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Montclair Police Department Swears in Two Probationary Officers

Christopher Adams and Michael Kupchak were sworn in as Montclair Police Department (MPD) probationary officers during a ceremony held Friday morning in Municipal Council Chambers. Township Clerk Linda Wanat administered the Oath of Office. “Both...

Friends Of Anderson Park Sponsor Short Story Contest For Montclair Public Middle School Students

Middle school students in Montclair Public Schools can enter a short-story contest, sponsored by Friends of Anderson Park. Three winners will each receive $75 and there will be a cookies-and-awards party at Watchung Booksellers...

Glen Ridge Boy Scout Helps School District To Be Prepared

Andrew Leccese, an Eagle Scout candidate in Glen Ridge's Troop 855, wants his local school district to be prepared for a day he hopes never happens. Leccese raised funds to purchase bleeding control kits...

Montclair Public Library Receives Great Stories Club Grant from American Library Association

The Montclair Public Library has been selected as one of 70 libraries nationwide to take part in the Great Stories Club, a reading and discussion program for underserved teens. This competitive grant is...

Montclair Health Department Offers Free Radon Test Kits

January is Radon Action Month and the Montclair Health Department is taking action by offering free radon test kits to residents on a first-come, first-served basis. Radon is a radioactive gas that occurs...

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, January 6

This week's open house column is sponsored by Kate McDonough. The first weekend of 2019 starts with more than 50 open houses. This week's crop is a mix of new open houses and ones that...

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Ditch the Diets, the Deprivation, and the Doomed-to-Fail Resolutions! "What if I told you that all of those failed New Year’s resolutions from years past – they weren’t your fault? What if I told you...

Montclair Schools To Review Security After Breach At High School Involving Homeless Man

Montclair Schools Superintendent Kendra Johnson and Montclair High School Principal Anthony Grosso sent messages to Montclair families following a security breach at the high school Friday morning: Today we had a security breach at Montclair...
Montclair Crime

UPDATE: Montclair Police Find Incident Was Misunderstanding, Not Luring

UPDATE (January 10): Through investigation it was determined that this incident was a misunderstanding. An Uber driver was circling the area looking for a scheduled pickup and inquired if the juvenile was his...

Baristanet Profile: Danita Gregory-Puryear

Name: Danita Gregory-Puryear Where to you live? East Orange When did you move there? When I was three years old. Prior to that, I lived with my parents in Montclair. Where did you grow up? I grew...

Weekend Family Fun: Star Wars, Game Day, Story Time, Dance and More!

This Weekend Family Fun column is sponsored by Rocket Fizz Soda Pop & Candy Shop. Visit Rocket Fizz for candy, gifts and more! It’s the first weekend of 2019! If you’re looking for something fun...

Montclair Development Review Committee Considers Applications For Water Treatment Facility

After a three-month hiatus due to canceled meetings, the Montclair Development Review Committee (DRC) rang in 2019 with a meeting on January 3.  The committee considered two applications that were as far apart from...

Montclair’s Mikie Sherrill Joins 116th Congress As NJ’s 11th District Representative

Montclair's Mikie Sherrill, joined by her four children on the House Floor, took the oath of office and joined the 116th Congress as the Representative for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District. “Today, I proudly raised...

MontClairVoyant: A School Commute That’s Grueling and a Great PARCC Ruling

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, There's been lots of recent talk about the inequity of more Upper Montclair teens than South End teens getting bused to school because a larger part of our town's north side is...

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