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Baristanet Year In Review 2021

Looking Back Locally: Baristanet Year In Review 2021

A look back at the biggest local stories of 2021 brought to you by Baristanet.

SOPAC Gala 2021 Recap: A Dazzling Night at Drew University

In-person and virtual guests raised crucial funds for the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) by participating in the SOPAC Gala on November 6, 2021. SOPAC’s supportive community attended this soiree at Drew University...
4th of July fireworks

Enjoy 4th of July Fireworks at One of These Local Shows

Fireworks are back this year and more spectacular than ever!
social distance events

Outpost in the Burbs Presents May Your Song Always Be Sung: A Benefit Concert...

Featuring Live-Streaming Performances by Over 15 Artists.
Bloomfield Town-Wide Cleanup

Bloomfield Holds Successful Town-Wide Cleanup

Residents from throughout Bloomfield joined Mayor Venezia, members of the Council, and the Beautification Committee for a day of community volunteerism.

Looking Back Locally: The Year In Review 2020

A look back at the biggest local stories of 2020 brought to you by Baristanet.

Essex County Parks, Golf Courses Open Saturday, But Not Playgrounds, Fields or Zoo

It's official - Essex County parks and golf courses that are part of the Essex County Parks System will be reopened to the public beginning on Saturday, May 2nd at 8 a.m. Parks will...

NJ’s First Refill Shop Opens in Maplewood, Could Montclair Be Next?

Deanna Taylor-Heacock was a stay-at-home mom who had always had an entrepreneurial spirit. "If I saw an empty storefront, I would talk to my friends about what would go there," she said. "I always had...

Looking Back Locally at 2019: The Year In Review

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Bloomfield’s Brilliant Idea: Selling Nearly 1,200 Vintage Bloomfield Street Signs In Online Auction

If you loved the old Bloomfield street signs and want a piece of township nostalgia, you can get it. Choose your favorite street sign and score a piece of Bloomfield history. Some 1,178 Bloomfield street...

Coeur et Sol to Open Market in Bloomfield – Green Grocer Food Hub

Growing up on a small family farm in Hunterdon County, Chelsa Hernandez has always had a feel for agriculture. So it was no surprise when she left her busy career in retail several years...

Montclair Marks Milestone With The MC Hotel – Now Open And Creating Community

Montclair celebrated a milestone Thursday with an opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony for The MC Hotel. The hotel, located at 690 Bloomfield Ave., is the first full service hotel in Montclair since 1939. "The...

A Good Sign At Bellevue Theatre

"If you build it, they will come." Passersby Saturday were seeing signs of life at the long-closed Bellevue Theatre and a positive message of things to come, with a line on the marquee referencing the...

Montclair Council Moves Forward With Anti-Demolition Protection of Historic Properties

The Montclair Township Council had a relatively brief conference meeting on May 7, passing some first-reading ordinances that clarify appointments to the Montclair Environmental commission and clarifying the process of referral of development applications...

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