Senior Joke-A-Thon: Still Laughing After All These Years

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“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” ~ e. e. cummings

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

“A merry heart doeth good like a medicine.” ~ Proverb attributed to King Solomon

Senior Joke-A-Thon

Still Laughing After All These Years is an oganization that believes laughter is truly the best medicine for a long and happy life. They will host the first ever Senior Joke-A-Thon on October 15 at the JCC MetroWest in West Orange, NJ. Featuring over 100 senior men and women telling joke after joke to make each other laugh, the program has been empowering seniors for over a year and this event will feature the largest group of senior joke tellers and audience members ever together in one place!

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An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew at the Newark Museum

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Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew

Lovers of good beer and hearty food should check out Newark Museum’s An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew at the Newark Museum on Thursday, October 15.

You’ll sample meat and vegetarian chili and wash it down with local, domestic and international beers from Anchor Brewing, Boon Brewery,  Brooklyn Brewery, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, New Jersey Beer Company, Duvel, Gaslight Brewery, Forgotten Boardwalk, Ommegang,  Rodenback Brewery, Sweetwater,  Colony Meadery, Sixpoint Brewery, Troegs, 21st Amendment, and many more.  Guests will be sampling their beer in a memento pub tasting glass.

Chili samples will be provided by Burger Walla, Cravings A Caterer, Eclectic Catering, Encore Catering, Frungillo Caterers, Gaslight Brewery & Restaurant, Kilkenny Ale House, Laurence Craig Catering, Martini 494, McGovern’s Tavern, Nana’s Deli and Ultimate Caterers.  Hobby’s Delicatessen & Restaurant will be contributing hot dogs and trimmings.

Guests will have access to the historic Ballantine House – once home of the famed beer and ale brewing family – and the exhibition The Shape of Light: Gabriel Dawe.

An Evening of Hot Chili & Cool Brew
Thursday, October 15 at 6 pm
Newark Museum, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ
Tickets are $60 for a general admission and may be purchased by calling (973) 596-6559; or online.



Freeholder Gill Ordinance Prohibiting Smoking in County Parks Passes

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 08, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (9)

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Yesterday, Essex County Freeholder Vice President Brendan Gill announced that the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders passed the Essex County Parks and Building Exterior Smoke Free Air Ordinance he sponsored that would prohibit smoking in Essex County Parks.

“It’s our priority to ensure the children and families utilizing Essex County’s parks have a safe and healthy environment to enjoy, and this resolution takes a significant step in that direction,” said Freeholder Gill. “The dangers that tobacco and second hand smoke pose are well-documented, so we must take every step possible to ensure that Essex County residents have access to the basic right of clean air. I remain committed to working with great organizations like NJGASP to continue creating safe spaces for the people of Essex County to enjoy.”

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The Weekend: Music, Parties, and More!

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This gorgeous autumn weekend is full of great happenings to enjoy.

We told you about:

Here’s what else is happening this weekend:

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Best Fall Menswear Pieces

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


It’s autumn in New Jersey and it’s time to officially start bundling up. From flannel, leather and tweed fabrics, it’s all about keeping warm and comfy, yet durable.

We picked out some of the best menswear pieces this season to add to your closet. Check out what we found in our local shops:


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Plum Bakery Opens For Gluten-Free Goodies in Montclair

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Plum Bakery

Here’s what you need to know about the just opened gluten-free Plum Bakery (179 Glenridge Avenue, Montclair). If you want delicious bakery treats, you better get there early in the morning. Since having a soft opening on the weekend and their first weekday open today, owner Natalie Colledge says she’s selling out by early noon on most items.

I went over to Plum Bakery this morning to get a sampling of the treats (it’s a tough job).

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Montclair Crime: Stolen License Plates, Theft, Vandalism

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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


10-04-2015 – (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Evan Taylor, 35yoa from Montclair, was arrested on open warrants out of Montclair ($750) and Bloomfield ($500)


09-30-2015 – (Hillside Avenue) Burglary to a garage.  Passenger vehicle license plates were taken.   No sign of forced entry.

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Open Book / Open Mind Series: Elizabeth Alexander on The Light of the World

BY  |  Wednesday, Oct 07, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Elizabeth Alexander is best known as the poet who read “Praise Song for the Day” at President Obama’s first inauguration. At Montclair Public Library on October 18, she will discuss her first memoir The Light of the World, a story of art, food, love and loss, which she wrote as a tribute to Alexander’s late husband, the chef and artist Ficre Ghebreyesus. Montclair’s James Johnson will lead the discussion. Jazz House Kids will provide live music accompaniment.

Alexander is the author of six books of poems, two collections of essays, a play, and various edited collections. She was recently named a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, as well as the Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. She previously served as the inaugural Frederick Iseman Professor of Poetry at Yale University, where she taught for 15 years and chaired the African American Studies Department. Yesterday, Alexander was named as director of The Ford Foundation’s Creativity and Free Expression program.

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Backstage at Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge

BY  |  Monday, Oct 05, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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Enjoy a Jane Austen luncheon tomorrow, Tuesday, October 6, at the Women’s Club of Glen Ridge.

Journey with theatre director Susan Kerner and cast members to a bygone era when romance blossomed on dance floors and on garden walks, in passionate conversation and in heartfelt correspondence. (Mr. Darcy was so dreamy.)

Discover how the Montclair State University artistic team prepares to produce Simon Reade’s breezy stage adaptation of this beloved classic this November and learn how today’s college students relate to Jane Austen’s witty and deeply human examination of 19th century courtship rituals and marriage.

P & P photoBackstage at Pride and Prejudice
Tuesday, October 6. Lunch at noon, Program at 1 pm
Women’s Club of Glen Ridge, 219 Ridgewood Avenue, Glen Ridge, NJ
$15 for members / $20 for non-members includes lunch
Reservations online here or by calling 973.748.5459


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Glen Ridge Crime: Burglary, Theft, and Arrests

BY  |  Monday, Oct 05, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Fred Egnezzo:

Date/Time: 9/28/2015 @ 7:24 PM
Incident: Warrant Arrest
Officer Brendan Sim arrested Josef Campbell, 32 of Bloomfield, N.J. for outstanding warrants on Bloomfield Ave. He was transported to headquarters for processing and released on bail.

Date/Time: 9/28/2015 @ 12:13 PM
Incident: Theft Arrest
Officers were dispatched to the area of Linden Ave. and Hawthorne Ave. on a report of a man that stole a cell phone. Officers reported that a black male with a camouflage back pack had asked to use the victim’s cell phone and then ran off with it. Officers located the man at Springdale Ave. and Glenwood Ave. in East Orange. The suspect was positively identified as the suspect who stole the phone. Xavier Blake, 20 of Maplewood, N.J. was arrested for theft and transported to headquarters for processing, where he was charged and released.

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