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Tulane Students Can Go to Rutgers

New Jersey college students whose education has been disrupted by Hurricane Katrina have been offered "visiting student" status by Rutgers University. Details here. For a roundup of colleges affected by Katrina, including an emergency...

Wow!

The price of regular gasoline went from $2.70 to $2.80 this afternoon, at the Harrison Road Exxon Station, in the time it took to fill the Barista's gas tank. The attendant said we...

Think You’re Too Far Away to Help?

People are offering room to Katrina refugees in their Brooklyn and Queens apartments. Anyone in Baristaville putting out the word? (Thanks, Chris Greeder, for alerting us.)

Time to Trade in that SUV?

The Barista had her sticker shock two weeks ago, when she first encountered $3/gallon gas in California. Didn't take Baristaville too long to catch up. A reader informs us that gas now costs...

Time for Self Improvement

The teal-colored Montclair Adult School catalogues go out in the mail today, but you don't have to wait for one to show up on your front porch. The entire catalogue is now online...

Question

How is watching CNN's coverage of Hurricane Katrina for hours at a time any different from rubbernecking? Anybody else hooked? (Cartoon courtesy HumorInk of Montclair)

Oh My God. It’s a … Backpack!

   Apparently, it's Back-to-School Month for New Jersey's department of Homeland Security, which urges everybody to be on the lookout for unattended backpacks. We guess, given the discombobulation that usually attends the first week back...

Somebody Tell Lance

A certain cyclist we know happened on the website of the Fast and Fabulous Club, an association of gay and lesbian bicyclists out of New York. They have added a new phrase to the...

If These Tables Could Talk

Another Montclair restaurant is up for sale (does it ever end?!!). For the dish, go to Food.

Endless Summer Ending Soon

It's back-to-school shopping time for Bloomfield High School, where construction goes on and on and on....  (If you don't get the joke, here's your background reading). By the way, school starts next Tuesday for Glen...

Candles for Gus

Friends have already flocked to the accident scene-turned-memorial for Justin "Gus" Ashe, a 22-year-old who died early this morning as a result of a car accident at Orange Road near Myrtle Avenue. This morning,...

Fresh Tomatoes, Any Day

Here's a novel idea: let's separate the fun of produce shopping from the weekly calendar. Instead of waiting for Thursday and the Bloomfield Farmers Market, or Saturday and the Montclair one, how about...

Gotta Love Giambi … Or Do You?

Jason Giambi had a great game in the Bronx yesterday, even if he was off the juice. Over at Jersey Perspective, Sam says it's time to forgive the guy his steroid trespasses and cheer...

There But For The Grace of God …

The easiest way to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina is to go to this direct link on the American Red Cross website. If you know of any local efforts, let us know...

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