Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Marisela Santiago, of Watchung Booksellers in Montclair, suggests her top picks for what to read while you are relaxing on the beach or sitting in the park.
Tuesday, April 30
The following column was written by your local bookseller Marisela Santiago, of Watchung Booksellers, at 54 Fairfield St. So the weather outside is getting warmer and we are all settling into that light mood that drives us into lazy summer days. This is also when we begin to get the usual guilty requests for "a fun, light and funny book" that I can read by the beach, or by the pool, or in the park. We all know that sometimes those fun guilty reads are heavy on the guilt and light on good writing. However, what we know is that there are plenty of books that are both thoroughly entertaining and tightly written and those are the ones we love best. In this spirit I offer some of my absolute favorite fun and fabulous reads from the past few …
Thursday, April 18, 2013
A Montclair State University professor offers advice to parents for how to talk about the bombings.
The Boston Marathon bombings is an event that can be exceptionally difficult for children to understand. With news agencies running images and coverage nonstop, children and teens are easily influenced and can take in the wrong information. To help parents discuss the bombings with their children, Dr. Gerard Costa, director of Montclair State University's Center for Autism and Early Childhood Mental Health, offers these tips. • Events like the Boston Marathon bombings can lead adults to become more anxious and vigilant, and these feelings can be transmitted to infants and children through gestures, pacing, interactions and words. Adults need to monitor their own states and help children to feel safe. If a parent is too anxious or …
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Montclair State University's School of Communication and Media has formed an alliance with six of the top news organizations in the state.
Wednesday, March 20
Six of the state’s top media organizations can now be found at Montclair State University. The university’s School of Communication and Media announced Wednesday a newly formed alliance with AOL's Patch New Jersey sites, NJ.com, NJ Spotlight, North Jersey Media Group, Reuters and WBGO, who will join with existing on-campus news operations established by New Jersey Public Radio and NJTV. The school will provide the news organizations with full operational news bureaus and access to student internships. General Manager of NJTV John Servidio said in a press release that "... the new Center for Cooperative Media promises to further enhance our content-sharing opportunities with the school and other news outlets, resulting in more …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Upgrades aimed at modernizing electricity grid after Sandy left widespread outages in the area.
Thursday, February 21
By Tom Johnson, NJSpotlight.com Is it time to invest nearly $4 billion in ratepayer subsidies to help modernize the power grid to avert widespread outages from extreme weather, such as Hurricane Sandy? If the state’s largest utility gets its way, the answer is "Yes," at least according to a filing yesterday with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities. The proposal – courtesy of Public Service Electric & Gas -- is likely to kindle a fiery debate over how the state should respond to Sandy and at what cost to consumers. The filing comes at a time when the state’s utilities are under enormous pressure to reduce long outages caused by extreme weather, while the Christie administration is struggling to find ways to reduce energy bills, which …
Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Churches in Newark, Montclair were among collection points for 1,770 firearms
A gun buyback program held at churches in Newark, Montclair and other communities this past weekend was the largest of its kind ever held in Essex County, netting 1,770 firearms ranging from a one-shooter to high-capacity assault weapons, state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said during a press conference in Newark Tuesday. “By any measure this buyback was a success and another step forward in our continuing effort to make New Jersey safer by taking deadly weapons out of circulation,” said Chiesa, who was flanked by clergy members, law enforcement and mayors from East Orange, Irvington, Orange, Montclair and Newark. The buyback program allowed gun owners to turn in up three guns each and to receive as much as $250 per weapon, no questions…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Prepare for winter storm Nemo with these essential safety recommendations.
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Friday, February 8
Are you preparing that generator you purchased after Hurricane Sandy? If so, keep in mind these safety tips for generators and more.
Friday, January 25, 2013
The works of Warsaw-born Holocaust survivor Israel Bernbaum will be displayed in February at Montclair State University.
A collection of art work preserving visceral images of life in Nazi concentration camps and the uprising of Jews in Warsaw has been donated to Montclair State University. A wealth of canvasses, murals and drawings from acclaimed artist Israel Bernbaum were given to the university in 2011, and will be on display in an upcoming exhibit. The works of Bernbaum, a Warsaw-born Holocaust survivor who died in 1993, depict the harsh life of Nazi concentration camps and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. The preservation of the paintings is “very important to humanity and we are responding to saving and rescuing works that are one of a kind,” said Teresa Rodriguez, director and curator at the George Segal Gallery at Montclair State. About 6 …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Susan Sturner, of Lawrenceville, visited Montclair's Greenleaf Compassion Center for the first time recently and walked out with legal marijuana.
Susan Sturner suffers from fibromyalgia, Hepatitis C and a host of other ailments. To ease her pain, her doctor recently prescribed her with one thing that will help: medical marijuana. Sturner drove to Montclair from Lawrenceville for her appointment at Greenleaf Compassion Center on Dec. 20. She later walked out with her first purchase of medical marijuana -- with no fear of being arrested. “I feel like I’m in a dream,” said Sturner. “I’ve waited so long for this and so many people with the Coalition with Medical Marijuana of New Jersey have worked for years ... to get here.” Sturner is one of the few hundreds of medical marijuana patients going to the newly opened dispensary, which opened on Dec. 6 in Montclair's busy business …
Monday, December 24, 2012
The Port Authority made the announcement on Monday.
Don't worry about leaving your New Year's Eve Party in Hoboken early. The PATH is running 24/7 on Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced on Monday. This will be the first time the PATH is running round the clock since Hurricane Sandy. Until then, service runs between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m. every day. The Hoboken station was reopened last week after being closed for nearly two months. From the Port Authority's announcement: On Tuesday, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, between the hours of 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., PATH trains will run both ways from Newark to the World Trade Center, Journal Square to 33rd Street, and Hoboken and 33rd Street. Between the hours of 10 p.m. on New Year’s Eve and 5 a.m. on New Year’s Day…
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Need a quick holiday cookie recipe? Make one of these for your parties this season.
One of the most important holiday questions to ask yourself is: What kind of cookies will you be baking for your get-togethers this season? From sweet to savory, holiday cookies come in all shapes and sizes. And what’s better than to top off a tray of cookies than a glass of homemade eggnog? You can check out myrecipes.com to learn how to host a successful cookie swap and view more holiday cookie recipes. You can also head down to Splurge Bakery, Patch Readers' Choice 2012 award winner, or check out Bella's Bakery if you don't feel like making the sweets yourself. Want to do it yourself? Check out the recipes below: Eggnog In a saucepan over low heat combine milk, vanilla extract, cinnamon, cinnamon stick and clove. Bring to a slow boil…