.12

3BR/2BA

New to the market, this eight-room colonial has an open floor plan, an updated kitchen with granite countertops, hardwood floors, a jacuzzi tub in the main bathroom, a fireplace in the living room, a bay window in the dining room and a patio. The heating and cooling systems have been upgraded, and the water heater and roof are newer. There is a finished, full basement. There is no garage. The house, built in 1923 and renovated in 2006, is located on a cul-de-sac. Open 1 to 4 p.m.

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Boo! Dog Walk Of The Dead To Benefit Montclair Animal Shelter

Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

dog walkYou’re already seeing decorations in stores and yes, before you know it, Halloween will be here. Time to come up with a costume for your pooch, because Montclair’s big Halloween party is for the dogs — and will benefit the Montclair Animal Shelter. Continue Reading

Nutley Police Ask For Assistance For Missing Person

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 7:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Julia DellaguzzoNutley Police Department and the New Jersey State Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a missing “at risk” person.

Ms. Julia Dellaguzzo (85, female, white, 5’05”, 140 pounds, brown eyes, brown hair) was last seen at 44 Park Avenue, Nutley, on Wednesday, August 27. Only known clothing description, dark capri style pants, no known destinations. It is not known if Ms. Julia Dellaguzzo used any type of transportation.

Julia Dellaguzzo, does have onset dementia and previously resided, 126 Malone Ave, Belleville, N.J.

If you have information that can assist in helping safely locate Julia Dellaguzzo, please call 911 or contact the Nutley Police Department at (973) 284-4940

 

 

 

Fire in Clifton Kills 11 Dogs

BY  |  Tuesday, Aug 26, 2014 7:08pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

 

Your Family Pet Sitters

A fire that broke out today just before 1 pm in Clifton, killed 11 dogs, reports NewJersey12.com.  The home at  also housed the resident’s business Your Family Pet Sitters.

Clifton FD Deputy Chief Michael Sauer saidthe homeowner was not home when the fire began. When she came home, she says she found the house on fire and the animals trapped inside the house. She was only able to save two of them.

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Beautiful, Musical Day at Montclair Jazz Festival 2014

BY  |  Sunday, Aug 17, 2014 11:12am  |  COMMENTS (0)

IMG_9514Montclair’s Nishuane Park was the place to be yesterday, as gorgeous weather and incredible jazz came together at the Montclair Jazz Festival 2014.

An appreciative crowd grew as the day went on and were treated to amazing performances from young talented musicians from Jazz House Kids, and headliners including an insane set from John Scofield with Christian McBride and later, Chuchito Valdes, who closed the show and had the crowd cheering and dancing.

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Baristanet was proud to be a media sponsor for the Montclair Jazz Festival and we loved meeting old readers and making new ones at our booth, and handing out our Baristanet frisbees and beach balls. Check out photos throughout the day in our Montclair Jazz Festival slide show below and visit Barista Kids to see all the young jazz fans.

Photos: Arthur Kobin

S. Epatha Merkerson looks on as Jazz House Kids founder Melissa Walker singing Nina Simone with Oscar Perez on keys.

S. Epatha Merkerson looks on as Jazz House Kids founder Melissa Walker singing Nina Simone with Oscar Perez on keys.

Jazz House Kids Faculty: Radam Schwartz, Julius Tolentino, Mike Lee, Ted Chubb and Ed Palermo.

Jazz House Kids Faculty: Radam Schwartz, Julius Tolentino, Mike Lee, Ted Chubb and Ed Palermo.

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See You At The Montclair Jazz Festival Today!

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 16, 2014 7:14am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Jazz Festival

Today’s the big day and we will be there — at the Montclair Jazz Festival at Nishuane Park. Enjoy eight hours of FREE music performed by headliners including John Scofield, Chuchito Valdez and many more, as well as the next generation of jazz musicians from Jazz House Kids (check out today’s music schedule). And on the mic as Montclair Jazz Festival’s mistress of ceremonies? Law & Order star S. Epatha Merkerson.

There will be many wonderful food vendors (including Bonjour Montclair, Suzy Ques BBQ and Pig & Prince), the MAM Art Truck and North Coast Beer Garden! Park and ride the Jazz Festival shuttle which will run on a loop approximately every 20 minutes from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. between the parking area and the festival site. The Shuttle will pick up at Hillside School (Hillside Avenue side) and drop off at Nishuane Park Festival Site (Cedar Avenue Side) Free parking is also available at the Montclair Art Museum (3 South Mountain Ave.) a short walk to the Hillside School shuttle stop. Besides great music, there will be also be activities for kids, too, including the Family Jazz Discovery Zone. Continue Reading

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