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Looking Back Locally: The Year In Review 2020

A look back at the biggest local stories of 2020 brought to you by Baristanet.
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#SocialDistancing Arts & Entertainment: December 31 – January 3, 2021

Your guide to the latest social distance events to enjoy in the last days of 2020 and the first of 2021.

Montclair Fire Dept. Responds Two Fires in 12 Hours; Both Under Investigation

The Montclair Fire Department responded to two fires in a 12 hour time span, according to Deputy Chief Robert Duncan, one on Portland Place and the other on Mountain Terrace. On December 28th, at...

Midtown Parking Lot Closes January 4, Montclair Apologizes For Inconvenience

< Montclair's Midtown Parking Lot, located on Glenridge Avenue, is closing to make way for the Midtown Parking Deck. For that to happen, the Midtown Lot will close on Monday, January 4, so construction of the...

Helping Hands Project, An MHS Club, Raised Over $1400 For Transgender Law Center

Montclair High School students Lucy Solomon and Jadyn Berrian are founders of the Helping Hands Project club at Montclair High School; Sofia Saidi and Kathryn O’Keefe are the 2021 Helping Hands Co-Presidents. Earlier this...

Montclair Police Search Building; Report of Active Shooter Determined To Be Unfounded

Montclair Police shut down Bloomfield Avenue from Glenridge Ave to South Willow Street Thursday afternoon when they responded to 425 Bloomfield Avenue on a third-party caller reporting an active shooter inside of the building....
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#SocialDistancing Arts & Entertainment: December 24 – 27

Your guide to the latest social distance events to enjoy.

Essex County Announces New COVID-19 Testing Dates

Here is the upcoming schedule of Coronavirus testing sites sponsored by Essex County. The tests are are being offered to Essex County residents free of charge. To make an appointment, please visit www.EssexCovid.org or...

When You Get Locked Out And Montclair Fire Department Saves The Day (VIDEO)

Montclair resident Dan Hamilton had a 2020 moment. Hamilton, who has a touchscreen deadbolt lock on his door, got locked out of his apartment Sunday when he took a neighbor's dog for a walk and...

One Night Only! Vanguard Theater Presents ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert’ Wednesday

https://youtu.be/WRXx_CAxUaE Vanguard Theater Company presents “The Nightmare Before Christmas in Concert” on December 23, online, at 8PM EST for a One Night Only event! Vanguard Theater Company has teamed up with Isaac Carlson of Wotso Videos...

Bloomfield To Hold Virtual Town Hall Wednesday on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution

BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The township will hold a virtual Town Hall meeting this Wednesday at 3:00pm via Zoom, to inform the public about the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Speakers at the meeting will...

New York Magazine Follows Up on Montclair’s Permit Karen Story

New York Magazine follows up on the story of an incident between a white woman, Susan Schulz, who called police on her black neighbors, Fareed and Norrinda Hayat, in Upper Montclair in June. Author...

Montclair History Center Makes National “10 Best” List For Holiday House Tour

Montclair, NJ - The Montclair History Center is pleased to announce its annual Holiday House Tour was honored as the top choice in the Northeast and fourth place nationwide in USA Today 10Best Reader’s...

Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center Administers Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

Today, Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center began administering the first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to frontline team members. Mountainside Medical Center will administer 975 vaccinations from the first shipment of vaccines delivered to the hospital....