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Louder Than Words: Autism Benefit

Tomorrow night, Montclair State University's College of the Arts teams up with The Autism Center at New Jersey Medical School of UMDNJ to offer a night of theater and art. The night starts off with...

Resident Confronts Burglar, Politely

Montclair Police say a resident shoo'd a house burglar away in the middle of the night before he could make off with any valuables. A resident of Elston Road returned to his home around...

The Boss And Your Commute Tonight

In other transit news, NJ Transit is giving you a heads up that you may have additional commuters tonight heading out to the Meadowlands to see Bruce Springsteen. They offer train tips for concert...

Remembering Midge Bourne

Carolyn "Midge" Bourne, a long-time member and friend of the Glen Ridge Women's Club and the first and only female mayor of Glen Ridge, has died. Baristanet sends our condolences to Bourne's family and...

We Should Blab to Our Kids More

I usually like New York Times health writer Jane E. Brody. But late last night, I read her ridiculous piece called From Birth, Engage Your Child with Talk. I read it on my iPhone when...

NJ Transit Announces Weekend Service!

All aboard weekenders! NJ Transit announced today that weekend train service for the Montclair-Boonton line will start on Nov. 8. The announcement was made at an 11 a.m. press conference this morning at...

Go Win Some Free Tickets

The ladies bountiful at Barista Kids are giving away free Dan Zanes tickets.

Giveaway: Dan Zanes and Friends Tickets to NJPAC and DVD

Anyone who knows me, knows how much I love Dan Zanes. He and his band make music that everyone can enjoy. I'll admit it, I listen to his CDs in the car even when...

Newark Beats Out Montclair For Dodge Poetry Festival

When Joe Hartnett said that the Dodge Foundation was "reimagining" the Dodge Poetry Festival and considering something completely different from the Waterloo Village model, he was on to something. Except, the Dodge folks took...

This Week’s Highlights: September 30 – October 6

October is packed with family events: The Little Read, block parties, Halloween events and many more. Be sure to check our calendar often so you don't miss out on all the fun. Here are...

From Italian to Asian

The long-empty Mama Giola's, on Bloomfield Avenue just east of South Fullerton in Montclair, is on its way to becoming an Asian Bistro called Chia. Thanks to Jenn Schiffer for snapping the identity change,...

Heroin Seized in Montclair Drug Arrest

Montclir Police yesterday arrested a 28-year-old Montclair man for drug possession and seized 50 envelopes of heroin from his car. The full news release, from Deputy Chief Todd Conforti, follows. As a result of an...

Brookdale Park(ing) Warning

It may be that you've been doing it for years. But that -- and that fact that everybody else does it -- won't spare you a ticket if you're parked around the periphery of...

Baristaville Parents Don’t Spank

This just in: spanking lowers IQ. Kristen Kemp, who grew up in Kentucky, did an informal survey and, not surprisingly, discovered that Baristaville parents spank less than those in her hometown. Read all about...

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