Montclair Area

No Swimming at Essex Pool Today: Opening Delayed Again

It may be 100 degrees (again) but there will be no cooling off at the Essex Pool today (again) due to unfinished resurfacing. The pool, which was originally slated for its usual Memorial Day...

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...

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

Man Assaulted on Gates Avenue

A man was assaulted by five men on Saturday around 1:10 a.m.m Lt. Scott Buehler reported. Police were flagged down by a 39-year-old Montclair resident who stated that five black males at the corner of...

World Series Trophy Comes To Berra Museum Thursday

It's been everywhere from New York City to China. The New York Yankees' 2009 World Series trophy will be making its next stop at the Yogi Berra Museum this Thursday. The sterling silver, Tiffany-created...

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...

Montclair Plans for Firework Show at Yogi Berra Stadium

Montclair will be spending its $10,000 winnings from Liberty Mutual's Bring Back the 4th contest on a fireworks show at Yogi Berra Stadium at Montclair State University. Just last Monday, it looked like neither Bloomfield...

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...

Make a Wish at Cha Ma Gu Dao

The cherry blossoms are still in bloom at Cha Ma Gu Dao, the tea shop on Glenridge Ave. in Montclair. The paper cherry blossoms that is, which together represent the collective...

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