Donations Needed for Dog in Need of Surgery at Montclair Township Animal Shelter

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 02, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

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On June 30, Nikki Dawson, Interim Director at the Montclair Township Animal Shelter, responded to a call for a dog that was hit by a car. What Nikki found was an adorable little terrier named Bella who had a shattered pelvis. Bella needs surgery and veterinarians have estimated it to cost $3,500. Bella is strong and is urgently fighting to survive. A GoFundMe campaign has been set up to raise funds. You can make a donation online here.

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YMCA of Montclair Offering Free Diabetes Self Management Program

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 01, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

DiabetesAccording to the Center for Disease Control, two out of every five Americans will develop Type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives. That means over 15,000 Montclair residents will develop Type 2 diabetes.

As a service to the community, the YMCA of Montclair’s Park Street Branch is offering a free Diabetes Self Management Program for people living with Type 2 Diabetes and their families for six weeks on Thursday nights beginning July 9 at 5 pm.

The classes are facilitated by trained and certified leaders. Each class is two hours. Classes cover:

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Le French Week Brings Music, Food, & Festivities to New Jersey

BY  |  Tuesday, Jun 30, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


For one week in July, New Jersey goes French. Between July 6 – 14, which is Bastille Day (France’s Independence Day) Le French Week will offer fun events celebrating all things French. There are many events throughout NJ—from French charades and desserts in Hoboken to a night out at L’Occitane en Provence in Paramus—but lucky for us, there are great events in Baristaville!

Here are your local Le French Week events:

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Pitty Rescue, Inc. to Hold Summer Yard Sale Fundraiser in July 11

BY  |  Monday, Jun 29, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

PRI YardSale 6.2015Pitty Rescue, Inc., a charitable nonprofit rescue organization, is holding a summer yard sale to help raise funds for the dogs currently residing in its two rescue locations of New Jersey and North Carolina. The summer yard sale will take place on Saturday, July 11 and Sunday, July 12, 2015 from 9 am to 3 pm both days at Paradise Pet Store, located at 48 West Passaic Avenue in Bloomfield.

Pitty Rescue is asking for donations of clean, functional and appropriate items for resale prior to the yard sale. Donated items can be dropped off at Paradise Pet Store during regular business hours. Please refrain from donating clothes or tiny knick-knacks for the yard sale.

“We appreciate all the donations and support from our friends in the community who help the animals at Pitty Rescue and other rescues in need,” remarked Gina Ugaro, co-chair of the yard sale and Acting Operations Lead For North East. “Every donation counts and every dollar goes towards the care and supplies for the dogs.”

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Free Patriotic Portraits In Exchange For Food Pantry Donations in Montclair

BY  |  Monday, Jun 29, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Portraits by Michael StahlIt’s hard to feel independent when food for your family is hard to come by. To help out, Portraits by Michael Stahl in Montclair will open its studio for holiday portraits in exchange for groceries to donate to the Montclair Human Needs Food Pantry.

On Saturday, July 4, stop by the studio in your red, white and blue and they’ll create a portrait for you that you can share on your social media sites. The studio at 11 Midland Avenue—right on the parade route.

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A Sweet Taste of Summer Found Locally

BY  |  Friday, Jun 26, 2015 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Need a cool, refreshing treat? Get a sweet taste fo summer at one of these local shops:

Blueberry Cardamom Pie

Blueberry Cardamom Pie at Plum on Park (14 Park Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042)

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Bloomfield Crime: Burglaries, Stolen Cars, and Several Arrests

BY  |  Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

crimeThis week’s Bloomfield crime blotter from Sgt. Anthony J. Servedio:


6/21/2015 – 2 bicycles valued at approximately $240.00 were stolen from a garage on the 100 block of Baldwin Place sometime between 1:15 pm and 1:30 pm. A witness reported seeing a suspicious male in the area at that time, whom he described as being a Hispanic male, 5’10” tall, approximately 30 years old, wearing khaki cargo shorts, a green and tan shirt.

6/22/2015 – An office trailer was broken into and computers were damaged on property located at the lower end of Arlington Avenue. Nothing appears to have been stolen.

6/22/2015 – A business was burglarized on the 100 block of Montgomery Street and two rifles were reported stolen. The approximate value of the stolen property was reported to be $3850.00.

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The Danger of Leaving Your Pets in a Parked Car

BY  |  Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

The Danger of Leaving Your Pets in a Parked Car

We shared these tips from the Montclair Township Animal Shelter to keep your pets safe in the summer, but one point that should be emphasized is the danger of leaving a pet in a parked car. When the weather gets warmer, it can be deadly. Just a few minutes in a hot car can harm or kill your pet.

According to The Humane Society, it doesn’t even have to be that warm outside for a car to become dangerously hot inside:

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The Weekend: Films, Cars, Music, and More

BY  |  Thursday, Jun 25, 2015 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s the last weekend in June and the weekend is jam-packed with events!

Friday Night Flicks

We told you about:

Here are some other great ways to spend your weekend:

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Local Fourth of July Celebrations

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 24, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

 Fourth of July

Parades, parties, fireworks… The choices of patriotic fun are endless in our area for the Fourth of July in just two weeks.

Here are some local celebrations:

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