Montclair

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...

Drug Arrest in Montclair

A drug arrest was made at Glenfield Park in Montclair yesterday by Essex County sheriff's officers. Officers conducted surveillance operations in response to anonymous tips from local residents, Sheriff Armando Fontoura said in a press...

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...

Friends Of Montclair Russian Spies Tell All

The New York Daily News has a story of a family who were friends with Montclair's alleged Russian spies after meeting them in 2003 when the Murphys lived in Hoboken. The couple, who say...

MSU Mural on Valley Road

Have you seen the massive mural on the brick wall between the new Bamboo Asian Bistro and Montclair Charbroil on Valley Road? Here's a photo of a section of it, kindly sent by former Barista...

Supporting or Opposing Gov. Christie’s Tax Cap?

In an effort to get New Jersey out of debt, Gov. Christie has proposed a constitutional amendment that would cap the local increase in property taxes at 2.5 percent per year. Cory Booker is...

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...

Coyote Pups Sighting On Eagle Rock Way

Watch out for coyotes. A tipster tells us of three coyote pups spotted on Eagle Rock Way in Montclair last night. Last night at around 9:45 pm, I saw 3 coyote pups darting back...

Residents Bemoan Exclusion in MSU Expansion Plans; OPRA Request Denied

Between the increase in rat population, excess noise, felled trees, endangered wetlands, $4 million in lost property taxes, increased population (let alone the sewage issue) residents of Montclair and Little Falls have a lot...

Complicated Portrait Emerges of Montclair’s Alleged Russian Spy, Cynthia Murphy

The Cynthia Murphy neighbors thought they knew was a mom of two young girls who loved to garden and made sure to water her plants. Richard Murphy was the dad at the bus stop....

No Surprise: Montclair’s Alleged Russian Spies Kept Low Profile

"When he looked at you, he didn't look you in the eye. And I thought it was strange." That was how Jeannette Lauture remembered her neighbor "Richard Murphy," the man who along with wife "Cynthia...

FBI Arrests 10 Alleged Russian Spies, Montclair Couple Charged As Secret Agents

Ten alleged secret agents spying for Russia were arrested on Sunday by the FBI and two of the defendants are from Montclair. The defendants known as "Richard Murphy" and "Cynthia Murphy" were arrested at...

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...

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