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Baristaville Family Needs A Lifeline

Baristanet received an email plea to help a family whose life is in shambles after their home caught on fire. Gregory Bressler, Vice President of University Facilities at Montclair State University writes: Earlier this week,...

Montclair a Target in Guitar Theft Ring

Eleven guitars have been stolen in a recent series of burglaries in three towns, Summit, Roselle Park and Montclair. The puzzling series of break-in turned especially violent this past week when masked intruders beat...

Big Belly

Convincing cities throughout the U.S. to go green is not as easy as it appears. There will always be resistance from skeptics who don’t believe in green house gases, as well as from those...

MPD Warns Residents About E-Fraud

From Lieutenant James Carlucci, Montclair Police Department: Due to the economic crisis, we may see an increase in fraudulent emails being sent to unsuspecting victims. These emails appear in various email forms such as; "bank...

ART Connections 5: Juried Art Show At MSU

Looking for a nice, warm, indoor activity? Take a walk on the modern side at Art Connections 5 - a stunning exhibition of 166 art pieces by 106 contemporary artists, on view now through...

Montclair BOE: Not Paying Principal’s Airfares

It only took a week to receive a reply from Montclair BOE regarding the temporary employment arrangement of interim high school principal Judith Weiss, and their search for a new principal. The headline...

Name That Restaurant!

The owners at Uptown restaurant in Upper Montclair (it's a business district, not an indie town) are being rather secretive about the changes planned for the neo-euro-urban bistro. What's in store? We know...

Montclair Taxes Due, Ouch!

A painful reminder, from the Montclair town e-blast: First Quarter 2009 taxes are due February 1, 2099 with a 10-day grace period. Tax payments have a 10-day grace period - on the 11th day of each...

Top Cop Controversy in Bloomfield

Seriously, can anything get down done in the township of Bloomfield without a big political shouting match? The latest involves the retirement of Police Chief Michael Sisco, who officially steps down from his post...

Inauguration Tale: A Logistical Nightmare

When we saw this news story about the Congressional Youth Leadership Conference (CYLC) planning to refund $1 million to irate parents for bungling their kids' big trip to Obama's inauguration, we wondered if that...

Glen Ridge Antiques Show Starts Today

It's two full days of antiques at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church, featuring 28 dealers, at the 63rd annual Glen Ridge Antiques Show. Hours are 10 am to 9 pm today (Friday) and 10...

Alleged Drug Thugs Arrested

Twenty reputed gang members of the Bloods, ranging in age from 18-53, were arrested over the last five days following a huge cocaine and heroin operation bust by Essex law enforcement officials. Prosecutor Paula...

Post-Hockey Game Brouhaha In Montclair

Clary Anderson skating arena was packed tight last night at the sold-out annual hockey meet between arch rivals Montclair High Mounties and Montclair Kimberly Academy Cougars. Outside the arena, $5 tickets were being scalped...

Kids & Music Invade Restaurant to Raise Money

Susan Pinkwater, owner of the Uptown Bristro, was brave last night. At 5:30 p.m., all 52 seats in her Upper Montclair restaurant were filled. At least two-thirds of her patrons should've been wearing bibs....

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