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The Aftermath

Tree down on Glen Ridge Parkway near Ridgewood Ave. in Glen Ridge. Thanks, Dave, for sending in the photo.

Major Mugging in Anderson Park

Two 16-year-old boys were robbed and beaten up in Anderson Park last night before being taken to the hospital, Montclair Police say. They say a group of six or seven black men attacked them...

Thunderstorms Moving In

UPDATED: Man, that's loud. Video from the Baristanet porchcam at about 4:35 pm. The National Weather Service has issued a severe weather advisory for Essex County. * AT 256 PM EDT THE NATL WEATHER SVC WAS...

Up Close and Personal at Motor Vehicles

Today on Barista Kids: getting your first driver's license, duct-tape prom dresses, a local kid who met Nelson Mandela and what to do about bored kids.

Oh, Deer

A reader named Ryan sent us this picture of a deer wandering brazenly around Ridgewood Avenue in Glen Ridge last night around 7:15 pm. This deer is so close to the front door, it...

Local Kid Meets Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela Day is July 18, and includes and all-star concert at Radio City Music Hall, a special stand at Grand Central and a dinner at Cipriani's. One local boy was part of the pre-celebration...

Duct Tape Prom Dresses & Our 4th of July Float

I'm frantically trying to come up with an idea for Barista Kids' 4th of July Parade float this Saturday. We have a red pickup truck, but that's about it. Have any ideas for us?...

Fourth of July Fireworks and Celebrations (Updated)

(Updated with detail that Brookdale Park fireworks will be rescheduled) Here's what's happening around town for the July 4th weekend. Montclair, Bloomfield, Nutley, Clifton and other neighboring townships are holding celebratory events, many of...

Water Shutdown for Some Streets Tomorrow

The Montclair Water Department is replacing a valve tomorrow and will be shutting off water for certain homes on Valley Road between Alvin Place and Appleton Place between 9:30 am and 1:30 pm tomorrow...

Mom Confession: I Don’t Believe in Boredom

At a meeting around my dining room table last night, a few parents mentioned that their daughters were bored in Girl Scouts, and the implication was that this might lead to them dropping out...

This Is What 17 Looks Like

For mothers of little kids, a child's birthday is all about bouncy houses and goody bags. But when your kid turns 17, it's all about the driver's license -- especially for boys. I can't...

Bike Montclair Has a New Symbol

Glen Ridge artist Lori Loebelsohn, whose BlueWaveNJ posters and mugs can be seen throughout liberal households in Baristaville, has a new piece of art that you may be seeing a lot of soon. An...

Vinnie’s View: Everyman As Movie Critic

Vinnie Travisano is an ad man by profession. For fun, he's a movie critic. Not just any movie critic: a movie critic for the common man. A self-confessed "dyed-in-the-wool movie addict" as well as...

Teens Pay Tribute to Troops Tonight

Glenfield Middle School students are raising money for soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan tonight. Head to Montclair Public Library to hear their songs and get some dessert. A Coming Home: Teens Tribute for our...

Clever Commute