Barista Kids Poll: What’s Your Favorite Halloween Candy?

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Happy Halloween! (Updated)

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Update: And here’s a Halloween party from Glen Ridge…

We love the Halloween spirit (especially when there’s power and trees aren’t falling down around us). Montclair Center is hopping with stores and restaurants ready for trick or treaters of all ages.

Check out this scary scene at Raymonds.

Check out this scary scene at Raymonds.

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Fresco Montclair is pulling out all the stops for a Halloween party tonight, including transforming the staff with makeup by Maquilleuse’s Justine Caruso and spooky decorations ( get details here). Continue Reading

Pals Cabin: The Final Goodbye

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pals cabinA difficult image for Pals Cabin fans — the demolition of the famous restaurant to make way for CVS. Continue Reading

Essex County Dems Mourns Loss of Phil Thigpen

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Phil Thigpen, longtime Essex County Democratic chairman died yesterday at 87. Thigpen served as an East Orange councilman, an Essex County freeholder and, since 2010, as the county’s elected register of deeds. According to the Star Ledger, Thigpen, in 2012, cast New Jersey’s 14 electoral votes for President Obama as president of the state’s Electoral College. Continue Reading

The Weekend: Halloween, All Souls Day and Music!

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HalloweenThere are still some Halloween celebrations happening into the weekend, so check out our guide here. An addition to the list is The Yellow Plum All Souls Day Costume Party! On Saturday, November 2 from 9 pm – Midnight, Bloomfield’s latest restaurant is throwing a party with $50 bar tabs to the best costume and other competitions, such as The Left Over Halloween Candy Competition: What to do with all that left over candy? Make a cake, create a work of art, build a thanksgiving wreath… The possibilities are endless!  Win a $25 gift certificate for lunch, dinner or a fun night at the bar!

The Yellow Plum All Souls Day Costume Party! 

Saturday, November 2 from 9 pm – midnight

The Yellow Plum, 1099 Broad St. Bloomfield NJ, 973-893-3681

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Letter to the Editor: Montclair’s Judgment of Solomon Moment

BY  |  Thursday, Oct 31, 2013 1:15pm  |  COMMENTS (31)

letter to the editorAs a 12-year resident of Montclair with two children in the school system, I wanted to voice my support for Dr. MacCormack, the Board of Education, and our educational experts.

Just a little background on myself: I’ve been active in the schools for several years, even serving as the School Action Team Chair in the past. In recent years, though, I’ve diminished my participation in the PTA and SAT because of the acrimonious nature that I’ve found often exists. So I’ve chosen to volunteer in the schools instead, often lending a hand wherever needed and even tutoring children in classes and grades other than my own.

In recent weeks, though, I’ve felt a burning desire to speak up for those of us in the community who don’t agree with the vitriol being spewed toward the school board and superintendent.  There are two issues, it seems; the common core implementation, and the response of those opposed to it.

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Montclair: Now With Less Debt!

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Montclair: Now With Less DebtIn case you missed it in the report of this week’s Montclair council meeting, it was announced that there has been a reduction in the $220 million dollar debt: Continue Reading

Baristanet and NJ Fitness Factory Announce “Six Weeks To A Better Body” Winners

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Three Baristanet newsletter readers are getting a great gift — as winners of the “Six Weeks to a Better Body for the Holidays giveaway,” courtesy of NJ Fitness Factory.

“We know the holidays can render some major obstacles for a person’s weight loss success and we are super excited to help these folks get a good head start on all the distractions. If we can help change habits now then the holidays will be a breeze,” says NJ Fitness Factory’s Marc Ronches. Continue Reading

Montclair Science Teacher Uses Halloween as an Opportunity to Teach

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We just love this video of Montclair Mt. Hebron Middle School science teacher Mr. Dan Taylor. He used his Halloween spirit to demonstrate a very cool science experiment. We added the music for a creepier effect!

Is Montclair’s Tierney’s Tavern Haunted? Paranormal Activity Investigated

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Is Montclair's Tierney's Tavern Haunted? Paranormal Activity InvestigatedIs Tierney’s Tavern haunted? Just in time for Halloween, we learn of an investigation of paranormal activity at Montclair’s beloved watering hole: Continue Reading

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