The Second “Pop-Up” Protected Bike Lane in Montclair Will Lead to Bullock School

BY  |  Monday, May 04, 2015 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

 “Pop-Up” Protected Bike Lane

Om Wednesday, May 6, several Blocks of roadway leading to Charles H. Bullock School will become the second “pop-up” bike lane in Montclair. Building on the success of the inaugural pop up bike lane at Renaissance Middle school in October 2014, Montclair Police Dept. Traffic Bureau and Bike&Walk Montclair are collaborating to make the “pop-up” bike lane show what “safe routes” for biking might actually feel like on Montclair streets.

The protected lane will be usable from 7:00am to 9:00 am Northbound on Elm Street between Lincoln and Washington Streets. And reverse at dismissal time from 3:00pm to 4:30. The bike lane will be will be staffed by police officers and separated from traffic by safety cones and temporary lane markings.

Bullock was chosen as the school for this go-round because Elm Street is well traveled with bikers, walkers and vehicles. Because of its width and flat grade, it makes an excellent showcase for a protected bike lane.

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Montclair Bread Company Expanding, Needs More Dough

BY  |  Monday, May 04, 2015 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Montclair Bread Co.

If you’ve ever had a Montclair Bread Co. doughnut, you’ll understand that the small shop can’t keep up with the demand. What started as Sunday Doughnuts back in 2013 quickly became a daily offering. Today, the small shop on Walnut Street has announced plans for an expansion. The big project will require a lot of dough, so MBC has launched a kickstarter campaign to help raise funds:

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Time Out of Mind: Bringing Homelessness into Focus

BY  |  Monday, May 04, 2015 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Time Out of Mind

Everyone has a story. Some stories we are eager to learn, others we turn a blind eye to. The invisibility of the homeless is the message at the center of Time Out of Mind, a film shown on Saturday at the Montclair Film Festival.

“I don’t exist!”, shouts George Hammond, a destitute man in New York City played by Richard Gere in a powerful performance. George doesn’t have ID or a birth certificate and has no recollection of his Social Security number, but the validation of our existence doesn’t come from documents. We exist through our connections. From being seen, heard, and acknowledged.

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Baristanet Profile: Marisabel Raymond

BY  |  Friday, May 01, 2015 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Marisabel Raymond

The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood. Marisabel Raymond will be honored at The Junior League of Montclair-Newark’s Upcoming Spring Gala:

Name: Marisabel Raymond

Where do you live? In Manhattan on West 72nd Street.

When did you move there? I moved there last summer after living in Glen Ridge in the same house for 30 years.

Where did you grow up? My dad worked for the World Health Organization so we lived in Guatemala, Venezuela, Nicaragua and, my favorite place, Rio.

How do you make a living? For more than 15 years, I have been committed to the Van Vleck House and Gardens. I lead a successful $2 million capital campaign and now I am involved in implementing the goals of that campaign.

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Bill Pennington To Discuss Billy Martin Biography At Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center

BY  |  Friday, May 01, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Billy Martin

Loyal and distrustful, sentimental and self-destructive, that was Billy Martin, and there will never be another like him. As a player, he was a clutch performer on five World Series championships. As a manager, he won everywhere he went.

But in Bill Pennington’s new definitive biography, “Billy Martin: Baseball’s Flawed Genius,” the Yankee hero and anti-hero is unveiled as more than a troublemaking hothead with a brilliant baseball mind.

Pennington, a longtime reporter for the New York Times, will be at the Museum on Wednesday, May 6 at 7 p.m. to discuss the multifaceted legend, followed by a signing of his acclaimed new book.

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Weekend Highlights: Your Guide to Family Fun

BY  |  Friday, May 01, 2015 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s the first weekend in May and we have lots of fun and family friendly things to tell you about this week!

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On Saturday, Newark Museum (49 Washington Street, Newark) will host its 8th Annual Dinosaur Day in collaboration with Rutgers University-Newark from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM (11:00 AM early admission for members). This fun-filled event will feature many hands-on activities for the entire family including a roaring, breathing 15’ T-Rex from the Field Station Dinosaurs Geological demonstration, a shark tooth fossil dig, a tsunami tank, touchable prehistoric fossil specimens from Dinosaurs Rock, a hurricane simulator with winds up to 78 mph, and much more. Kids will also have a chance to meet Diego, the Nickelodeon action-adventure hero. Regular admission fees apply and various planetarium shows for an additional charge.

 

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Stop! Wait a Minute, Montclair! There’s A Crosswalk With People In It

BY  |  Friday, May 01, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Local band, Jodie & the Normals, cover Uptown Funk in a video for the Montclair Center BID to remind drivers and pedestrians to make our streets safer and better for everyone.

The video was filmed last Thursday, April 23,  in the middle of the roadway in between green lights.

 

 

Montclair Called a “Liberal Enclave” In NY Times Article On Presidential Candidacy of Bernie Sanders

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (45)

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Senator Bernie Sanders

In a NY Times article titled, “The Problem for Bernie Sanders: The Narrow Lane to Hillary Clinton’s Left,” about Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential candidacy announcement yesterday, Montclair is called a “liberal enclave.”

Sanders, an independent senator who caucuses with Democrats, is expected to run to the left of Hillary Clinton. According to the article, “The left wing of the Democratic Party just isn’t big enough to support a challenge to the left of a mainstream liberal Democrat like Mrs. Clinton.” Unless, of course, you’re from “an affluent, secular, well-educated person living along the coasts, in places like Bethesda, Md., Berkeley, Calif., or Montclair, N.J., where the party really is dominated by the uniformly liberal voters who love Elizabeth Warren and harbor at least some reservations about Mrs. Clinton.”

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The Weekend: It’s May in Montclair and More!

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 30, 2015 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

(Photo: Eric Delmar)

(Photo: Eric Delmar)

It’s official! It’s May in Montclair beginning tomorrow. This weekend kicks off the month with fabulous festivities.

We told you about:

And, yes folks, there’s even more! Here are your weekend highlights:

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Local Award Winning Chef Wins on Family Feud

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 29, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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Those of us who have had the pleasure of eating at Chef Ariane Duarte’s restaurants (the now closed Montclair restaurant CulinAriane or her new Ariane Kitchen & Bar in Verona) know that Chef Duarte is a winner. Well, she’s good at game shows too. Yesterday Duarte and her family won on Family Feud.

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