Three Strikes and You’re Out…

Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 3:25pm  |  COMMENTS (22)


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 male, who will only date 25-year-olds.
  • The still married male who is looking for a little fun, and will only date 25-year-olds.
  • And the male who has never had a meaningful relationship of any kind, who would date anyone.
    • If you are lucky enough to snag that rare guy who isn√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢t one of these types, hang onto him for dear life. Meanwhile, I√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢ve sent this link to all my single female friends so we can all feel a little bit better.

      The Barista Finds a Bargain

      Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 2:18pm

      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

      Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 12:30pm  |  COMMENTS (2)

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

      Under New Management

      Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 12:29pm  |  COMMENTS (7)

      Brookdale_tennis_1 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 8 years, was quietly replaced with Elite Tennis. The biggest complaint seems to be that Elite keeps the bathrooms locked and players often show up before management comes to unlock them. But Bologna says that Elite is living up to its name and treating the county facility like a private country club: "They won’t even let a kid and a dad go on the court with a ballhopper." Bologna has relocated to the Mountainside courts across from the Iris Gardens in Upper Montclair. Elite didn’t return our call.

      Priced to Sell

      Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 11:04am

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      Glen_ridge_mansion 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 originally priced at $2.2 million. It’s down to a mere $1.995 and the taxes are just a trifling $32,016 a year.

      We hear Michael Strahan’s in the market…

      Meanwhile, another little bizarre twist in the world of local real estate, in which Barista helps sell a house!

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      Food Fight!

      Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 10:35am

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

      Delivery From Hell

      Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 10:26am  |  COMMENTS (60)

      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 what happened to Matthew Frankel and his wife last night when they ordered a late supper from Mexicali Rose:

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      Farewell, Seven Hills

      Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (20)


      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 corner of Washington St. and Lackawanna Place in Bloomfield, and slated for demolition as part of the downtown revitalization, is a weathered relic of a long gone era. (Photo by Scot Surbeck)

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      Traffic Alert

      Thursday, Jun 30, 2005 9:00am  |  COMMENTS (23)

      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 this route, leading toward Bloomfield will be closed to traffic.

      We think we can make that more clear. UPDATE: We hear from a longtime Sunset Classic runner that Glen Ridge’s offical announcement is wrong. Traffic will be affected from Forest Ave. to Bloomfield. Ridgewood Ave. will not be closed.

      Groundwater Hearing

      Wednesday, Jun 29, 2005 5:01pm

      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 range," but the agency recommends doing nothing, as nobody drinks the groundwater. The public is invited to comment. The meeting is at Nishuane School, 32 Cedar Avenue in Montclair.

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      I'm struck by how much attention is being paid to the details of a parking lot, as opposed to the attention paid to the future impact of the monstrous projects being planned.

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