10 Bowls of Soup Found Locally to Warm You Up Through Winter

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 1:31pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Winter weather have you chilled? A hearty and warm bowl of soup is the answer and there are many great options in Baristaville to enjoy.

Here are 10 great bowls of soup to warm you up through winter:

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Members of NJ11th for Change Visit Congressman Frelinghuysen’s Office to Oppose the Repeal of ACA

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 10:17am  |  COMMENTS (0)

NJ11th for Change

(Photo courtesy Bill Lescohier for Morristown Green)

Constituents in New Jersey’s 11th congressional district — which in Essex County includes parts of Montclair, Bloomfield, and West Orange, as well as Caldwell, Cedar Grove, Essex Fells, Fairfield, Livingston, North Caldwell, Nutley, Roseland, Verona, West Caldwell — visited Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen‘s Morristown District Office on January 13 to show their opposition of the repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

Congressman Frelinghuysen says he supports repealing Obamacare when his Republican colleagues come up with a replacement plan, as well as saying he thinks President-elect Trump will do a good job as commander-in-chief, reports MyVeronaNJ.com.

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Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: January 19-22

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 19, 2017 9:12am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Lots of great local events to enjoy this weekend! From live music and concerts, to comedy and theater, to lectures and social events, this is your guide to what’s happening this weekend:

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Montclair To Represent At Women’s March on Washington

BY  |  Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017 12:01pm  |  COMMENTS (7)

 Women's March on Washington

Many Montclair women and their daughters will join the hundreds of thousands of women across the country to attend the Women’s March on Washington or another of the local sister marches in NJ or NYC on Saturday, January 21. Whether they take buses organized by local women, drive, or take a train, they will all get together to stand together in solidarity for the protection of women’s rights, safety,  health, and their families.

Baristanet spoke with several of the women (and one man) to learn what joining the march means to them:

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Newark Museum Offers Free Admission on Inauguration Day to Celebrate Unity

BY  |  Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017 1:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Newark Museum

Looking for something to do this Friday, besides watching the Inauguration? Or for a diversion from watching? The Newark Museum will offer free admission on Inauguration Day, Friday, January 20, (12 – 5 pm) and the opportunity to rediscover the things that unite the country. Continue Reading

Baristanet Profile: Doug Hall

BY  |  Friday, Jan 13, 2017 11:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Doug Hall

The latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

Name: Doug Hall

Where do you live? Prescott Ave in Montclair

When did you move there? 1992 (from NYC)

Where did you grow up? Kansas, Colorado, Missouri, and Syracuse, New York (my Dad was a professor at Syracuse University)

How do you make a living? I’m a composer and music producer for television, films, commercials, etc. I also play live music, and teach piano to adults and kids.

Coffee, tea or … ? Yes!

What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? It would have to involve music, maybe playing a gig with my band Julie’s Party, which includes my wife, Iris, on vocals.

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The List of Montclair Lash Studios Gets Longer

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 11:15am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Amazing Lash Studio

There’s another lash studio opening in Montclair, giving those who wish for longer and fuller lashes another option. Amazing Lash Studio will have its Grand Opening celebration today, January 12 from 4 pm – 8 pm at 644 Bloomfield Avenue, Montclair. Guests will enjoy refreshments, beverages, cupcakes, (including the signature drink, Lashtini) studio tours, photo booth, giveaways, a ribbon cutting and more. Siggy Flicker will make an appearance too, before she heads over to Wakefield & York for her book signing.

Owner Elaina Watley, who grew up in Passaic, says she chose Montclair for the location of her lash studio because “I wanted to be a part of a small business community that I felt genuinely connected to,” she said. Watley, who is also an agent for Victor Cruz, the wide receiver for the NY Giants, was recently named to the board of Montclair BID (Business Improvement District).

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Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: January 13-16

BY  |  Thursday, Jan 12, 2017 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (0)


Lots of great local events to enjoy this holiday weekend! From live music and concerts, to comedy and theater, to lectures and social events, this is your guide to what’s happening tonight through Monday, the MLK Day holiday:


Live Music / Concerts


Friday, January 13


Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar

  • Satisfaction – The International Rolling Stones Show at SOPAC (One SOPAC Way, South Orange) at 8 pm, $30 – $35
  • The Wall Theatrical Extravaganza at The Wellmont (5 Seymour Street, Montclair) at 8 pm, $29.50 – $65
  • Watchung Mountain Riders at Tierney’s (136 Valley Road, Montclair) at 9 pm,  $10 cover
  • Hott Mott at Ruthie’s BBQ & Pizza (64 1/2 Chestnut Street, Montclair) at 7 pm, no cover
  • Suyat at Just Jake’s (30 Park Street, Montclair) at 10:30 pm, no cover
  • Andrea Brachfeld Trio at Trumpets Jazz Club (6 Depot Square, Montclair) / 2 sets: 8 pm and 10 pm, $18 pp online advanced / $20 pp at door

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Local MLK Day Services and Events

BY  |  Friday, Jan 06, 2017 3:45pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

MLK Day of Service

On Monday, January 16, we will mark the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. federal holiday. That day is the perfect opportunity for Americans to honor King’s legacy through service. The MLK Day of Service empowers individuals, strengthens communities, bridges barriers, creates solutions to social problems, and moves us closer to Dr. King’s vision of a beloved community.

In 1994, Congress designated the holiday a day of service, asking Americans to observe it as a “day on–not a day off” in honor of King’s words, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: what are you doing for others?”

You can find ways to serve on the Day of Service website here, and below are local services and events to attend:
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Baristanet Profile: Kelly Coakley

BY  |  Friday, Jan 06, 2017 2:00pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

Kelly CoakleyThe latest installment of our Baristanet Profile series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

Name: Kelly Coakley

Where do you live? Montclair, NJ

When did you move there? May 2008

Where did you grow up? Medford, NJ in South Jersey

How do you make a living? Corporate Recruiter is my 9-5 & a Spin Instructor to keep balance, fun, music & sweat a constant in my life is my passion

Coffee, tea or … ? lots of strong coffee with almond milk or some coconut oil

What’s your idea of a perfect Saturday? workout at dFIT Studio, post workout treat from dBAR, watching my three sons play in one of their various games, hike in Mills with my husband and the boys, dinner with friends, red wine, belly laughs.

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Montclair is relatively heterogenous and, it could fairly be said, takes pride in its diversity. Has Montclair named a street or school after Dr. King? Why is that?

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