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Hundreds Present for Swearing-in Ceremony for Mayor Venezia, Councilmembers Davis, Gamble and Rockwell

Mayor Michael Venezia began his third term Friday night, after being sworn-in by Governor Phil Murphy at the newly renovated Council Chambers in Town Hall. Dr. Wartyna Davis began her third Council term, sworn-in...
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Montclair NAACP Votes To Have Harris Step Away From Education Committee For Six Months

Montclair NAACP President Albert Pelham responds to remarks made by Mr. James Harris at the December 30th meeting hosted by 4th Ward Councilwoman Dr. Renee Baskerville. The mission of the National Association for...

Harris Offers Apology, Says Remarks Were Meant to Focus On Gentrification

James Harris, a long-time Montclair civil rights activist and advocate for educational access, has offered an apology following remarks he made at a 4th Ward meeting on December 30 that were censured by Montclair...

Brother to Brother Teen Mentoring Program Hosts Annual Pancake Breakfast & Clothing Drive

Brother to Brother's Teen Mentoring Program will hold its annual Pancake Breakfast and Clothing Drive this Saturday, January 11, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at Montclair High School (Main Building, Cafeteria). Tickets are $15 for adults; $10...

Montclair’s Third Ward Councilor Calls For Harris Apology

Montclair 3rd Ward Councilor Sean Spiller released the following statement Monday addressing comments made by Mr. James Harris at a December 30th community meeting. "Montclair is more than a place--it's an ideal. Montclair...

Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center Welcomes First Baby of 2020

Parents Josiah Chinn and Jamiyah Thompson with the newest member of their family, Malikai, first baby born at Mountainside Medical Center on January 2, 2020. The baby weighs 6 pounds nine ounces and measures 19...

Pick Up Your Packet: 2020 Montclair Election Materials Available Monday, January 6

Montclair's 2020 Municipal Election materials and petition of nomination forms are available for pickup starting today, Monday, January 6, 2020, in the Clerk’s office, 205 Claremont Avenue, first floor. Carmel Loughman, who expressed her intention...

Montclair Lot With A View: Land Only on Highland Avenue Land Listed at $750,000

It's got a great view of the New York City skyline, but no bedrooms or bathrooms. Listed under land for sale in Montclair, a lot, at 210 Highland Avenue, is almost 3/4 of an...

Outpost in the Burbs Presents Light of Day North Jersey: Benefit Concert for...

Outpost in the Burbs presents a concert to benefit the Light of Day Foundation on Friday, January 10. Headlining the show will be Willie Nile, James Maddock, Jill Hennessy, Glen Burtnick (Lefty) & Bob...

Dr. Baskerville Releases Statement Regarding Importance of Dialogue at ComeUnity Engagement Meeting

Fourth Ward Councilor Dr. Renee Baskerville has issued a statement regarding her "My Brothers-Sisters Keeper ComeUnity Engagement with a Purpose" meeting on December 30th, where Montclair rabbi David Greenstein censured the remarks of James...

Join The 2020 Citizen Police Academy

Enroll in the 2020 Citizen Police Academy, a free course presented by Montclair, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Verona, & East Orange Police. Classes take place every Tuesday from 2/4/20 to 3/31/2020; classes will be held...

Montclair Mayor Announces Meeting between Township Jewish and African-American Communities

Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson announced a meeting between Township Jewish and the African-American Communities. Jackson writes: I am pleased to announce that Rabbis and African-American Clergy from greater Montclair will meet in the next 48...

Baristaville Open Houses: Sunday, January 5

This week's open house column is sponsored by Kate McDonough. More than 20 properties in the greater Baristaville area open this Sunday. Today's menu features a range of flavors--from a lofty one-bedroom to a million-dollar...
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Baristanet Profile: Leslie Kunkin

Name: Leslie Kunkin Where do you live? Montclair, near Applegate Farm. Yes, it is awesome to have homemade ice cream across the street! When did you move there? September 2000 Where did you grow up? Brooklyn, in what was known...

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