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Oil: Best Deal in Town

The Barista just signed up with NJ Citizen Action's Oil Group, a collective of 6,000 oil customers, to lock in our home heating oil price for the coming year. With news that today's hurricane...

You Gotta Love Technology

We're not sure what's weirder -- getting flashed by a perv in a subway car, or being able to snap said perv with your cell phone. Kudos to Thao Nguyen, who had the chutzpah...

No snow!

On Saturday night, I caught the photo above while driving on East Passaic over near the newly popular (and always free, getting off to the north!) Exit 151. It's one of those lights you...

Live Blogging Katrina

As of midnight, the city of New Orleans was standing, and there were bloggers and forum commenters still filing. NOLA, the New Orleans equivalent of NJ.com, chats here. Big easy bloggers still posting...

Keep Off the Grass Turf

Pick up today's New York Times and look in the Jersey section for Paula Span's column about the downside of Montclair's new artificial turf playing field. The field apparently comes with a 10 foot...

What? No Pictures of Coeds Drinking?

When Glen Ridge sent out a memorandum to parents warning about teenage bloggers this month, they certainly weren't thinking about kids like Jack Craver. Craver, who lives in Montclair, is at the helm...

The Answer: We Always Get Lost at Hoover

The question, posed by reader John Debold: why would someone pay a quarter to get off at the Bloomfield toll when they can drive another mile and get off for free? If you get...

What? Somebody Doesn’t Like $300 Colanders?

Spotted on Church Street by Myra Banks and photographed by our own Warren Levinson, an apparent grassroots campaign against Gene Wilder um, Dick Grabowksy. Not only are they all over downtown Montclair, but...

Drop Everything

Speaking of London, those crazy Brits have something wild going on this weekend at the London Zoo. It's an exhibit of Homo sapiens, barely clothed and basking on rocks, and it only goes...

Oh, Tom, Tom, Tom

First of all, let it be stated right up front: the Barista has nothing against little boys in drag. Especially young actors-to-be. That said, it's always open season on Glen Ridge alum Tom...

Aww…..

Ok, we're not going to do this for everyone, but it is August and it is slow. Anyone want a dog?I am currently fostering this lovely little lady below. Her name is Dora...

House Holdouts

Want to see a trippy staircase? One you wouldn't want to navigate even straight sober. Check out At Home (we've also got the goods on some houses with incredibly patient sellers).

Was It Good for You?

Yesterday, the Barista's family tried internet grocery shopping for the first time. After all, there were 8 million things to do after getting back from vacation. And we'd heard about the legendary shopping...

Pedal Power

While we're in a bicycling theme mode, let's throw in this picture we took at the Glen Ridge train station earlier this month. Go by the station just about any weekday and you'll...

Clever Commute