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Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 6:35pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

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The latest in Middle Eastern cuisine: the JMo.

Lowdown on the Showdown

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 2:16pm  |  COMMENTS (1)

It turns that high-noon showdown between Bloomfield health sheriff Weigle and Bloomfield schools deputy Dowd took place today — not yesterday, as we’d reported. Not only did these two meet, they brought their posses, um, consultants.

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Preparations for the Plague

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 12:57pm  |  COMMENTS (3)

Stop_mountainside Next week, terrorists will unleash the pneumonic plague in Union County … and victims will rush to Mountainside Hospital for treatment.

Well, not real terrorists or the real pneumonic plague or real victims. It’s all part of a disaster simulation called TOPOFF3 mandated by the Office of Homeland Security.

Mountainside will participate in the weeklong drill for two days — next Tuesday and Wednesday. And preparations have been going on for months.

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From the Sublime to the Ridiculous

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 10:51am  |  COMMENTS (37)

Moving right along … Just about any story that follows the news of Terri Schiavo’s death is going to seem petty and absurd. So we’ll just prance right in with the latest Anwar update.

Anwar Robinson, the West Orange schoolteacher vying for the title of American Idol, held on last night, but just barely. Apparently his performance Tuesday night of "I Believe I Can Fly" didn’t. He was one of the bottom three vote getters this week, and dropped from number one to number two among Vegas oddsmakers as the likeliest winner.

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It’s Over

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 10:04am  |  COMMENTS (105)

Terry Schiavo’s dead. Her death comes just 13 days after her feeding tube was removed and shortly after the Supreme Court refused to hear her parents’ appeal for the third time. Details here.

Department of Dubious Distinctions

Thursday, Mar 31, 2005 8:45am  |  COMMENTS (3)

New Jersey residents have the third-longest commutes in the country, according to a new U.S. Census Bureau study.

Only residents in New York and Maryland have it worse.

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In the Eye of the Beholder

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 6:01pm  |  COMMENTS (4)


When the weather gets nice, the snappers start snapping. C.J. Griffin and Scot Surbeck were both been inspired by the good weather, but they’re seeing two entirely different worlds.

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If We Fail a Urine Test, It’s Just Because …

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 2:18pm  |  COMMENTS (10)

Hemp_plus_2 …of the stems and seeds in our breakfast cereal.

Just purchased at (where else?) Whole Foods, Hemp Plus contains real hemp seeds which, the product literature says, contain "a wide variety of minerals, phytosterols, and phospholipids such as lecithin" as well as the "good fat."

It tastes a little like granola that’s been poured through a bong. But we just like it for the marijuana flashbacks.

High Noon at the Not-So-OK Corral

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 10:29am  |  COMMENTS (4)

Pk_corrall We hear there’s a showdown going on right now at Bloomfield High School. According to local cowpokes, Bloomfield health sheriff Trevor Weigle showed up uninvited to Bloomfield’s Board of Ed meeting last night, and those rancheros told him to come by Bloomfield High this morning.

Weigle and schools deputy Tom Dowd have been a-working up to a standoff for weeks now on the subject of fumes at Bloomfield High. A Barista mug to anybody over those parts who can tell us later today what went down.

Make That a JMo and an Iced Tea

Wednesday, Mar 30, 2005 9:41am  |  COMMENTS (3)

How many guys do you know who have a salad named after them? In Beirut, no less? Well maybe not ordinary mortals. But if you happen to be going to the Bierut Cellar any time soom, be sure to order a JMo, named for the peripatetic Montclair adman Jerry Mosier, who’s been traveling all over the Middle East.

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Sad. Let's hope that this is not its "Last Tango." One of the most beautiful and iconic buildings in town. Valentino, Garbo, Keaton must have played there.

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