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Saturday, May 18, 2013
Montclair's Michael Greene points his camera at the daily comings and goings in town.
These photos of people and things around Montclair were taken by resident Michael Greene. This week's photos are (in the order they appear above): 1. Chair on Midland Ave. 2. Home from college 3. Chairs on Walnut Ave. 4. Gates Ave. resident
Friday, May 17, 2013
Police are investigating the deaths of a man and woman, whose bodies were found in Canterbury Park Thursday night.
Authorities are investigating a grisly scene at Canterbury Park, where a half-naked woman and a man were found dead late Thursday night. The man and the woman, who were not identified, were pronounced dead shortly after 10 p.m., Essex County Chief of Detectives Anthony Ambrose told NJ.com. Montclair Police and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office, along with more than a dozen local and county police units surrounded the typically quiet park in the township's 4th Ward late Thursday night. At 11:15 p.m., the pair were still lying on the ground in front of a park bench near a children's playground. The woman, who was only partially clothed, lay face up, and covered in blood, while the man was face down near her feet. A woman who appeared …
Friday, May 10, 2013
The 6,500 square-foot home includes seven bedrooms and six baths.
Montclair Patch's Property of the Week is this 1858 colonial home with seven bedrooms and six baths. Location: 29 Highland Ave. Price: $1,699,000 Description: This Queen Anne colonial has it all. The home has about 6,500 square feet of space inside, which includes exquisite architecture with restored details, inlaid floors, stained glass, leaded windows, paneled wainscoting and coffered ceilings. There is also central air. The property is very private and rests on about 1.08 acres of land (about 47,000 square feet). The home's property includes a hanging beech and redwood tree, beautiful gardens, hand-cut stone walls and walkways. In the backyard, you'll find a fabulous dark gunite free-form pool surrounded by expansive hand-cut …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
This will be the second Montclair South End Business Improvement District assembly.
A 4th Ward commuinty meeting will be held Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. at Montclair Fire Department Headquarters, at 1 Pine St. Fourth Ward Councilor Renee Baskerville invites community and business member to discuss the east gateway and South End Village revitalization effort. The meeting is open to the public. This will be the second South End Business Improvement District meeting. It will focus on working with the community toward finding creative and innovative ways to revitalize the area. Artists and other creative-minded residents are encouraged to join the team effort to promote the arts as a driving revitalization force in Montclair's South End.
Salary set at $44,944 and the closing date for the position is Friday, May 17.
Montclair Township has an open position for an administrative assistant to the director of Montlcair Planning and Community Development Department. The administrative assistant will provide assistance to the director, in addition to managing the office. Responsibilities include processing Planning Board and Zoning Board of Adjustment applications, maintaining a monthly calendar to ensure deadlines for notices are addressed, preparing and mailing packets to board and commission members, providing welcome letters to new members, maintaining meeting schedules, publishing notice of decisions, maintaining application files, maintaining financial accounts, processing invoices and keeping track of vacation/sick/personal time for all department …
Monday, May 6, 2013
The township manager will preview legislation governing community gardens in town, among other things.
The Montclair Township Council will meet Tuesday for a council conference at 7 p.m. in the municipal building, at 205 Claremont Ave. Township Manager Marc Dashield will preview upcoming agenda items such as an amendment governing community gardens in Montclair. The Montclair Planning Board drafted the legislation that will govern community gardens, chicken coops and apiaries. The recommendations will go before the council for a vote during a future meeting. The township manager will also discuss measures to amend the Montclair Center Gateway redevelopment plan, and those designating 110 Orange Road 30 North Mountain Avenue historical sites. The full council conference agenda can be found in the photo gallery of this article. At the …
Singer, songwriter and composer Duncan Sheik is reportedly working on bringing the murderous and menacing Patrick Bateman to the musical stage, according to Hollywood.com.
A Montclair native is part of a creative team that will bring the terrifying 1980s satire of American greed and loneliness to the musical stage, according to Hollywood.com. Montclair musical singer, songwriter and composer Duncan Sheik is reportedly collaborating with others to make a musical version of Bret Easton's "American Psycho," according to the website. The book was made into a feature film of the same name in 2000 staring Christian Bale playing the murderous and insane Patrick Bateman. Duncan, who created compositions for Boardway shows such as "Spring Awakening," is reportedly working on the musical adaptation of "American Psycho" with the show's producer Jesse Singer, "Glee" producer and screenwriter Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and …
'The entire district is at risk because of the failure of the leadership of the district, not of the principal,' said resident Pamela Cytron.
When the principal of Glenfield Middle School found a student with an imitation firearm in a backpack last month, he mishandled the situation and compromised student safety, which ultimately led to his resignation, said Superintendent Penny MacCormack. Glenfield Middle School Principal Charles Miller “made some significant errors” in response to finding a student with an imitation firearm on April 24, MacCormack said Monday. The “omissions” in Miller’s report of the incident “did not help me feel I could trust the leadership in the school any further.” During a special meeting Monday in the municipal building organized by the parent/teacher group Glenfield School Action Team, MacCormack told more than 150 parents gathered there that …
Susan G. Komen race draws thousands in a sea of pink to South Mountain area Sunday.
The 5K walk/run drew thousands of participants, some clad in pink and others wearing T-shirts celebrating loved ones that had survived breast cancer Sunday in West Orange.