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Former Short Hills Day Care Manager Sentenced for Child Molesting

Just in from the Essex County Prosecutor's Office: Jose Reyes, 35, of Newark has been sentenced to 20 years in state prison for sexually assaulting three young boys. He worked as manager at the...

Big Questions About Arts in SO as Baird’s Wukitsch Departs

A new and somewhat uncertain era for the arts begins today in South Orange, as the Baird's Judy Wukitsch officially steps down. Popular, influential and sometimes controversial, Wukitsch co-founded and directed the Pierro Gallery,...

Just How Do You Get to Maplewood-South Orange-Millburn?

Well, there's High Street to Scotland Road, Gregory to Wyoming or you can take Pleasant Valley to the South Mountain Reservation. Like true explorers, we tried them all and got a big taste of...

Are You the Wisest Guy in Baristaville? Win a Mob Tour for 2

UPDATE: We have a winner (answer was Charles Ross) - thanks for playing. Up on your Wiseguy Trivia? If you've been dying (OK, maybe not the best choice of words) to delve into the history...

Old-Fashioned 4th: Rodeo, Rifles, Circus and Fireworks

On July 4th, old-fashioned is chic. The big top comes to town in Maplewood, bikes do the rodeo thing on Flood's Hill in South Orange and the Morgan Rifles Revolutionary War troops set up...

Graduation’s Over, Mischief Begins?

It's been cleaned up, but this was the scene a tipster snapped on a Glen Ridge lawn. Summer plus idle hands equals pranks. Are you seeing signs of same in your 'hood?

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...

Welcome to Baristaville!

Good morning, citizens of Maplewood, Millburn and South Orange. No, you're not lost, though we might have spun you around a little. You clicked on The Local, the New Jersey outpost of The New...

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...