Home 2020

Yearly Archives: 2020

Montclair Mayor Jackson Responds To Mernin Resignation From Board of Education

Montclair Board of Education Anne Mernin resigned at Wednesday’s BOE meeting, citing a “cruel and inaccurate” anonymous email campaign. Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson released this statement Friday: I am sad that Anne Mernin has resigned...

Montclair Religious and Community Leaders Issue Joint Letter Committing to Combat Hatred

Rabbi David Greenstein shares the following letter with Baristanet regarding a meeting that occurred as a response to remarks made at the December 30th 4th Ward meeting. We, the undersigned, are community leaders and clergy...

Baristanet Profile: Laura Torchio

Name: Laura Torchio Where do you live? I live in the “Montclair Heights” section of town – basically in the shadow of MSU – also formerly known as Speertown. In fact, my house is one of the...

New Medical Office Building at Mountainside Medical Center Officially Opens

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held on Thursday for a three-story, 45,735-square-foot state-of-the-art medical office building at the former School of Nursing site across from Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center on the border...
reza

Weekend Family Fun: Magic, Art, Dance and More

Happy weekend! Looking for some fun and family-friendly things to do? We’ve got you covered! Essex County Environmental Center (621-B Eagle Rock Avenue, Roseland) will host Hot Chocolate Hike on Saturday from 11:00 AM to...

Seats Available For DC Bus Trip Saturday with Montclair NAACP Youth Council

The Youth Council of the Montclair NAACP is sponsoring a Bus Trip to Washington, D.C. this Saturday (January 18, 2020) to the African American Museum of History and Culture. Adults and students are welcome....

Montclair BOE Member Anne Mernin Resigns After ‘Cruel, Inaccurate’ Anonymous Email Campaign

Montclair Board of Education Anne Mernin resigned at Wednesday's BOE meeting, citing a "cruel and inaccurate" anonymous email campaign. Mernin resigned to protect her family. The anonymous email campaign, "Whistleblower Report: Corruption on the Montclair...

Weekend Arts & Entertainment Calendar: January 9 – 12

Your guide to what's happening.

Reminder: ““Life After High School: Surviving and Thriving in the 21st Century” This Saturday

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) and Montclair High School Guidance Department are excited to bring back the second iteration of the award-winning “Life After High School: Surviving and Thriving in the...
Montclair Crime

Montclair Crime: Bouncer Punched at Just Jakes; Multiple Incidences of Theft

The latest Montclair crime from Sergeant Terence Turner, Montclair Police Department: Motor Vehicle Theft December 18, 2019 (Maple Avenue): The victim reported that she started her 2014 Chrysler mini van and left it unattended so it...

Dr. Renee Baskerville Reiterates Comments By Harris Were ‘Anti-Semitic’

Dr. Renee Baskerville sent a condensed statement to Baristanet Wednesday morning to reiterate her stance regarding comments made by James Harris at her December 30th community meeting: “I reiterate that the anti-Semitic, bigoted, and hateful...

Studio Montclair Incubator at Academy Square Presents “The Light Eye See”

The Studio Montclair Incubator at Academy Square Galleries presents “The Light Eye See,” on exhibit from January 15th to March 23rd at the Academy Square Galleries, 33 Plymouth Street, Montclair. An opening reception will...

High School Students: Apply For Princeton Prize in Race Relations By January 31

To hear her tell it, Jazmine Shaw, a senior at David Brearley High School in Kenilworth, is not “a very brave person.” But two years ago, she felt she had to speak up about...

The Montclair Orchestra Announces New Contract with Music Director David Chan

The Montclair Orchestra (MO) announced terrific news this week: MO has signed David Chan as Music Director for another seven years, extending his tenure with the orchestra until 2027, and marking 10 years in...

Clever Commute