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Montclair’s Starring Role In Garden State Film Festival

We hear there are four films from Montclair in the Garden State Film Festival, which takes place this week in Asbury Park, and received a nice write-up in the New York Times. One of the...

More Marin Has Baristanet Connection

Pam Gould, a former Glen Ridger who actually wrote a dating column for Baristanet, has moved to Marin County, CA, and started her own Baristanet. More Marin is up and running (Ridgers will appreciate...

Celebrate Spring At Montclair State

"American Spring!" a free, informal, and unique arts & humanities festival of opera, drama, dance, and audience interaction featuring distinguished visiting authors and performers, as well as MSU College of the Arts' students and...

Fear And Yoga On The Radio

Our own Deb Galant is on Brian Lehrer this morning, talking scary yoga stuff from her new book. She'll be live from 10:40 to 11 a.m., discussing Fear and Yoga in New Jersey; that's on...

Thrive Montclair Brings New Orleans Flavor To Loft Launch Party

It's official: Thrive Montclair will have its celebration on April 12. Press release here...(no word yet if there will be beignets...) Marc Morial, president and CEO of the National Urban League, the nation's largest civil...

We’re Ready For Your Close-Ups, Baristaville.

Okay, Baristaville. How low can you go? With your camera, that is. We want to see tiny Baristaville--the smallest and sometimes overlooked parts of Baristaville, up close and personal. Like the tiny little berry,...

Until The Real Thing Comes Along……

...Until the real thing comes along, in this case, flowers on the branches of cherry trees, you can enjoy a lifelike simulation. The newly refurbished visitor's center at Branchbrook Park in Belleville boasts...

Veni, Vidi, Vici

As a freshman entering high school in San Anselmo, California, I faced a requirement of one year of Latin, you know, the dead language, the language I'd only ever heard in Mass. Rather...

Baristaville: Turn Off Your Lights!

Thanks to Pat Kenschaft for the tip: A worldwide Earth Hour is scheduled for this Saturday evening at 8:00 PM, when everyone is urged to turn all the lights off for an hour to conserve...

Music, Poetry, Theater, Baked Goods — It Doesn’t Get Much Better

It's shaping up to be an artsy weekend in Baristaville: Tonight you'll find poetry at Watchung Booksellers, cabaret night at MHS, "Philemon" premiering at 4th Wall and live music at Unity Montclair's campaign kickoff...

Anti-War Rally Resonates At Rutgers

Five years in Iraq, 4,000 dead, 30,000 injured - and that's just the American count...a war that's costing taxpayers $5,000 every second (read this and weep) being paid with borrowed money. It's enough...

Meet the Tax Man

Bill Merdinger, the tax assessor for Glen Ridge, is the most obstinate, cussed, curmudgeonly, infuriating person you'll find in borough hall these days -- and I think he would consider that compliment. Merdinger is...

Weekend To Party With Your Mates Slates

Montclair, here's your chance to throw back a few beers and get to know your candidates while everyone's still smiling, instead of meeting them inside council chambers...It's the campaign kick-off parties for two of...

Charlemagne’s Eldest Comes to Glen Ridge

You'll find plenty of Equity actors in New York lamenting the fact that they devote weeks to rehearsing a showcase and then union rules limit them to just a dozen or so performances. They...

Clever Commute