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Montclair Spirit On Parade

If you missed the Montclair parade (or marched in it), here's the view from Midland Avenue. Thanks for all the great reader photos like these on Flickr.

Jersey To Get Hot and Steamy Today

Already sweating? Well, the weather will get even hotter in Baristaville today with temperatures expected to hit 104 degrees. Yesterday, the heat was intense during Montclair's Independence Day parade, but it could have been worse....

Maplewood Teens Robbed at Gunpoint in Memorial Park

UPDATE: Although Maplewood Police did not return our calls, they did confirm with Patch. According to unofficial sources, Four teenagers were robbed at gunpoint early Saturday morning, July 3, in Memorial Park near Oakview Avenue....

Plane Crashes in Fairfield

NorthJersey.com reports that a small plane crashed around 5 p.m. tonight into near the Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning building in Fairfield, bursting into flames. No more details at this time. UPDATE: NJ.com reports that three...

Montclair Celebrates 4th of July, Baristanet Float Bags #2 Prize

Sunshine, smiles, 99F weather and refreshing jets of cool water from well-meaning residents greeted participants of Montclair's annual 4th of July parade today. First prize for Best Float went to ...

Join Us at Montclair’s 4th of July Parade!

Montclair continues 4th of July festivities today with its annual parade and picnic. Give us a 'hey' as we float by, thanks to Gaia Gardens (for the truck), Competitive Signs (for...

Fireworks in 3-D and Otherwise

There was only one thing cooler than the Baristanet buttons at Bloomfield's July 4th fireworks, and that was the fireworks themselves -- as seen through the 3-D glasses handled out by Investors Savings Bank....

Who Needs Quill Pens? Tweet the Declaration

We could reprint the entire Declaration of Independence, as we have in the past, but then that wouldn't really give you anything to do. Last week, Slate wondered what would have happened if Thomas...

Salute to the Red, White & Blue

Montclair merchants are celebrating Independence Day by proudly displaying their wares in a red, white and blue theme. Please enjoy the photos from these shops: Life Is Good; Sweethome Montclair;...

Getting Around On 4th Of July Weekend With NJT

If you're leaving Baristaville to join tens of thousands of revelers along the New Jersey Waterfront, you really don't want to drive, do you? The big draw, of course, is a spectacular view of...

Clifton Commons Vampire Sightings (OMG, is it Rob Pattinson?)

UPDATE: For devoted fans Laura Lambroschino (12) and Brittany Harrison, both from Nutley, waiting around Clifton Commons all day for a possible sighting is part of the fun (they've already seen the movie three...

Baristaville Picnics At Brookdale Park

Everyone was at Brookdale Park last night and we've got video of families from all over Baristaville enjoying an alfresco picnic in Baristavile. Crab cakes, mac n' cheese, babaganoush -- you name it, folks...

Awesome Pyrotechnics, Essex County!

Brookdale Park was in full Independence Day mode Friday night as the Infernos rocked a dancing audience and a fantastic fireworks display inspired collective oohs and aahs. The big crowd pleaser was a sort...

Diva is Done

In March, we told you that Montclair's hot-spot nightclub, The Diva Lounge, had sold its liquor license and was catering to a new crowd -- the Bar/Bat Mitzvah market. We're not sure how many...

Clever Commute