Dog Walking 101 at South Mountain Reservation

BY  |  Monday, Jul 28, 2014 6:38pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Dog Walking 101 at South Mountain ReservationCome learn the basics on how to best walk your dog in a public setting and see some of the proper equipment to own so you and your furry friends can make the most out of your time in our local parks. This program will be hosted by Joel Tabor of Montclair Feed & Pet Supply and the Essex County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs. Continue Reading

Wall Street Journal: Montclair’s Wellmont Theater “For Sale”

BY  |  Monday, Jul 28, 2014 1:43pm  |  COMMENTS (21)

wellmont theaterBack in 2007, the Rosen Group bought the historic Wellmont and followed through on plans to convert the movie house into a concert venue. Now the property is for sale, The Wall Street Journal reports, with a $6.7 million asking price. Continue Reading

New York Times Says Federal Government Should Repeal Ban on Marijuana

BY  |  Monday, Jul 28, 2014 1:17pm  |  COMMENTS (6)

New York Times Says Federal Government Should Repeal Ban on Marijuana“The federal government should repeal the ban on marijuana,” says the Editorial Board of New York Times. Do you agree? Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: Pedestrian Struck

Monday, Jul 28, 2014 10:22am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Fraud, bike thefts and a pedestrian struck. The week in crime from Lieutenant Fred Egnezzo, Glen Ridge police. Continue Reading

Montclair’s Le Willow 83: The Spot to Shop & Sip

BY  |  Monday, Jul 28, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

lewillow-1The latest addition to the Montclair fashion scene is Le Willow 83. With clothing for women, men, children, and a variety of dog leashes, the boutique specializes in high quality clothing. They even have a small coffee bar behind the register for customers to sip on espresso, cappuccinos, and lattes while they shop.

Opening this past May, owner Christina Salierno studied at FIT and followed her passion for clothing. “I felt the area needed some retail since everything nearby is a restaurant and all the clothing stores are on Church Street,” says Salierno. She even designed the urban interior of the store by laying the bricks and tile, and installing the solid pine wood floors. Continue Reading

Fatal Fire In Essex Fells

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 12:07pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

68 fellsTragedy in Essex Fells early this morning…

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray and Essex Fells Police Chief Vincent Kulik have announced that authorities are investigating a fire in Essex Fells, NJ earlier this morning in which one person was fatally injured. At approximately 2:35 a.m., Essex Fells police and fire units responded to a report of a fire at 68 Fells Road. Arriving first responders located a female inside the residence and removed her from the house. First aid was administered to the victim and she was transported to Mountainside Hospital in Glen Ridge, NJ, where she was pronounced dead at 4:06 a.m. Continue Reading

Pretty Kitty Found Near Highland Ave., Upper Montclair (UPDATED)

Sunday, Jul 27, 2014 9:09am  |  COMMENTS (2)

lost kitty

Update: Another Baristanet lost pet story with a happy ending. “Ginger” has been reunited with her family!

A reader writes:

We discovered a missing cat (Saturday, June 26th at about 10am) on Highland Avenue in Upper Montclair. The cat looks like she/he belongs to someone because the fur is trimmed like a little lion. The kitty is friendly but really hungry, and may have been missing a few days. I’m sure the cat must belong to someone.

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Found Cat on Broad Street, Bloomfield

BY  |  Saturday, Jul 26, 2014 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

imageThis sweet, steel gray cat (about a year old) was spotted by Broad Street across from Hot Bagels Abroad.

This cat has appeared around Highfield Road and Broad St. (across from I Hop). The cat is very friendly, likes to roll on its back, but runs away if you try to pick it up. The cat is dark steel grey and about 1 yr old. Please call 862-202-6914 for more information.

Sponsored Post: Fresco Brings The Buzz to Church Street

Friday, Jul 25, 2014 4:20pm

fresco july 3fresco july 1Fresco continues to make its mark in Montclair.

Just a little over one year in business, the two brothers Robert & Franco Porporino, have sure brought the buzz to Church Street.

Franco Porporino, producer, actor and record label owner, has brought a slew of A List celebrities to Fresco making it one of the area’s hottest, hip chic Italian restaurants. Continue Reading

Pinnacle Companies’ Statement: Plan for “The MC” Hotel Moves Forward in Montclair

BY  |  Friday, Jul 25, 2014 7:34am  |  COMMENTS (55)

The proposed MC Hotel

The proposed MC Hotel

Following last night’s meeting of the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission, The Pinnacle Companies released this statement:

The Pinnacle Companies met with the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission last night to discuss plans for The MC hotel, an eight-story full-service boutique hotel at Bloomfield Avenue and Orange Road in downtown Montclair. When opened, the 148-room hotel will become part of the Autograph Collection, Marriott International’s exclusive portfolio of independent hotels. Continue Reading

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I REALLY hope that a music-loving and very wealthy Montclair resident buys it and turns it into all it could be with great acts that would attract concert goers.

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