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Happiness Is A Baby Amur Leopard at Essex County's Turtle Back Zoo

Happiness Is A Baby Amur Leopard at Essex County’s Turtle Back Zoo

West Orange, NJ – It's just what we need right now -- cute baby photos of a female Amur leopard cub born at Essex County Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. The cub, named...

Montclair Donates $20K to Toni’s Kitchen; Will Match up to $20K in Additional Donations

Montclair Township this week donated $20,000 to Toni’s Kitchen and will match up to an additional $20,000 in donations towards the local food ministry’s continued efforts providing meals to those in need during the...

Baristanet Profile: Carmela Martinez

Name: Carmela Martinez Where do you live? Little Falls, NJ When did you move there? 2015 - We moved here from the Upper West Side, NYC, soon after my son was born. Where did you grow up?...

Montclair State To Refund Students For Unused Housing, Dining Plans And Parking Permits

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair State University, in an email to students Thursday, announced it would be providing a refund or credit for the unused portion of their housing, dining plans and parking permits. The...

Closed Hospitals To Reopen, Meadowlands To Get 250 Beds, As NJ Cases Climb Over...

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced Wednesday that the state received 736 new positive COVID19 test results since Tuesday, bringing the new total to 4,402. Essex County is up to 381 cases. Murphy said there...

New Jersey Makes Top Five For Social Distancing

Unacast, a human mobility insights company, has created a social distancing scoreboard based on tracking smartphone location data, and New Jersey made the top five in terms of staying distant. New Jersey is No....

Local Efforts to Make Masks, Donate Masks to Protect Healthcare Workers Against COVID-19

Montclair Design Week has organized a Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Donation Drive for local hospitals. If you have a surplus supply of PPE, click here to donate or volunteer or call 973-744-2544 for more...

Top Chef Masters Winner Floyd Cardoz, Celebrity Chef Known To Montclair, Dies From COVID-19

Floyd Cardoz – chef, author, restauranteur, food entrepreneur, winner of Bravo’s Top Chef Masters – who brought his talents to Montclair Food & Wine Festival, Hillside School, and other events in Montclair, has died...

COVID-19 Testing Center To Open In Essex County’s Weequahic Park

Essex County, NJ – Essex County will be opening a drive-through testing site for Essex County residents who are symptomatic of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Essex County Weequahic Park in Newark. The site...

Bloomfield Allowing Residents to Park in all School Lots Effective Immediately

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- Bloomfield residents can park in all Bloomfield Public Schools parking lots until the state of emergency is lifted and schools reopen, Mayor Michael Venezia announced Tuesday. Many residents are required to...

DeCamp Bus Line Suspending Service Wednesday, Last Bus To Leave Port Authority Tonight

In a tweet today, Montclair-based DeCamp bus lines announced it would suspend all service beginning Wednesday. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, DeCamp Bus Lines will be temporarily suspending all service effective Wednesday 03/25/2020. The...

New Jersey Has 935 New Positive COVID-19 Cases, Bringing Essex County Up to 273...

Update: Tuesday (8 a.m.): "As of March 23, the Montclair Health Department reports 13 positive cases of COVID-19 in Montclair; 2 individuals did not survive the illness. The Health Department understands the public’s concerns...

Montclair State University Announces PASS/FAIL Grading Options for Spring 2020

Montclair State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Willard Gingerich announced a flexible grading policy Monday to offer the maximum opportunity for success. Undergraduates will have the option to choose between receiving traditional...

Montclair’s Lights on Myrtle Shines Bright When We Need It Most

Walking the empty streets of Baristaville can feel like an episode of the Twilight Zone or Black Mirror. Then, there are moments that make us feel connected, like the chalk drawings popping up on...

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