Jack’s Super Food Town Open Today in Bloomfield

Monday, Nov 30, 2015 6:09pm  |  COMMENTS (12)


Bloomfield Center has a new supermarket as Jack’s Super Food Town opened today at 304 Glenwood Avenue, Bloomfield. The new store is located in a sprawling, modern space. This afternoon, shoppers were trickling in to check out the new supermarket, with adjacent parking. Jack’s offers another option, not only for Bloomfield, but also for Montclair and Glen Ridge residents now that Pathmark is closed (shoppers could conceivably travel from Bay Street station to Bloomfield station to reach Jack’s). Continue Reading

Sponsored Post: Easy Way to Holiday Cards + Gifts with Little Nest Portraits

BY  |  Monday, Nov 30, 2015 2:00pm

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The holiday season is officially upon us and the stress is starting to settle in, too. Little Nest Portraits is here to make your holiday cards and gifts easy and fun! Our Sessionettes are the simple way to get everyone checked off your list!
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Call one of our Client Coordinators to schedule your Sessionette before December 14th to ensure you have all of your cards and gifts in hand by December 23rd (plenty of time for wrapping!). Well help you zero in on your goals for the session and cater to the needs of your entire family. One quick phone call and youre ready to go!

With just 15 minutes in the studio, our photographers will capture 8-10 photos for you to choose from. A short ordering meeting later and youll be on your way. All in about 90 minutes from start-to-finish. You will leave the studio with your cards designed and gifts picked out! Youll get an email notification when your order is ready. Pick it up at your convenience at our studio, wrapped and ready-to-go.

Save time at the mall and long lines and feel more rewarded with your gifts because you are documenting your beautiful familys faces!

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Looking for a quick and stylish alternative to the mall Santa? Reserve a Santa Sessionette!


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This year, Little Nest Portraits is offering a modern and stylish alternative to the typical “mall Santa” photo for you and your family!

We hope you can join us on December 6th from 10-2 p.m!

For $125, your family will receive:

  • Low-res files for sharing on social media
  • Your choice of: 8 wallets, 2 5x7s or 1 8×10 print
  • Additional prints are $55 each
  • High-res files are $75 each

20% of proceeds from the event will directly benefit the YMCA of Montclair.

Our 15-minute time slots are VERY limited, so sign up below or give us a ring to make sure your family gets to take their photo with the big man in red!

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Little Nest Portraits
54 S. Park Street, Montclair, NJ 07042

Halfway There Reading Series to Showcase Four NJ Writers in December

BY  |  Monday, Nov 30, 2015 1:00pm

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Halfway There, a literary reading series in Montclair, that launched in September  at Red Eye Cafe will host its second event on the 14th.

Halfway There is a quarterly event that brings together established and emerging voices, as well as local and visiting writers of fiction, nonfiction and poetry.

Founded by area local and writer Apryl Lee and writer and NJ native Nicole Haroutunian, the series is unique to the area and is an exciting addition to Montclair’s vibrant artistic community. There aren’t many places in northern New Jersey hosting an ongoing reading series like this.

On December 14, doors will open at 6 pm for coffee, snacks, book-buying and mingling. Readings will start at 7 pm and will feature writers Tobias Carroll, Claudia Cortese, Hillary Frank, and Naomi J. Williams — all either New Jersey natives or New Jersey residents. Watchung Booksellers will be on hand to sell books.

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Glen Ridge Crime: Theft, Stolen Cars, Arrests

BY  |  Monday, Nov 30, 2015 12:00pm

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Lieutenant Fred Egnezzo:

Date/Time: 11/21/2015 @ 10:33 AM
Incident: Theft
Officer Matthew Perigo was dispatched to headquarters to take a theft report. The complainant reported that while at a business on Bloomfield Ave. unknown suspect(s) removed their purse from the location, possible by another customer. Anyone with information can contact D/Sgt. Timothy Faranda @ 973-748-5400 X117.

Date/Time: 11/23/2015 @ 9:22 AM
Incident: Stolen Motor Vehicle
Officers were dispatched to Linden Ave. on a report of a stolen motor vehicle. The complainant reported while doing work at the residence they left the keys in their work van. The complainant observed their van driving east on Linden Ave. and notified police. Anyone with information can contact Det. Ryan Schwartz @ 973-748-5400 X119.
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Pop Up Shops For the Holidays

BY  |  Monday, Nov 30, 2015 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (3)

Shop local at these Pop Up Shops for the holiday:

Nomis International

  • Nomis International offers beautiful porcelain and crystal home goods and decor. They will hold a “HOME for the Holidays” shopping and charity event at Turtle + The Wolf (622 Valley Road, Montclair) on Mondays from November 30 – December 21, 12 pm – 8 pm.


  • Montclair Pop-Up is back for the holidays at a new space— 5 Church Street, a new look, and new handmade gifts.

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Hanukkah Events, Activities, Services, Recipes and More!

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Get your dreidels ready! This year, Hanukkah begins on the eve of Sunday, December 6 and ends on Monday, December 14. There are tons of celebrations to mark on your calendar and many craft ideas and recipes to enjoy with your kids. Read on for a sneak peek of the upcoming fun!

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Local Tree Lightings and Celebrations

BY  |  Monday, Nov 30, 2015 9:00am

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They may not be as grand as the tree at Rockefeller Center, but they light up our towns with as much joy. Here are some local tree lightings and celebrations:
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Yogi Berra Museum to Host “What’s It Worth” on 12/12

BY  |  Sunday, Nov 29, 2015 10:00am

Yogi Berra Museum to Host “What’s It Worth” on 12/12

Collectors of vintage sports memorabilia can learn more about their value at “What’s It Worth?,” a special appraisal day at the Yogi Berra Museum & Learning Center on Saturday, December 12 from noon to 4 p.m.

John Brigandi of Brigandi Coins & Collectibles in New York City, one of the nation’s preeminent memorabilia dealers, will appraise items and collectibles from visitors (with a limit of three items per person). The free appraisal is offered to all ticketed Museum guests ($6 per adult, $4 per student). Continue Reading

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Nov. 29

BY  |  Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 11:16pm

Just 21 properties are showing this holiday weekend, including the following four:

montclair11291 Nassau Rd., Montclair

List Price: $475,000

Taxes: $15,334

Acreage: 0.24


New to the market, this just-renovated Craftsman bungalow has an updated kitchen and bathrooms, hardwood floors, two wood-burning fireplaces and an open floor plan. The windows and the sliding glass door are new, and the 2,278-square-foot house has recently been repainted. There is a partial, unfinished basement. There is no garage. Outside, there is a paved patio and a storage shed. Open 2 to 4 p.m.

montclair1129_221 Van Breeman Ct., Montclair

List Price: $549,000

Taxes: $12,800

Acreage: 0.21


On the market for approximately three weeks, this eight-room split level has an updated kitchen with a breakfast bar, new hardwood floors throughout and renovated bathrooms; one has a jetted tub. There is a full basement and a one-car attached garage. The house, which is situated on a cul-de-sac, was built in 1960 and renovated this year. Open 1 to 4 p.m.

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Showing Love to the Montclair Public Library: My First Chapter

BY  |  Saturday, Nov 28, 2015 3:58pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Montclair Public LibraryThis essay is part of the Montclair Public Library Foundation’s 4th annual “My First Chapter” series. These essays are in support of the Montclair Public Library. This essay by Jake Silverstein, editor-in-chief of The New York Times Magazine, is the second in a six-part series which first appeared in the Montclair Times and is reprinted here with permission.

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