It’s Tax Day

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 15, 2015 8:30am  |  COMMENTS (2)

tax day

Let me tell you how it will be, it’s Tax Day and The Taxman is waiting for you.

Today, Wednesday, April 15 is the deadline for filing income tax returns. Take our poll and tell us are you prepared or panicked?:

Continue Reading

Happy Eastern Orthodox Easter!

BY  |  Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 9:10am  |  COMMENTS (2)

eggsIf you’re Greek or Russian Orthodox, today is Easter Sunday! The Greek gals of Baristanet, myself and Georgette Gilmore, wish you and yours a very Happy Easter (Kalo Pascha!) and Christos Anesti (Christ Has Risen)! Continue Reading

Making Bloomfield Avenue Safer

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 08, 2015 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

Bloomfield Avenue Complete Corridor Plan

A new study by Together North Jersey, a planning initiative currently underway in the 13-county North Jersey Transportation Planning Authority region of New Jersey, is looking at “complete streets” strategies for improving safety and mobility for the Bloomfield Avenue corridor in Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair and Verona.

The Bloomfield Avenue Complete Corridor Plan developed a series of design standards and recommendations for a 4.5 mile long stretch of Bloomfield Avenue in Essex County. By identifying short- and long-term improvements, the townships lay out a plan to make Bloomfield Avenue a more pedestrian-friendly corridor, improving the shopping experience, while also ensuring safer transportation for all users consistent with Essex County’s Complete Streets Policy.

Continue Reading

Chag Sameach! — Passover Begins Tonight

BY  |  Friday, Apr 03, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Passover begins tonight at sundown and ends on April 11 at sundown. Jewish families will sit down tonight at the Seder table to celebrate the holiday which commemorates the Jews’ liberation from slavery in Egypt.

Here is our round up of Passover recipes, stories, tips for hosting a Seder, music and more:

Continue Reading

Seen Around Town: Words of Wisdom

BY  |  Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

seen around town

We love this knitted message, spotted and photographed by Stu Weiner, at the corner of Bloomfield and Maple Avenues in Montclair.

See any interesting and/or fun things around town? Send your photos here.



A Snowy First Day of Spring

BY  |  Friday, Mar 20, 2015 7:30am  |  COMMENTS (1)


It may be the first day of spring, but Old Man Winter isn’t ready to leave. A Winter Weather Advisory, in effect today through 2 am Saturday, is expected to bring 3 – 6 inches of snow to our area. Those spring flowers peeking up will be covered in white.



Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

BY  |  Tuesday, Mar 17, 2015 7:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

St. Patrick's Day

Whether you’ll be attending the NYC parade, partying at the pubs, or just enjoying some Irish Soda Bread at home, Baristanet wishes you a very happy St. Patrick’s Day!

(Photo: Flickr)



Hat City Kitchen Turns Five!

Monday, Mar 16, 2015 8:46pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

hat city

Hat City Kitchen in Orange celebrated its fifth birthday this weekend. Numerous local bands donated their time and talent to this non-profit, playing throughout the day to a packed house. Pictured is “Brother Valiant” performing to an appreciative crowd.

All profits from Hat City Kitchen go to support the revitalization of the Valley neighborhood.

Photo: Michael Reitman

Postcard From Purim

Monday, Mar 09, 2015 7:06pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Temple Ner Tamid had its Annual Purimspiel show Saturday night. This year’s production was called “Megillagan’s Island.” Continue Reading

Calling All Seniors! Essex County Wants Your Story for the Legacies Writing Contest

BY  |  Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Essex County Senior Legacies Writing Contest

Montclair resident Alfred Berutti won for his “68 Years Ago” essay in last year’s annual Essex County Senior Legacies Writing Contest. And many other local seniors have had their stories awarded. If you’re an Essex County senior, ages 60 and up, now’s the time to begin writing your own original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of your life for the 2015 contest, which has a March 16 deadline.

“Our senior citizens have led interesting lives and I am always impressed by the stories that are submitted. Our Legacies Contest is an opportunity for our older residents to remember their past and share their experiences with family, friends and the younger generation,” Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo said. “It’s never too early to begin collecting your thoughts and writing your drafts. I encourage all our seniors to start working on their entries now,” he added.

Continue Reading

Featured Comment

Only sucka's pay taxes. I consider it our yearly dues to the exclusive club called America!

Tip, Follow, Friend, Subscribe

Links & Information

Baristanet on Flickr