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Three Strikes and You’re Out…

In the world of dating, women of a “certain age” are faced with less than stellar prospects. Every available female over the age of 40 knows the three types of men: The newly divorced...

The Barista Finds a Bargain

Is the real estate market softening? Check out At Home, where we have real estate and decor news, as well as all the latest house sales.

Your Tom Cruise Moment of Zen

Tom Cruise X-Box controller, by Banterist, which but for one "a" would be an anagram of Baristanet.

Under New Management

Regulars at the Brookdale Park tennis courts tell us they're not liking the change in management that took place several months ago, when Tom Bologna of Tennis Resources, who had the franchise for...

Priced to Sell

What's a matter? You can't even get $2 million for a mansion anymore? This custom-built spec house, which replaced a ranch at the corner of Ridgewood and Old Oak Road in Glen Ridge, was...

Food Fight!

Go to the Food page to read about a restaurant delivery from hell.

Delivery From Hell

Waiting for restaurant delivery is a little like standing curbside and waiting for the Decamp. It's an act of faith. What happens when they don't show up when they say they will? Well, here's...

Farewell, Seven Hills

From the outside, it doesn't look like much. In fact, we can say that its charms completely eluded us for 16 years of living walking distance away. The Seven Hills Restaurant, at the...

Traffic Alert

The Annual Sunset Classic 5K Run will take place tonight between 6:30 and 9 pm in Glen Ridge. Expect delays if traveling along Ridgewood Avenue, between Sunset Avenue and Osborne Street. Every roadway along...

Groundwater Hearing

EPA is holding a public hearing tonight to discuss groundwater contamination at the Montclair/West Orange/Glen Ridge radium sites. The groundwater near the sites contains radon-222 at "levels which are outside of EPA's acceptable risk...

Damn You, Netgear!

Baristaville is getting seriously overcrowded. We're not talking McMansions. We're not talking SUV's. No, we're talking wireless internet connections. We were smoking along just fine, connecting anywhere in the house at speeds of 54...

Ice Cream Social

They're handing out free ice cream today at Starbucks, nationwide. Your favorite Barista is going right now, up to the Starbucks next to Whole Foods, and we'll give out a dozen Barista frisbees...

And Now, From Somewhere in Outer Space, By Way of Glen Ridge, It’s …

... Tom Cruise! "War of the Worlds" opens today with Tom Cruise bashing at fever pitch. And how could we ignore the boy who played Nathan Detroit right in our home town? For your reading...

Are Those Handcuffs in Your Pocket, Or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

US Attorney Chris Christie is paying a visit to the Essex County Executive's office this morning. He's on the agenda to present an ethics seminar to DiVincenzo and his cabinet. When DiVincenzo took office, one...

Clever Commute