Glen Ridge

Caroline Bassillo, Beloved Glen Ridge Teacher, Dies at 29

Students and colleagues alike are passionate when they speak of Caroline Bassillo, a beloved Glen Ridge Middle School English teacher, who passed away last Friday after a protracted illness. Basillo, who was just 29,...

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...

Fitzgerald’s Lager Run on Sunday

Fitzgeralds 1928 Lager Run which takes place tomorrow (Sunday, June 27) at 6 p.m. So far more than 600 runners have pre-registered, but day-of-race registration is available ($25) at Hurrell Field starting at 4:30...

Congrats, Glen Ridge High School Graduates

It's an old-fashioned small-town tradition, eschewing caps and gowns in favor of white dinner jackets and white dresses. And it was especially personal for this Barista, who saw her youngest child take his diploma....

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...

Baristaville Summer Concert Series

Summer is finally here and so are the free concerts series around Baristaville. Concerts start tomorrow. Which ones will you see? Little Falls The summer in the Park Concerts Series for Little Falls will take...

R.I.P. Terry Webster, GR History Maven

Glen Ridge mourns the loss of long-time resident and town historian, Eleanor S. Webster who passed away last week in Newton Square, PA. Known around town as Terry, the co-founder of the Glen...

Good News for Libraries

The State Budget bill S3000 was introduced yesterday. Glen Ridge Library Director John Sitnik sends us word on the budget for libraries. It restores $4.299 million to the NJ Library Network and also keeps the...

Bring on the Heat

It's officially summer and things are getting hot. Temperatures are expected to hit 90 degrees this week. What are you doing to stay cool? How will you stay cool this week?customer surveys

Smart Ticket Machines: Coming to a Train Station Near You

The first NJ Transit Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) to arrive in Baristaville are now up and running at Montclair's Bay Street Station. The smart machines, which can perform handy tricks like remembering your past...

Suburbanista Expert Reveals Financial Plight of NJ’s Real Housewives

It's not cheap to keep up appearances when you're a Real Housewife of New Jersey. Seriously, where's a girl to go after a $1,095,000 wedding? In this economy, it seems even superglam TV icons...

Where Do You Trader Joe’s?

We know Baristanet readers have a thing about Trader Joe's (and don't even get them started on Wegman's). Despite hopeful rumors of a Clifton Trader's opening, there's no good news to report yet (unless...

Mayor Fried on the Budget: Who to Blame

Last week, Montclair mayor Jerry Fried sent out the first part of a three-part public letter on the municipal budget. It quickly garnered 57 comments. Today is the second part. Sharing in the blame,...

Happy Father’s Day (It’s So-Hard-to-Shop-for-Men Edition)

Dads: What did you get for Father's Day?online surveys Now, what did you want? Barista Kids wishes you a Happy Father's Day with a slide show of some of our wonderful dads and husbands.

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