MHS Swim Report: Boys Defeat Newark Academy, Girls Victorious Against Mount St. Dominic

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 3:49pm

Senior Samantha Corredor flying to victory against Mount St. Dominic. Photo: Jess Michaud.

On Friday January 27, MHS Girls took on Mount St. Dominic at the MSU Panzer Pool in their last home meet of the regular season. It was a battle from the start, with the lead constantly bouncing back and forth between the teams. Although tied after 6 events, the Mountie girls later lagged by 3 points with 3 events to go. The girls rallied to outscore MSD in the next 2 events and led by 4 points going into the 400 free relay, the final event.

Senior captain Lina Koschik leading the Mounties in the 200 free against MSD. Photo: Jess Michaud.

The Mountie girls would have to take first place, or both second and third place to win. With strong performances from their A and B relay teams, the MHS girls captured both second and third place in the relay for the win, 86-84. A credit to the depth of this team, the girls took first place in only two events but earned the overall win. Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Several Thefts to Unlocked Vehicles, Attempted Burglary, and Arrests

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 1:42pm

Montclair Crime: Storm-Related Incidents, Theft, Attempted BurglaryThe week in Montclair Crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:


01-23-2017 Mr. Bernard Easterling was arrested and charged with Receiving Stolen Property and Eluding as a result of an investigation. Mr. Easterling was in possession of a stolen car and fled police on 09-15-2016.

01-25-2017 (Godfrey Road) Mr. Joseph Dore, 23yoa from Dumont, was arrested and charged with possession of CDS

01-25-2017 (S. Park Street) Mr. Samir Bryant, 22yoa from Totowa, was arrested and charged with Theft and Terroristic Threats as a result of an investigation. Mr. Bryant had stolen a cell phone and threatened the victim on 01-11-2017.

01-26-2017 (Bloomfield Avenue) Ms. Maysoun Dandis, 51yoa from little Ferry, was arrested and charged with shoplifting as a result of an investigation.
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Friends of Anderson Park Presents: Montclair in the Ice Age

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 12:15pm

Montclair in the Ice Age

The Friends of Anderson Park will host a presentation that gives a peek into what Montclair looked like thousands and thousands of years ago on February 7 from 7 – 9 pm.

Imagine a thousand feet of blue ice covering First Mountain, chilly lakes of meltwater, a frigid gale roaring off a glacier, and mastodon and reindeer roaming the tundra and you’ll have an idea of what Montclair looked like during the height of the Ice Age — 20,000 years ago. Greg Pope, a Montclair State University geology professor, will lead the presentation and explore this strange prehistoric Montclair landscape with current landscape scenery, maps, and analogous locations. Signs of the Ice Age are still around us, from Anderson Park’s boulders to the cliffs of Mills Reservation.

Montclair in the Ice Age presentation
Tuesday, February 7 from 7 – 9 pm
Montclair Public Library auditorium, 50 S. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042,
Free, Sponsored by Friends of Anderson Park.




How Montclair is Helping Syrian Refugees Settled in NJ Through Food and Friendship

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 10:45am

syrian supper club

Montclair and Maplewood residents Melina Macall — a professor at William Paterson University — and Kate McCaffrey — an anthropology professor at Montclair State University— have created the Syria Supper Club to show support and solidarity with Syrian refugees who have settled in New Jersey.

A lovely dinner is prepared by one or more of the area’s new Syrian neighbors who share their traditional cooking skills in a table full of traditional Syrian food. Residents sign up to host, and/or attend the dinner, breaking bread with the family. Participants can enjoy food, conversation, and fun cultural exchange.

These meals have presented an opportunity for people who have been defined for too long as victims to share knowledge and skills unique to them, and for recipients to become partners in fundraising efforts to set them on a path of greater independence and confidence in their new lives here in New Jersey.

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Giveaway: Tickets to See Joe Purdy at Outpost in the Burbs

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (5)

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WINNER: Congratulations to incognitomusic!

Outpost in the Burbs presents celebrated singer-songwriter and independent artist, Joe Purdy this Saturday, February 4 and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader! Opening the show will be Garrison Starr.

Arkansas-born, Los Angeles-based artist Joe Purdy has releasing music through his label Mudtown Crier Records. Purdy sold a staggering one million direct track downloads in the United States on iTunes. His latest album, This American, is rich with haunting imagery and filled with warm, American folklore and storytelling. Purdy has had many of his songs used in television, film, and commercials, including the song “Wash Away” which was chosen by J. J. Abrams for the third episode of the hit TV show Lost in its first season.

Garrison Starr and joe purdy

Singer-songwriter Garrison Starr will open the show. Originally from Mississippi, she is now based in Los Angeles. All proceeds from her recent single, “Put Your Weapon Down,” support the National Center for Victims of Crime to Benefit the victims of the Orlando tragedy.

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MMO Hosts 2nd Annual Montclair Kindergarten Roundtable 2/15

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 8:00am

MMO Hosts Montclair Kindergarten Roundtable 2/15

It’s a Montclair thing. When it comes to kindergarten in the public schools, parents have to rank the schools in order of preference and then wait and see where their child will land. For some, the process can be anxiety provoking.

To the rescue, is the second annual Kindergarten Roundtable. Hosted by MMO Programs, the roundtable features an informal panel of parents with children who attend one of Montclair’s six elementary schools. Panelists will talk about their child’s school including what they love (and don’t love) about it, special programs, administration, teachers, and/or surprises. Continue Reading

Six Women Face Prostitution Charges in Bloomfield Massage Parlor Sting

BY  |  Monday, Jan 30, 2017 8:24pm

Six women face prostitution-related charges following an undercover police investigation into several massage parlors located in the Township of Bloomfield. Continue Reading

Giveaway: A Valentine’s Celebration with Michael Bolton and Stephanie Mills at NJPAC

BY  |  Monday, Jan 30, 2017 5:45pm


Michael Bolton and Stephanie Mills

NJPAC will present a Valentine’s celebration evening with GRAMMY-winning pop and rock balladeer Michael Bolton and  R&B/soul songstress Stephanie Mills on Friday, February 17. Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader! Continue Reading

Victims Identified in Triple Murder in Maplewood

Monday, Jan 30, 2017 1:20pm

Maplewood Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating an incident in which three people were found dead in a Maplewood apartment on Sunday.

The victims have been identified as Michael Davis, 45, of Maplewood, Roshana Kenilson, 30, of Paterson and Lance Fraser, 44, of Newark.

At approximately 11:45 am on Sunday, the Maplewood Fire Department responded to an apartment on Van Ness Court to check on the well-being of a resident after receiving a call from someone who had been unable to reach the occupants of the apartment. Continue Reading

Where to Enjoy a Romantic Dinner on Valentine’s Day

BY  |  Monday, Jan 30, 2017 1:00pm

valentine's day

(Photo: Flickr)

If you’re a romantic who loves to embrace the holiday with a great dinner, wine, dessert and more, there are many options for a night out. Here are what some local restaurants are offering for a special Valentine’s Day meal:


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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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