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Featured Home For Sale: Craftsman – 11 Berkeley Heights Park, Bloomfield

BY  |  Friday, Aug 02, 2013 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (0)

Featured Home For Sale: Craftsman - 11 Berkeley Heights Park, Bloomfield Berkeley Heights Park, once the historic Bartholomew Estate, was conceived as an enclave of upscale weekend get away houses at the beginning of the 1900s. The central park, shaded by tall growth trees, is encircled by 26 properties that all enjoy this quiet setting.

berkeley 11New to the market is 11 Berkeley Heights (video tour). Listed at $495,000, it’s open this Sunday from 1-4 p.m. Continue Reading

Giveaway: Tickets to a Tri-Bill Season Finale Featuring The Jammin’ Divas, Bobtown, and Tall Heights at Outpost in The Burbs

BY  |  Wednesday, Jun 05, 2013 10:30am  |  COMMENTS (5)

Outpost in The BurbsOutpost in The Burbs will present its season finale with a Tri-Bill concert, featuring The Jammin’ Divas, Bobtown, and Tall Heights at 8 pm this Friday, June 7, and Baristanet has two sets of tickets to give away to two lucky readers.

Guest emcee for the evening will be “Joltin’ Joe” Pszonek of WMSC’s program “Radio Nowhere,” at the Montclair State University radio station:

Drawing on field hollers, gospel music, folk songs, pop melodies and bluegrass harmonies, Bobtown reinvents American choral music for the 21st century to create a unique and compelling blend of voices and instruments that move gracefully between elegy and celebration:

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Who Needs Snooki? Gov. Christie Puts On Show in Seaside Heights

BY  |  Monday, Jul 09, 2012 12:51pm  |  COMMENTS (50)

Don’t mess with Gov. Christie. TMZ posted this video of Gov. Christie engaging in a boardwalk shouting match over the weekend with a man who criticized Christie’s education policy.

Christie can be heard saying: “You’re a real big shot…you’re a real big shot shootin’ your mouth off.”

The man yells back, “Nah, just take care of the teachers!”

Then Christie seems to go after the man, yelling, “Keep walkin’ away…really good…keep walkin’.” In the video, it looks like Christie’s handlers coax him to leave and he is seen walking off, ice cream cone in hand. Last week, Christie ridiculed a reporter calling him “stupid” and an “idiot” for asking an off-topic question at a press conference. Temper, temper?

Watsessing Heights Neighborhood Association Meets on May 23

BY  |  Tuesday, May 22, 2012 6:04pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

The Watsessing Heights Neighborhood Association (WHNA) will meet on Wednesday evening at 7:30 p.m. at the Bloomfield Civic Center at 84 Broad Street.

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NJ Takes Tree Hugging To New Heights

Friday, Jun 11, 2010 12:38pm  |  COMMENTS (5)

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Saturday, in the park…you’re invited to the Tree Climbers’ Competition, held for the first time in Essex County Branch Brook Park, 7:45 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bet you didn’t know there was an official contest for tree climbing. Unfortunately, kids (who are welcome to watch), this is an adult-only activity.
Mark Chisholm (in photo), has held the title of New Jersey Champion Tree Climber for 17 years in a row. He’s the man to beat on Saturday, June 12, when arborists from all over New Jersey compete in the 26th annual tree climbing championship held by the state chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture.
The aerial competition combines acrobatic agility, speed and technique. Tomorrow, 25 participants, both men and women, are expected to climb trees of heights up to 85-90 feet tall. The competitors are arborists at tree care companies throughout NJ, who spend most of their work day climbing trees.
Officials provided assurances that no trees will be harmed during this event! Saturday’s winners will represent New Jersey at the International Tree Climbing Competition in Chicago this summer…Who knew?

Montclair Heights Prices Reach New Lows

Monday, Jun 23, 2008 12:43pm  |  COMMENTS (14)


Prices at The Heights at Montclair, the development on the old Montclair Hospital site, started back here at a list price of $1,349,990 (for #24, the Chamonix). #24 sold last October for $994,990. Since then, the houses have sold at prices that have gone lower and lower. #22, the St. Moritz model went for $725,000 in February; #18 (also a Chamonix model) went for $640,000 in April.
The listing price has dropped now to $699,900; see interior photos here.
Meanwhile, Montclair’s newest development, the Commons at Bay Street, is scheduled for occupancy this November; 2 bedrooms are listed here for $659,000.
Update: Baristanet’s real estate page is under construction; we will be listing recent sales again, but in a map format. Please bear with us. In the meantime, if you want to know a price of any home that sold in Baristaville, send us the address here.

Baristaville Teachers Soar To New Heights

Wednesday, Sep 26, 2007 1:50pm  |  COMMENTS (7)

Who says teachers can’t have fun? Renaissance School’s Science team, Todd Smith (at left), Carrie Hittel, and Emily Burtnett got the plane ride of their lives when they joined a group of 60 teachers, donned spiffy blue jumpsuits, and experienced “zero-gravity” on G-Force-One.

“It was me who got tossed, and it went awry. I was dropped,” reported Burtnett cheerfully. “Then I body-slammed into Carrie. That was definitely a high point of the day.”
At the memory, the two burst into laughter. As gravity force lowers, it becomes harder to control physical movement. “People think you just float inadvertantly but actually you need to push yourself off. But it takes just the pressure of a single finger, and then you fly,” said Burtnett.

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R.I.P. Montclair’s Clem Taylor, Producer, “60 Minutes”

Friday, Mar 21, 2014 1:54pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

clem taylorMontclair’s Clem Taylor, Peabody award-winning, producer of “60 Minutes” at CBS News, has died. He was 60.

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The Weekend: Jazz, Broadway, Classical, Theater and More

BY  |  Thursday, Mar 21, 2013 1:30pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

3rdValve ProductionsCelebrate the arts this weekend with these great events. We told you about An Evening of Poetry and Jazz with renowned poet Sonia Sanchez at MADLOM’s fundraiser, but there’s even more:

Enjoy a cocktail and some smooth jazz by 3rdValve Productions tonight at Halcyon in Montclair. The Quintet and guitarist Rob Heinick will play the music of Wes Montgomery, Jobim and other jazz classics upstairs in the lounge.  Table reservations are encouraged for dinner, but are NOT required for music and the bar.

3rdValve Productions and and guitarist Rob Heinick present “Jazz @ Halcyon”
Thursday, March 21 from 7:30 – 10 pm

Halcyon Brasserie, 114 Walnut Street, Montclair, NJ, 07042
No cover

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New MSU Dorms: “Insanely Luxurious”

BY  |  Friday, Oct 05, 2012 3:00pm  |  COMMENTS (9)

Montclair State University is undoubtedly a pretty campus, but “luxury” is not a word I would generally associate with it. Nevertheless, that’s how its new dorms, The Heights, were described on a recent website that listed MSU as one of “10 Public Colleges with Insanely Luxurious Dorms.”

“The university’s newest residence hall complex,” according to the Fiscal Times, “features single and double rooms, a community kitchen, multiple game-recreation spaces, and closed study areas on each floor. All rooms have wireless access and 78-channel cable TV. The 24,000-square-foot dining hall has stations that include Bella Trattoria, Flying Star Grill, Wild Mushroom, Magellan’s World Cuisine (which rotates ethnic menus throughout the semester), a vegetarian cuisine-based station, and breakfast served all day.” (Those are the old dorms pictured above.)

This does sound pretty sweet and is a far cry from the college dorm rooms of my time, which consisted of not much more than a lumpy twin bed. Then again, I haven’t been in MSU’s dorms and I doubt the writers of this article have either. But this article, written when the dorms first opened last year, attests to their impressiveness. Has anyone been inside?

In what might be considered another new luxury at the university, the school recently launched a partnership with Zipcar, to offer the car-sharing program on campus. The transportation option is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for students, faculty, and staff ages 18 and older, as well as members of the local community ages 21 and over.

Two vehicles, a Ford Focus and a Honda Insight, will be located in campus lots just north of The Heights residence halls. Two additional Zipcars, a Mazda 3 and a Honda Insight, will be available at the NJ Transit Montclair State University train station.

The Zipcars will be a clear advantage to students without wheels who may want to pop into town now and then for a quick bite. But with those new luxurious dorms, why would they want to leave?

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We've been to the one in Englewood, and it's fantastic. The portions are more than generous and the prices are more than reasonable. Such delicious empanandas! I have been waiting rather impatiently for them to announce an opening date.

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