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Omicron Now Dominant Variant; Montclair to Consider Indoor Mask Mandate

Montclair, NJ - It's official -- the highly contagious Omicron variant of the coronavirus is now accounting for 73.2% of new Covid-19 cases in the United States last week, making it the dominant variant,...

New Year’s Eve Happenings and Celebrations

Yes, 2021 is coming to an end and the Omicron variant is causing last-minute cancellations of many events, especially Broadway shows. A decision about the annual New Year’s Eve celebration in Times Square is...

Radio Free Montclair To Launch New Year’s Eve Weekend

Radio Free Montclair, the brainchild of DesignShed / Montclair Design Week founder, Petia Morozov, has announced its official pilot launch slated for New Year's Weekend. Radio Free Montclair, a freeform community-led radio station offering...

Celebrate Montclair Make Music Winter with Free Events on 12/21

Montclair will be Making Music on Tuesday, December 21. Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world and is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician...

Celebrating New Year’s Eve Kids Edition: First Night, Holiday Lights and More

Kids love to celebrate New Year’s Eve just like the grownups do, but not every event is appropriate for them. We’ve rounded up some fun family-friendly events everyone can enjoy to ring in 2022! First...

Baristanet Profile: Susan Andersen

Name: Susan Andersen Where do you live? Montclair, near Montclair Center When did you move there? September 2009 with my husband, by way of the city. Where did you grow up? I grew up in a small...

Ho Ho Ho! Santa Coming Through Montclair Sunday!

He's a busy guy, but he's making time to visit Montclair. Due to the weather forecast calling for rain on Saturday, Santa's drive-through visit in Montclair has been moved to Sunday, December 19. The jolly fellow...

Weekend Family Fun: Gingerbread, a Castle, Dickens Village, Ice Skating and More

Are you ready for another weekend? We sure are! If you're looking for some family-friendly fun, you're in the right place! We've rounded up plenty of things to do in and around town. If you’re...

MontClairVoyant: Remember the Drain! (Of Taxpayer Money)

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Ira Karasick, who left the township attorney job in disgrace this month after making a racially charged remark, will reportedly receive about $75,000 from Montclair through mid-2022. Reaction? Sincerely, That Dinero Isn't...

Toy Giveaway This Sunday with Santa!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas, especially when Montclair's Fourth Ward Councilor David Cummings, Montclair Sentinels-16, Teamsters Local 177, the Omicron Chi Omega chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and Montclair Sister Elves...
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Weekend Events: Live Music, Film, Dance, Theater, and More!

Your guide to what's happening.

Essex County to Hold Holiday Food Distribution Event

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Board of County Commissioners will hold a holiday emergency food distribution event on Tuesday, December 21, at Essex County Weequahic Park – 1,000 turkeys and...
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Create Fragrance Magic at Montclair’s Alchemy Scent Bar

While on a trip to Kiawah Island in South Carolina in June of 2020, Montclair resident Deanna Crtichley stumbled upon a custom candle bar and immediately fell in love with the concept. Six months later,...

Don’t Miss the New Jersey Debut in Montclair of Phil Kline’s ‘UNSILENT NIGHT’

Montclair, NJ - It's a first for Montclair -- and New Jersey -- and you are invited to commune with music and connect with community. Experience a unique music in the streets experience when...

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