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Man Throws Molotov Cocktail at Temple Ner Tamid in Bloomfield

Bloomfield, NJ- On Sunday January 29, 2023 at approximately 9:30 am, Bloomfield Officers responded to Temple Ner Tamid on a report of property damage. Upon the officer’s arrival, it was quickly determined that a...

Montclair Brewery to Raise Funds For Howe House; Joins ‘Beer is Black History’ Collaboration

Montclair, NJ - As part of its annual Black History Month beer series, the Montclair Brewery will brew a special ale to help raise funds to preserve the historic home owned by James Howe,...

Montclair Gets ‘Better Cities For Pets’ Designation

Montclair, NJ -— Montclair has earned City Certification through the BETTER CITIES FOR PETS™ program from Mars Petcare, celebrating its commitment to creating a pet-friendly community. Montclair is the second New Jersey municipality to...

Op-Ed: Plan For Lackawanna Plaza Will Help Montclair Keep Its Promise

Diversity and integration are the stuff of strength, sustainability – even life itself. I see proof of it at our farm in Asbury, N.J. every day. It’s down in the soil, on the microbiological...

Baristanet Profile: Kim Marsh

Name: Kim Marsh Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? 2010 Where did you grow up? In New York, out on Long Island. How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? As a writing +...

Allegations Against Montclair Mayor at Center of Revised CFO Complaint (UPDATED)

UPDATE: See below comment from Councilor David Cummings Montclair, NJ - A new revised complaint by Montclair's chief financial officer focuses on Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller's role in allegations of whistleblower retaliation. In October 2022, Montclair's...

Behind the Scenes: Montclair Stars In ‘Maybe I Do’ Opening Friday

Montclair, NJ - The town of Montclair was starstruck last spring when the star-studded cast of "Maybe I Do" began filming in Montclair. It's not every day that Diane Keaton, William H. Macy, Susan Sarandon,...

Move Montclair Forward Petition Urges Town Council to Approve Lackawanna Plaza Plan

Montclair, NJ - Residents of Montclair are divided on what should happen with the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan. One group started a petition calling for the Town Council to scale back the plan. A...

Essex County Commissioner Condemns Attempt to Ban Books in Glen Ridge

MONTCLAIR, NJ (Jan. 26, 2023) – Essex County Commissioner Brendan Gill issued a statement Thursday regarding a group's attempt to ban books from the Glen Ridge Public Library. "Few of our rights and freedoms...

Weekend Events: Live Music, Art, Lunar New Year Celebration, and More!

This weekend events guide column is sponsored by Kate McDonough and Paul Gold. So many great local events to enjoy this weekend! From live music and concerts to comedy and theater, to films and social...

Former Secretary and Montclair Resident Jeh Johnson Honored with Official Portrait

Former United States Secretary of Homeland Security and Montclair resident Jeh Charles Johnson was honored Tuesday in Washington, D.C., at a ceremony where an official portrait of Johnson was unveiled. Jeh Johnson served as...

Essex County To Modernize Montclair’s Watchung Plaza Intersection with Traffic Signals

Montclair, NJ – Plans are being designed to modernize the intersection of Watchung Avenue and Park Street/Watchung Plaza in Montclair, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced. The improvements will enhance pedestrian...

Glen Ridge Residents Unite To Stop Conservative Group From Banning Library Books

Glen Ridge, NJ - A conservative group is trying to get six books banned from the Glen Ridge Library and residents are mobilizing to fight it. It's a situation playing out in communities around...

Jersey-Bound Holland Tunnel Overnight Closures Begin February 5

Starting February 5, if you are leaving the city to return to New Jersey late at night, you won't be going by way of the Holland Tunnel, except on Saturday nights. Overnight closures of the...

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