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Baristanet Profile: Joseph Burgos

Name: Joseph Burgos Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? 10+ years ago Where did you grow up? Long Island, NY (Wyandanch) How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion?  My passion begins with my...

Baristanet Profile: Marcia Almeida

Name: Marcia Almeida Where do you live? Montclair, near Applegate Farm When did you move there?  1972 Where did you grow up? Dominican Republic How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am 70+...

Baristanet Profile: Payal Patel

Name: Dr. Payal Patel Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? I originally moved to Montclair in 2015.  Where did you grow up? I grew up in Lansdale, Pennsylvania, which is an hour North...

Baristanet Profile: Jeffrey Butler

Name: Jeffrey Butler Where do you live? Lewellyn Park, West Orange When did you move there? 2013 Where did you grow up? Egg Harbor City , NJ How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am a Chef...

Baristanet Profile: Kyra Peralte

Name: Kyra Peralte Where do you live? Montclair NJ When did you move there? 2010 Where did you grow up? Richmond, VA (Northside) How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I’m creator of The Traveling Diary,...

Baristanet Profile: Rachael Grochowski

Name: Rachael Grochowski Where do you live? Montclair When did you move there? I moved to Montclair when I was pregnant with my second child. We wanted a community that had other creatives, diversity, and was socially aware. We...

Baristanet Profile: Jazmine Parker

Name:  Jazmine Parker Where do you live? East Orange Where did you grow up? East Orange. I've lived here all my life. How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I work in social...

Montclair Man Infuses Classical Compositions with Rock & Roll and R&B

With his new album, Modern Sounds in Classical Music, Eric Heilner fully embodies the concept of “coming full circle.” His deep family legacy of classical music, including his father who was a member of...

Baristanet Profile: Leslie Keough

Name: Leslie Keough Where do you live? Downtown Montclair, between the Willow Street Partners new builds and Walnut Street. When did you move there? I moved into Fullerton on the Green in 2015. Where did you grow...

Baristanet Profile: Kiahna Malloy

Name:  Kiahna Malloy Where do you live? East Orange When did you move there? I moved back to East Orange in 2012. Where did you grow up? I grew up in a few different places:  Newark, East Orange, Irvington, Norfolk, VA...

Baristanet Profile: Amya Zhanelle

Name: Amya Zhanelle Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? Born and raised! Where did you grow up? Montclair How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am the President & CEO of AZ...

Baristanet Profile: Kristin Kaufman

Name: Kristin Kaufman Where do you live? Bloomfield, right around the corner from the Watchung Avenue intersection with Broad Street. When did you move there? Just over 13 years ago. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Massachusetts,...

Baristanet Profile: Paul Brubaker

Name: Paul Brubaker Where do you live? Montclair, near Edgemont Park’s new circular driveway. We get to hear the Montclair Community Band every Sunday morning. Did you know they played when it snowed? When did you move...

Baristanet Profile: Monifa Brown

Name: Monifa Brown Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? I moved to Montclair in 1998. Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in an interracial family in Brooklyn. From going to the school...

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