Local Easter Sunday Services

BY  |  Friday, Apr 18, 2014 8:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Local Easter Services

For those celebrating Easter this Sunday, here are some local services:

The Episcopal Church of St. James
581 Valley Road, Montclair, NJ, 07043

  • 8:15 am:  Choral Holy Eucharist followed by a festive coffee hour
  • 10:15 am:  Choral Holy Eucharist followed by a festive coffee hour

Church of the Immaculate Conception
30 N. Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042

  • 7:30 am, 9 am, 11 am, and 12 pm: Easter Masses

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Former Glen Ridge Registrar Enters Guilty Plea

BY  |  Thursday, Apr 17, 2014 3:06pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced today that the former Glen Ridge Borough Registrar of Vital Statistics admitted to stealing $82,981 from the Borough over a three year period.

Tresor Gopaul, 30, of Montclair pled guilty today before the Honorable Peter V. Ryan, Judge of the Superior Court, to second degree theft by unlawful taking.

Gopaul is scheduled to be sentenced by Judge Ryan on May 30, 2014.

As Borough registrar, Gopaul was responsible for maintaining birth, marriage and death certificates, and for collecting fees when issuing official certificates. Gopaul admitted that he had been regularly skimming cash paid to the Borough for birth, death and marriage certificates beginning in 2010 and keeping the money for himself. In small increments over three years, his theft added up to $82,981, until he was suspended in August 2013 when his scheme was uncovered. Continue Reading

Bloomfield Crime: Ten Arrests, Carjacking, Burglary and More

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 12:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Bloomfield Police Department Crime Report for the week provided by Sgt. Anthony J Servedio: 


04-08-2014 – A residence on Patton Drive was burglarized between 7:35 pm and 9:05 pm. A rear window was determined to be the point of entry. Some jewelry and DVD’s were taken

04-08-2014 – An apartment was burglarized on the 200 block of Davey Street between 6:30 pm and 11:30 pm. A rear window was determined to be the point of entry. Some jewelry was taken.

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RIP Rosemary Leone

BY  |  Wednesday, Apr 16, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (5)

Rosemary LeoneRosemary Leone,  founder of Leone’s Restaurant in Montclair, passed away on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Leone was born and raised in Newark, N.J., before moving to Bloomfield 30 years ago. Leone was best known for her Montclair restaurants, Mexicali Rose and Leone’s with her son. We got to see Leone’s personality on an episode of Kitchen Nightmare’s with Gordon Ramsey in 2011.


Baristanet offers its heartfelt condolences to the Leone family and loved ones.


Montclair Crime: Burglary at Saunders Hardware, Radiators Stolen From Orange Road

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 1:54pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The week in Montclair crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department:


On 04/10/2014, at approx. 1623 hours, officers responded to a New Street address on a vandalism report. The caller informed officers that she found a rear first floor bedroom window on the property broken. Nothing reported missing.

On 04/10/2014, at approx. 1848 hours, officers responded to the parking lot behind 84 Pine Street on damage to a motor vehicle. The vehicle owner informed officers that he parked his 2001 Honda Civic in the lot on 4/06 at approx 0600 hours. When he returned to it on 4/10 0800 hours, the vehicle had scratches on it. Officers observed swirled scratches on the driver door and a long scratch on the hood and trunk of the vehicle. Continue Reading

Get Your Tickets For Montclair Food + Wine Festival 2014

BY  |  Tuesday, Apr 15, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

mfwf2New chefs, new offerings and much more for this year’s Montclair Food + Wine Festival 2014.

Enter promo code “baristanet” for 10% admission to any event over the course of the three days. (Promo code expires May 31; promo code cannot be applied retroactively to previous ticket purchases).

Founder and executive director Melody Kettle shares that acclaimed Chef Floyd Cardoz of Battery Park City’s North End Grill will be a participating chef.

New Jersey has wonderfully talented chefs,” says Chef Cardoz. “I am honored to live in New Jersey and thrilled to contribute to this significant culinary event.”

Save the Date! Saturday, May 31st with a Grand Tasting at the Montclair Art Museum. Event tickets are $95 (general admission) from 7-9 pm. VIP tickets are offered at $120 (6 pm early admission). The museum’s stunning galleries will be open to attendees for viewing. Approximately 30 restaurants from Montclair (and beyond) will be sampling choice bites. Gary’s Wine & Marketplace (w/locations in Wayne, Madison, Bernardsville) will coordinate wines. Continue Reading

Fatal Stabbing in Clifton At Richfield Shopping Center

BY  |  Monday, Apr 14, 2014 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Richfield Shopping Center, Clifton (Google Street view)

Richfield Shopping Center, Clifton (Google Street view)

A homeless man allegedly stabbed one man to death and seriously injured another at the Richfield Shopping Center early this morning, the Star Ledger reports. Continue Reading

Montclair Celebrates Decades: A Century Of Fashion at MAM

BY  |  Monday, Apr 14, 2014 3:17pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Cameron Silver discussing the history of fashion

Cameron Silver discussing the history of fashion.

Over 250 guests enjoyed the sold out Decades: A Century of Fashion Luncheon, Lecture, and Trunk Show featuring Cameron Silver, the King of Vintage. Silver is a preeminent fashion historian, proprietor of Decades (LA’s premier vintage fashion boutique), author, and BravoTV personality. Attendees were treated to a luxury basket raffle and exclusive vintage trunk show as well as a fabulous lunch catered by Events by Joni and a lecture on the history of fashion by Silver. Guests were also invited to donate items to the Career Closet in Livingston, NJ. Continue Reading

Chag Sameach! — Passover Begins Tonight

BY  |  Monday, Apr 14, 2014 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (0)


Passover begins tonight at sundown and ends on April 22 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:


  • Some fun Passover music: Dayenu, Coming Home by The Fountainheads


Baristanet wishes those celebrating a happy and joyous Passover.



Montclair’s Bobbi Brown To Give Yahoo Beauty Coverage a Makeover

BY  |  Monday, Apr 14, 2014 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Montclair's Bobbi Brown To Give Yahoo Beauty Coverage a MakeoverLast week, Montclair’s Stephen Colbert wasn’t the only famous resident to get a new job. No, Bobbi Brown, makeup artist/founder of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, is not going to join the cast of Real Housewives of New Jersey.

Brown was named editor-in-chief of Yahoo Beauty. Continue Reading

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