Scenes From Lake Watchung, Montclair

BY  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 5:40pm

lake watchung

The screeching emergency notification for flash flooding was no joke. Here’s the scene at Watchung Avenue and Park Street, captured in photos by Jonah Brumbach. How was the flooding in your area?

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Our Favorite Parenting Tweets This Week

BY  |  Sunday, Aug 31, 2014 8:00am

Parenting TweetsOur favorite parenting tweets from this past week, many from local moms and dads:






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Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Aug. 31

BY  |  Saturday, Aug 30, 2014 10:08am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Just about 22 properties are open this Sunday. Many are touting reduced price tags.

glenridge083185 Park Ave., Unit 401, Glen Ridge

List Price: $515,000

Taxes: $13,712

Association Fee: $441


Situated on the top floor of The Reserve, this four-room condo, a corner unit, has an open floor plan, high ceilings, large windows, in-unit laundry, hardwood floors and many luxurious details, including cherry cabinets in the kitchen and marble in the master bathroom. The building, built in 2007, has a doorman, courtyard, clubhouse, exercise room and garage parking. The asking price was reduced by $20,000 (4%) two weeks ago; it’s been on the market for a little over two months. Open 2 to 4 p.m. Continue Reading

Wilhelm Young Sworn In as Montclair Police Lieutenant

BY  |  Friday, Aug 29, 2014 4:03pm  |  COMMENTS (1)


Wilhelm Young

Lt. Young and Chief Sabagh

Wilhelm B. Young was sworn in as a Lieutenant of the Montclair Police Department earlier this week during a ceremony held in township Council Chambers. Lt. Young started his career with the Montclair Police Department in 1993. He was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in September 2004 and to Lieutenant during the August 26 ceremony.

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Special Shopping Night at Fairway Market Woodland Park to Benefit Burn Foundation

BY  |  Friday, Aug 29, 2014 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Fairway Market Woodland Park

Congratulations are in order to the West Paterson Fire Department who placed first in Fairway’s annual Firefighter Food Face-Off on August 24! They competed against the Wayne Fire Department, the Hawthorne Fire Department, and the Passaic Fire Department in Fairway Market’s fourth annual grilling competition, and won a $500 Fairway gift card to use for their firehouse. 

To honor their dedication, bravery, and great grilling skills, Fairway Market will host a special Shopping Night and donate 25 percent of all sales from registered customers who shop between 4 pm and 10 pm to the firefighters’ charity, the Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation, on Wednesday, September 10.

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A Banner Year for the Montclair Public Library

BY  |  Friday, Aug 29, 2014 11:00am

Chelsea Dodd, Reference and Adult Programming Supervisor, Dawn Quinn, Borrower Services Supervisor, Kenneth French, Collection Development Manager, David Hinkley, Library Director, Lisa Sedita, Youth Services Supervisor.

Chelsea Dodd, Reference and Adult Programming Supervisor, Dawn Quinn, Borrower Services Supervisor, Kenneth French, Collection Development Manager, David Hinkley, Library Director, Lisa Sedita, Youth Services Supervisor.

Montclair Public Library is so excited about the 100th Anniversary of the Bellevue Avenue Library and upcoming The Big Read that they’re putting up banners all over town.

Here are just some of the exciting events will be taking place throughout the fall in honor of both occasions:

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Weekend Highlights: Labor Day Weekend Edition!

BY  |  Friday, Aug 29, 2014 10:00am

labor day weekend

This is the last weekend before school starts and a three-day Labor Day weekend, so get out and have some family fun!

There aren’t many local events going on, but the long Labor Day weekend will give you many options.

To make sure you’re always in the know when it comes to family events, parenting resources and discussion, sign up for our newsletter, which offers a great recap of our best stories, event information, guides and exclusive giveaways. And make sure to “like” us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and check out our  Pinterest page. We post a lot of important information over there, so you don’t want to miss out.

Here are this weekend’s highlights:

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Star Tavern Makes a 101 Best Pizzas in America List

BY  |  Friday, Aug 29, 2014 8:45am  |  COMMENTS (26)

Star Tavern

The Daily Meal has put out its third annual annual list off 101 Best Pizzas in America and Star Tavern in Orange came in #37 representing for New Jersey:

The bar pie. In the annals of all things pizza, it is perhaps one of the most underrated styles. The maligned proponents of the pile-it-on philosophy behind deep dish pies get themselves bent out of shape when Chicago’s signature style gets besmirched, but there doesn’t seem to be a similar geographic identification attached to this much more nuanced, reserved, and minimalist approach to pizza. It’s a shame, save that it makes bar pie bastions like ColonyEddie’s, and Star Tavern in Orange, N.J. even easier to like, and selfishly, to eat at without battling a crowd. Owned and operated by the Vayianos family since 1980, “The Star” is run by former attorney Gary Vayianos, whose kitchen turns out super-thin, crispy, to-the-edges-with-the-sauce toppings, with a sauce and cheese ratio that delivers as much as you need and not more than the structural integrity can handle.

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Back to School Round Up 2014 – 2015

BY  |  Friday, Aug 29, 2014 8:00am

Back to School

It’s just about that time. Your kids will be going back to school soon and summer’s lazy days will come to an end.

To help a mother (and father) out, we’ve decided to put all of our “Back to School” resources in one place to make your life easier:

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Fall Rabies Clinics For Montclair, Cedar Grove, And Verona

BY  |  Thursday, Aug 28, 2014 2:30pm

Fall Rabies Clinic

According to the American Humane Society, it;s important to keep your pet’s rabies vaccine up to date. Puppies and kittens should receive their first rabies vaccination at 12 weeks of age. Pets must be vaccinated again in one year, and then a three-year rabies vaccine is generally administered during the rest of your pet’s life. 

The Montclair Health Department has scheduled Fall Rabies Clinics for the dates below:

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Sad. Let's hope that this is not its "Last Tango." One of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in town. Valentino, Garbo, Keaton must have played there.

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