Montclair Area

Three Rabbis, A Cantor, A Guest Speaker and Lots of Pride

I can't wait to show my 83-year-old mother this picture. As soon as she gets home from church, I'll email it to her. But she's been having trouble with her email. ...

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.

Fine Art & Crafts at Brookdale Park

Crowds strolled along shady paths yesterday, enjoying juried art work and crafts at the 22nd annual Spring Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park. If you missed it Saturday, the...

Montclair Hollow Day Care Center Celebrates 50 Years of Love

When she founded the Historic Montclair Hollow Day Care Center in 1960, Mother Lillie Margaret Walthall Connor's mission was to "create and stimulate love" between parents, youth and the community. Fifty years later, the...

Church Street Goes to the Movies

Church Street was bustling last night -- with a new gelato place, a new cupcake place, and about 150 people sprawled on blankets and folding chairs watching the Montclair International Film Festival's first of...

Weekend Roundup: June 18-20, 2010

Tonight - get outside for the first in a series of outdoor summer films: Montclair International Film Festival (MIFF) will present the classic, "To Kill A Mockingbird" - under the stars on Church...

Pedestrian Hit By Car, Upper Montclair

At the busy intersection of Valley Rd and Lorraine Ave, in front of Veggie Heaven, a woman was hit by a dark colored SUV. Witnesses said she tried running across the street,...

Packing A Baristaville Power Picnic

The summer concert season is about to kick-off, and unless you wan't to spend $4 on a bag of fried dough, you need to pack a picnic. Rosario's Butcher Shop, 252 Park Street, Upper...

Montclair Public Library Needs Your Vote To Win CA$H!

Montclair residents really stepped up to the challenge to save the 4th of July parade, winning $10,000 from Liberty Mutual. Now you can help rescue Montclair Library Foundation from its fiscal crisis - a...

Mayor Fried’s Statement On Montclair Municipal Budget

The Municipal Budget (letter 1 of 3) - Successes and Failures/Proposition 2 1/2 This letter addresses the status of our current 2010 budget and the governor's proposal of an inflexible 2 1/2% cap on property...

AP’s Warren Levinson Wins National Award (Again)

Congratulations to Mista Barista, AKA the Associated Press's Warren Levinson, who is receiving his second Edward R. Murrow award, this time for coverage of US Airways Flight 1549, which landed in the Hudson River...

Snow In June?

Tipsters reported weird weather in Bloomfield yesterday and sent photos of an unusual dump of snow on Broad Terrace. "I've heard of 'micro-climate zones' but this is bizarre," said one resident who wished...

NJ Pot Production At Rutgers?

The Christie administration may be putting a lid on home-grown entrepreneurs hoping to get into medical marijuana market. Legislation has been proposed which would make Rutgers University the sole growing and distribution point...

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