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A Historic Celebration: Glen Ridge Comes Together For First Ever Menorah Lighting (VIDEO)

You could say it's a Hanukkah miracle. And something good that happened in 2020. And that it's about time. The Borough of Glen Ridge had its very first ever Menorah lighting in front of Borough...

Now You See Him…The Saxum Elf Returns to Montclair

The holiday season feels a little different in 2020, but one thing is the same. The Saxum Elf returned to Montclair on Monday, and you can spy him sitting high atop 475 Bloomfield Avenue...

Montclair Public Schools Postpone In Person Learning To January 25 & February 8

Montclair Public School students won't begin in person learning until January 25th for special education and elementary school students and February 8th for high school and middle school students. The announcement was made by Superintendent...

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, more than ever, we are thankful for our health, home and family and grateful for our Baristanet community - readers, supporters, community partners and advertisers. We wish you and yours a very Happy...

No More Nanina’s: Montclair Mayor Says Fundraising Event Changed To Virtual Format

Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller, who also serves as vice president of the New Jersey Education Association, was the focus of a Politico piece entitled NJEA bigwig plans in-person fundraiser. Politico's Matt Friedman writes..."As the state’s...

Montclair Businesses Struggling With Pandemic Frustrated By Tent Removal Letter

A letter from the Township of Montclair added insult to injury for Montclair business owners who have had to get creative to serve customers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The above letter was sent to a...

Montclair COVID-19 Cases Climbing, Mayor Announces COVID-19 Task Force

COVID-19 cases are rising at a frightening rate in New Jersey - 14,566 cases in the last four days, bringing the state total number of cases to 281,493. New Jersey Gov. Murphy, who retightened...
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New Jersey ‘Close’ to New Restrictions Due to Rising COVID-19 Cases; Montclair Numbers Up

Gov. Phil Murphy says New Jersey is getting "close" to putting new restrictions in place due to COVID-19 cases continuing to rise. “How close are we to doing something?” Murphy said Thursday. “Close. So bear...

Take A Drive-By Halloween Decoration Tour And Visit These Favorite Haunts

Instead of trick or treating, take a drive and tour terrific Halloween decorations from fanciful to fantastically gory. Here are some of our favorite Halloween haunts; remember to BYOC (bring your own candy). Glen...

Montclair’s Bobbi Brown Launches New Beauty Line – Jones Road

Montclair's makeup mogul Bobbi Brown is back doing what she's known best for -- bringing out natural beauty through cosmetics. Brown's new beauty line, Jones Road, has been dubbed "no makeup" makeup. Brown has taken...

Essex County Leading New Jersey With ‘Second Surge’ of COVID-19 Cases

New Jersey has been averaging over 1,200 new coronavirus cases daily for the last week - but on Saturday that daily number jumped to just shy of 2000, with 1,994 cases reported. "We haven’t seen...

Parents, Teachers Express Concerns About COVID-19 Safety, Lack of Information at Montclair BOE Meeting

Montclair Public Schools maintain they plan to resume in-person learning with a hybrid plan in November but parents and staff who spoke at Monday's virtual Board of Education meeting were clearly not confident in...

Don’t Miss The Montclair Film Festival Short ‘Great Notch Inn’

Beloved Little Falls old school bar and live music venue, The Great Notch Inn, gets its star turn in a documentary short film you can watch on Montclair Film Festival's Virtual Cinema. You'll get...

Montclair Culinary Academy Cooks Up New, Socially Distanced Offerings

Like so many food-related businesses, Montclair Culinary Academy had to first pause and then find ways to offer cooking classes and experiences while adhering to COVID-19 restrictions. At first, it was overwhelming says Chef Karan...