Montclair Free Shred-Fest: Celebrate Earth Day by Recycling Private Documents

BY  |  Monday, Apr 24, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

Montclair Shred-FestStart gathering your private documents that can be thrown away (check out these guidelines from and head to the Montclair Free Shred-Fest on Sunday, April 30 between 9 am – 1 pm. The event is hosted by the Montclair office of Environmental Affairs and is free for all residents.

Montclair residents doing some spring cleaning can now celebrate Earth Day and enjoy the peace of mind from seeing their confidential documents securely shredded, while saving money and boosting recycling.

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Adult Forum “Lunch & Learn” Film Screening of Hidden Figures

BY  |  Sunday, Apr 23, 2017 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

hidden figuresCongregation B’nai Israel in Millburn will host a special “Lunch & Learn” screening of the award-winning film Hidden Figures on Thursday, May 25 at 12:30 pm.

The event begins with a lunch and then a showing of the true story of three brilliant African-American women at NASA, who serve as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in history: the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit, a stunning achievement that restored the nation’s confidence, turned around the Space Race and galvanized the world.

“Lunch & Learn” Film Screening of Hidden Figures
Thursday, May 25 at 12:30 pm
Congregation B’nai Israel, 160 Millburn Avenue, Millburn, NJ
$10 for Adult Forum members & partners, $12 for non-members. Call 973-533-1809 to place your lunch order.



Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 20 – 23

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 20, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Lots of great local events to enjoy this weekend! From live music and concerts, to comedy and theater, to films and social events, this is your guide to what’s happening this weekend:
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Montclair Crime: Disorderly Conduct, Burglary, Warrant Arrests

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

The week in crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:


04-12-2017 (South Mountain Avenue) Mr. Joseph Foster, 28yoa from Union was arrested and charged with Obstruction and Hindering for providing a false identity to police.

04-13-2017 (Marston Place) Mr. Michael Emanuel, 23yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with burglary for entering two unlocked vehicles in the area.

04-13-2017 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Kim Chung, 29yoa from Clifton was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle accident. There were no reported injuries.

04-14-2017 (Pine Street) Officers were called to a disturbance in the street. Ms. Fatimah Leftwich, 36yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Aggravated Assault on a Law Enforcement Officer. Ms. Leftwich punched an officer in the face and tore their uniform during her arrest. Mr. Lander Ceaser, 35yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct.

04-15-2017 (Bloomfield Avenue) Mr. Martin Garcias-Bautista, 34yoa from Montclair, was arrested and charged with DWI following a motor vehicle accident. No injuries were reported.

04-15-2017 (Church Street) Mr. Darren Allen, 36yoa from Newark, was arrested on open warrants totaling $1,350.


04-11-2017 (Orange Road) A Hyundai Sonata, reported stolen hours earlier in town, was recovered parked and unoccupied in the area of the South End Stores.

04-15-2017 (Claremont Avenue) Theft from a motor vehicle. A wallet was taken in this incident. A side window was smashed to gain access to this vehicle.

04-16-2017 (North Mountain Avenue) Theft of a purse and cellular telephone from a motor vehicle. There was no sign of forced entry in this incident.

04-17-2017 (South Fullerton Avenue) Theft of a purse from a motor vehicle. A side window was smashed in order to gain entry.

Giveaway: Tickets to See Christine Lavin at Outpost in the Burbs

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Outpost in the Burbs presents Christine Lavin on Friday, April 21 and Baristanet has a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

This concert will take place at the First Congregational Church, 40 South Fullerton Avenue in Montclair. Opening will be Honor Finnegan.

The inimitable singer-songwriter, guitarist, and recording artist Christine Lavin has been based in New York City since 1976. She emerged out of the crowded New York City songwriter scene of the ’80s with a style that distinguished her from her peers. Christine is currently working on her 23rd solo album, scheduled for release in the fall of 2017.

Her music is a mix of folk and stand-up comedy and cannot be easily categorized. She has recently added intermission tutorial activities — namely, teaching audience members how to fold cloth napkins in the Downton Abbey style. Continue Reading

Two Fires in Montclair on Sunday

BY  |  Monday, Apr 17, 2017 1:20pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Firefighters at work on house at Waterbury Road.

On April 16th around 9am, Montclair Fire Department firefighters working at Headquarters noticed heavy smoke coming from a nearby neighborhood. MFD units followed the smoke and arrived at a two family home on Mission St with its second floor engulfed in flames. Firefighters were able to bring the blaze under control within an hour. Units from East Orange, West Orange, Clifton, and Bloomfield responded to the scene, while units from Paterson, Cedar Grove, and Verona covered the town. Fire damage was complete to the second floor, partial to the 3rd floor, smoke and water damage throughout the house. There was also minor damage to the homes on either side of the fire building. No injuries were reported.
Later that day at 3pm the MFD received a call from a homeowner on Waterbury Rd reporting that they saw smoke near their roof. MFD units responded to find a smoke condition issuing from the roof area. Continue Reading

Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: April 13 – 16

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 13, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

It’s a holiday weekend, but there are still some great local events to enjoy! From live music and concerts, to comedy and theater, to films and social events, here’s your guide to what’s happening:

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Gallery 103 Hosts Art Exhibit by Award-Winning Children’s Book Illustrator and Painter Adam Gustavson

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 11, 2017 1:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Adam Gustavson

Gallery 103 (103 Baker Street, Maplewood) will host an art exhibit of oil paintings titled SWIMMERS by award-winning children’s book illustrator and painter, Adam Gustavson. The show runs through April 30.

The exhibit features Gustavson’s oil paintings of swimmers underwater, viewed from above and outside. Although some works have been in group shows, most of the paintings haven’t been previously exhibited and the series has never been hung all together in one cohesive exhibit.

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Chag Sameach! — Passover Begins Tonight

BY  |  Monday, Apr 10, 2017 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Passover begins tonight at sundown and ends on April 18 at sundown. Jewish families will sit down tonight at the Seder table to celebrate the holiday which commemorates the Jews’ liberation from slavery in Egypt.


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Bloomfield Crime: Stolen Car, Shoplifting, Burglary, Drug Arrest

BY  |  Monday, Apr 10, 2017 11:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)


The week in Bloomfield crime from Officer Ralph Marotti, Bloomfield Police Department:


03/27/2017- The owner of a 2014 Toyota SUV reported the headlights from his vehicle were stolen while parked on Linden Avenue. The theft is believed to have occurred overnight.

03/27/2017- Donovan Tharp age 32 of Nutley was arrested at 5:35pm and charged with Shoplifting. Police were dispatched to the Super Fresh Food Market on a shoplifter inside the store. Mr. Tharp attempted to exit the store with several boxes of toothpaste. He was issued a summons and released with a pending court date.

03/28/2017- The registered owner of a 2015 BMW X5 reported that unknown person(s) entered her parked vehicle and stole a wallet and loose change. The vehicle doors were unlocked. The theft occurred overnight on Carol Place.

03/28/2017- A package was stolen from a residence on Memorial Parkway. The package was confirmed delivered on Saturday by FedEx. The package is valued at $35.00 dollars.

03/29/2017- A cell phone was reported stolen from the Bloomfield Public Library. The owner left his IPhone 5 with a backup battery charging on a shelf inside the library. The owner returned from the bathroom to retrieve his phone and discovered it missing. Police are actively investigating incident. Continue Reading

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These houses look like McMansions that were in the dryer too long and now have shrunk to 3/4 size. The flaccid one at the top of the thread looks like the elastic is all stretched out, too.

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