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Celebrate Earth Day By Volunteering to Spruce Up Montclair Parks!

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Volunteers will join Montclair township officials, Montclair Parks Recreation & Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee (MPRCA-AC), the Northeast Earth Coalition (NEEC), and park advocacy and service groups on Saturday, April 24th and...
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Essex County’s 2021 Cherry Blossom Festival Goes Virtual

Essex County, NJ – The 2021 Essex County Cherry Blossom Festival in Essex County Branch Brook Park in Newark will be held virtually because of the ongoing conditions created by the pandemic. “The...
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#SocialDistance Arts & Entertainment: April 1–4

Your guide to the latest social distance events to enjoy this weekend.

Essex County Holds Covid Vaccination at Montclair’s Eureka Lodge

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Essex County Executive Joe Divincenzo was on hand for the County’s mobile vaccination location in Montclair Wednesday. The County teamed up with Eureka Lodge No.52 to hold the event at its...

Roseland Police Officer Charged with Sexual Assault of A Juvenile Victim

Newark, NJ - A Roseland police officer has been arrested on 21 charges including Aggravated Sexual Assault, Endangering the Welfare of a Minor, and Witness Tampering.    Richard Haffner, 43, of West Caldwell, N.J., was taken...

New Jersey Could Surge to 8,000 Daily COVID Cases By Mid May, Worst Case...

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy shared two models from the New Jersey Department of Health Wednesday -- a moderate case scenario and high case scenario --- that inform the state's decision-making processes. The latter...

Montclair Crime: Vandalism at Bellevue Theater, $10,000 in Damages Reported

Montclair Police responded to the Bellevue Theater on March 27 on a report of a burglary and vandalism that occurred sometime in the past month. The owners of the building stated that they were...

Virtual Watch Party with Christian McBride and Wynton Marsalis To Benefit Jazz House Kids,...

Tune in on Wednesday, March 31 at 8 p.m. for the livestream premiere of "The Lowdown: Conversations with Christian®," a night of music and conversation coming from the beautiful RALPH PUCCI gallery space in...

Montclair Public Library Presents Conversation with ‘In The Heights’ Author Quiara Alegría Hudes

Montclair Public Library presents Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes (best known for writing the book to “In the Heights”) in conversation with Elena Martínez, co-artistic director of the Bronx Musical Heritage Center,...

Rosario Dawson Gets Vaccinated in Essex County

Essex County's COVID vaccination centers have become famous for their efficiency and execution. And now, more famous people are dropping by to get their shot and helping promote the important of getting the...

Happy Passover!

Passover begins this evening and Baristanet wishes those celebrating a happy and joyous Passover! Chag Sameach!

New Jersey Expands Vaccine Eligibility: 55 and Over; Additional Groups Added, Starting April 5

New Jersey is again expanding vaccine eligibility. Starting April 5th, residents age 55 and over will be eligible to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Also on April 5, individuals age 16+ with intellectual and developmental disabilities;...

Remembering Jordan Tassy

Montclair, N.J. - Three days ago, Montclair came together with an outpouring of support for Jordan Tassy who was hospitalized with COVID-19 on March 16th. In a pastoral message, Rev Anya Sammler-Michael of the The...

Rutgers to Require COVID-19 Vaccine for Students For 2021 Fall Semester

Rutgers University will require the COVID-19 vaccine for students who are enrolled for the 2021 fall semester. “We are committed to health and safety for all members of our community, and adding COVID-19 vaccination to...

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