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Remembering Bill Nigh

We learned the news today that a longtime friend to Baristanet on Twitter, Bill Nigh, died earlier this month. Nigh had amassed close to 25,000 followers on Twitter and was proud of his following. The...

Township of Montclair Doing Outreach To Businesses Affected by Midtown Lot Closure

Montclair business owners shared how they were caught unprepared for the announcement that the Midtown Parking Lot on Glenridge Avenue behind the businesses would be closing on January 4. According to Montclair Township Communications Director...

MontClairVoyant: Misery Aplenty in 2020 — and Some Bright Spots

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, It was an ultra-depressing year because of the pandemic, but it's December 31 and thus time for you to do a 2020 retrospective. One Q&A for each month. Ready, Teddy? Sincerely, New Year's Eve/Old...

Looking Back Locally: The Year In Review 2020

A look back at the biggest local stories of 2020 brought to you by Baristanet.
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#SocialDistancing Arts & Entertainment: December 31 – January 3, 2021

Your guide to the latest social distance events to enjoy in the last days of 2020 and the first of 2021.

Montclair Business Owners Caught Off Guard By Midtown Lot Closure News

When Montclair announced on December 24th that it would be closing the Midtown Parking Lot on January 4, the news, coming on Christmas Eve, was like The Grinch Who Stole Parking for Montclair business...

Montclair Fire Dept. Responds Two Fires in 12 Hours; Both Under Investigation

The Montclair Fire Department responded to two fires in a 12 hour time span, according to Deputy Chief Robert Duncan, one on Portland Place and the other on Mountain Terrace. On December 28th, at...

Midtown Parking Lot Closes January 4, Montclair Apologizes For Inconvenience

< Montclair's Midtown Parking Lot, located on Glenridge Avenue, is closing to make way for the Midtown Parking Deck. For that to happen, the Midtown Lot will close on Monday, January 4, so construction of the...

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Kids

Kids love New Year’s Eve just as much as adults. Whether you let them stay up until midnight or end the festivities earlier, there are plenty of fun things you can do to make...

Helping Hands Project, An MHS Club, Raised Over $1400 For Transgender Law Center

Montclair High School students Lucy Solomon and Jadyn Berrian are founders of the Helping Hands Project club at Montclair High School; Sofia Saidi and Kathryn O’Keefe are the 2021 Helping Hands Co-Presidents. Earlier this...

The Montclair Film Festival Emerging Filmmaker Competition Now Open

Submissions are now open for the annual Montclair Film Emerging Filmmaker Competition (EFC), a film competition open to students from around the world interested in submitting short films in the Narrative, Comedy, Documentary, and...

Montclair Shares COVID-19 Vaccination Information

The Township of Montclair shares the following important information about the COVID-19 vaccine: The first doses of the COVD-19 vaccine will be available in limited quantities on or about December 26. Essex County will be...

Baristanet Profile: 2020 Year in Review

  2020 has been a helluva year. With everyone staying closer to home, many of us have gotten to know our towns and the residents even better despite being socially distant. The weekly Friday Profile...

Weekend Family Fun: At Home and Outdoor Winter Activities

Well, here we are, the final weekend in 2020! How are you going to spend your time? This is the second to last weekend for Holiday Adventure at Liberty Science Center (Liberty State Park, 222...

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