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UPDATED Montclair Crime: Man Arrested For Possession of Handgun and High Capacity Magazine Near...

Montclair Police corrected their blotter to reflect the following: Mr. Xavier Champagne, 31yoa from Los Angeles California was charged with Possession of CDS. (Mr. Champagne did not receive any weapons charges in this incident) ...

MFEE Celebrates 23 Years of Toast to the Teachers

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) will celebrate its 23rd season of Toast to the Teachers between May 28 - June 26. MFEE Toast to the Teachers is a long-standing tradition of the Montclair...

Montclair Center Stage Music Festival – Sat, May 4: Two Stages Showcase...

Montclair Center Stage Series begins this weekend with a music festival on Saturday, May 4, from 12 pm - 8 pm on Lackawanna Plaza. Gelotti Presents The Montclair Center Stage Music Festival will...

Montclair Planning Board Discusses Township’s SAFE Complete Streets Plan and Use of “Sharrows”

The Montclair Planning Board had no new applications to consider at its April 29 meeting.  Instead, business centered on going over a report from the board’s Master Plan Subcommittee on the implementation of the...

Remembering Vincent Tango, Artist Who Captured Memories of Montclair

Vincent Tango, lifelong Montclair resident, passed away on Monday April 29th, 2019. Tango was an artist well known for his "Memories of Montclair" pieces. Tango created iconic images of Montclair, with a special emphasis...

Montclair Bounce: A Festival of Optimism and Resilience (Pessimists Welcome, Too)

About a year ago, Montclairians and longtime "partners in crime" Elly Meeks and Anne Mernin began brainstorming on ideas for addressing mental health in the community. Meeks, a writer and documentary filmmaker, and Mernin,...

Jazz Greats and Music Innovators Join Seed Artists For Two-Day “Freedom of Sound: Percussion”

Join Seed Artists at Glenfield Middle School on May 3-4 for an ambitious and wide-ranging celebration of things percussive. More than 30 masterful and innovative musicians, from jazz greats Andrew Cyrille, Billy Hart and...

Montclair High School Parents Sign Petition, Seeking Amended May 20 Transition Plan

Montclair High School parents, frustrated by a proposed schedule at the high school starting May 20, are petitioning the school to adopt an alternate plan created by parents. The petition, started Sunday, is entitled...

Happy Orthodox Easter!

Baristanet wishes a Happy Orthodox Easter to all who celebrate! Kalo Pascha and Xristos Anesti.

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, April 28

This week's open house column is sponsored by Kate McDonough. The market keeps chugging on with more than 110 open houses this Sunday. Our menu features a range of styles and prices. Love that natural...

Baristanet Profile: Kenny West III

Name: Kenny West III Where do you live? I just recently moved to Garfield with my girlfriend. Where did you grow up? Clifton How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I'm the chef at...

Paper Mill’s ‘Benny & Joon’ Tackles Love, Loss and Mental Illness With Heart

Like "Next to Normal" and "Dear Evan Hansen," the musical "Benny & Joon," based on the 1993 romantic comedy starring Johnny Depp and Mary Stuart Masterson (onstage at Paper Mill Playhouse through Sunday, May...

Weekend Family Fun: The Velveteen Rabbit, Dino Days, and More!

The weekend is back again! Are you looking for some fun? Check out these family-friendly events happening in our area and beyond! Saturday is Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA of Montclair (12-2 p.m.). Healthy...

Montclair HPC: Hampton House Redo, Pre-K Playground Project and Demolition Ordinance

The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission heard reviews of three applications at its April 25 meeting, along with an update on the anti-demolition ordinance Township Ira Karasick is working on.  Karasick, who serves as the...

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