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So?

Who won?BushKerryView the results UPDATE: NJ.com's Jersey Side gave us a mention this morning so we've got out-of-towners voting now. Welcome to Baristaville, guys. And enjoy our valet parking.

Rules

Mid-debate, Kerry brought up The Pottery Barn Rule, "If you break it, you own it," attributed originally to Colin Powell, in regard to the consequences of invading Iraq. But Pottery Barn says there's no...

Last-Minute Debate Plans

No offense anyone, but after spending the afternoon taking a 12-year-old around, trying to get a hair trim, rather than a hair cut, and frustrating every barber and hairdresser in a 10-mile radius, we've...

Carved in Stone (Not)

Paul Brubaker has a fascinating article in today's Montclair Times about the family of a 9/11 victim that was invited to the county's memorial service in Eagle Rock Reservation only to discover that their...

Hitchcock on Hamilton

Believe us when we tell you that the picture above doesn't even begin to capture the bizarre scene we just saw on Hamilton Road in Glen Ridge just a few minutes ago. Hundreds, maybe...

Banned Books Week

Want to be subversive? Read a Harry Potter book to your kid. According to the American Library Association, the Harry Potter series is second on the list of the "Ten Most Challenged Books of...

Show Me the Money

This is even more fun that looking into your neighbors' recycling cans to see who's swilling domestic and who's swilling imported. Go to fundrace.org and find out exactly which of your neighbors have...

Important Weather Alert

The Barista meteorological team issues a sunshine alert in effect in the greater Baristaville area until sundown tonight -- or until a patch of clouds rolls in. Beware of sun glare and impetuous thoughts,...

Restaurant News

A reliable source tells us that a new Vietnamese restaurant, Little Saigon, is moving to Bloomfield Ave. in Montclair, around the corner from Glenfield School. Not sure whether this is a new incarnation of...

And for an Encore, Tourette’s Syndrome!

You've got your 12 Miles West, your Pushcart Players, your Luna Stage, your Alliance Rep, your Studio Playhouse and now.... your newest entrant to Essex County theater scene, The Mental Health Players. Yes, if you...

Get Ready for Tomorrow Night

We'd like to trade lives with Wonkette for about a week. While we're up to our eyeballs in press releases for bake sales and car washes, that svelte little blonde gets to grace...

When it Rains, it Pours

Sorry, we just had to get that out of our system. But seriously. What were the weather gods thinking yesterday? That we were Florida?

Deep Six That 486

Montclair is holding a computer recycling day this coming Saturday from 9 to 4 at the Montclair Public Works Yard at 219 N. Fullerton Ave. The town will be collecting computers, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers...

Counting Spaces

Glen Ridge resident and veteran journalist Nancy Sharkey decided to do a little local reporting this summer when she tried to buy a parking space in the town's Hillside commuter lot, and was turned...

Clever Commute