Land’s End Jacket Found

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 8:24pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

An orange and blue boy’s Land’s End jacket was found on the playground at Edgemont Park. There is a name on the label, so if you think this may be your jacket, simply write [email protected] with the name and we will connect you with the individual who found the jacket.

Union Rights Protestors Disrupt Business on Bloomfield Avenue

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 5:28pm  |  COMMENTS (23)

Scott Kennedy, who has a business on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclai,r sent us this in an email just before 5 p.m. this evening:

The Pro union rights group are protesting in front of Sen Nia Gills office on Bloomfield #425.

My office Studio042 is next door in #423. I politely asked them to contain there protest to the front of the Senators office. I explained that they were blocking access to my office and frighting my clients with their bull horn. The thugs got up in my face and immediately called the protesters over and instructed them to block access to my office!

I have always supportd the Montclair Fire UNION, I have spoken publicly for the Teachers Union, I am a Lifetime member of the PBA. All of that STOPS today.

This UNION group has directly targeted my office, my livelihood.

Mei’s Cafe: Hidden Blossom in Montclair

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 4:30pm  |  COMMENTS (8)

After two and a half years of searching and hoping, my hunt for perfect, local Southeast Asian fare is over.  The search, luckily, ended right here in Montclair, at an off-beat restaurant run by a 21-year-old petite dynamo and multi-talented lady named Mei Mei La. Continue Reading

Don’t Mind the Water

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 3:53pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

This just in from the Township of Montclair. Water pressure in some areas will be lower tonight and discoloration may occur.

Montclair Water Bureau crews will be working at the Grove Street Pump Station from 10:00 p.m. this evening until 5:00 a.m. tomorrow, cutting in a new 16-inch valve. As a result, water pressure during this time will go down from the normal 100 to 120 pounds per square inch to 75 pounds per square inch. Some water discoloration may occur when normal water operations resume, however residents can be assured that water will be potable at all times.

The Weekend: Something For Everyone

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

The weather is miserable. There’s no denying that. But there’s no use feeling miserable too. Get out and enjoy Baristaville. This weekend there’s something to please all types: the romantic, foodie, intellect, music lover, sports fan and more.

Start the weekend toe-tapping with the New Jersey Tap Ensemble (NJTAP) at Bloomfield’s Westminster Arts Center. A professional touring company of some of the best rhythm tappers, NJTAP dancers have impressive resumes, appearing in such shows as: Black and Blue, Play On!, Riverdance, Tap Dogs, Steel City, Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk, tours with Savion Glover and ABC-TV’s Dancing With The Stars.

The Tap Connection With NJTAP
Friday, April 1 at 8 pm
$20 general admission /$15 Seniors / Students(w/ID)
Westminster Arts Center, 449 Franklin Street, Bloomfield, NJ.

Feeling romantic? Grab a partner and dance a tango tomorrow night at Chocolate Tango.

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Montclair Municipal Elections: To Move or Not to Move

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 2:38pm  |  COMMENTS (6)

Last night’s discussion about the pros and cons of shifting Montclair’s municipal elections from May to November raised lots of questions and will likely result in the formation of a committee to evaluate the proposed change. Sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area, the event drew around 35 residents, ranging from seasoned community activists to those less entrenched in local politics, according to Elizabeth Santeramo, Public Relations Officer for the LWV’s montclair area chapter and moderator of the discussion.

“The questions and comments from residents were eye-opening,” Santeramo told Baristanet. “People spoke of the town’s voting history and provided more information on the issue so that we ended up with a good view of both sides.” Continue Reading

Help a Mother Out

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 2:30pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

Like Desperate in Glen Ridge, this Help a Mother Out is about dinner ideas, but this mom-in-need wants specific help.  In this feature, we ask you, our readers and other moms and dads, to help out with your best advice in comments:

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PVSC Responds to Flooding Concerns Along Third River

Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

The Passaic Valley Sewerage Commission’s River Restoration Department has deployed a crew to Bloomfield, to remove debris from the Third River in response to concern expressed by a resident that the waterway was in danger of flooding due to obstructions caused by this winter’s large amount of heavy rain and snow.

The PVSC is using a 30-ton crane, multi-terrain loader and other heavy equipment to remove a collapsed streambank which is impeding the flow of the waterway.

“The PVSC encourages input from citizens regarding conditions throughout our service area,” said PVSC Commissioner Ken Lucianin. “The agency is glad we are able to not only be responsive to citizen concerns, but also assist in improving our enviornment,” he said.

Rate Your Montclair Teacher

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

The Montclair School district has put out a Parent Satisfaction Survey, to allow parents to rate their child’s teacher.

Typically, at this time in the school year, teachers are being evaluated by administration, especially those who are in their first to third years of employment with the district before they are given tenure. It is also the time that parents can recommend teachers for Weston Award. By offering up an online survey, the district is making it easier on parents to voice their approval or disapproval of their child’s teacher this school year.

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Mystery Graffiti Knitter Adorns South Orange

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 31, 2011 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (4)

A new type of graffiti is adorning downtown South Orange this spring, but instead of paint, it’s made of yarn!

Referred to as “knitting graffiti” by Adena Traub, President of Main Street South Orange, this latest piece of street art is one of a series that has been draped around the light poles near Spiotta Park. This daffodil pole is a high profile spot on Sloan Street, next to the gazebo. “It’s awesome,” remarked Traub. “A pole converted to a daffodil for Spring. I love it!”

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