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Essex County Leads State in COVID-19 Deaths, County Expands Free Saliva Testing Sites

Essex County is expanding its COVID-19 testing initiative to include satellite testing sites throughout the County in addition to continuing to operate its drive through testing center in Weequahic Park. The tests are...

Cause of Fire On Central Avenue Under Investigation

Montclair Fire Department received a call at 10:50 a.m. Friday reporting a fire at a residence on Central Ave. While en-route, dispatch reported they were receiving multiple calls confirming a heavy smoke condition at...

Senator Nia Gill Calls For Governor To Ensure Accuracy in New Jersey’s Elections

MONTCLAIR- State Senator Nia H. Gill released this statement today regarding July 7, 2020 elections: Voting is the most fundamental right in our democracy. We must ensure the integrity of our voting process so that...

Baristanet Profile: Karin Carson

Name: Karin Carson Where do you live? I live in Upper Montclair near Brookdale Park and Watchung Plaza. When did you move there? We moved here Memorial Day Weekend in 2002, with a preemie and a 3...

Monclair Teen Releases JUNIPER, A Debut Album That’s Both Nostalgic and Right On Time

Montclair’s Juniper Shelley, 15, is finishing her freshman year at Montclair High School, and like most teenagers, she wishes she could be hanging out with friends, going to the movies, and shopping, like before...

MFEE America to Me Real Talk on Race Takes on Greater Urgency: Free Event...

The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence (MFEE) will host a free online event on Sunday, June 14th from 2:30 - 5pm, to spark reflection and inspire ongoing work to deepen racial literacy through the...

SaveMontclair Wants To Save Martin Schwartz’s Seat on Montclair Planning Board

Montclair's newly elected town council is scheduled to be sworn in on July 1 (that's of course, barring any action that might take place due to a complaint filed in Superior Court by Dr....

The Bellevue Montclair Congratulates Class of 2020 and Speaks ‘The Truth’

Baristanet asked -- and The Bellevue Montclair answered. Early this month, we asked The Bellevue Montclair to help us celebrate Montclair's Class of 2020 on their marquee. Today, they did that, and went one better,...

New Jersey Lifts Stay At Home Order, Increases Limits For Indoor and Outdoor Gatherings

The Stay at Home order, in place since March 21, has been lifted, Gov. Murphy announced Tuesday. "We are no longer requiring you to stay at home," Murphy said. "When you do go out, continue...

Thousands Hear Montclair High School Students Share Experience With Racism At Unity Walk

“NO JUSTICE, NO PEACE, NO RACIST POLICE.” “SAY HIS NAME ... GEORGE FLOYD.” “SCREAM HER NAME ... BREONNA TAYLOR.” These were just a few of the protest chants at the Black Lives Matter Unity march on...

Cruise Through Old Bloomfield, Then Around the World

The Historical Society of Bloomfield (HSOB) has expanded its website to include new photo collections of vintage Bloomfield and exciting early 20th century travel images from an intrepid Bloomfield trekker. HSOB Board Trustee and Webmaster...

Bloomfield Purchases Thermal Imaging Camera to Protect Residents and Township Employees

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- In an effort to keep residents and township employees safe during the COVID-19 crisis, Bloomfield has purchased a thermal imaging scanner. The scanner will be used to quickly assess a person’s...

Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department Releases Contact Tracing Steps for COVID-19

The Bloomfield Health and Human Services Department has outlined step by step what the contact tracing process entails for residents that test positive for COVID-19. The purpose of contact tracing, is to retrace a...

Powerful, Peaceful March in Montclair Amplifies Female Black Voices #Black Lives Matter

Over a thousand people marched through the streets of Montclair Saturday to show support for the Black Lives Matter movement and to protest police brutality that has resulted in the loss of countless black...