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Montclair Family Creates Memorable Meals and Moments with Meet Me At Madison’s

Montclair, NJ - It's having an official opening Thursday, but Meet Me At Madison's, a new cafe bistro at Watchung Plaza that opened at the end of November, is already fast becoming one of...

Essex County Executive and ‘Park Czar’ Sworn into Sixth Term

Newark, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. was sworn into his sixth term as Essex County Executive by NJ State and Essex County Democratic Committee Chairman LeRoy Jones (right) on Tuesday,...

Could First Night Montclair Make A Comeback? (POLL)

Montclair, NJ - Happy New Year! We just said goodbye to 2022, but go a little further back down memory lane, a little over 10 years back, when Montclair said goodbye to its First...

Looking Back at 2022: Baristanet Year in Review

  Yes, it's been quite the year (looking at you, October) These are just some of the stories we covered this year, in addition to keeping you informed about events, bringing you profiles and much,...

Montclair Council Moves Forward On Culturupt; O’Toole Scrivo Resolution Fails

Montclair, NJ - On Tuesday, the Township Council of Montclair passed a resolution to engage Culturupt to conduct a culture and climate assessment. If the name sounds familiar, here's why. When Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller...

Saved! Friends of James Howe House Purchase Historic Property

Montclair, NJ - It's a last-minute save for Friends of the Howe House, who announced Thursday that they have bought the town’s first property owned by a freed slave, James Howe. The sale has...

Transparency Now: Montclair Township Delays OPRA Requests

Montclair, NJ - Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller made his way into South Jersey homes this week, with a mailer from the organization he leads "Protecting Our Democracy." InsiderNJ, who reported on the mailer, sees...

Montclair Planning Board Gets Different Views of Lackawanna Plaza Redevelopment

Montclair, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board said they wanted to see more of the proposed Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment and at Monday's meeting they were presented with six new images from the developer detailing...

Montclair NAACP Calls For Apology After Remarks by Affirmative Action Officer

Montclair, NJ - Montclair NAACP president Roger Terry is calling for an apology from the Township of Montclair after the Township's affirmative action officer Bruce Morgan made remarks in an email suggesting the Montclair...

Montclair Planning Board Members Question Lackawanna Building Heights, Supermarket Visibility

Montclair, NJ - Building height and the viability of the unnamed supermarket quickly became the focus Monday night as the Montclair Planning Board began its process to review the Lackawanna Plaza Redevelopment Plan. There was...

Watchung Avenue Train Station Waiting Room Is Open, Says Township

Montclair, NJ - Montclair's Watchung Avenue train station, with its historic exterior restored back in 2005, has been a frequent target for vandalism in the past, specifically in the waiting room. On November 2, we...

Montclair Township Council Votes To Move Lackawanna Plaza Redevelopment Plan Forward

Montclair, NJ - The Montclair Township Council started its conference meeting Tuesday with a last-minute surprise announcement: In efforts to minimize exposure to COVID-19 during the winter months, the Township Council Conference Meeting will...

Have You Been Wonder-Ing? (POLL)

Montclair, NJ - By now, you've seen the purple trucks and maybe even wondered..."What is Wonder?" Or maybe you already had one of those trucks parked in front of you house, on a night you...

Montclair’s Lackawanna Plaza Redevelopment Plan Takes Shape – Conceptually

Montclair, NJ - It will be the largest development in Montclair and could have the largest impact on the Township and its residents. On Tuesday, Montclair residents, in the third in a series of...

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