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Licking Rita

  If you've driven down Broad Street lately, you may have spied the throngs outside the new Rita's Ices, located directly across from Bloomfield's beloved Holsten's. The two are completely different dessert experiences. Rita's,...

Something About Herb

Been hearing raves about the Montclair Historical Society Herb Sale, open today and tomorrow. Plants for sale include scented geraniums (orange, rose, cinnamon, nutmeg and chocolate!), as well as a wide variety of herbs...

Shameless Plugs

While we're on the subject of great Mother's Day gifts, let me remind you that our own Debra Galant is part of The New Jersey Women's Experience, a day exploring the three L's...

A Meeting of the Creative Minds

The press release describes it as one of those classic "Montclair stories" you always hear about... Two creative folks are introduced to each other at a Montclair function and when these two creative minds...

Countdown to Mom Day

Do not let us catch you ordering flowers from an 800 number! Head over to the Brookside Garden Center, and surprise Mom with a small tree! (We do love those tiny Japanese Maples, and...

May Day, May Day

It's May tomorrow and the number of homes on the market for the big spring push has increased dramatically. The flurry of open houses tomorrow alone should constitute listing as a May in Montclair...

Cheaper Than Broadway

Critics have weighed in with mixed reviews for Broadway's latest take on A Streetcar Named Desire (seems some were hoping for a hunkier Stanley Kowalski). Here in Baristaville, we've got a slew of new...

Sample This

Pigged out at Whole Food's monthly free-for-all yesterday (chorizos, Mexican wedding cake, fajitas, a salted virgin margarita, you get the picture). Funniest overheard comment -- a sophisticated boy about 12, eating Manchego cheese...

More Big Doings

Tonight, high school students from Baristaville and neighboring towns get to showcase their art at Montclair State University's Life Hall Art Gallery, at the 16th Annual Congressional Art Show and Competition. Hosted by U.S....

There’s a Time and a Place … for Skateboarding in Glen Ridge

You'd think that somebody might have considered the timing. It's spring break in Glen Ridge. But the Carteret Park Skate Park, a town rec supervised offering that runs on weekends and after school...

Montclair: We’ll Give You Five Minutes

While it wouldn't have helped our friends from Tenafly, we're sure plenty of other folks may appreciate the kinder, gentler five-minute grace period on parking meters in Montclair. At least until July 1st, when...

Not Just Any Bill

Just the thought of it makes me want to watch School House Rock again. At 11 am today, acting Governor Codey signs an important piece of legislation into law, in the Leir room...

Tax Relief or Tax Burden?

Coming soon to a neighborhood near you: more people. Left, Montclair Community Hospital, to be torn down and replaced by luxury townhouses. Below (left), the old Matchless Metals property in Glen Ridge, being...

And He Eats His Spinach

We guess, as the New York Times would say, it's a tale of two cities. Five-hundred dollar belts and $300 colanders up on Church Street, and Popeye's Chicken down at Lackawanna Plaza -- coming...

Clever Commute