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I Know What You Did At Edgemont Park

If you have a nanny, someone may be trying to tell you something. From the letters section of the Montclair Times ... I was taking my usual walk in Edgemont Park on Wednesday, Sept. 20,...

Chicks With Lenses

Two of our favorite readers turn out to have some major talent behind the camera, and both are putting those talents on display. Fran Liscio, who was a photo editor of Rolling Stone magazine...

Get Your Motor Runnin’ For The Foodbank

Today is The Ride for Hunger, presented by The Essex County Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) and Essex County Harley-Davidson, with the Teamsters Joint Council No.73. With riding season winding down, why not make one of...

A Little Wide of the Mark

We wanted to like 12 Miles West's first fall production, "Fat Pig" by Neil LaBute, more than we did. And we don't know whether our disappointment stems from the acting, the writing, or perhaps...

Thrill Seeker

Last Chance: "Growing Up Black In Montclair 1870-1970" closes tomorrow at Montclair Public Library. Don't miss this moving exhibit expertly curated by Montclair native and historian Stacey Patton. Patton has collected photos,...

The Mother Of All Garage Sales

Treasure hunters, get ready: The Montclair Cooperative School is holding a huge garage sale and estate auction tomorrow, from 7:30am -3pm. The auction includes new furniture, a couple of large flat screen TVs,...

Take A Walk On The Safe Side

Pedestrian safety woes aren't unique to Baristaville -- state pedestrian fatality rates are almost double the national rate. Governor Corzine is determined to take walking in New Jersey off the hazardous activity list. Last...

“The Two Joes” Coming To You, Live On Baristanet

In barely seven weeks, voters will decide if Essex County Executive, Joseph DiVincenzo, will continue in office for his second term, or if Cedar Grove Councilman Joseph Chiusolo, is a better guy for...

Water, Tax, Sewer: Lessons In Bill Paying

Can Montclair Township possibly make bill-paying more confusing? This letter appeared in our mailbox: Dear Barista: I must be getting old. Even water bills make me grumpy. The last one said something about a sewage charge....

Afternoon Sniff Leads To Crime Suspect

Yesterday afternoon we hear there was all kinds of commotion, five or six police cars - lights flashing, on William Street, in Montclair. Deputy Chief of Police Perry Mayers told us it...

Free Laughs Tonight

Baristanet readers, you've told us the Divas of Comedy is a good show. So if you're in the mood to laugh tonight, get to the Diva Lounge at 8:30 pm to see The...

Train Station Settlement Remains Unsettled

NJ Transit is looking for more information about the case of the Upper Montclair Station fire, Montclair Town Manager Joe Hartnett tells us. Although Hartnett was hoping for news of a settlement this...

Huestis House Wins Historic Status

The decision to designate the Huestis home in Montclair a historical landmark at Tuesday night's council meeting did not come as a surprise. But it provided welcome closure to a hotly pursued neighborhood goal...

Meet Montclair’s Class of 1956

Life in Baristaville is different now, but take a walk back in time, 50 years ago. Class historian for Montclair High School's Class of 1956 reunion (Oct. 13-15) Grange (Lady Haig) Rutan sets the...

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