Bad Seed, Winter Drama From SVPA at Montclair High School, 2/2-2/4

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BAD SEED, the winter drama given by SVPA at Montclair High School, will be performed Feb 2, 3, and 4 @7:30 in the Little Theater of the George Inness Annex.

This compelling play — written by Maxwell Anderson and based on a novel of the same title, which also became a classic motion picture — takes up the question of nature vs. nurture. Are social upbringing and parental influence the most powerful factors in how we behave, or is a bad seed simply bad?

Bad Seed

Directed by Brenda Pepper and supported by technical director Kenneth Cleerdin and an all-student crew, 13 talented SVPA thespians bring this material to life in a provocative evening of drama. Tickets on sale at $12 for adults, $10 for students, seniors, and teachers. (May not be appropriate for younger children. 13 and older suggested.)

Montclair To Represent At Women’s March on Washington

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 12:01pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

 Women's March on Washington

Many Montclair women and their daughters will join the hundreds of thousands of women across the country to attend the Women’s March on Washington or another of the local sister marches in NJ or NYC on Saturday, January 21. Whether they take buses organized by local women, drive, or take a train, they will all get together to stand together in solidarity for the protection of women’s rights, safety,  health, and their families.

Baristanet spoke with several of the women (and one man) to learn what joining the march means to them:

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Cake By The Ocean? DNCE To Play Its Hits at Montclair’s Wellmont Theater

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Mark your calendars because “Cake by The Ocean” hitmakers, DNCE, are coming to Montclair’s Wellmont Theater on February 7.

This performance will be a homecoming for Jersey-born lead singer Joe Jonas. The multi-platinum selling band is expected to perform some of their biggest hits and top songs from their debut album Continue Reading

Free Webop Jazz Concert For Little Kids at Montclair Library, 1/21

Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Looking for something to do with your little ones this Saturday? Jazz House Kids is holding a free WEBOP class/concert at the Montclair Public Library, 11am to noon for kids up to age 5 with their grownups. It’s live jazz, hands on, fun experience for kids and adults. Interested? RSVP at 973-744-2273


Two Attempted Luring Incidents in Montclair

Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 8:24pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Luring Composite

Montclair Police have released a composite sketch of a suspect in one of two recent luring incidents. One took place on Friday afternoon — an attempted luring of a nine-year-old boy who was walking in the area of Norwood Ave. and Marion Road. The second incident, occurred tonight (Tuesday) just before 7 p.m. A man attempted to lure a 16-year-old girl into his car, a dark sedan, near Park Street and Claremont Ave. Continue Reading

Don’t Miss Montclair High School Crew Team ERGATHON, 1/22

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The Montclair High School Crew Team will host its annual Ergathon on Sunday, January 22nd, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., in the MHS main gym on Midland Avenue.


In the midst of their tough winter training on the ergs (rowing machines), the team reserves this half-day for racing and raising funds for equipment.

The Ergathon features a silent auction and basket raffle with items range from a 3-day Hamptons yachting excursion for six people (including captain, docking, and use of jet ski), to diamond earrings, spa packages, training packages, designer scarves and accessories, Giants tickets, Alvin Ailey Dance tickets, and much more. Continue Reading

Newark Museum Offers Free Admission on Inauguration Day to Celebrate Unity

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Newark Museum

Looking for something to do this Friday, besides watching the Inauguration? Or for a diversion from watching? The Newark Museum will offer free admission on Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, (12 – 5 pm) and the opportunity to rediscover the things that unite the country. Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Burglaries, Theft, Arrests

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (26)

Montclair Crime: Storm-Related Incidents, Theft, Attempted BurglaryThe week in Montclair Crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:


01-09-2017 (New Street) Mr. Eric Buie, 45yoa from Montclair, was arrested on open warrants out of Middletown ($1000.00), Atlantic Highlands ($600.00). Keansburg ($170.00)

01-11-2017 (North Willow Street) Mr. Sonny Cash, 34yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with Aggravated Assault and Possession of CDS following an altercation in the street.

01-15-2017 (Park Street) Mr. Erik Robbs, 49yoa from Montclair, was arrested on outstanding warrants out of Newark ($1000), Watchung ($500)

01-12-2017 (Exxon Gas, Bloomfield Avenue) On 12-16-2016, a physical altercation occurred inside the store between two adult males. One subject in this fight brandished a box-cutter, resulting in the other party sustaining a cut to the shin. The victim was treated for his injury. Through investigation, Mr. Sonny Cash, 34yoa from Montclair, was charged with Aggravated Assault and Weapon Possession.

01-13-2017 (Valley Road) Ms. Jacquelin Richards, 34yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Obstruction, and Resisting Arrest, following a dispute.

01-14-2017 (Urban Outfitters, S. Park Street) Ms. Jessica Spence, 34yoa from East Orange, was arrested and charged with Shoplifting for stealing a jacket from the store.
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Montclair Justice Coalition To Hold First Youth Forum, 1/27

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Montclair Justice Coalition will hold its first Real Talk Youth Forum on Friday, January 27th at 6pm, at the Wally Choice Community Center in Glenfield Park. It will be a workshop with Edwin Ortiz and Rashida Smith — the ex-offenders who spoke at the Real Talk forum in December — two MPD officers, and local youth. Edwin will work with boys, Rashida will work with girls. The tone will be conversational. To provide a comfortable setting for the kids to talk openly on whatever issues arise, no stigma, the session is not open to adults beyond facilitators and staff. Continue Reading

Glen Ridge Crime: Stolen Car, Theft of Packages, Arrests

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crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Timothy Faranda:

Date/Time: 1-12-2017 at 7:26 PM
Incident: Hindering Apprehension
Description: Sergeant Schwartz and Officer Oliva stopped a vehicle for a motor vehicle violation. Upon investigation, it was determined that the driver, Mr. Jeffrey Agee, 33 of East Orange, had active warrants for his arrest and was hindering his own apprehension by providing false identification to the Officers. This matter has been referred to the Glen Ridge Municipal Court.

Date/Time: 1-11-2017 at 11:52 PM
Incident: Possession of CDS
Description: Officer Holley and Officer Oliva responded to Mitchell Avenue to investigate a suspicious vehicle. While on scene, the driver of the vehicle was determined to be in possession of a controlled dangerous substance. Mr. David Naiken, 21 of Bloomfield, was placed under arrest, transported to police headquarters and processed. This matter has been referred to the Glen Ridge Municipal Court.
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