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If You Can’t Stand the Rain…

... get out of the backyard. Tom Biro of Bloomfield didn't let the rain dampen his Memorial Day BBQ. He brought the burgers, and his guests, onto the front porch. (Pictured: invitees Misha Glezin...

Remembering the Fallen

<img alt="cat_and_clown" src="https://baristanet.typepad.com/barista/images/cat_and_clown-thumb.jpg" width="100" height="78" border="0" / Memorial Day in Glen Ridge. Click on the top image to hear Taps. Click on the other images to see them larger.

Now Official: Summer

Montclair's Nishuane Pool, Saturday Over at the Glen Ridge Town Pool, same day OK, you literalists, we know it's still officially spring. But the camera doesn't lie, does it? (Thanks to Carl Bergmanson for the photos.)

Painted Ladies

No offense to any anyone who's got a white, gray or beige house, but Barista's happy to live in a town where people aren't afraid to splash a little color around....

Pool’s open

Celebrate. Send the Barista pix of your pallid friends.

Luck be a fellow

Darren Gage, advisor to the Glen Ridge High School Drama Club, picked up a best director award at yesterday's Bucks County Theater Festival, where the club presented its spring musical, "Guys and Dolls." Graduating...

McGreevey Weighs in on Local Anti-Semitism

It's official. The gov hates hate. He even issued a press release. Hatred always comes from fear and, ignorance. The desire to cling to such hateful feelings, and to spread them in pamphlets that are...

Jackals Opener

<img alt="jack_the_jackal" src="https://baristanet.typepad.com/barista/images/jack_the_jackal.jpg" 1. Jack the Jackal signing autographs 2. The Trumpet Guy, Scott Freier 3. Something the Yankees don't have 4. The 8th-inning "God Bless America" Oh yeah, and they won 10-1.

When Hell Freezes Over

Horror, Science Fiction, Action and Adventure, Drama -- those are all the categories that Moviefone assigns to the new Dennis Quaid movie "The Day After Tomorrow," which opens, well, actually tomorrow. That's the big summer...

The Roses are Out

Smell them.

Maybe…

...they should fix the street gutters in Glen Ridge.

Need… more… coffee… now

Turns out that there's scientific evidence that you should be drinking coffee basically all day long. The experts say that just using it to crank yourself out of bed in the morning isn't wise....

‘Our Guys’ author dead

Bernard Lefkowitz, author of "Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb," died of cancer Friday at the age of 66. Lefkowitz's portrayal of Glen Ridge as a...

Preaching to the choir

Earlier this month, Glen Ridge Police discovered two back-to-back incidents of hate-filled vandalism. The first involved swastikas and homophobic remarks painted on Ridgewood Avenue School. In the second, someone scratched the words "Jew Boy"...

Clever Commute