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A Book Lovers Weekend

Tonight Watchung Booksellers will be holding Writing Matters: A Dialog on the Craft of Business of the World at 8:30 p.m.7 pm. Upcoming book events this weekend: Saturday Baristanet's own Debbie Galant will be at the...

Weather Alerts for Essex County

A severe thunderstorm and flash flood watch are in effect for Essex county. The National Weather Service has issued the watch until 9 p.m. Find ways to prepare yourself for severe weather on the Weather Channel's...

Summer Music Concert Canceled

Tonight's Essex County Summer Music Concert has be canceled. Chuck Mangione was scheduled to perform at Brookdale Park at 7:30 p.m. As of now, there is no rescheduled date.

Child Endangerment Arrest on Bloomfield Avenue Yesterday

A woman was arrested yesterday afternoon for endangering the welfare of a child on 700 Bloomfield Ave. after 11 a.m., according to Montclair Police Chief David Sabagh. "A woman had let her child out of...

Weekend Puppet Shows in Montclair

Jennifer Levine, local puppeteer, brings her puppets to The Edgemont Park Shelter House in Montclair every weekend in August. Each week will bring a different story and a different cast of characters. There will be...

Weird Names May Lead to Jail Time

BaristaKids discusses a study that shows naming a boy an unusual name could land him behind bars. In the professional journal Social Science Quarterly, Shippensburg University professor David Kalist says giving baby boys unusual or...

Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested

A Montclair man was arrested yesterday as a suspect in a July 14 armed robbery. A West Orange male reported that he was robbed at gunpoint, which was reported here. Montclair Deputy Chief Todd Conforti...

Burglary Arrest Leads to More Charges

An arrest was made on Tuesday after a burglary occurred on Valley Road. According to Montclair Deputy Chief Todd Conforti, John Carluccio, 21 years old, of Montclair, was identified and arrested as the...

The State of Volunteerism in NJ

A new report shows that more Americans are getting involved in their communities in multiple ways. In 2008 volunteering held steady while working with neighbors to solve community problems significantly increased over 2007. As part...

Give Your Son an Unusual Name and Jail Could Be in His Future

There are so many worries when choosing your child's name. You don't want to offend an entire religion, hurt a family member's feelings, or choose a name that is too common. But be careful...

Gov. Corzine Discusses New Stimulus Benefits at Montclair State

Gov. Jon Corzine spoke at a press conference held at Montclair State University yesterday afternoon to discuss the benefits of the new economic stimulus legislation for college campuses. The legislation, which Corzine signed on Monday,...

Potty Training Part 2: Advice from Local Moms

As I wrote yesterday , I'm about to potty train my 2-year-old. In addition to speaking with a pediatrician, I also asked all the moms I know for tips. The advice ranged from structured...

Brewing Racial Harmony

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Watchung Plaza Concert With Andy McKee Cancelled

The MRCA "An Evening of Jazz" with Andy McKee concert scheduled for today, Thursday, July 30, has been canceled.

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