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Montclair Police Celebrate Seven-Year-Old Girl Who Took Quick Action To Help Sister in Pool

Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti, accompanied by Deputy Mayor Bill Hurlock and the men and women of his department, honored a seven-year-old Montclair girl Friday, calling her a "true Shero." Seven-year-old Ruby noticed her younger...

Bloomfield Playgrounds to Reopen Saturday

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Eight township playgrounds will reopen on Saturday after being closed as a precaution against COVID-19. The playground equipment will be disinfected every morning though, social distancing and facemasks will still...

Purpose and Meaning for Middle Grade Readers in Joel Carino’s BOY FALLING

Montclair’s Joel Carino is keeping his day job, but his recent chapter book, BOY FALLING, reveals his passion: writing books for young readers. He and his wife Emily, children Harry and Liliana, and their...

Making Virtual Summer Work for Families with Remote Camps, Fun and Learning

Summer vacation is going to be very different this year for everyone, but especially for school age children.  Baristanet has shared lists of activities for breaks before, but summer is a bigger challenge than...

New Jersey Schools For Fall: Students Wearing Face Coverings, Hybrid Learning and Possibility of...

Gov. Phil Murphy released guidance for schools reopening in the fall Friday so districts can have the entirety of summer break to prepare. "We fully expect districts will share their preliminary scheduling plans at least...

YMCA of Montclair To Open Early Learning Center July 1st

Montclair – The YMCA of Montclair, a leading nonprofit dedicated to strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility, announces the opening of its new Early Learning Center on July 1, 2020....

Buzz Aldrin Middle School Student Pens Poem ‘Could All This?’

Maya Gutierrez, 14, will be moving up from 8th grade at Buzz Aldrin Middle School to atteend Montclair High School this coming fall. But she's already wise beyond her years. Maya wrote the poem below...

Treetop Adventure, Zip Line and Mini Golf Open Friday at South Mountain Rec Complex

West Orange, NJ – Treetop Adventure and Zip Line and the miniGOLF Safari at the Essex County South Mountain Recreation Complex will reopen on Friday, June 12th. Procedures have been put in place to...

School of Rock Montclair to Reopen with Comprehensive Safety Guidelines for Students, Summer Campers

On Monday, June 15, School of Rock Montclair will reopen to resume music lessons and Performance Program rehearsals for its enrolled students. The reopening will be the first part of a three...

Glen Ridge Mom Delivers Birthday Party Kits During Social Distancing

Celebrating birthdays during quarantine is challenging, but this mom is helping make it special for kids. Michelle Shuey, Glen Ridge resident and the Founder of The Effortless Affair, a full-service party planning business was...

Starter Kit of Resources for Anti-Racist Awareness and Accountability

Knowledge is power. It can also help strengthen empathy, understanding, and a unified desire to work for equality and accountability. In that spirit, here are resources and readings to help families and individuals, especially...

New Jersey Daycare Centers Can Open June 15, Summer Camps on July 6, With...

The limbo is over for day camps wondering and waiting if they would be able to run summer camp. Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday that childcare centers, non-contact organized sports activities and youth day...

FIAF Offers Free Online Intro to French Classes to Montclair Public School Students (Grades...

The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) in Montclair will offer free online one-week Intro to French classes to children currently enrolled in kindergarten through fifth grade at Montclair Public Schools. As a gesture to the...

Montclair Operation Backpack 2020 – Support Needed For Virtual Collection Drive

Montclair Community Operation Backpack, an annual local effort that's part of the larger initiative -- Volunteers of America-Greater New York Operation Backpack® -- collects filled backpacks every year for children living in homeless and...