Mountainside Expansion To Be Discussed at Montclair 4th Ward Community Meeting

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 4:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Fourth Ward Councilor Renee Baskerville will host a community meeting on Tuesday, July 29, at 7:00 p.m. in the multi-purpose room at Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine Street, Montclair. Dr. Baskerville has invited representatives from HackensackUMC Mountainside to discuss their strategic plans for expansion in the community and the potential impact that the expansions may have. Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Lewd Male Masturbating, Cat Found in Abandoned Apartment

Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

Montclair Crime: Lewd Male Masturbating, Cat Found in Abandoned ApartmentShoplifting, burglary, theft and vandalism in the week in crime from Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:


On 07/17/2014, Officers conducted a motor vehicle stop on a 2002 Mercedes Benz C230 in the area of Union Avenue and Russell Terrace. The vehicle operator, a Brittany Ramirez 22yoa from Montclair, was found to have an open warrant out of town for $500. Ms. Ramirez was arrested and held on this open warrant.

On 07/17/2014, at 1503hrs. Officers were dispatched to 35 Lackawanna Plaza, Pathmark Super Market, for a report of shoplifter in custody. Miss Gwendolyn Colucci, 18yoa from Montclair, was being detained by security for placing items in a large bag and attempting to leave the store without payment. These various items totaled $118. Ms. Colucci was arrested and charged with Shoplifting. Continue Reading

Montclair and Ted Nugent: The Show — And Protest — Will Go On

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 22, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (36)

ted nugentPlenty of commenters weighed in about whether the Wellmont should have booked Ted Nugent to perform.

Tonight, the show, and a planned protest will go on, according to John Atlas, who adds blogged on, that Freeholder Pat Sebold, Freeholder Brendan Gill, who also chairs Montclair’s Democratic Party, and Montclair council member Bob Russo will be joining the protest.

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Montclair’s Buzz Aldrin Celebrates Moon Landing Anniversary With #Apollo45

Monday, Jul 21, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

buzz aldrinThis week is the 45th anniversary of Apollo 11 flight to the moon. Buzz Aldrin, who landed back in Montclair last year in June, is asking you to share memories of where you were ad what you remember from the historic mission, and has launched a social media campaign, #Apollo45. Continue Reading

Montclair Fire Department Swears In Probationary Firefighters

BY  |  Friday, Jul 18, 2014 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

(Pictured left to right: Kevin Polek, Christopher Herrmann, Matthew Gifford, Gregory Miller, Todd Thompson, Timothy McLoughlin, Thomas Hargraves)

(Pictured left to right: Kevin Polek, Christopher Herrmann, Matthew Gifford, Gregory Miller, Todd Thompson, Timothy McLoughlin, Thomas Hargraves)

Seven probationary firefighters were promoted to firefighters during a swearing in ceremony in Montclair Township Council Chambers this morning. Township Clerk Linda Wanat presided over the swearing in of Thomas Hargraves, Gregory Miller, Matthew Gifford, Todd Thompson, Kevin Polek, Christopher Herrmann, and TimothyMcLoughlin.

Hargraves came to the Montclair Fire Department from the Washington D.C. fire department, and was directly assigned to a shift. The other six men attended the Essex County Fire Academy after being sworn in last year as probationary fighters. They studied for ten weeks at the Academy, developing a fundamental understanding of firefighting, physical training and conditioning. The six men continued to develop their craft while also learning about the Montclair Fire Department after graduating from the Academy.

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Cafe Theatre Returns to Tierney’s

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 2:08pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Off-The-Hook-300x300FinCafé Theatre returns this week to Tierney’s Tavern with its popular short play festival, Summer Shorts – Off The Hook, for only three performances tonight, Friday, and Saturday at 8 pm. Continue Reading

Planning Board Reversal: MC Hotel Design To Be Referred To Historic Preservation Commission

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 17, 2014 10:42am  |  COMMENTS (17)

Centro_Cam1_HD (1)After refusing to refer the impact of the height of the proposed MC Hotel on the Mountain Historic District in Montclair’s western hills to the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC), the Montclair Planning Board has reversed course.  Having taken another look at the language of the Gateway Redevelopment Plan, Planning Director Janice Talley is preparing a formal submission of the plan to the HPC for review at its next meeting on July 24.  The feedback from the commission should be ready for the Planning Board to consider by its July 28 meeting.  Talley will be absent; she indicated a few weeks earlier that she would not be able to attend on the 28th. HPC consultant Pete Primavera confirms that the HPC will be receiving the plan.

The reason for the change? The following clause in Section 7.4 of the redevelopment plan, which states that “site plans for the construction of improvements within the Plan area . . . shall also be submitted to the Township of Montclair Historic Preservation Commission for review in an advisory capacity to the Planning Board.”   Continue Reading

Joe D. For Governor?

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (19)

Joe DiVincenzoPerhaps it was hanging out with Governor Christie at a ribbon cutting for a new educational building at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo yesterday or perhaps he’s been thinking of it for awhile, but when asked if he had plans to run for governor in 2017, Joe DiVincenzo replied, ““We’re going to look at it after November,” and added, ““Listen, I’ve got one race at a time,” the Star Ledger reports.

That race is DiVincenzo running for a fourth term against Republican Cedar Grove Councilman Peter Tanella. 

DiVincenzo said if he does run, it will be on his record as county executive.

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Grove Street Grade Crossing to Close for Repairs August 8-25

Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

New Jersey Transit announced that the Grove Street railroad grade crossing (between Claremont Avenue and Walnut Street) will be closed for track repairs starting on or about August 8. The crossing will be completely closed to vehicular traffic until August 25 – please keep in mind that all work is weather-permitting, so this date may change. Pedestrians will be able to pass through during non-working hours. Continue Reading

Booker Comes to Montclair to Support Bill to “Fix” Hobby Lobby Decision

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014 10:18am  |  COMMENTS (5)

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker came to Montclair’s Planned Parenthood facility yesterday to show support for a bill in response to the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby ruling, PolitickerNJ reports. Continue Reading

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