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Montclair Jazz Festival: Support helps keep the beat

07/26/2019

Everything clicks in a good jazz group. The rhythm section syncs, holding the tempo and adding percussive colorations as the […]

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JAZZ HOUSE KiDS Hosts “Something Wonderful,” A Day of Beauty, Pampering and Music for Students

05/01/2019

If you happened to see 30 or so children with big, happy smiles on their faces yesterday morning, or heard […]

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EDITORIAL: Praise for Grover House

03/20/2019

When Rep. Mikie Sherrill, D-11, saw the blend of old and new at Grover House, the 1915 bank building renovated […]

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Preserving Local Beauty: Grover House Opens for Business in Caldwell

03/20/2019

CALDWELL, NJ — The Borough of Caldwell celebrated the official grand opening of the historical Grover House over the weekend in the […]

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Grover House formally opens in Caldwell

03/18/2019

CALDWELL – Developer Bob Silver cut a green ribbon to mark the formal opening of Grover House on Saturday, March 16. The former bank, built […]

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Grover House brightens Caldwell’s downtown

02/23/2019

CALDWELL – The Bravitas Group has completed its renovation of the former bank building at 333 Bloomfield Ave. and leased […]

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Another Caldwell Bank to Undergo Adaptive Reuse

01/14/2019

For close to a decade, the two-story bank at 307 Bloomfield Avenue in Caldwell has sat empty, despite its location […]

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Need a Recharge? Township Leading Area in Number of Car Charging Spots

11/10/2018

There’s a revolution in transportation happening right in front of our eyes – new plug-in cars that spew out no […]

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7 Things Founders Need to Know About Office Space

09/26/2018

Real estate is one of the biggest costs for any business, and your HQ can have a huge impact on […]

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How Montclair Built A Thriving Downtown

05/03/2018

On this sunny spring day in Montclair, Diamond Cycle is gearing up for bike riding weather. “I really love bicycles, […]

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Something Wonderful’ for Newark kids in Montclair

04/18/2018

Something Wonderful is a day of pampering in Montclair on April 11 for special needs students and caregivers from the […]

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ArtShines 2018 hosted by Radius Digital Science at Vault491

02/02/2018

ArtShines 2018 is a gallery event sponsored by Radius Digital Science at their office on 491 Bloomfield Avenue, Suite 104, […]

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ULI honors standout projects, CRE leaders at annual awards dinner

10/16/2017

Eight projects and two key figures in New Jersey commercial real estate were among the honorees at an annual awards […]

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Montclair Jazz Festival Draws Record Numbers to Annual Summer Event

08/18/2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Nishuane Park in Montclair welcomed Jazz aficionados and fans of good music for the 8th Annual Montclair Jazz […]

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“Jazz In Focus” Opens At The Gallery at Hillside Square, Thursday, 7/27

07/24/2017

The Gallery at Hillside Square, Jazz House Kids and the Montclair Jazz Festival present “Jazz in Focus,” featuring the work […]

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Wells Fargo Sells 2-Story Building In Caldwell

06/21/2017

CALDWELL, NJ — Wells Fargo has sold a two-story, 7,427-square-foot retail building on the corner of Bloomfield and Smull Avenues […]

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Offices, Retail, and Art Gallery Planned for Century-Old Caldwell Bank

06/07/2017

For 102 years, the Citizens National Bank Building has stood along Bloomfield Avenue, the main thoroughfare in the Borough of […]

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Montclair Hillside Square Complex Architectural Glass Project

04/27/2017

About five years ago in 2012 Glasscrafters was participating in an Architectural glass project – conversion from church to business offices. The […]

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Montclair’s Jazz House Kids host ‘Something Wonderful’ for John F. Kennedy School

04/27/2017

Jazz House Kids hosts “Something Wonderful,” a day of beauty, pampering and health for the students, parents and caregivers of […]

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Jazz House Kids and Community Volunteers Take Time Out to Pamper Exceptional Children from Newark

04/26/2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ – On Monday, Jazz House Kids, the Bravitas/Silver Family Foundation and a group of community partners, pampered 50 Students, […]

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Montclair Film Celebrates Grand Opening of New Home

04/03/2017

Montclair Film cut the ribbon on its new home on Thursday. Formerly known as the Montclair Film Festival, along with the […]

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The Montclair Film Festival Has A New Home

03/31/2017

Montclair Film, the sponsors of the Montclair Film Festival cut the ribbon on its new home, the Investor’s Bank Film […]

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Montclair Film Festival Cuts Ribbon On Investor’s Bank Film & Media Center

03/30/2017

On March 30, 2017, Montclair Film cut the ribbon on its new home, the Investor’s Bank Film & Media Center, […]

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A sneak peek at Montclair Film’s new home

03/29/2017

Montclair Film, which presents the Montclair Film Festival, has a brand-new office space at 505 Bloomfield Ave., named the Investors […]

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Montclair Residents Enjoyed Coffee with the US Attorney and Police Chief

12/13/2016

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Crazy Mocha coffee shop of Montclair was packed with residents who flocked to have coffee with US Attorney Paul Fishman […]

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Crazy Mocha Coffee Coming to Montclair

08/11/2016

Crazy Mocha Coffee Co. is making its way to Jersey next month. We reported that the Pittsburgh coffee house was coming to […]

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Looking ahead to the 2016 Montclair Jazz Festival

08/01/2016

Nine hours of world-class jazz will kick off next month. It’s the seventh annual Montclair Jazz Festival produced by acclaimed […]

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The 2016 Montclair Jazz Festival: Amazing Lineup, Pre- and Post-Event Festivities, and More!

07/13/2016

The No Tickets Required Montclair Jazz Festival is back, BIGGER and BETTER than ever! Montclair will once again transform into […]

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Jazz House Kids Announces the 2016 Montclair Jazz Festival Lineup + More Family Fun

07/11/2016

The No Tickets Required Montclair Jazz Festival is back, BIGGER and BETTER than ever! New Jersey’s eclectic arts town of […]

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Jazz on Canvas: New Show Featuring Jazz Inspired Art by Andres Chaparro in Montclair

06/14/2016

The Gallery at Hillside Square and Jazz House Kids will present Jazz on Canvas, a solo exhibition of jazz-inspired paintings by Andres Chaparro from June 17 – August […]

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Making the Most of What You’ve Got: Adaptive Reuse and TOD

05/04/2016

Sounds like the start of a joke … what do old banks, churches, and hospitals have in common? Often the […]

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Montclair Film Festival: MFF launches capital campaign

05/03/2016

This time next year, you might be picking up tickets for the Montclair Film Festival in a new spot. MFF’s […]

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NJ BIZ COOLEST OFFICES: Sionas Architecture 8 Hillside Ave., Suite 208 | Montclair, NJ

03/14/2016

Sionas Architecture designs for residential and commercial properties and has extensive experience working on adaptive reuse and green and environmentally […]

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Nishuane Group Presents at

02/13/2016

Michele S. Delisfort, Managing Partner at Nishuane Group, designed and facilitated a session at the 2016 NJ Planning Conference. Entitled, […]

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New Life for an Historic Sanctuary

01/27/2016

To see the feature of 211 Broad in Red Hot Magazine (page 21), click here: http://issuu.com/redhotcommunitypublishing/docs/redhot_jan_2016?e=0/33094353

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The Montclair Times Editorial: “Town Tempo: In tune with livability”

08/13/2015

The cachet of our nationally recognized town includes Montclair’s abundance of community activities. The Montclair Jazz Festival, occurring in two […]

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Montclair Film Festival Moves HQ to Hillside Square

08/12/2015

Over the past five years, the Montclair Film Festival has grown tremendously. What started as a week-long festival in 2012, has expanded […]

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Montclair Jazz Festival holds launch party

08/11/2015

The opening notes are still lingering in the air. The downbeat will strike next Saturday. A party at Hillside Square, […]

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Montclair Film Festival moves offices

08/11/2015

The green shag carpet in the center of the office comes from the old office. But in the cool, climate-controlled, […]

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Launching The 2015 Montclair Jazz Festival: Bigger, Better and Big Plans For the Future

07/31/2015

You’ve come a long way baby. Montclair Jazz Festival, returning this year bigger and better, has grown every year along […]

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Montclair Jazz Festival Organizers Preparing for Aug. 15 Event

07/31/2015

In a few weeks, thousands of jazz lovers will converge on Montclair’s Nishuane Park for the annual Montclair Jazz Festival […]

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Red Bank: Church Conversion Completed

07/31/2015

Red Bank’s First Church of Christ, Scientist has a new home, just off to the side of its former one, and some […]

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Jazz House Kids Unveils the 2015 Montclair Jazz Festival Lineup, Pre- and Post-Event Happenings, and New Title Sponsor

06/19/2015

No Tickets Required! New Jersey’s eclectic arts town of Montclair will once again transform into a destination for thousands of […]

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From Snap to Finish at the BrassWorks Gallery

04/23/2015

Artists Miriam Stern and Joohyun Pyune will be exhibiting their art in a show called From Snap to Finish at […]

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What makes Montclair 1 of 3 chosen Best U.S. Main Streets?

03/30/2015

When the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, recognized the 2015 country’s best […]

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2015 Great American Main Street Award Winner – Montclair Center BID

03/29/2015

Competing with one of the biggest, most vibrant cities in the United States, Montclair, New Jersey, holds its own as […]

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The Gallery at Hillside Square Presents Linda Ippolito’s Mezzogiorno

01/28/2015

The Gallery at Hillside Square is pleased to present Linda Ippolito’s Mezzogiorno, on view February 6 through May 15, 2015.

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Montclair Historic Preservation Commission approves two Bloomfield Avenue applications

12/27/2014

Montclair’s midtown may look a little different in the not-so-distant future, after the Montclair Historic Preservation approved applications for both […]

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Red Bank: Green Space Rises In Old Church

10/28/2014

The pews and organ are gone. But touches of what made the former First Church of Christ, Scientist in Red […]

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Congratulations to the Winners!

10/01/2014

With 11,421 online ballots cast between August 22-September 26, the People’s Choice Awards for Great Downtowns is officially closed and […]

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Renovation Report: 465 Park Street, Montclair

06/02/2014

There’s been had a lot of talk about teardowns and homes that seem incongruous in relation to the homes around […]

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Red Bank: Church Plan Wins Full Blessing

04/04/2014

The proposed conversion of First Church of Christ, Scientist in Red Bank into an office complex was praised to the […]

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Stirring Surfaces, A Contemporary Art Exhibit At Hillside Square In Montclair

02/21/2014

The Gallery at Hillside Square in Montclair will soon be transformed by “Stirring Surfaces,” a solo exhibition of paintings by […]

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East Meck foundation hires director for teacher project

01/13/2014

Robin Freeman, a school volunteer and professional fund-raiser, has been hired as executive director of East Mecklenburg High’s All Star […]

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Garden Club of Montclair 2013 Civic Beautification Award

01/06/2014

Each year the Garden Club of Montclair recognizes businesses who have made a positive impact on their neighborhood through architectural […]

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Olympic alums launch plan to support school’s teachers

12/30/2013

Teachers at Olympic High School could get a boost in the coming year, as alumni raise money to clone a […]

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Alan Peckolick’s paintings show in Montclair

11/21/2013

You may not have seen Alan Peckolick’s paintings before, but you’ve probably seen his work. Peckolick’s graphic designs include the […]

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From Church to Office and Community Space

06/06/2013

Smart-Growth Challenge: How can a neighborhood best re-purpose a large institutional building? Hillside Square in Montclair was originally home to […]

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Hillside Square: A Historic Masterpiece in Montclair

10/24/2012

Blown away and inspired—that is the only way I can describe my feelings after touring the Hillside Square renovation project […]

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Montclair church is a convert: Celebrating the completion of Hillside Square

10/18/2012

The company that has designed the logos for the World Series and several Major League Baseball teams, a film and […]

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Hillside Square fits its Montclair neighborhood

04/12/2012

On the outside it looks almost exactly like the church that was built at 8 Hillside Ave. in 1926. But […]

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A Soulful Solution for Montclair’s Christian Science Church

04/09/2012

On Easter Sunday, the congregation of the First Church of Christ, Scientist—Montclair returned to its home of 85 years on Hillside […]

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BrassWorks Shows Artists—For Fun

09/22/2011

Patch talks to Hillary Reimnitz about creating a gallery and their upcoming show. BrassWorks on Grove, which is tucked away […]

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MHS Art Grads Make an Impact with “Next In Line” Exhibit

07/30/2011

A fine show at the Virginia S. Block Studio Montclair Gallery, upstairs at Academy Square “Next In Line” opened this […]

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Baristaville is Lean, Mean — and Green

05/09/2011

Baristaville is on the cutting edge of many things, not least of them its green building practices. “It is a […]

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East Meck High—60 years of excellence

04/29/2011

On April 28, over 450 alumni, parents and friends of East Mecklenburg High School gathered in celebration of 60 years […]

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Grateful East Meck grad’s gift keeps giving

04/28/2011

I’ve just returned from one of those events that perks up not just your day, but your whole outlook. I […]

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Girl Scouts See Green at Academy Square

04/09/2011

The Academy Square building at 33 Plymouth Street is pretty special. People outside of Montclair come to see it. It […]

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From Tired Buildings to Slick New Offices

03/01/2011

MONTCLAIR, N.J. — Six years ago, when a corporate restructuring abruptly put Robert H. Silver out of his job as […]

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Academy Square cuts the ribbon on Friday

09/23/2010

The public is invited to a reception and ribbon-cutting at the new Academy Square green office complex at 33 Plymouth […]

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Streets of Montclair Re-Created at Montclair Township Animal Shelter

07/15/2009

A trip to the zoo is only a minute away – ever since the Montclair Township Animal Shelter joined forces […]

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What’s Old Is New Again

10/14/2007

If you’re planning a trek through Montclair’s art galleries today, you’ll get to see the newly renovated Brassworks on Grove. […]

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Social Venture group focuses on school and housing needs

03/01/2007

In its first year, Social Venture Partners Charlotte chose education and affordable housing as its priorities. Based on its research […]

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A Silver Gift to School Worth More in Change

12/03/2006

Last year, a graduate of East Mecklenburg High School pledged $500,000 to recruit and keep great teachers if the school […]

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Robert H. Silver, Co-Founder Bravitas Group, Honored at YMCA of Greater New York 32nd Annual Dodge Award Gala; Over $2 Million Raised to Support YMCA Programs

06/14/2006

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–June 14, 2006–More than 870 community and business leaders, philanthropists, elected and government officials and supporters of the […]

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