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Happy Anniversary from the Royal Sonesta

Mista Barista got all of three days home from China before he was sent off to New Orleans to cover Hurricane Gustav. He sent this photo postcard from the Royal Sonesta Hotel in the...

Great End-Of-Summer Reads

It's August--there's still time for a compelling summer read like Montclair author Jacqueline (also known as Jay) Carey's "It's A Crime". The protagonist, Pat Foy, is a landscape architect married to a telecom millionaire, who...

Choppers Search for Missing Child, Who is Safe

Police search helicopters circled Montclair Saturday night around 11 pm, searching for a missing 8-year-old child. The child was apparently found shortly after 11 with a relative. Baristanet received five tips from readers concerned...

Before ‘N Aftercare Now At Bloomfield Schools

A tipster passes on some good news for Bloomfield parents: "Before and after-care will be provided in Bloomfield schools through the Montclair YMCA. The services were approved by the board on Tuesday. They obviously...

Rutherford’s Mega Street Fair

This Labor Day you might want to walk the walk at the mother of all street fairs...For 33 years, the town of Rutherford, just a ten minute drive from Baristaville, has been partying in...

Katrina: 3 Years Later

It just doesn't seem fair that on the three year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina's destruction, the Gulf Coast is facing yet another force of nature: Hurricane Gustav. While some residents and pets have been...

Harvest Time Hits Little Falls

Our faithful cybrarian, Arnie Korotkin, snapped a few photos to remind us of the bounty found at Little Falls' new Farmers' Market. Little Falls Marketplace is open today and every Friday at 8:30 am -open...

Bloomfield College Students Robbed At Gunpoint

Officials are calling last week's armed robbery at Bloomfield College a rare occurrence. The unlikely victims, two young men, were sitting on a campus bench on the night of August 21. Around 9:30...

McCain Confirms Palin For Veep

It's official: John McCain has named Sarah Palin, Governor of Alaska, as his running mate, making her the GOP's first ever female VP nominee. Forty-something Palin is a mother of five...More on the...

End Of The Road For Lorraine Avenue?

Montclair's plan for a quiet zone along the NJT route is likely to create added traffic congestion to the busy upper Montclair business district. The plan proposes to turn Lorraine Avenue into a...

Run DNC

This week's DNC hoopla - sparked by the media-driven Clinton-Obamadrama seemed to rival last week's Olympic coverage. And night after night, DNC rock stars, Michelle, Hillary, Bill, Al and Barack delivered a good rap....

Baristaville’s Future Olympian

Kudos to Montclair's Victoria Powell who made it into Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd" earlier this month. Victoria, a fifth-grader this fall at Northeast School, won three events at the USA Track & Field...

What’s Stylish, Expensive … and Leaves You Hungry for More?

There's good news and bad news for food lovers in Montclair. To find out, check out Food.

With Art, But Not Rice

You really want to root for FAWA, the new Upper Montclair restaurant whose name is an acronym for French Asian With Art. The restaurant is attractive, minimalistic and sleek, with interesting lighting and shiny...

Clever Commute