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News Flash: a Table at Fascino

We're not going to do this for every restaurant that still has some tables open on New Year's Eve, but Fascino is so famous for impossible-to-get reservations that we thought it was worth noting...

Warm and Fuzzy

When they're not out selling homes, members of the West Essex Board of Realtors are engaged in various acts of community service. Kudos to Robin Seidon and chairperson Roberta Baldwin (right), who, with a...

Serial Break-Ins

It's become an unwelcome tradition at Montclair Community Church; intruders making off with valuables. This time, the thugs were thwarted by the arrival of a musician and made off with nothing. In other break-in...

A Blue Christmas Card

If the holidays are over and you're still feeling blue, this might cheer you up. Touted as a new progressive group, BlueWave NJ, is being formed by folks who worked together during the election...

When Neighbors Attack

This would be fun to wake up to every morning. This artistic display, featuring Homer in a bathtub along with Easter bunnies, comes to us from Anthony Buccino (copyrighted no less), on condition we...

The Day After

If you could watch only one holiday movie from now until eternity, which would it be:"It's A Wonderful Life""Miracle on 34th Street""How the Grinch Stole Christmas""A Charlie Brown Christmas""White Christmas""Mr. Magoo's Christmas Carol""Rudolph the...

Two Cities, Times Two

In today’s New York Times, another in-depth portrait on Montclair, this time detailing how Montclair State University and its student body are virtually adrift at the northern most-point in town, a "metropolis" on a...

Who Needs a Tree?

We hope everybody had a Merry Debbiemas morning. We sure did. Now, like all good Jews, we plan to top off the day with a movie and Chinese dinner. Have a wonderful day, no matter...

Peace, Love and Java

You won't find this post on the Montclair Watercooler (too commercial!), but here at Barista, we consider it almost a public service announcement, especially for the caffeine-challenged. Starbucks is open in Montclair today...

Fossils, Arcade and Chicken Cordon Bleu?

It's an idea that's time has finally come. An indoor entertainment center that appeals to both kids and adults (i.e. an alternative to the madness that is Chuck E. Cheese's). The place, Dinosaur...

Why Wait for the Garage Sale?

Be careful what kind of crap you give people for Christmas. It might just end up at a "Re-gift" party, like the one we're invited to in Glen Ridge on Jan. 2. What could...

A Tree that Might Make it Past the Christmas Police in Maplewood

Look what can happen if you wait to the last minute to get your Christmas tree. Snapped by Soprano Sue at the Paterson Farmers Market on Thursday. "Premium Grade 6-7 ft" tree marked...

Now, What Do We Do with Fruitcake?

Cat Morris has figured out the perfect use for eggnog: put it in the skillet.

The Eggnog Conundrum

First off - I really do like eggnog. When it first appears in the market this time of year I always buy some but after the second little cup or so I've had enough....

Clever Commute