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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...

Armed Robbery at Wachovia in Bloomfield

The Wachovia Bank at the intersection of Broad Street and Watchung Ave. in Bloomfield was robbed today at about 2:45 p.m. by a man with a gun. Customers and workers who were inside the...

Remembering Michael Jackson

The King of Pop died one year ago today. Around the world, people are reflecting on the life of the superstar whose fortune and fame, it turns out, has soared out of the stratosphere. Since...

Rock the House NJ in New Venue Tonight

If you love live music and haven't yet checked out this series of local band performances called Rock the House NJ, head out to Highland Place Bar and Grill -- the new Maplewood...

Who’ll Be This Year’s Montclair Idol?

Singers, dancers, stand-up comedians and entertainers - jump start your fame and fortune performing for Baristaville audiences to compete for the title of "Montclair Idol!" The three-day event takes place July 16, 17, and 18...

Congratulations Montclair Class Of 2010!

Hundreds gathered for graduation ceremonies at Montclair High last night; we were spared from rain showers, but not from tears of joy. Happy graduates were rockin' and rollin', hanging out the windows of the...

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