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Merry Christmas, Baristaville!

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Montclair High Swim Teams Defeat Glen Ridge, Ending Year 4-0

On Wednesday night, Montclair High School swim teams faced off against Glen Ridge, picking up their fourth victory of the season. The girls, scoring 112-58, took first in all but two events, including...

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, Dec. 23

This week's open house column is sponsored by Kate McDonough. Just a few open houses to saunter through this pre-holiday Sunday. A two-bedroom at the Rockcliffe could make a great stocking stuffer. 6 James...

The Baristanet Last Minute (Local) Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping local is always great, but during the last week of the holiday season, when the roads are crazy and malls are crowded, shopping local is the perfect escape from holiday madness. Here's our...

‘Tis The Season For Stocking Stuffers, Novelty Gifts, And Candy Galore at Rocket Fizz

Walk into Montclair's new candy emporium, Rocket Fizz, and you feel like you've entered a candy museum. Wait, make that an historic candy museum. The choice is mesmerizing, and impressive. With candy and chocolate from...

Baristanet Profile: Wil Hylton

Name: Wil Hylton Where do you live? The South End of Montclair, New Jersey When did you move there? November of 2009 Where did you grow up? Brooklyn, New York. In Flatbush. How do you make a living?...

Montclair Historic Preservation Commission Wraps Up Business For 2018

The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) finished 2018 with a very brief meeting on December 20, in which the commissioners looked at a draft ordinance and handled committee reports. Deputy Planning Director Graham Petto brought...

Weekend Family Fun: Brady Rymer, Cosmic Christmas and More!

This Weekend Family Fun column is sponsored by Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop. Visit Rocket Fizz for candy, gifts and more! The weekend is here! If you’re looking something fun and family friendly...

Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment Approves Two More Plofker Projects; Modifies Redeemer Church Addition

The Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment finished up 2018 at its December 19 meeting by approving four applications, two of which were for projects by Steven Plofker.  One Plofker project managed to avoid controversy...

MontClairVoyant: In the Month of December, Two Positive Days to Remember

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, You're always criticizing stuff. Can we start today's column with something positive (a December 12 event) and end it with something else positive (a Lackawanna Plaza plan NOT suggested by LP's...

Art Exhibit at Gallery L: Winter & Prozak

On Saturday, December 22, Gallery L will open its newest exhibit, Art & Prozak, curated by local artists Joey Palestina and Steve Kelly. The exhibit will kick off with its Winter & Prozak Holiday...

Montclair Planning Board Hears Alternate Plan For Preserving Lackawanna Train Station Site

Lackawanna Station's train sheds -- and whether to preserve them -- was at the heart of the debate at the recent Planning Board meeting on Dec. 17. Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) officials, and members...

Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: December 20 – 23

Your guide to what's happening.

Bloomfield Man Confesses To Burglarizing Same House Three Times This Year

A man has been arrested and confessed to burglarizing the same Harrison St. house three times this year. The suspect, 53-year-old Daniel Jones, of Bloomfield, was trespassing on the Harrison Street residence Monday morning,...

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