Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 18 – 21

BY  |  Thursday, May 18, 2017 8:38am  |  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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City Green Veggie Mobile Returns to South End June 7

BY  |  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Fourth Ward Councilwoman Renee Baskerville and the Township of Montclair are partnering with Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center, Partners for Health and City Green, to once again welcome the City Green Veggie Mobile – a mobile farm stand that will bring fresh produce and other healthful foods to Montclair’s South End district.

The Veggie Mobile will be at the Garden State Community Bank parking lot, 323 Orange Road from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on the following days: Continue Reading

Punto Rosso Montclair Serves Up Old School Artisan Cuisine and New School Gluten-Free Fare

BY  |  Friday, May 12, 2017 4:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

​Punto Rosso​, which has just opened for business at 6 Park Street in Montclair, is the first Italian restaurant in Montclair to offer authentic dishes that are 100% gluten-free. The restaurant also features a full menu of small batch, freshly prepared meals that are based on original family recipes.

12 oz pork chop Punto Rosso in a balsamic vinegar reduction

“Our goal at Punto Rosso is to accommodate our customer’s unique dietary needs by serving them delicious Italian food that doesn’t compromise on taste,” says Duke Carlino, whose family owns La Riviera Trattoria in Clifton, one of northern New Jersey’s best reviewed and most popular Italian restaurants. “We serve exclusive culinary creations that my family has been crafting for over 36 years, with a gluten-free menu that’s been delighting customers for nine years. We’re looking forward to making it all available to Montclair’s discriminating diners.” Continue Reading

Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 11 – 14

BY  |  Thursday, May 11, 2017 11:15am  |  COMMENTS (1)

Lots of great local events to enjoy this special Mother’s Day 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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Former Navy Helicopter Pilot To Take On Rep. Frelinghuysen

BY  |  Thursday, May 11, 2017 10:14am  |  COMMENTS (4)

There’s a new Sherill in town.

That would be Mikie Sherill, a former Navy helicopter pilot and Montclair mother of four, who plans to run against Rep. Frelinghuysen.

Sherill announced her plans in a statement today: Continue Reading

Montclair’s Matisse Week, May 13-20, A Weeklong Festival with Uptown Ladies Night, Art Walk & Chalk Walk Block Party!

BY  |  Thursday, May 11, 2017 8:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Everyone is inspired by Matisse, and the town of Montclair is no exception. The Montclair Art Museum is currently presenting Matisse and American Art, a groundbreaking exhibition that presents works by the French master Henri Matisse alongside the American artists he inspired, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Faith Ringgold, and others. Montclair is the sole venue for this ambitious show, and businesses and organizations across the town are rallying around it with a weeklong, town-wide celebration Matisse Week May 13–20, 2017.

“We are thrilled to present this vibrant and exclusive show and grateful to all the businesses, organizations, Montclairions, and friends in our incredible community who will be capturing this Matisse moment with fun and festivities,” said Lora Urbanelli, director of the Montclair Art Museum. “The Montclair Art Museum has been a vital part of Montclair for more than a century, and we are excited to be part of an event that highlights the town’s collaborative, innovative, and artistic nature.”

Look for Matisse-inspired artwork by Glenfield Middle School students, shopping events, Matisse-inspired items and specials, Montclair Blooms storefront designs, raffle baskets, and more as Matisse takes over the town. The week opens with the Celebrate Matisse gala, after party, and luncheon at the Montclair Art Museum and closes with the Chalk Walk Block Party in Montclair Center. Participating businesses and organizations include Montclair Center BID, Upper Montclair Business Association, Watchung Plaza, Walnut Street, and South End. For complete details, visit montclairartmuseum.org/matisseweek. Connect with MAM on social media @MAMmontclair, #MAMmatisse, #MatisseWeek.


4th Ward Councilor Baskerville Responds To Concerns About Need For Supermarket at Lackawanna Plaza

BY  |  Tuesday, May 09, 2017 6:33am  |  COMMENTS (2)

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Montclair’s Communcation Director Katya Wowk forwarded the following statement from Montclair’s 4th Ward Councilor Renee Baskerville, M.D., dated Sunday, May 7, at the Montclair March for a Market:

I am excited to join my constituents here today at the site of the previous 4th Ward Pathmark Supermarket in Montclair; the site which will hopefully soon serve as the location for a world class supermarket– a Fair Trade establishment that will support farmers, workers, and the planet; and that will well serve this community as a great corporate partner.

I am delighted that today we are adding new “Foot Soldiers” to the army of the several hundred Forth Ward residents who have been meeting with me monthly for the past 8 years, exchanging information, devising and collectively advancing plans for Moving Montclair 4 Ward. Continue Reading

Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: May 4 – 7

BY  |  Thursday, May 04, 2017 11:22am  |  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 Resident Organizes Lackawanna Protest March For Sunday, May 7

BY  |  Wednesday, May 03, 2017 9:30am  |  COMMENTS (24)

Lackawanna Plaza has become a ghost town, since the demise of Pathmark. With the loss of both a central gathering place in the Fourth Ward and a supermarket area residents could walk to, residents have had to travel further distances and rely on public transportation to shop for food that used to be available locally.

Daniel Cruz, who initially expressed interest in being a town council candidate in 2016, has created a video, petition and a call to march this Sunday, May 7, at 1 p.m., beginning at Lackawanna Plaza, to raise awareness about food insecurity for residents affected by the closing of Pathmark. Continue Reading

Montclair Crime: Telephone Fraud, Burglaries, Theft

BY  |  Wednesday, May 03, 2017 8:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

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


04-24-2017 (Pine Street) Mr. Timere Payne, 20yoa from Montclair, was arrested on an open warrant out of Essex County Probation.

04-25-2017 (Pine Street) Mr. Kenneth Grant, 20yoa from Montclair, was arrested in connection with a burglary which occurred in Montclair on 04-11-2017.


04-24-2017 (Montclair High School) Theft of a cellular telephone from the female locker room.

04-25-2017 (Magnolias, Upper Montclair Plaza) Theft of liquor from the store. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 21yoa, wearing a red shirt and jeans.

04-26-2017 (Elm Street) Burglary to a residence currently under construction. Multiple power tools were taken. There was no sign of forced entry. Continue Reading

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Stopped by on opening day to take out a dozen empanadas. Very welcoming space, especially with the storefront glass open on a warm spring day and sidewalk tables available; and, the staff were warm and engaged. The empanadas are soft and pastry-like, rather than the harder crisper type. They got a thumbs up from the Morales family, who loves them a good empanada!

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