Glen Ridge

Baristaville Picnics At Brookdale Park

Everyone was at Brookdale Park last night and we've got video of families from all over Baristaville enjoying an alfresco picnic in Baristavile. Crab cakes, mac n' cheese, babaganoush -- you name it, folks...

Awesome Pyrotechnics, Essex County!

Brookdale Park was in full Independence Day mode Friday night as the Infernos rocked a dancing audience and a fantastic fireworks display inspired collective oohs and aahs. The big crowd pleaser was a sort...

Diva is Done

In March, we told you that Montclair's hot-spot nightclub, The Diva Lounge, had sold its liquor license and was catering to a new crowd -- the Bar/Bat Mitzvah market. We're not sure how many...

4th Of July Weekend, We’re All Over It!

Happy 4th of July weekend to all! We'll be partying with you all over Baristaville! This year's theme tchotchke is the Baristanet Button. Be sure and get yours at these locations: Sunday, July 4: Jolie...

West Orange Property Taxes Gone Wild

Most residents in Montclair (including me) complain about the outrageous property taxes which are screwing up our retirement plans. That's right, after the kids are out of the public schools, I'm among many...

Dreams of Ice Cream Sandwich Ecstasy

Happiness is an ice cream sandwich. Local contributor Carolyn Maynard Parisi shares her favorite grown-up versions on Food.

Singin’ the Blues in West Orange: 1st Annual Blues Fest, 7/3

Bring your blanket/chair and appetite down to Colgate Park this Saturday, July 3rd from 6:30-9:45pm for the 1st Annual Downtown West Orange Blues Festival. Admission is FREE. Five neighborhood restaurants -- Taste of the...

Just How Do You Get to Maplewood-South Orange-Millburn?

Well, there's High Street to Scotland Road, Gregory to Wyoming or you can take Pleasant Valley to the South Mountain Reservation. Like true explorers, we tried them all and got a big taste of...

Are You the Wisest Guy in Baristaville? Win a Mob Tour for 2

UPDATE: We have a winner (answer was Charles Ross) - thanks for playing. Up on your Wiseguy Trivia? If you've been dying (OK, maybe not the best choice of words) to delve into the history...

Graduation’s Over, Mischief Begins?

It's been cleaned up, but this was the scene a tipster snapped on a Glen Ridge lawn. Summer plus idle hands equals pranks. Are you seeing signs of same in your 'hood?

Gay Pride Photos I Wish I Would See in the Papers

As we closed out Gay Pride Month, it seemed fitting to 'gay up' Baristaville a bit. Now I know that many of you were all caught up with our Russian spies these past few days...

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...

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...

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