Giveaway: moe. at The Wellmont, March 30

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


moe. will perform at The Wellmont Theater on Thursday, March 30 and Baristanet has two pairs of tickets to give away to two lucky readers!

moe. is the preeminent progressive rock band on the music scene today—a quintet of world class musicians, whose creative output equals that of their longevity. In a remarkable career that has touched three decades and produced a discography of 24 albums, the Sugar Hill Records recording artist of Al Schnier and Chuck Garvey on guitars and vocals, Rob Derhak on bass and vocals, Jim Loughlin on percussion and vibes, and Vinnie Amico on drums, continue to push the standard for performance art higher and further. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Police Arrest Two Suspects For Series of “Water Department Diversionary” Burglaries

BY  |  Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

bloomfield crimeOfficer Ralph Marotti of the Bloomfield Police Department reports on the arrest of Wando Delmaro, 58, and Michaelangelo Costello, 31, both of Jersey City, NJ. The arrests were in response to a series of “water department diversionary” burglaries that occurred in the Township of Bloomfield. The suspects were charged with Burglary, Theft and Conspiracy.

Bloomfield Detectives conducting the investigations were able to verify a license plate identifying the vehicle used during the crimes. On Friday February 17th Bloomfield Detectives located the vehicle in Jersey City and after hours of surveillance both suspects were arrested. A knife was discovered during the arrest, which was later identified from a diversionary burglary occurring in Nutley.

The suspects would pose as water department employees asking to check the water pipes in the basements for a possible leak. As the homeowner would escort one suspect to the basement, the second suspect would quickly go through other areas in search of valuables.
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Montclair Goes Smart with Bigbelly Waste Management

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 2:45pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

 Bigbelly Waste ManagementMontclair Township has installed 40 Bigbelly smart waste disposal units throughout Montclair Center. The Bigbelly Smart Waste & Recycling System will help streamline collection operations and keep public spaces clean by keeping waste in and critters out.

With the Bigbelly smart waste disposal system the Township will be able to optimize collection routines, track and measure operations, and show location-based waste patterns (such as volume, fill rate, collection activity). Measurable data from the stations on the street provides real-time reports on metrics such as waste volume, efficiency, and diversion when a recycling stream is present.

Plus, the Bigbelly station compacts waste to hold five times the amount of a standard refuse bin (150 gallons vs. a standard traditional bin’s 30-gallon capacity).

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Set the Table! Initiative Seeks Young Adults to Discuss the Future of NJ

BY  |  Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017 10:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Set the Table!

Set the Table! is a new initiative by Rutgers University and the North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority (NJTPA) that’s aimed at getting young adults involved in a stimulating discussion about the future of New Jersey.

If you are between the ages of 18-29, you’re encouraged to host dinner parties or gatherings of friends to discuss their priorities for New Jersey’s future. It’s all part of the outreach effort for NJTPA’s long-range transportation plan. Set the Table! offers a fun, casual and social approach to encourage younger adults to contribute to the NJTPA’s planning and decision-making.

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Giveaway: Can You Guess Paper Mill Playhouse’s Upcoming Season?

BY  |  Monday, Feb 20, 2017 3:15pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Paper Mill Playhouse

Each year Paper Mill Playhouse runs a contest with five images that tease the titles of productions for the upcoming season. Can you guess what the theatre has in store for 2017-18 based on the images above?

Once you figure out the 5 productions that will run in Paper Mill’s upcoming season, email us at [email protected] with your guess. The first person to answer correctly will win a pair of tickets to an upcoming show. The deadline to enter is midnight February 26. The season will be announced on February 27.


Glen Ridge Crime: Burglaries and Car Break-in

BY  |  Monday, Feb 20, 2017 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

crimeThis week in Glen Ridge crime from Capt. Sean Quinn:

Date/Time: 2-10-2017 at 8:21 PM
Incident: Burglary
Description: Officer Patricia Romaine was dispatched to Highland Avenue on a report of a burglary to a residence. Sometime after 6:00pm on February 10, 2017, an unidentified suspect cut a screen on the rear porch and entered through a sliding glass door. The suspect then removed a jewelry box before exiting through the front door. This matter is currently under investigation. Anyone with additional information is requested to contact Det. Sgt. Daniel Manley at 973-748-5400 x 115.

Date/Time: 2-12-2017 at 9:29 AM
Incident: Burglary to Detached Garage
Description: Officer Matthew Perigo was dispatched to Lincoln Street on a report of a burglary to a detected garage. Sometime between January 17th and February 12th, an unidentified suspect entered the garage through an unsecured rear door. Nothing was reported stolen at the time of the report. This matter is currently under investigation. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Det. Anthony Rivera at 973-748-5400 x 119.
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Ancient Order of Hibernians Celebrates 117 Years With a Dinner & Dance Party

BY  |  Sunday, Feb 19, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Ancient Order of Hibernians

Brendan Gill, Celia Triggs Honohan, and Joe Lennon.

The Ancient Order of Hibernians, Michael L. Delahunty Division 9, Montclair NJ, will celebrate its 117th anniversary with a dinner and dance on Saturday February 25 at the Mayfair Farms, West Orange.

This year’s Guests of Honor are Hon. Brendan Gill, Celia Triggs Honohan, and Joe Lennon.

The annual event will begin with a cocktail hour, including open bar, hot and cold appetizers, a Martini Bar and a “Silent Auction”.  Dinner and dancing will follow at 7:30 p.m. with Irish and American music provided by The Eamonn Ryan Showband.

Dinner Chairman Jim Fallon invites the public to attend “one of the most enjoyable events of the St. Patrick’s Day season” and join them in recognizing the many achievements of the honorees.

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Montclair Sentinels 16-87 Host Annual Detective Carlos G. Wormley Memorial Bowling Fundraiser

BY  |  Saturday, Feb 18, 2017 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Detective Carlos G. Wormley Memorial Bowling Fundraiser

On Saturday, February 25, the Montclair Sentinels 16-87 will host its 4th annual Detective Carlos G. Wormley Memorial Bowling Fundraiser at Parkway Lanes in Elmwood Park.

You’ll enjoy music by DJ Hardcore, good food, fun, and fellowship to raise money for the Sentinels scholarship fund in honor of their departed brother Detective Carlos G. Wormley.

Detective Wormley was a lifelong resident of Montclair, and served his community with great pride. He was known throughout the community to go above and beyond to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Detective Wormley was truly dedicated to his community, and held a special affinity for the youth of the community. He worked tirelessly as a DARE Officer, Mentor, and founding member of Project Oasis. It is in this spirit that we seek to assist youth of our community with a desire to carry on the work of our departed brother, by becoming a Montclair Police Officer.

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WNYC Town Hall Tracker Helps You Locate Your Representatives’ Upcoming Town Hall Meetings

BY  |  Friday, Feb 17, 2017 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

wnyc town hall tracker

Congress is in recess this week for the first time since President Trump’s inauguration. The break is an opportunity for members to get out in their communities to meet with constituents and hear their concerns. The WNYC Town Hall Tracker offers a tool for New Jersey residents to search by their address and find any town halls that are scheduled by their congressional representatives.

Here’s how it works: 

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Montclair Property Tax Revaluation Info Session to be Held March 8

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 16, 2017 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair Property Tax RevaluationThe Township of Montclair will host a Property Tax Revaluation informational presentation on Wednesday, March 8 at 7 pm in the Municipal Building Council Chambers, 205 Claremont Avenue.

The Township recently contracted Professional Property Appraisers, Inc. (PPA) to provide a revaluation of all Montclair properties as mandated by the Essex County Board of Taxation and the State of New Jersey. PPA will provide an informative presentation about all stages of the tax revaluation process – from initial assessment by a field inspector to procedures for discussing one’s valuation with a PPA representative. Company representatives will be on hand to answer questions from the public.

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The developer of the Seymour St project will install a big crosswalk between Fullerton & Willow. Unfortunately, the Township wants it in the wrong place.

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