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Gambling with the Roman Catholic Church

Mark your calendar. The progressive bingo prize at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Roman Catholic Church is up to at least $1,400. Your next chance to win is tomorrow, Monday, Aug. 1, at...

Alliance Rep Leaves Baristaville

Alliance Repertory Theatre Company, which found itself locked out of Bloomfield's Liberty Theater last fall and which had planned to relocate in Montclair, finds itself opening its seventh season in Paterson church basement...

What’s the Buzz?

Sitting on our front porch, sipping our coffee, reading a Nick Hornby novel, and wondering what exactly that sound all around us really is. Pray tell us, gentle reader, what the insect is that...

God Works in Mysterious Ways

You've heard the one about the Jesus statue in Hoboken that opened one of its eyes? Well, we got miracles too. Really. My Ballot Box What would count as a miracle...

Weird Knows No Limits

Kudos to the Weird NJ guys who have managed to parlay their Weird vision to new and national extremes. On the History Channel (sneak preview tomorrow night; debut Monday at 10 pm), is...

Caffeinated Bliss or Evil Takeover

From reader Nancy Mehegan, a neat search feature that illustrates just how ubiquitous Starbucks has become and helps you find the chain wherever you travel this summer. The feature must be helpful to (or...

Market Report

Head over to Montclair's Farmer's market today and catch chef Ryan DePersio of Fascino fame. He'll be dishing out free samples of something undoubtedly yummy from 11am - 12noon.

The Longest Dirty Joke

It starts tonight, (albeit not yet in Baristaville), and we can't help but be intrigued by The Aristocrats. We've never actually heard the joke that inspired the movie, although after some searching, we've...

Hip Hop Governor

The more we read about "acting" Governor Codey, the more we want to hang with him, especially now that we've learned he's thisclose with Jay-Z, according to USA Today. It seems New Jersey Gov....

Where Have All The Diners Gone?

For the last few weeks, signs on the door had mentioned that Willie's Diner was simply closed for renovation. This looks like something more, especially since there was a major renovation about 10...

Bloomfield Makes Waves

Slog through today's Star Ledger's Munchmobile article and you'll find those non-stop eaters discovered Bloomfield, specifically Cosimo's. Of course, Barista was ahead of the curve here, eating there not too long after the...

Mass Destruction of Clothing

From today's Jersey Journal, some hubbub yesterday when a robot was used to blow up a suspicious package that turned out to be full of clothing. Gregory Borras Jr., a "former fire instructor with...

Party for a Seasoned Pro

Montclair realtor Adriana O'Toole celebrated 30 years in the business by arranging for perfect weather, donning a green Montclair Realty baseball cap and inviting 100 or so of her closest friends to tonight's...

Another Bloomfield Youth Dies in Car Crash

Brian English, 19, a 2004 graduate of Bloomfield High School, died yesterday in an accident on Route 80 near Parsippany when a car his sister was driving crossed the median strip and was crushed...

Clever Commute