Find The New Condo Development

Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 3:46pm

Described as a $20 million luxury condo development, “60” is not all that far away from Baristaville’s Reserve and the Siena. Find out on Real Estate.

More Luxury Condos Come To East Orange

Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 3:37pm  |  COMMENTS (9)


This week, 60 Parkway Drive, celebrated
its official ribbon-cutting, with East Orange Mayor Robert Bowser heaping praise on GLC Group principals Mark Caller and Pinny Loketch. Irvington-based GLC Group has bought and rehabbed developments in Newark and East Flatbush, Brooklyn.

It’s quite a transformation when you read about the building’s past, here

“We understand the growth potential of East Orange and, therefore, feel that “60” is part of an amazing future for this trendy new city,” says Caller. Intro pricing for units range from $99,000 to $399,000. You’ll recall we told you about Empire View, another condo development in East Orange, here.


Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 2:14pm

If you haven’t caught any of the Clearview Classics at Clairidge, here’s one you don’t want to miss tonight

Set in the French Quarter of post WWII New Orleans, desperate and neurotic Blanche DuBois searches for someplace and someone to call her own when she is forced out of her hometown after trying to seduce a teenage boy whom she was teaching. What she finds is a wild town filled with characters more desperate than herself — namely the brutish Stanley who is in love with Blanche’s sister Stella and deeply mistrusts Blanche and her shadowy past.

More here. Want to see more classics? Tell Clearview here.

What The Heck Is It?

Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 1:43pm  |  COMMENTS (21)

This one has a face only its mother could love. The mystery is how this sea creature could make its way so far from its natural home to a Hunterdon County farm.
Some clues from The Star Ledger:
From EcoRealty
Talk about weird creatures or anything else, now…

Major Shakeup At Montclair’s Rand School

Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 12:34pm  |  COMMENTS (24)

Principal Evelyn Gonzalez-Spivey is out, to be replaced by a principal to be named later. Gonzalez-Spivey is moving to a new position in the BOE Central Office, a move characterized by her as a promotion. Read about it here particularly the reference to readers who called the Montclair Times but wouldn’t go on record regarding their complaints about Gonzalez-Spivey.
Rand parents — how will it affect you/your kids?

This Just In, From The Supreme Court

Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 11:29am  |  COMMENTS (117)

Breaking news from

The Supreme Court today ruled against public school systems using race as a factor in promoting diversity and integration.
The decision, written by Chief Justice John Roberts, comes a half-century after the Supreme Court outlawed state-sponsored school segregation in the landmark case, Brown v. Board of Education.
Civil rights lawyers said segregated schools are a fact of life throughout much of the country today because of housing patterns. But the court’s decision, they said, may largely eviscerate what remains of the legal framework of the 53-year-old Brown decision – voluntarily plans instituted by school systems to promote diversity.

More here, from Reuters.

Feeling Crafty?

Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 10:43am  |  COMMENTS (30)

Lovers of glue guns, fake flowers and scrapbooking, now’s the time to stock up on supplies. Rag Shop, the stalwart of craft-store chains, is going out of business. We visited the Rag Shop in the KMart Plaza Whole Foods Plaza in West Orange yesterday, picking up some float-decorating supplies for the Montclair July 4th parade, and found the store fairly-well picked over. But we couldn’t resist Fun-Fetti at 50 percent off, some supersized knitting needles and one of the 30-percent discounted wicker baskets.
The big question is: what will Rag Shop’s replacement be? Will Whole Foods attract a tonier neighbor?

DeCamp Needs Scam-Proof Discount Plan

Thursday, Jun 28, 2007 8:46am  |  COMMENTS (12)

We talked yesterday with DeCamp owner Gary Pard about what went wrong with the bus company’s student discount program, which he plans to abolish because of rampant abuse by “society”.
“I’m very upset that I had to stop the program (August 31, tickets expire). I feel bad that the students can’t take advantage of the discounted fares anymore, I know how expensive it can get,” he says.
So what did “society” do to screw things up?

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Power Outage For Your Evening Commute

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2007 4:26pm  |  COMMENTS (8)

Heat and humidity dragging you down all day, and now some of you may have to hoof it to the train. On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, there’s report of a blackout. Some subway trains are not running.
UPDATE: As of 4:30 pm, power in the city was beginning to be restored. More details from The New York Times.

A Memoir Of Love In Clifton

Wednesday, Jun 27, 2007 3:53pm  |  COMMENTS (13)

Glory Read is 82 years old. She lives in a purple house in Clifton, where she raised a family while managing a successful career as a journalist and owner of a PR firm in Manhattan. Bill, her husband of 49 years, died in 2001 after an 11-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.
Today, she received the first shipment of her first-ever published book, “Everything Will Be Alright: An Alzheimer’s Memoir.”
Read’s memoir of her struggle with “the saddest disease” is a love story, an intimate account of how she and her husband became closer while they overcame the challenges of living with Alzheimer’s. “I feel I have a story to tell and a message to share,” says Read.

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