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Mayor Fried’s Statement On Montclair Municipal Budget

The Municipal Budget (letter 1 of 3) - Successes and Failures/Proposition 2 1/2 This letter addresses the status of our current 2010 budget and the governor's proposal of an inflexible 2 1/2% cap on property...

AP’s Warren Levinson Wins National Award (Again)

Congratulations to Mista Barista, AKA the Associated Press's Warren Levinson, who is receiving his second Edward R. Murrow award, this time for coverage of US Airways Flight 1549, which landed in the Hudson River...

Snow In June?

Tipsters reported weird weather in Bloomfield yesterday and sent photos of an unusual dump of snow on Broad Terrace. "I've heard of 'micro-climate zones' but this is bizarre," said one resident who wished...

NJ Pot Production At Rutgers?

The Christie administration may be putting a lid on home-grown entrepreneurs hoping to get into medical marijuana market. Legislation has been proposed which would make Rutgers University the sole growing and distribution point...

R.I.P., Glenda Dietz (1958 – 2010)

Baristanet joins the community in mourning the death of yoga instructor Glenda Dietz, who passed away on Saturday. A longtime student and yoga teacher at Starseed and other studios, Glenda apprenticed with Starseed founder Jyoti...

Bloomfield’s Neighbor to Neighbor Network Needs Volunteers

Bloomfield's Neighbor to Neighbor Network (NTNN) needs volunteers for its senior-focused organization. NTNN supports seniors and disabled in the Bloomfield area, but they need your help. NTNN is actively recruiting volunteers from all walks...

Help Daddy-O Win Some Indulgence at Bangz

It all sounds very Mad Men. Bangz is hosting "Men's Confidential: An Evening Of Decadent Masculine Indulgence & Luxury" from 6-9 p.m. on June 28. Come sample delicious local food and enjoy top tier liqueurs...

Montclair Wins In Liberty Mutual’s Bring Back the 4th Contest

Congratulations Montclair! You answered the quiz -- and helped make it happen. Montclair is one of 10 U.S. cities and towns that earned enough quiz credits to score $10,000 in the Liberty Mutual Bring Back...

“Ugly Betty” Set Being Auctioned Off in Montclair

The TV show "Ugly Betty" had its final episode this spring. But if you loved the show, or Betty's eye-popping mid-century furnishings, you can take a bit home to your own living room without...

Ted Glick Faces Possible Three-Year Sentence

A letter-writing campaign is underway to support Bloomfield activist Ted Glick, who faces up to three years of prison time for unfurling two large green banners in the Hart Senate Office Building last September....

What if You Held a Council Meeting and (Almost) Nobody Came?

Then you would have something like what happened Monday night in Bloomfield when four out of seven council members were no-show and the council meeting had to be cancelled. Showing up: Mayor Raymond McCarthy, Bernard...

Bloomfield BP Station Relies on Old Friends

BP isn't the most popular brand these days, and more than 630,000 people have joined a Boycott BP page on Facebook. But the BP station at the corner of Broad Street and Bay Avenue...

Montclair Woman Charged in Ponzi Scheme

Update: New York Daily News has photo of Antoinette "Dina" Hodgson leaving court room yesterday. Antoinette Hodgson, a 58-year-old Montclair woman, has turned herself into the FBI and been charged in a $45 million Ponzi...

Bloomfield: The Fireworks Are Back On!

Two weeks ago, it looked like Bloomfield was ready to ditch its annual July 4th fireworks for budget reasons. But yesterday, the township got enough sponsors to save the annual pyrotechnics and announced that...

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