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To Tuck Or Not To Tuck?

Anne Gorfinkle, a local mom of three is tired of the question, "When are you due?". She's not expecting anything but her 18-month-old to throw his peas on the floor. She has reached her...

Real Estate Agents Rescue Kitties

Wendy Petracca and Jessica Lane, realtors from Re/Max Village Square in Montclair, made a surprising discover yesterday, when assisting at a foreclosed property that had been boarded up in Paterson. The property was being...

Post-Baby Bulge: One Mom Considers Tummy Tuck

Morning sickness, gas, hemorrhoids, back pain and swollen feet are bad enough. Then you have to deal with what your body looks like after the 40 weeks are up. Even if you get back to...

Ghostbusters Busted At Old Essex County Hospital Center

We told you: If you poke around at old creepy hospitals, you're going to get arrested. It happened this morning. Six Hudson County adults, admittedly "hunting for ghosts", were arrested early this morning at the...

Dulce, A Sweet Escape, Coming To Church Street

A candy store that sounds almost Wonka-esque is coming to Montclair. Dulce Candy Boutique is scheduled to open in a few weeks at 17 Church Street, inside the Hinck building next to Clairidge Cinemas....

Get Your Tickets to “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown” Now

Tickets are on sale now for the Gas Lamp Player's summer production of the musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown. A cast of 71 kids ranging from kindergarten to 8th grade perform the...

Montclair Elected Or Appointed BOE Debate Continues

Montclair Watch continues to collect signatures to bring the issue of an elected board of education on the ballot in November. The Star Ledger reports that the group has collected 625 signatures. Residents spoke...

Potty Training Part 1: Advice from a Pediatrician

Potty training. What a dirty job. My youngest daughter turned 2 in June and is showing signs of readiness. I dream of the day that I don't have to change her poopy diapers. But...

Your Weather-Related Woes Here

A tipster sends in this... GS parkway south is back up to a standstill at Watchung. Lights are out at Belleville Ave in Bloomfiled, & Ridgewood & watchung. Live wire down on East Passaic in Nutley around...

Big Tree Down In Glen Ridge

Fell around 3:30 p.m. on Sunset off of Glenridge Pkwy. Ridgewood Avenue in Glen Ridge. Nobody got hurt. Photo: Michael Reitman Another view in the jump...

Speedy Arrest In Montclair Armed Robberies

Yesterday, there were two armed robberies in Montclair, one of which was referenced here. The first took place at 1 a.m. on the 28th, when a Montclair male reported that he had been a victim...

Baristanet Commenting: Now With Thumbs

Yesterday, Baristanet rolled out a comment rating system which allows you to give high or low marks to comments left on posts. As always, if you want to report a commenting issue or problem,...

“Summer Swagg” Dance Party at Unbelieva-Bills

Unbelieva-Bills, the children's entertainment center, now offers weekly teen dance parties throughout the summer. Called "Summer Swagg", the dance parties are the inspiration of Montclair High School students and Unbelieva-Bills owner, Bill Dubiel. Bill had...

Deadly Fire In Bloomfield Near Demarest School

Firefighters with shovels are digging out ashes following a house fire that claimed a life on Bessida Street in Bloomfield. The early morning fire, which could be seen from the GSP, was put by...

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