Beware the Conficker Worm

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 9:04pm  |  COMMENTS (15)

Even Snopes says that stories of a Conficker worm attack on April 1 are true. Apparently the worm, which has already been planted in millions of PC’s, will be activated on April 1, allowing its authors to hack into computers, steal passwords, send out spam and wreak all kinds of cyber-havoc. How bad it will be is a matter of speculation. Whether it’s more hype than apocalypse, nobody knows.

The worm is said to only attack Windows-based PC’s. This article in PCWeek tells how to prevent it. It’s just after 9 pm eastern time. If you’re reading this now, you have almost three hours to make sure all your virus software is up to date.

Speak Now, or Forever…

Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 6:19pm  |  COMMENTS (4)

Montclair Mayor Jerry Fried is holding a series of meetings with citizens ahead of this Thursday night’s meeting of the Board of School Estimate, where the upcoming school budget will be set. Here’s your chance to voice your opinions on how your tax dollars should be spent — or not. The two remaining meetings are:

  • Tuesday, March 31, 7 p.m.: 4th Ward, Montclair Fire Department Headquarters, 1 Pine Street
  • Wednesday, April 1, 7:30 p.m.: 1st Ward, Bellevue Branch, Montclair Public Library, 185 Bellevue Avenue
  • The Board of Estimate meets Thursday April 2 at 7 pm in the atrium of the George Inness Annex, 141 Park Street, Montclair.

    Montclair Police Issue Predator Warning

    Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 4:48pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

    policecar.jpgI’m on vacation, but I’m not far away thanks to SeaMobile.

    Here is breaking news from the Montclair Police Department. They issued a warning to Montclair High School kids and parents about a predator attempting to lure children into his car.

    My kids go to The Montclair Coop which is just down the street. But no matter where you live in Baristaville, this news is alarming, as Baristanet reported yesterday. Here is the warning our school just sent us.

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    Remembering Monica Paul

    Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 2:40pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

    Monica Paul, whose life was cut tragically short last June, would have turned 32 tomorrow. Tonight, Monica’s mother Joanne will speak at the Montclair Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine Street, about her family’s efforts to enact “Monica’s Law,” which would strength protections against domestic violence.

    Whether or not you go to tonight’s meeting, take time to stop by the Monica Paul website to appreciate what she meant to her friends and family.

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    Win Free Tickets to Josh Ritter

    Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 1:56pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

    Singer-songwriter Josh Ritter performs this Saturday night, April 4, at the Wellmont Theatre. You can sample a little of his acoustic style here. Tickets are $25, but one lucky Baristanet reader will get a pair for free. Just be the first to ask. Ready, set … go.

    UPDATE: We have a winner, Penny Dreker.

    Nibbles at an Exhibition

    Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 1:17pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

    art whole foods.jpgTonight from 6 to 8 pm, you can combine a grocery trip with a little support for the arts. Whole Food holds an opening tonight for Arts Unbound, which provides art education and training for local NJ residents with mental, physical and developmental disabilities. Nibbles will be on hand.

    Help With the College Admissions Process

    Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 12:40pm  |  COMMENTS (0)

    thechoice_main2.pngI’m having a hard enough time thinking about my little girl starting kindergarten in September, so I know I will be a wreck when she is old enough to start applying to colleges.

    If you have a college-bound teen and the admission process has you confused, there is a place to get help.  The Choice, a NY Times blog, offers answers to all your questions about admissions, financial aid, trends and other news from the admissions world.

    Tommorrow is the day when most admission decisions arrive in the mail. Whether you are elated or disappointed with the news, you will have questions about what to do next. Beginning April 6, The Choice will have a panel of experts available to help you going forward. 

    Getting help with the difficult and anxiety-inducing process of college admissions is great. Now if only they could help you come to terms with your kid leaving for college.

    The Discovery of Bloomfield

    Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 12:27pm  |  COMMENTS (16)

    We’ve been writing about it all along, but now the culinary wonders of Bloomfield are on NJ Monthly’s radar map. Here’s their story about a Bloomfield-Montclair restaurant rivalry.

    Have You Lost Your Dog?

    Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 11:16am  |  COMMENTS (12)

    UPDATE: The dog has been reunited with its family.

    Journalism schmournalism. It’s really all about reuniting lost pets with their rightful owners. Here’s today’s:

    This dog was found at 1:10 am on Tuesday, March 31st on the corner of Claremont Ave and Upper Mountain Ave in Montclair, NJ. He was walking on the street with an undetermined path. He has a green collar, but no leash or identification tags. The dog appears to be either a beagle or basset hound. He has some unique markings as visible in the photographs. He’s very friendly and sounds to have some congestion.

    If you know this fellow, write to brent@petfinder.com.

    Fairway Paramus: Mozzarella And More

    Tuesday, Mar 31, 2009 10:17am  |  COMMENTS (0)

    Venimus, vidimus, vicimus. Read about our trip to the mythic island of Umbrian honey and Yirgacheffe coffee on our Food page.

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