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They're closing the Watsessing post office in Bloomfield, the Independent News reports.

Happy Festivus, Everyone

Who says Festivus is a fake holiday? Just because it was started on a Seinfeld episode? Pul...leeze. Next thing they'll be saying Kwanzaa's a fake holiday. Festivus -- which takes place today, by the...

One if by Land, Two if by Sea

All you New York City commuters can take a deep breath. Not only has the rumored Decamp strike been averted, but the New York Waterway's ferry service to Hoboken lives at least until the...

Lawyer Search Tainted?

The NAACP is demanding that Montclair re-start its search for a new town attorney, claiming that that the process was compromised. Planning Board attorney Alan Trembulak, a finalist for the spot, sublets office space...

Dubious Holiday Greetings

Baristanet fan Chris Jaworski created this holiday greeting (photographed "on location in Bloomfield") specifically for our readers. And you might also get a kick out of this one, vetted by the protectors of...

Seasons Readings

Giving books for the holidays? As we already knew, the folks in Baristaville have a well-honed sense of humor. At both of Montclair's book emporiums, watchung booksellers and Montclair Book Center, the runaway must-have...

Dear Santa…

What do you want this Christmas? Why not tell the Barista? Come on, sit on our lap. Now, have you been very, very good this year... Lisa Finan (aka the Suburban Archeologist) starts us...

Ah, Further Joys of Blue-State Living

When the Barista was growing up, people drank water out of their taps. But when the Barista was growing up, there were also no, um, baristas. How times have changed. Now, not only can you...

‘The Crusader’

The Columbia Journalism Review has an editorial praising the late journalist and author Bernie Lefkowitz, author of "Our Guys: The Glen Ridge Rape and the Secret Life of the Perfect Suburb" (University of California...

Bicyclists’ Delight

When members of Bike Montclair meet tonight in the council chambers at the Montclair municipal building, chances are they'll be celebrating the draft report on bike safety recommendations for Montclair, which arrived about a...

Gourmet Dinner (Art Included)

Hummers and high-end kitchen renovations aside, scoring a Saturday night reservation at Fascino has become the ultimate trophy for Montclair’s serial dining set. If you’ve been left out in the cold, things may...

Snag a Nice Jewish Girl…on Christmas Eve

Hey, Jewish singles. Don't want to go Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve, or Friday night services at shul, either? Well, there's no reason to mope. So you don't have a squeeze and you don't...

The Dreaded Lice Letter

Ewww! And just in time for the holidays... the dreaded lice letter went home last week to parents at Linden Avenue School in Glen Ridge, after one student was discovered to be hosting...

One Idea, from Montclair

We missed this, but it didn't get past our eagle-eyed summer intern Jake Adler, a student at Earlham College. A week ago Sunday, on Dec. 12, the New York Times Magazine featured its...

Clever Commute