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Baristanet Profile: Cleyvis Natera

Name: Cleyvis Natera Where do you live? Upper Montclair, near Applegate’s Ice Cream Shop When did you move there? December 2012 Where did you grow up? I was born in the Dominican Republic, migrated to NYC when I was ten...

Baristanet Profile: Elizabeth Méndez Berry

  Name: Elizabeth Méndez Berry Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? Four years ago Where did you grow up? In exotic Toronto, Canada How do you make...

Friendship Secrets, Family Drama, and More in Alice Elliott Dark’s FELLOWSHIP POINT

Montclair author Alice Elliott Dark’s epic new novel, FELLOWSHIP POINT, follows a pair of friends through a lifetime of joys, tragedies, and accomplishments as they work to uphold the values they hold dear and...

Baristanet Profile: Sharyn Kreitzer

Name: Sharyn Kreitzer Where do you live? Montclair, NJ, near Watchung Plaza When did you move there? 2014 Where did you grow up? Westfield, NJ How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? After 25 years...

Baristanet Profile: Miranda Ferriss Jones

Name: Miranda Ferriss Jones Where do you live? Montclair! When did you move there? 2017 we moved from San Francisco where we’d been living for ten years. Where did you grow up? A teeny rural town: Monkton, Vermont How do you...

Baristanet Profile: Marcie Wallace

Name: Marcie Wallace. Fun fact: my yoga name is amba Where do you live? Verona When did you move there? Before my husband I were married, 31 years ago How do you make a living? I am a...

Baristanet Profile: Amanda O’Brien Milleisen

Name: Amanda O'Brien Milleisen Where do you live? I live Montclair, right by Edgemont Park, with my husband of 16 years, our 14-year-old twins, 9-year-old son, 1 1/2-year-old standard poodle, and 9-year-old selectively loving cat. When did...

Baristanet Profile: Keri Setaro

Name:  Keri Setaro Where do you live? NOFU (I can’t believe that’s a thing!), Upper Montclair When did you move there? October 2020 Where did you grow up? Margate, NJ How do you make a living? OR What is...

Baristanet Profile: Jen Sypeck

Name: Jen Sypeck Where do you live? Upper Montclair When did you move there? July 2019 Where did you grow up? Eagleville, Pennsylvania How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? My career is in the creative space...

Baristanet Profile: Greg Pason

Name: Greg Pason Where do you live? Pine Street, Montclair When did you move there? We moved to Montclair in 2009 and lived on Chestnut St for 12 years. We moved to Pine Street last summer. Where did you...

Baristanet Profile: Aminah Toler

Name: Aminah Toler Where do you live? 4th Ward, Montclair, NJ When did you move there? We moved to Montclair in 1981. Where did you grow up? I grew up in the Frog Hollow section of town. #HollowLove How do you...

Baristanet Profile: Zane Keyes

Name: Zane Where do you live? Montclair, NJ, emphasis on hometown. I’m a Black small business owner who went to school here. When did you move there? At 10 years old Where did you grow up? South End border...

Baristanet Profile: Danielle Zinn

Name: Danielle Zinn Where do you live? Montclair, New Jersey. When did you move there? Spring of 2004. Where did you grow up? Mostly in Sussex County, NJ but I spent my younger years in CO and IL. How...

Anxiety in the Spotlight: Bloomfield Baker Competes on Food Network

Bloomfield, NJ - Parenting young children is never easy. Running a small business with your spouse is also a challenge. But Bloomfield’s Jaleesa Al-Kassem, co-owner of Mo & Jay Pastry in Little Falls, has...

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