Monday, August 10, 2020

Bloomfield

Baristanet Carries Forward New York Times “Local” in New Jersey

Starting tomorrow, July 1, the place we all call Baristaville gets bigger. We will begin covering Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange with sites for each town as The New York Times today ends publication of...

Locals Audition for Oprah

Think you have what it takes to be on television? Why not audition for "Oprah's Search for the Next TV Star?" That's exactly what two citizens of Baristaville did. Nicole Duke, Montclair resident and former owner...

Bloomfield Fire Chief: “It’s Only Going to Get Worse”

It's one thing when budget cuts threaten fireworks. Another thing when they threaten firefighting. But staffing shortages and a cap on overtime hours have already led to one of Bloomfield's firehouses being closed for...

NJT Commuters on 310 to Montclair Redirected

Clever Commute reports that passengers on the 310 to Montclair were directed to track 4 to take the Dover train to Newark Broad St and then transfer. Earlier, this report had come in: On the...

Festivities and Fireworks for July 4th

There are several Independence Day festivities planned in and around town, including Montclair's own July 4th parade, which will take place on July 5th. Here's what's in store in terms of entertainment and fireworks: Essex...

Coffee with…Michael W. Smith

Baristanet takes a coffee break with Michael W. Smith, head fitness coach and owner, North Jersey Adventure Boot Camp for Women You're passionate about fitness. How did it start? Well, basically, freshman year of high school...

The Foreclosure Market

There are 260 real estate listings for Montclair on the website Foreclosure.com, including a new listing at $24,900. But buying a house this way is anything but straightforward. Bloomfield Public Library is having...

Cruise Night in Bloomfield

Classic cars lined the street and 50's tunes filled the air at Bloomfield Center's Summer Cruise Night last Wednesday evening on Broad Street. Visitors saw cars with awesome restorations...

Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Baristaville

One creature's misfortune is another's meal. A reader sent in this picture of a reportedly HUGE turkey vulture about to snack on a raccoon at the corner of Essex Ave. and Warren St. in...

Armed Robbery at Wachovia in Bloomfield

The Wachovia Bank at the intersection of Broad Street and Watchung Ave. in Bloomfield was robbed today at about 2:45 p.m. by a man with a gun. Customers and workers who were inside the...

Remembering Michael Jackson

The King of Pop died one year ago today. Around the world, people are reflecting on the life of the superstar whose fortune and fame, it turns out, has soared out of the stratosphere. Since...

Graduations, Indoors

Bloomfield High School had to hold its graduation indoors because of arsenic contamination at Foley Field. Montclair's graduation is taking place indoors because of a threat of thunderstorms -- even though the sun's out...

Remember Brookdale Soda?

Ah a hot summer afternoon, back in the day, when basements were still called cellars ... and they all contained a nice stash of the local favorite, Brookdale Soda. It was made and bottled...

Classic Cars Cruise Through Bloomfield

The Bloomfield Center Alliance will be sponsoring their 8th annual Summer Cruise Nights that will feature class and custom cars every Wednesday night. Cars will be lined up along Broad Street throughout June, July and...