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Looking Back Locally at 2018: The Year In Review

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Montclair Animal Shelter Pet of The Week: Chester

Meet Chester... He ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog. This eight-month old cutie wants to ring in the New Year with you. Come visit him at the Montclair Township Animal Shelter located at 77 N...

Say Goodbye To Gina’s – Bakery On Walnut Closing Today

It's the end of a tradition for many Gina's Bakery customers, as the beloved bakery on Walnut closes its doors today at 1 p.m. Famous for its Thanksgiving pies, flaky scones, Bûche de Noël,...

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, December 30

This week's open house column is sponsored by Kate McDonough. There's a hand full of open houses in the greater Baristaville area to close out 2018. 54 Davis Avenue, Bloomfield List Price: $470,000 Taxes:...

Baristanet Profile: Tiffany Booker

Name: Tiffany "Ms. Montclair" Booker Where do you live? Montclair When did you move here? I'm a life-long Montclair resident, and one of the estimated 10% of residents who lives, works, and plays in Montclair. How do you...

Crime Concerns and Burglary Prevention A Focus Of Montclair’s First Ward Meeting

Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti, joined by Deputy Chief Wilhelm Young, attended First Ward Councilor Bill Hurlock's community meeting to address a string of break-ins in the First Ward, starting around Thanksgiving weekend and...

Weekend Family Fun: Winter Wonderland, Choo Choo Soul and More!

This Weekend Family Fun column is sponsored by Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop. Visit Rocket Fizz for candy, gifts and more! Well, here we are – the last weekend of 2018! We’ve gathered...

MontClairVoyant: This Montclair Year in Review Is Nothing to Sneeze At. ‘Achoo!’

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, For your final 2018 column, can you look back at Montclair's 150th-birthday year? Starting with January, when Upper Montclair's congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen decided not to run for reelection? Sincerely, Rhett Trospective "We're thrilled...

Letter to the Editor: Montclair Must Provide South End Bus For High School Students

-- It is encouraging to see some buzz and potential momentum for getting a school bus to South End for high school students. This issue has been a graveyard of good ideas and student...

Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: December 27 – 30

Your guide to what's happening.
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Happy Kwanzaa!

On this first day of Kwanzaa, Umoja, which means unity, Baristanet wishes those celebrating a joyous holiday!

New Year’s Eve Family Fun: Fireworks, Parties and More!

New Year’s Eve isn’t just for grown-ups! The kids want to celebrate too! Get ready for some family fun, New Year’s Eve style! If you’re looking for some NYE family fun, we’ve got you...

Montclair Crime: Burglary at Montclair Antique Center, Car Theft

The week in crime from D/Lt. David O’Dowd, Montclair Police Department: Arrest 12-18-2018 (South Park Street) A 48-year-old Verona man was arrested and charged with DWI. Burglary/Theft 12-21-2018 (Salvation Army, Trinity place) theft of...

We Wish You A Merry Christmas With Some Holiday Cheer

Enjoy Bloomfield High School Madrigal Singers performing earlier this month at Brookdale ShopRite. https://youtu.be/hixgPQ9LMMs

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