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Baristanet Profile: 2021 Year in Review

The more we get to know the people around us, the more neighborly our community becomes. That's the goal of the Friday Profile at Baristanet. The weekly feature helps us learn about our neighbors'...
Baristanet Year In Review 2021

Montclair Schools Plan For January 3 Opening, But Will Offer Temporary Virtual Option

While some area schools are delaying a return to in person learning and opting for a remote start after the holiday break, Montclair Public Schools is planning to open in person on January 3,...

Weekend Family Fun: Dinosaurs, Holiday Lights, Art, and More

Happy new year! Get January off to a fun start with these family friendly activities everyone can enjoy! New Jersey Convention and Expo Center (97 Sunfield Avenue, Edison) will host Jurassic Quest this weekend from...
Baristanet Year In Review 2021

Looking Back Locally: Baristanet Year In Review 2021

A look back at the biggest local stories of 2021 brought to you by Baristanet.

Ring In The New Year Remembering Montclair Jazz Festival

Relive the incredible moments of the Montclair Jazz Festival as you ring in the New Year. From 6-9pm on December 31st and 3am-10am & 12pm-4pm & 9pm-12am on January 1st, you can enjoy this year’s...

MontClairVoyant: Seeing COVID with 2021 and 2022 Vision

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, In Montclair and elsewhere, COVID cases are soaring due to Omicron, many students might not immediately return to in-person learning next month due to Omicron, some businesses have temporarily closed due to...

A Year of Good Food: Taking A Big Bite Out of Montclair’s New Eateries

2021 was a big year for food in Montclair. The big news ahead for Montclair's dining scene in 2022 is Porta. The popular Neapolitan pizza chain with party vibes out of Asbury Park and...

Montclair Firefighter Injured At Elizabeth Road House Fire

A fire initially located in the basement of an Elizabeth Road house, made its way into the walls and then spread to the home's first and second floors. Montclair Fire Department received a call...

Montclair Township Launches Directory of Local Nonprofit Organizations

Montclair, NJ – The Township of Montclair launched the “Directory of Nonprofit Organizations in Montclair, NJ” this week – a months-long joint project of Mayor Sean M. Spiller’s COVID19 Task Force Nonprofit Committee, headed...

Montclair Dolphins Excel at Winter Classic Swim Meet

Montclair, NJ - Montclair Dolphins’ senior swimmers Nead Kojic and Leo Powers took first and second place in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Winter Classic swim meet in Ocean County, and Powers also took...

CDC Cuts COVID-19 Isolation Recommendation to Five Days

The Centers for Disease Control announced Monday it is shortening the recommended time for isolation from 10 days for people with COVID-19 to 5 days if asymptomatic, followed by 5 days of wearing a...

New Federal COVID-19 Surge Testing Site Coming to New Jersey

The location has yet to be selected, but a new surge testing site is coming to New Jersey. To increase availability of COVID-19 testing in the state, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

Fleet Feet Annual New Years Day Resolution Run Returns

Fleet Feet Montclair's annual New Years Day Resolution Run is back! The run starts from the store at 8:30 a.m., heading up to the Overlook of the Eagle Rock Reservation via a 5-ish, 10.5...

Wellmont Arts Plaza Makes the List of APA’s Great Places in New Jersey

Montclair's newest public space -- The Wellmont Arts Plaza -- is officially great! The plaza has made the list of The New Jersey Chapter of the American Planners Association 2021 Great Places in...

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