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Former Montclair Councilwoman Audrey Fletcher Lee Honored in Florida For Black History Month

Audrey Fletcher Lee lives in Florida now, but she was the first African American female born and raised in Montclair to be elected to serve on Montclair’s Township Council, serving two terms. She also...

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, March 1

This week's open house column is sponsored by Kate McDonough. More than 60 open houses this Sunday. Take out your white gloves because we're spotlighting some high-end properties with cool features like a secret door...

‘This Is Us’ Star Underwrites Matinee For Local Students To ‘Pass Over’ at Luna...

West Orange, NJ – Emmy and Golden Globe winning actor Sterling K. Brown will underwrite the Wednesday, March 4 student matinee of Luna Stage’s gripping production of Antoinette Nwandu’s Pass Over. NJ.com/Star Ledger called...

Montclair Board of Education Says It “Does Not Condone Racism” in Statement

Montclair, NJ - Montclair Board of Education has issued a statement in response to concerns regarding policies regarding racism and the issue of how the Board conducts public meetings. In response to recent community...

Baristanet Profile: Ashley Epps

Name: Ashley Epps Where do you live? I live in Montclair, NJ When did you move there? I’ve lived in Montclair for 22 years. I moved here at 6 years old. How do you make a living? OR...

Edgemont School Awarded Sustainability Grant

Montclair, NJ – Sustainable Jersey for Schools and the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) announced that Edgemont Montessori School has been awarded a Sustainable Jersey for Schools capacity-building grant. The $2,000 grant is intended...

Weekend Family Fun: Dinosaurs, Maple Syrup, Improv and More

Happy weekend! Got plans? We’ve rounded up plenty of fun and family-friendly things to do in and around town to help you decide how to spend your time! This weekend, Prudential Center (25 Lafayette Street,...

MFEE Hosts America to Me Real Talk Initiative this Sunday

Montclair, NJ -The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE), in collaboration with other stakeholders including the Township and the Civil Rights Commission, will launch the community-wide phase of the America to Me Real Talk...

Montclair Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Sparkles

Meet Sparkles! This 13yr old lap cat loves attention. She’s super affectionate, and just wants somewhere to spend her golden years. Please adopt Sparkles! She’s at The Montclair Township Animal Shelter located...

MontClairVoyant: From the Mayor Race to a Policeman in the BOE Space

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Before you discuss February 19's turned-tumultuous Board of Education meeting, your take on the candidates who've announced for mayor? Sincerely, 'May in Montclair' Election I greatly admire how hard Township Council member Dr. Renee Baskerville works...

Jim McGreevey Appointed Chairman of Essex County Civilian Task Force

Newark, NJ – Former NJ Governor James McGreevey has been appointed Chairman of the Essex County Civilian Task Force, it was announced Thursday. McGreevey is the first appointment to the Task Force, which will...

All Clear After Shelter in Place at Montclair High, But Activities and NHS Event...

Montclair, NJ - Montclair Public Schools families received this email regarding an incident at the high school Wednesday: Dear MHS Parents/Guardian, At 1:45 pm a note was brought to the attention of the main office that...

MAM After Hours: Art Meets Jazz, An Evening with World-Renowned Jazz Bassist Reggie Workman

Don't miss MAM After Hours: Art Meets Jazz with Reggie Workman on Thursday, March 5 at 7 p.m. Reggie Workman is recognized as one of the most technically gifted American avant-garde jazz and hard...

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