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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...

Three Rabbis, A Cantor, A Guest Speaker and Lots of Pride

I can't wait to show my 83-year-old mother this picture. As soon as she gets home from church, I'll email it to her. But she's been having trouble with her email. ...

Mayor Fried on the Budget: Who to Blame

Last week, Montclair mayor Jerry Fried sent out the first part of a three-part public letter on the municipal budget. It quickly garnered 57 comments. Today is the second part. Sharing in the blame,...

Happy Father’s Day (It’s So-Hard-to-Shop-for-Men Edition)

Dads: What did you get for Father's Day?online surveys Now, what did you want? Barista Kids wishes you a Happy Father's Day with a slide show of some of our wonderful dads and husbands.

Fine Art & Crafts at Brookdale Park

Crowds strolled along shady paths yesterday, enjoying juried art work and crafts at the 22nd annual Spring Fine Art and Crafts at Brookdale Park. If you missed it Saturday, the...

Montclair Hollow Day Care Center Celebrates 50 Years of Love

When she founded the Historic Montclair Hollow Day Care Center in 1960, Mother Lillie Margaret Walthall Connor's mission was to "create and stimulate love" between parents, youth and the community. Fifty years later, the...

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