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Some New Jersey School Districts Already Plan For A Return to Remote Learning in...

Paterson Public School District students will be learning remotely from home beginning January 4 through January 18., announced Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer in a statement. “The rising numbers of COVID-19 cases due to...

Newark To Require Proof of Vaccination at Restaurants and More. Should Montclair Follow?

Newark Mayor Ras J. Baraka will sign an Executive Order today (Monday, Dec, 27) requiring proof of vaccination against COVID-19 for customers 5 years of age and older to enter certain establishments and facilities....

Happy Kwanzaa!

On this first day of Kwanzaa, Umoja, which means unity, Baristanet wishes those celebrating a joyous holiday! Make a wreath to celebrate. This one features cut outs of children’s traced hands in red, green,...

Merry Christmas Baristaville!

Baristanet wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas, on this joyous night, with a wish for brighter days ahead. Thank you for being a reader of Baristanet and for your support. Merry Christmas to...

Baristanet Profile: Jana Joyce

Name: Jana Joyce Where do you live? Bloomfield When did you move there? I moved to Bloomfield to downsize last summer after raising my kids in Montclair. Where did you grow up? I grew up in NYC. How...

Weekend Family Fun: Holiday Lights, Art, and More

Hello! Merry Christmas to all who celebrate. If you’re looking for some fun things to do with the family this weekend, we’ve got you covered! Magic of Lights New Jersey at PNC Bank Arts Center...

MontClairVoyant: A Vote for the Mask. And a Building Ask

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Approaching fast are the winter school break, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and more, but Montclair news keeps on coming. Did it ever stop? Sincerely, Boring Isn't Alluring Only once, in 1492 -- just before Christopher...

Big Plans For Montclair’s Wally Choice Community Center

Montclair, NJ - Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. met with senior citizen and other members of the community on Monday, December 6th to discuss the latest proposal to create a new Wally...
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Holiday Weekend Events: Live Music, Film, Dance, and More!

A few weekend events to enjoy this holiday weekend.

The Grinch Called Omicron: Safety Protocol Changes and Temporary Closures Due To Covid

The Omicron variant is dominant and it's making its presence known locally, with some stores and restaurants having to temporarily close or adopt additional safety precautions. Cornerstone The General Store in Montclair announced the...

Essex County Commissioners Condemn Anti-Semitic Vandalism In West Orange

The Essex County Board of County Commissioners released a statement Wednesday condemning the anti-Semitic vandalism recently observed and removed from the sidewalk outside of B'nai Shalom Temple in West Orange: Hateful attacks of this...

Montclair Enacts 30-Day Indoor Mask Mandate

Citing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the powers given to Municipalities by Governor Murphy's Executive Order 242, the Montclair Township Council voted unanimously Tuesday to enact a 30-day mask mandate ...

Deadline Approaching for Princeton Prize in Race Relations

The Princeton Prize in Race Relations recognizes high school students who are combating racism in their schools and communities. Each region selects a winner who receives $1,000 and an all expense paid trip...

Satisfy Your BBQ Cravings at Montclair’s Pineapple Express

Pineapple Express started serving up barbecue during the Montclair Jazz Festival's summer of spectacular events at Lackawanna Plaza and later opening its doors during the festival's finale at the end of September. Now, you can...

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