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Merry Christmas Baristaville!

Baristanet wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas, joyous light and brighter days ahead. Thank you for being a reader of Baristanet and for your support in 2020.

Montclair Police Search Building; Report of Active Shooter Determined To Be Unfounded

Montclair Police shut down Bloomfield Avenue from Glenridge Ave to South Willow Street Thursday afternoon when they responded to 425 Bloomfield Avenue on a third-party caller reporting an active shooter inside of the building....

MontClairVoyant: Through the Prism of Optimism, Not Schism

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, I was shocked to hear about your plan to make today's column mostly positive, but I took the news in stride -- fainting only 205 times. Comment? Sincerely, Being Upbeat Causes Falling Down There are...
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#SocialDistancing Arts & Entertainment: December 24 – 27

Your guide to the latest social distance events to enjoy.

Essex County Announces New COVID-19 Testing Dates

Here is the upcoming schedule of Coronavirus testing sites sponsored by Essex County. The tests are are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or...

Community Comes Together To Create Joy This Holiday Season for Nine Families

Montclair’s Ann Pollack wanted to do something to give back this holiday season. Knowing that so many are struggling financially as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, she took it upon herself to create some...

Kwanzaa at Home With Kids

Habari gani! Kwanzaa is right around the corner! Celebrate with these family-friendly virtual festivals, programs, and activities. Kids can have fun while they learn and make crafts that honor some of the important symbols...

When You Get Locked Out And Montclair Fire Department Saves The Day (VIDEO)

Montclair resident Dan Hamilton had a 2020 moment. Hamilton, who has a touchscreen deadbolt lock on his door, got locked out of his apartment Sunday when he took a neighbor's dog for a walk and...

One Night Only! Vanguard Theater Presents ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert’ Wednesday

https://youtu.be/WRXx_CAxUaE Vanguard Theater Company presents “The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert” on December 23, online, at 8PM EST for a One Night Only event! Vanguard Theater Company has teamed up with Isaac Carlson of Wotso Videos...

Bloomfield To Hold Virtual Town Hall Wednesday on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will hold a virtual Town Hall meeting this Wednesday at 3:00pm via Zoom, to inform the public about the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Speakers at the meeting will...

New York Magazine Follows Up on Montclair’s Permit Karen Story

New York Magazine follows up on the story of an incident between a white woman, Susan Schulz, who called police on her black neighbors, Fareed and Norrinda Hayat, in Upper Montclair in June. Author...

Christmas With Kids: Virtual Activities, Games, and Food

When kids are around, Christmas can be even more magical. Their sense of wonder makes things extra special. Since this is a season for making memories, even when you’ll be at home most of...

Celebrate The Holidays with Aging in Montclair and The Montclair Orchestra

AIM’s next Saturday Social, on December 26 at 2:00pm, will be a presentation by the Montclair Orchestra. The program will include prerecorded excerpts from past performances and selections for the holiday season. Two talented...

Watchung Deli, Home of Countless Montclair Sandwich Memories, Closes

Montclair's beloved Watchung Delicatessen, first opened in 1926, has closed, joining other Montclair businesses unable to survive the 2020 pandemic. Watchung Deli posted this message on Instagram Sunday afternoon: It is with heavy hearts that we...

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