Caldwell Considering Jitney to Bring Commuters to Bay Street Station

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 20, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

rp_bay-street-tx-machines.jpgOn the Caldwell Township website is a survey for residents to see if a jitney service for commuters to and from the Bay Street train station in Montclair is something commuters would use.

It is our hope to provide this convenient, safe and environmentally-friendly way for our daily commuters to reach their work and home destinations. We are also exploring possible parking options, for those who are not able to walk to the jitney stops. That will be explored further if the jitney looks like it would be a service that many would use. Please take a few minutes to complete this survey to help us decide. Thank you for your input and thoughts and ideas.

Communications Director of Montclair, Katya Wowk, says that Caldwell hasn’t reached out to Montclair yet to discuss.

A jitney would possibly ease parking at the station.

Macy’s Essex Green Closing, Reopening As Macy’s Backstage

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Macy's Backstage

The Macy’s at Essex Green Shopping Center in West Orange is getting a makeover and will reopen as a Macy’s Backstage, a smaller off-price store, in fall 2015.

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Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas in Clifton to Host Farm-to-Table Benefit Dinner

BY  |  Friday, May 22, 2015 10:30am

Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas

If you attended the Montclair Public Library Foundation’s Under the Covers party last week, then you know that the food from Spuntino Wine Bar & Italian Tapas was delicious. If you want to try more, an upcoming event is a great opportunity. The Clifton Commons restaurant, which specializing in small plates that put modern twists to Italian classics, will host a City Green Farm-To-Table Dinner on Thursday, June 4.

A reception featuring passed appetizers will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a six-course dinner, featuring a scratch-made menu prepared by Executive Chef Josh Bernstein, complete with wine pairings. Below is the full menu:

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The Montclair Bikery Hosts Sandy Hook Cyclists

BY  |  Monday, Mar 30, 2015 10:30am


The Montclair Bikery was bustling on Sunday morning as 26 green-backed cyclists and their crew made a rolling pit-stop in the shop for bagels, coffee, and talk about the gun reforms they are asking of the US Congress. The Sandy Hook Ride on Washington (SHROW) had arrived!

IMG_1062Herb Jimenez, who rode with Team 26 last year as well, wanted to see if a Montclair stop would be feasible this year. When he reached out to  Dave Adornato, the owner of Montclair Bikery happily offered to host. A team from Montclair Bikery had already ridden a part of the way during last year’s trek, and they cycled with the SHROW from Montclair to Morristown again this year.

While the group of cyclists has some specific goals for Congress, the ride — or “Rolling Rally” — is also about raising awareness and inspiring the public to raise their voices and awareness to encourage action from Congress. Monte Frank, the founder and leader of the SHROW, Herb Jimenez, and Dave Adornato, all spoke briefly about what raising awareness about gun violence prevention and supporting the goals of Team 26 means to them before the group left for Morristown.

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SOMA Adult School Presents a Star-Studded Line-up at Celebrity Readings on March 30

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 19, 2015 10:30am

Celebrity Readings

Inspired by Isaiah Sheffer’s Selected Shorts at Symphony Space, Celebrity Readings brings you an evening of storytelling performed by celebrated Broadway players on March 30.

This year’s event brought to you by The South Orange-Maplewood Adult School will feature Zach Grenier, John Amos and Emily Zacharias.

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Manhole Explosions in Montclair and Verona Cause Road Closures

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 10, 2015 7:29pm  |  COMMENTS (5)

manhole explosionThe Montclair Police Department has reported at 5:30 pm this evening, they received a report of numerous manholes exploding on Claremont Avenue between North Mountain Avenue and the Verona border. As a result of this incident there is a sinkhole on Bloomfield Avenue at the intersection of Sunset Avenue in Verona.

The following streets are closed in both directions:

  • Bloomfield Avenue is closed at the intersection of Pompton Avenue, Verona, to the intersection of South Mountain Avenue (Montclair).
  • Claremont Avenue is closed from North Mountain Avenue to the Verona border.
  • MPD says there are no reported injuries or power outages at this time. Both PSE&G and the Montclair and Verona Fire Departments are on scene investigating the cause of the explosion.



    Montclair Society of Engineers to Host Talk on NY Bridges Tonight

    BY  |  Friday, Feb 20, 2015 10:30am

    Bear Mountain BridgeNowadays, when we think of the bridges that cross the Hudson River, we tend to think of the Tappan Zee and the George Washington Bridges, but when New York’s Bear Mountain Bridge was erected in 1924, it was the longest suspension bridge in existence. It was also the first suspended bridge to have a concrete deck, and the first automobile bridge to cross the Hudson south of Albany. In fact, it paved the way for the Tappan Zee, the GWB and countless other suspension bridges in the New York metro region.

    The Bear Mountain Bridge, which connects Rockland and Westchester counties, will be the subject of a talk at the Montclair Society of Engineers tonight when Harry Stanton, former Executive Director of the New York State Bridge Authority and Program Coordinator of the New York State DOT, will talk about the history of the bridge on the occasion of its 90th anniversary.

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    Restaurant Review: Ariane Kitchen & Bar

    BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (12)

    arianeAriane Duarte closed her beloved Montclair restaurant CulinAriane because she no longer wanted to run a special occasion place, she said, but “wanted to have fun.” She appears to have gotten her wish with her new restaurant in Verona, Ariane Kitchen & Bar. When we left the restaurant last Friday night, we had to shove past the crowds that had gathered at the bar — a robust and lively bunch that were clearly happy to be at Duarte’s hot new venture. While I have to say I preferred the quiet intimacy of her last place — which probably has something to do with the fact that I’m middle aged, and my tastes now veer more toward the tranquil and less toward the raucous — I’m happy to say Duarte’s food is still top notch.

    Seated in the back, in one of the restaurant’s funky and plush oversized seats, I had to the chase the waiter away when he approached the table with our third helping of croissants, the bread that is served before the meal. As good as it was, I heeded every mother’s exhortation to not “spoil my dinner” by filling up beforehand.

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    Bowling For Homes

    BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 12:00pm

    HOMECorp Housing Bowl

    The 7th annual HOMECorp Housing Bowl happens at Eagle Rock Lanes on Sunday, February 8 and you’re invited to play.

    To get on the lanes, just raise the $100 entry fee (or $600 for each team of six bowlers). Then show up and play—games, shoes, food and drinks are included! All proceeds will benefit HOMECorp, an ecumenical, community-based non-profit organization which aims to improve and develop permanent affordable housing in Montclair, NJ.

    There will be prizes for the highest and lowest individual and team scores, most creative costume/team t-shirts, and for most money raised by a team.

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    Nutley Woman, Killed in Apparent Murder-Suicide, Was Bloomfield High Grad

    Saturday, Jan 17, 2015 10:32am  |  COMMENTS (2)

    christina prestianniYesterday, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray identified victims in an apparent murder/suicide in Nutley. Continue Reading

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