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Restaurant Buzz

Heard over at egullet.com: the Chelsea Grille, which closed after its chef-owner Joseph Palmieri died suddenly this summer, is going to become a Turkish restaurant. A glance across the street while picking...

Pascrell Coming to Montclair

Ok, you blowhards on Montclair Unmoderated! Want to talk politics in person? And with someone who has some political clout? Here's your chance. Rep. Bill Pascrell is holding a town meeting tonight in Montclair,...

What if They Threw a (Grand Old) Party, and Everyone Left Town?

How boring is it? Soooooo boring that they can't even find anything to grouse about over at NJ.com's Transit Blog. ... for all the hype and drama in the media, there was very little of...

And Just When We Thought Absolutely Nothing Was Happening

We find this on Craigslist: Beginning Sunday September 12th, The Ride the Planet Tai Chi Studio will host an hour of silent sitting to help balance the planet every Sunday evening from 7pm to 8pm....

Ledger Flunks Glen Ridge

Glen Ridge's plan to charge high school students $200 apiece to participate in after-school activities gets a great big "F" from the Star-Ledger, which ran an editorial about it today. Understandable? Sure. The right way...

NJ: You Have to Be Rich to Live Here

News out last week that New Jersey is the richest state in the union. In the Star-Ledger story, the state's master demographer, James Hughes, was quoted as saying, "If New Jersey seceded from the...

Time for a Sit Down

And the winner of Soprano Sue Traveling Mug Contest #1 is: the Proprietor! As the Prop correctly stated, the actor pictured last week holding Sue's Barista latte mug was Joseph Gannascoli, who plays Vito...

Local Author Makes Bestseller List

"Shem Creek," a new hardcover by Montclair novelist Dottie Frank, makes the New York Times Bestseller List for the third week straight. "Shem Creek," which is about a Star-Ledger distribution manager who escapes dreary...

A New Place to Kvetch in Bloomfield

Montclair has the Montclair Watercooler and Montclair Unmoderated. Now Bloomfield has a second message board too. Alison Meyer, a regular at NJ.com's Bloomfield Forum, where she posts notes on Board of Ed meetings, has...

They’re Here!!!

When a certain 15-year-old we know suggested a shopping trip to New York City this week, we winced. "You know, it's a big terrorist target with the Republican convention." To which a certain 12-year-old...

North by Northwest, We Think

This little sign with a blue circle and a white arrow caught our eye this afternoon. It says "evacuation route" and it popped up suddenly at the intersection of Ridgewood and Bloomfield Aves....

Worth the Carbs

Garrison Keillor once said, "Sex is good. But not as good as fresh, sweet corn." It's not always true, but the ears we've nibbled the last few weeks have been nothing short of remarkable.

Hot

For those of you (Raymmmondo) who noticed that Barista posting was light the last 24 hours, that's because we were in Pennsylvania picking up a camper. The local news from Pennsylvania was... non-existent. However,...

And something to go with your tomatoes …

You may not believe this but Matarazzo Farms still has the most beautiful basil at the farmer's market and it's nearly the end of August! Nothing says summer like the heady...

Clever Commute