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One Big Error and Lots of Praise

It seems astounding to us, but the reason the Montclair Town Council couldn't go forward tonight with its second reading and public hearing on the ordinance to declare the Marlboro Inn a historic landmark...

Everything But the Pole

Lt. Ken Mercadante took a break from polishing up the glass doors on the new Montclair fire headquarters to give the Barista a sneak preview of the building, which has its grand opening at...

This Just In

Thanks to our friend Raymmmondo of the Montclair Watercooler, we've learned that the public hearing on the Marlboro Inn, scheduled for tonight, has been cancelled. The following statement comes from Township Manager Joseph Hartnett: Due...

Yankee Doodle Dandy

And speaking of fireworks, go here for a calendar of Independence Day events in Montclair, Glen Ridge and Bloomfield.

Fireworks Expected Early

As the scarecrow reminds you, tonight's the public hearing on the Township of Montclair's proposed ordinance declaring the Marlboro Inn historic. Developer Steve Plofker, meanwhile, has applied for a permit to demolish the inn....

Early Warning System

We told you she'd let us know if anything was happening.

Brookdale Park Beach Golf Course

Brookdale Park seemed eerily quiet today, giving us the impression that everybody was either at camp or at a pool. Then we noticed someone using the park as his personal beach, and saw some...

TURN THAT DAMN THING OFF ALREADY!!!!

The Barista has to admire someone who starts an anti-leaf-blower campaign in the summer. But then Sierra Club activist Pat Kenschaft had a bad run-in with a leaf blower the other day. She wrote...

Rev. Stinson’s $50 Pie

Rev. David Stinson of the Glen Ridge Congregational Church sent this in. We found it so charming, we're running it just as he wrote it: We were having financial difficulties at the church a few...

‘Watson, Come Here. I Want You.’

In a scene that was somewhat reminscent of the first days of the telephone, 56 local and not-so-local liberals showed up at Luna Stage tonight to hear filmmaker Michael Moore via internet transmission...

√ǬøC√ɬ≥mo se Dice….Soft Touch?

The Barista just signed up to host a Spanish exchange student for two weeks, starting Wednesday. She's a dancer and an actress, so we know she'll fit in with our own theatrical gang. Plus,...

Damn, They Beat Us!

Woke up this morning to the news that Iraq had been handed over to the Iraqis two days early. Man oh man. The Barista is planning its formal launch this weekend, and for the...

If You Can Stand the Heat … Go to a Michael Moore Party

If merely fighting the crowds to go see "Fahrenheit 9/11" isn't exciting enough for you, you can try a "Turn Up the Heat" party. Local actor Michael Aquino is hosting one at Luna Stage...

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (in New Jersey)?

The state legislature passed a Millionaire's Tax last week, and Gov. McGreevey will sign it into law on Monday. Under the tax, the state income tax of residents who make more than $500,000 will...

Clever Commute