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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...

Coffee with…Michael W. Smith

Baristanet takes a coffee break with Michael W. Smith, head fitness coach and owner, North Jersey Adventure Boot Camp for Women You're passionate about fitness. How did it start? Well, basically, freshman year of high school...

How Much Would You Spend on a Reno?

Cindy Pedersen fell in love with a three-bedroom colonial home on Grove St, the minute she saw it. "I liked the flow of the house, and while I saw the 'before,' I also saw...

Caroline Bassillo, Beloved Glen Ridge Teacher, Dies at 29

Students and colleagues alike are passionate when they speak of Caroline Bassillo, a beloved Glen Ridge Middle School English teacher, who passed away last Friday after a protracted illness. Basillo, who was just 29,...

Strahan Garage Controversy NOT Over

Remember back in March, when we told you the Strahan garage controversy was finally over? Well, apparently, it's not. In a dispute that's run for eight years, the Montclair Board of Adjustment ruled in March...

The Foreclosure Market

There are 260 real estate listings for Montclair on the website Foreclosure.com, including a new listing at $24,900. But buying a house this way is anything but straightforward. Bloomfield Public Library is having...

Cruise Night in Bloomfield

Classic cars lined the street and 50's tunes filled the air at Bloomfield Center's Summer Cruise Night last Wednesday evening on Broad Street. Visitors saw cars with awesome restorations...

Fitzgerald’s Lager Run on Sunday

Fitzgeralds 1928 Lager Run which takes place tomorrow (Sunday, June 27) at 6 p.m. So far more than 600 runners have pre-registered, but day-of-race registration is available ($25) at Hurrell Field starting at 4:30...

Congrats, Glen Ridge High School Graduates

It's an old-fashioned small-town tradition, eschewing caps and gowns in favor of white dinner jackets and white dresses. And it was especially personal for this Barista, who saw her youngest child take his diploma....

Nature Red in Tooth and Claw: Baristaville

One creature's misfortune is another's meal. A reader sent in this picture of a reportedly HUGE turkey vulture about to snack on a raccoon at the corner of Essex Ave. and Warren St. in...

Carrie Fisher’s Wishful Drinking at SOPAC: Gritty, Human and Hilarious

Carrie Fisher, who will be forever known as the iconic Princess Leia Organa from the first Star Wars Trilogy's, has survived Hollywood inbreeding, commercial merchandising (she's a Pez dispenser!), alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness,...

Sweet Street, 07042

Got a sweet tooth? Look no further than Church Street in Montclair. With the latest two newcomers, Gelato Giuliana and Cupcakes Galore, the block has become Baristaville's official "sweet spot." Go to Food to...