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Fireworks Canceled

A good source tells us that Montclair has canceled First Night fireworks due to the wind.

2008 in Baristaville

Yes, it was a big year for news: the rise and fall of Sarah Palin, the astounding win of Barack Obama, the fall of Bear Stearns and Lehman Brothers... Locally, too, the year was abundant...

It’s the New Year: Say “Cheese”

Happy pre-New Year's eve, fellow Baristavillians. We want to know and most of all, see, what you are doing for New Year's Eve. Are you going to attend the Little Feat Concert, or some...

If You Need a 2008 Postmark, Go Early

Most area post offices will be closed at noon today, so if you've got an estimated tax payment or charitable contribution that needs to be in the mail by year-end, don't wait until...

Oh No, It’s Gonna Snow!

As if all the booze wouldn't make driving treacherous enough, an "arctic airmass" will bring "snow and blowing snow" today, says the National Weather Service. In addition to the weather, police will be out...

Schweppe Burgdorff Responds

Realtors at Schweppe Burgdorff want readers to know that the protests today and yesterday in front of their office have nothing to do with their activities helping customers buy and sell properties. Here's an...

As If We Needed Any Encouragement To Eat…

Montclair's first-ever Restaurant Week, coming in about 5 weeks, celebrates our top chefs and offers gourmands a great incentive to try out new menus and venues - or revisit your favorites - at value...

Montclair Tightening Leaf Blower Law?

Reducing noise and and air pollution produced by leaf blowers - not banning them altogether - is being discussed at Montclair's next council meeting, January 6. The town's 1994 leaf blower ordinance is...

From Rats To Coffins

"We'll stay here every day with the coffin, until this is resolved," Local 78's representative Frank Ortega said this morning, as he stood with Elvis Pilaloa dressed in a hazmat suit, in front of...

Single? Looking For A New Year’s Party In Baristaville?

Calling all single greenies, Blue Wavers, writers, artists, outdoorsy and creative types: First Night Montclair New Years Eve Meet-Up, which started as a mixing bowl for Sierra Club members, is now expanding the...

A Token New Year’s Reminder…

In case you didn't hear, the NJ Highway Authority is holding a token amnesty: Turn In Your Tokens! Check your attic, garage, mystery bags, forgotten suitcase - this Wednesday Dec. 31 is the...

Does Someone See Smell A Rat?

This morning around 11:45 am, there were several sightings of a larger-than-life, 20-foot inflatable rat hovering in front of Schweppe Burgdorff Realtors on Valley Road, Montclair. We received two tip-offs, but before you...

Hold The Pickle!

Where around Baristaville can you find gelato on a brioche? We made this foodie discovery, and more, at a sprawling neo-Italian edifice in Caldwell. It's attracting a large population of folks who understand the...

Eating Italian – Where It Takes A Village

Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR. Calandra's Italian Village is part gourmet emporium, part foodie theme park. With casual dining, drinking, noshing and shopping all under one roof, the Calandra family has created a destination that's an...

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