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Essex County Arrests 13 in County Jailhouse “Concierge Service”

UPDATE: The Essex County Prosecutor's Office has officially released the names of those charged in what is now being called Operation Jail Breach. The list of accused includes 5 Bloomfield residents: Essex County corrections...

Baristanet Reader Needs Help To Pop Question

A reader writes... I will be proposing marriage to my girlfriend this coming Sunday, August 1st in Montclair and need help with my needlessly complicated plan. I was hoping you could help me spread the word...

Bloomfield Woman Fatally Struck By NJ Transit Locomotive

A Bloomfield woman was fatally struck by an NJ Transit locomotive yesterday morning. A NJ Transit spokesperson tells Baristanet that Jennifer English, 29, was struck on the Montclair-Boonton rail line by a single locomotive...

Montclair: Car Accident On Harrison & Llewellyn Aves.

Two fire trucks, police and ambulances are on the scene of an accident at Harrison and Llewellyn Aves. The driver of the overturned car was conscious when he was placed on the stretcher for...

Montclair: Sleeping Woman Gets Rude Awakening From Would-Be Burglar

Police responded to a multi-family residence on Lexington Avenue on a report of a burglary. The victim was a twenty-three year old Montclair resident, who said she was in bed and woke up to...

Maplewood Beverage Packer Employee Badly Injures Finger

An employee of Maplewood Beverage Packers was injured today, with a serious injury to his finger, when it was pulled into the machine during the labeling process of Arizona Tea bottles. Maplewood Fire Department...

The Orange Squirrel

Some restaurants earn a reputation for their food; others attract patrons with ambiance. The really good ones manage to score on both counts. The Orange Squirrel is one of the good ones. This new...

Bloomfield’s Gone Greek (And It’s So Good)

This weekend, I fell in love in Bloomfield. No more road trips to Astoria (I was there just a month ago) to satisfy my cravings for authentic Greek food. The newly opened Stamna Greek...

Where BBQ and Pizza Meet

Eric Kaplan is a man who embraces serendipity. Looking to open a true, slow-smoked BBQ joint in Montclair, the chef, a Manhattan transplant, went looking for space. What he found was the former Yum's...

What The Heller?

The new highest asking price in Montclair was nudged up this week to more than four million dollars, and the house in question, exterior wise anyway, seems not nearly as breathtaking as the...