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Baristanet Profile: Kiahna Malloy

Name:  Kiahna Malloy Where do you live? East Orange When did you move there? I moved back to East Orange in 2012. Where did you grow up? I grew up in a few different places:  Newark, East Orange, Irvington, Norfolk, VA...

Baristanet Profile: Amya Zhanelle

Name: Amya Zhanelle Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? Born and raised! Where did you grow up? Montclair How do you make a living? OR What is your everyday passion? I am the President & CEO of AZ...

Baristanet Profile: Kristin Kaufman

Name: Kristin Kaufman Where do you live? Bloomfield, right around the corner from the Watchung Avenue intersection with Broad Street. When did you move there? Just over 13 years ago. Where did you grow up? I grew up in Massachusetts,...

Surviving and Thriving: Mr. Dino’s Celebrates 40 Years in Watchung Plaza

After 40 years, Mr. Dino’s Pizzeria, and owners Angelo and Pasquale Loconsole, deserve a celebration for not just surviving but thriving while serving local customers and weathering Montclair’s difficult year. The crew at Mr....

Baristanet Profile: Paul Brubaker

Name: Paul Brubaker Where do you live? Montclair, near Edgemont Park’s new circular driveway. We get to hear the Montclair Community Band every Sunday morning. Did you know they played when it snowed? When did you move...

Baristanet Profile: Monifa Brown

Name: Monifa Brown Where do you live? Montclair, NJ When did you move there? I moved to Montclair in 1998. Where did you grow up? I was born and raised in an interracial family in Brooklyn. From going to the school...

Baristanet Profile: Raj Amin

Where do you live? Montclair Ave - the crazy Halloween street. We didn’t know before we bought the house, but we love Halloween so we get pretty into it. When did you move there? Summer of 2015. Where...

Baristanet Profile: Barbara Lemley

Name: Barbara Lemley Where do you live? Verona, just six minutes from my office In Montclair. When did you move there? Just last June, amidst the pandemic. Thankful to Leslie Kunkin at West of Hudson for her...

Baristanet Profile: Anthony Lauro

Name: Anthony Lauro Where do you live? Fairfield, NJ. I moved there three years ago after 12 years in Little Falls. Where did you grow up? Brooklyn, NY How do you make a living? I am the co-owner...

Whether it’s Heat or Sweet, There’s Something for Everyone at Lulu’s Artisanal Cafe

Montclair, N.J. - International flavors, a welcoming vibe, and community connection are at the heart of Lulu’s Artisanal Cafe at 406 Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. The new take-out spot focuses on savory food, sweet...

Baristanet Profile: Beth Burstein

Name: Beth Burstein  Where do you live? Upper Montclair  When did you move there? After living in Berkeley, CA for 11 years Montclair was the only place in NJ that felt right. Where did you grow up? Brooklyn, NY and then...

Montclair Poet Publishes Collection Filled With Love, Faith, and Hope

What’s the most romantic and creative Valentine’s Day you’ve experienced? After presenting his fiancé with a book of poetry for Christmas, Montclair’s Ibn Wallace knows it may be difficult to top his gift-giving. Although,...

Baristanet Profile: Antoine “AB” Brown

Name: Antoine “AB” Brown Where do you live? South End of Montclair, NJ When did you move there?  5.5 years ago Where did you grow up? South Side of Chicago How do you make a living? I’m an SVP at Spark...

Montclair Sisters Share Their Love of Art and Literature with Community

Area teens have shown us that their ingenuity and passion are far from stifled during this global pandemic. Two Montclair sisters, Clio and Nadia Marcus, are no exception. By focusing on their personal interests...

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