Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 20 – 23

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 9:30am  |  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:
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Montclair Spy House Finally Sells

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 20, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (4)

The house at 31 Marquette has been empty since 2010, when Richard and Cynthia Murphy became known by their real names, Vladimir and Lydia Guryev. The FBI raided their home and the world discovered that a pair of Russian spies had been living in Montclair. Their story was the inspiration behind the spy drama “The Americans.”

Now, the abandoned home that became an eyesore for neighbors and was first listed back in 2013, finally sold in June for $340,000, a price that is below market for the street. The “Murphys” had purchased the home in May 2008 for $481,000. CNN catches up with some of the Murphy’s Marquette Road neighbors seven years later.

Maplewood Reporter Mark Mooney Spins Travel Yarn that Goes Around the World

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 18, 2017 12:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

If you like great storytelling with rich and vivid detail, carve out time to see Maplewood’s Mark Mooney talk about his book Three Cents a Mile, which recounts his travels around the world, at the Maplewood Memorial Library (51 Baker Street, Maplewood) on Saturday, July 29 from 3-4 p.m.

The veteran New York Daily News reporter learned to hitchhike while growing up in rural upstate New York and thumbed his way across the U.S. during the late 60s. In his book Three Cents a Mile Mooney chronicles his greatest hitchhiking adventure — 41,000 miles around the world — from 1978-80. Continue Reading

Montclair Police Make Arrest Following Spate of Multiple Vehicle Burglaries

BY  |  Monday, Jul 17, 2017 5:37pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

Montclair Police officers officers were dispatched to Wildwood Avenue on a report of a subject looking into parked vehicles on Friday. Officers in that area working a construction detail observed a male matching the suspect description. This subject, Danny Gonzalez, 20, from Newark, was in possession of burglary tools and proceeds from recent thefts from vehicles in that area. He was also arrested and processed on a Theft of a Motor Vehicle charge from a Lorraine Avenue incident in 2016.

Through investigation, Mr. Gonzalez was discovered to have been responsible for 22 vehicle burglaries and the theft of two motor vehicles in Montclair.

These burglaries occurred in the areas of Cooper Avenue, Gordonhurst Avenue, Marion Road and Beverly Road. He was subsequently charged with 13 counts of Burglary and 15 counts of Theft. Continue Reading

Fun Day at Beautiful New Crane Park Farmers Market in Montclair Center

BY  |  Monday, Jul 17, 2017 10:45am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Live music, fresh produce and a beautified park greeted shoppers on Sunday at the new Crane Park Farmers Market in Montclair Center. Photographer Mark Jaworksi captures the wonderful community vibe at the market’s first day. Be sure to check out the Crane Park Farmers Market , thanks to Montclair Center BID, on Thursdays, from 3 to 8 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

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Man Throws Dog Across Street During Montclair Road Rage Incident (VIDEO)

BY  |  Monday, Jul 17, 2017 9:23am  |  COMMENTS (10)

Update: Montclair Police assisted in identifying the parties involved and NJSPCA is now handling the investigation with Montclair Animal Control. NJSPCA will determine any charges, Detective Lieutenant David O’Dowd tells Baristanet.

Montclair is outraged over a video uploaded on Streamable Sunday that depicts a Montclair road rage incident on Bloomfield Ave. near Gates. The video shows an altercation between two men in the video and ends with one man reaching into the other man’s car and hurling a dog out onto the street. Commenters on Reddit and various social media groups were outraged by the horrific abuse to the dog. Both Montclair Animal Control and Montclair Police are looking into the incident, reports NorthJersey.com. Fortunately, the dog is recovering, reports NJ.com.

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Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: July 13 – 16

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 13, 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:

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More Murals in Montclair! BID Anounces Call to Artists for Mural Design Proposals

BY  |  Thursday, Jul 13, 2017 7:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

One of the great murals in Montclair on Glenridge Ave. by Verdigreen Home. Montclair Center BID wants to place more murals throughout the downtown area.

The Montclair Center BID announced a Call to Artists for mural design proposals. The BID is seeking works of art that reflect the rich heritage, culture and vibrancy of Montclair – from yesterday, today and tomorrow. Murals will be placed throughout the downtown area in locations to be determined. The early deadline for consideration for a Fall 2017 mural is Tuesday, Sept. 5. Final proposals are due Monday, Oct. 2.

“This is a great opportunity for artists, schools and organizations to get their creativity working and out and about in downtown Montclair,” said Israel Cronk, Executive Director of the Montclair Center BID. “We can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with!”

Expect to see more murals in Montclair, like the Dallery Tulip mural.

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Kids Ride Free on The Hudson Loop – 10 Mile Biking & Walking Waterfront Exploration

BY  |  Wednesday, Jul 12, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Now through Labor Day, September 4, kids under 12 years old ride free on all NY Waterway ferries, including those serving The Hudson Loop walking and bike-riding trail.

The Hudson Loop offers bike-riders and walkers a 10-mile exploration of the two most exciting urban waterfronts in the nation, the West Side of Manhattan and the Hudson County waterfront in Weehawken, Hoboken and Jersey City, linked by NY Waterway ferries. Bike New York and the New Jersey Bike & Walk Coalition both support The Loop.

The Loop runs from Battery Park City in Lower Manhattan, north on the Hudson River Park walkway/bikeway to the West 39th Street Ferry Terminal, where service is available to Port Imperial in Weehawken. NY Waterway ferries run every 10 minutes during weekday rush hour and every 20 minutes off-peak, seven days a week. The crossing to Port Imperial takes eight minutes.

The Hudson Loop continues south on the Hudson River Waterfront Walkway through Weehawken, Hoboken and Jersey City to the Paulus Hook Ferry Terminal where NY Waterway ferry service runs seven days a week, making a six-minute crossing to the Brookfield Place/ Battery Park City Ferry Terminal. Continue Reading

Giveaway: Classic Albums Live at The Wellmont Theater

BY  |  Tuesday, Jul 11, 2017 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Calling all Jimi Hendrix fans! Win tickets to Classic Albums Live at the Wellmont Theater, on Thursday, July 20, celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jimi Hendrix “Are You Experienced.” Continue Reading

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