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Preaching to the choir

Earlier this month, Glen Ridge Police discovered two back-to-back incidents of hate-filled vandalism. The first involved swastikas and homophobic remarks painted on Ridgewood Avenue School. In the second, someone scratched the words "Jew Boy"...

Sometimes it’s Not a Mark Tirandola Sign

In the Harrison Avenue front yard of Joanna Radecki.

We Interrupt This Violence…

...that is America's foreign policy for some real whacking. Now that Tony's long dream sequence is over (we hope), it's time for some major blood flow on the Sopranos. Is Adriana history? And what...

Pardon us

This weekend, you can only find Barista at https://baristanet.typepad.com. But very shortly we'll be back at www.baristanetnew.wpengine.com where we belong. Enjoy watching Barista of Bloomfield Ave. come together. Things are sketchy now, but help us...

Doing it in the garden

A Tudor mansion. Long afternoon shadows. A lush backyard. A white tent. Chamber music. Appetizers passed by hand. Red, white and blue balloons. If the Barista didn't know better, she'd think she'd followed a...

Barista shops til she drops

What with the war and all, it pays to comparison shop these days. #1: Exxon, corner of Elm and Bloomfield, Montclair #2: Shell, corner of Pine and Claremont, Montclair #3: Gulf, corner of Pine and Bloomfield, Montclair #4:...

Wynton Marsalis in cap and gown

Jazz and classical trumpeter Wynton Marsalis will be speaking at Bloomfield College's commence ceremony May 27. That's because he's pals with one of the grads, Rayshawn Brown. The two met playing pick-up basketball in...

Laramie Project

Punks may be scratching anti-Semitic slogans on cars and leaving swastika graffiti on walls, but the Glen Ridge Drama Club is fighting hate with its production of the Laramie Project, the story of the...

Responding to acts of hate

After news that miscreants had scratched the words "Jew Boy" into the car of Glen Ridge Schools Superintendent Daniel Fishbein, clergy leaders immediately rallied to his support. Next Monday, they're holding a community meeting...

Clever Commute