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Ditch The Kids For New Year’s Eve

Ashley Hammond of Ashley's Soccer/Soccer Domain is a genius. Even before the AMHN starts their sleep-over program to dovetail with Night At The Museum, Hammond's offering a one-night sleep away camp on New Year's...

Train Stopping

Baristareader Rick Festa complains about an over-reaching train at the Walnut Street station: "...Walnut Station has many new safety fences in place now; they are giving tickets for crossing when the lights are flashing...

Montclair Mayor Accuses Mattox Of Bribery

Mayor Ed Remsen has accused Councilor Ted Mattox of attempted bribery, claiming he attempted to buy the Mayor's vote to increase council salaries. Remsen alleges that Mattox offered to pay off a $13,000 campaign...

Open Thread

Hey Baristanetfolk - I'm opening an open thread for all of you who are commenting on some of the older posts. While the posts >21 days old typically don't get too much as far...

Cuban Pete’s Raises The White Flag

UPDATE: Cuban Pete (a.k.a. Dominick Restaino) and his white flag will appear tonight on Channel 12, at 10 pm. "The war is over." Dominick Restaino called Baristanet and spoke those words, marking the official end...

No Way To Treat A Mayor?

Bloomfield's mayor and town council members are clashing -- to the point where Mayor Ray McCarthy is practically powerless. Color commentary here from EcoRealty... You don't have to go to Thailand, Fiji, or a banana...

The Art Of Shopping

We know some of you are still looking for that unique gift...and we've had our eye on Church Street's Gallery 51. We call the mannequin-like figure in the window "Chairman of the Board"....

Baristanet Party Post Mortem

The reviews are in. Diva Lounge and Baristanet are purrfect together. Ninety-five Baristanet revelers gathered for a holiday bash-cum-surprise party where cries of "Oh my god, that's you" could be heard echoed throughout the evening...

Free Dominick

In true Cuban Pete's style, owner Domick Restaino says he'll be turning his latest bout of bad luck into a PR campaign good thing. Expect to see a new sign hanging out...

Newarkers Get Scrooged

So much for holiday spirit...A lot of Newarkers are getting scrooged out of the popular "Victory At Christmas Time" concert. Some city council members questioned the concert's financing and yesterday they couldn't...

Gettin’ The Party Started

Tonight, Team Barista and a coterie of fans will be toasting, tasting, and twisting at the Diva Lounge.The Baristas are sorry we can't see all of you - the guest list filled up pronto...

From The Politically-Correct Files of Mr. Santa Claus

From the New York Post... Still, it won't end. In Maplewood, N.J., parents saw red - and green - after the district banned religious music last year from school holiday concerts. "Silent Night" was not all...

Law And Disorder In Montclair

The crimes just keep coming. Here's what happened this past week: Dec. 12: According to Lt. James Carlucci, a "strong arm robbery" occured, resulting in the assualt of a 21-year-old Montclair resident near Bloomfield Ave....

KaBloom Is Kaput

Say good bye to another Upper Montclair retailer...

Clever Commute