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No Way To Sugarcoat It: The Crescent Lot is Closed

If you have to park anywhere in downtown Montclair any time in the next 10 months, you better plan on getting an early start. The Crescent parking lot* -- the first place most...

Flu Shots Today

The Montclair Health Department is giving out flu shots today until 4 pm. to residents of Montclair and Glen Ridge. You don't have to be in a special risk group to qualify. A...

Restaurant Confidential

Another Montclair eatery is up for sale. This time, it's a confidential listing for $1,050,000, but we've gleaned the following information.4 Star Italian Rest. for sale in the heart of Montclair. Long established, well...

It Takes A Mansion

With all the talk about construction of a new Montclair public elementary school building, LEEDS and other issues, another area school quietly acquired this historic property, the W.I. Lincoln Adams House, circa 1907. Montclair Co-op...

Deer Me!

Deer contraception studies, illegal transportation of deer, and passing the buck, literally, so cute whitetails can become another state's problem. It's the topic of an editorial in the Star Ledger. We're just wondering why...

Suburban Legend?

It's no Montclair Watercooler, but we found this strange query on NJ.com's Montclair forum. Would this post have passed through the Benevolent Despots' elaborate screening process... Mount Hebron Middle School's incomplete swimming pool I've heard...

‘Poor Little Rich District’

Torn auditorium seats -- despite mansions on Ridgewood Ave. and an average household income of $105,638. Oh the humanity! The Star-Ledger writes today about Glen Ridge's school funding crisis. Sure. True. It's patently unfair that...

Where Do We Draw the Line?

Jerry Mosier, in an Unmod post, complains of all the Christmas decorations that remain up around town. Which leads us to an important question, when should Barista start issuing Seasonal Decorating Violations for reindeer...

Lost Dog Found

Brooke, the lost mutt,who was padding around Montclair for two and a half weeks, through snow and ice, with a hurt foot and a cone collar, was found on Saturday. And in a...

Roughing it, Gourmand Style

Ah, the great blizzard of 2005. It seems so ... one week ago. Remember those insane grocery store lines? The frantic compulsion to stock up on milk and toilet paper? Those long hours stuck inside...

No More Hairy Eyeballs

Have dinner plans yet? If you don’t have kids, feel free to move on to the next post, but, as promised, for the dining challenged, we've rounded up a host of kid-savvy, parent-friendly...

Where Kids Are Alright

Lots of tables in Baristaville, but how about high chairs, crayons or juice without the dirty looks. For our first Kid’s Dining Guide to Baristaville and Beyond, Barista readers weighed in with lots of...

Letters to Jay Schweppe

Passing the Paper Boutique today, we learned the store is now officially closed. Since news of its closing, there has been a steady stream of letters published in the Montclair Times each week, bemoaning...

Calling All Good People

Not to be confused with the big "O"... The Big "M", a production from the M Room, is four hours of live music, dancing, durmming and meditation. If you want to get your M...

Clever Commute