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Cyclist Mugged in Montclair

This has got to be one of the strangest crime stories we've read in a while, and we've read a few. In today's Ledger, a report that a bicyclist riding in Montclair's South End...

Opt In, Opt Out

The Borough of Glen Ridge is trying to collect the phone numbers of every household in town, just in case something awful happens and they want to reach everyone in a pinch. Here's what...

He’s No Punching Bag

Steven Plofker (a.k.a. "no comment) might have refused to talk about his relationship with us, but Mayor Ed Remsen was more than willing to dish. When Open Source included Baristanet in its piece...

Vacation from Makeup

The Barista wasn't the only local gal traveling out west this week. Spotted in Telluride, where she has a second home, was Bobbi Brown. Today show travel reporter Peter Greenberg, in town for the...

How Much Kool Can a Town Take?

According to Tracey over at South Orange Forum, more retail coolness is headed our way. Street Rock, which she describes as a "cool, retro clothing/shoe/music/tchochkes store" has just lost its South Orange...

Let’s Dish

No seriously. Alert Baristanet reader R.E. Woods has come across just the thing for Montclair (or Glen Ridge or Bloomfield): change the town's name to Dish and everybody gets free satellite TV.A perfect idea...

Long Days Journey Into Market

The prices in Baristaville can make one dizzy, but when homes linger, usually realtors come in and slash prices (sometimes just one week after being on the market). Could it be that times...

We’re Jealous

No. Not of the guys who waited all night in front of a store on Bloomfield Ave. to get the ultra-fabulous limited-edition Diamond Dunk sneakers for $200. But of the Montclair Times, which...

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Back from our trip to California, and still digging out from under paperwork and suitcases. Meanwhile, a little slide show for the folks at home. Homesickness and nostalgia all mixed together when we...

Have You Seen Gizmo?

I know your site isn't meant to be a "lost pet" site, but since so many of your readers are in Montclair, I was hoping you could help us out. We were having...

Mars Hoax Attacks

There is a Mars e-mail hoax circulating. As far as we know, it's not designed to annihilate your computer. Its evil ploy is to get you to stare at the night sky in search...

New Blogger In Our Midst

From Buzzmachine, we learn that CBS News' Jim Axelrod is blogging as part of his story on soaring gas prices. Axelrod, who lives in Montclair and is on the road with a small crew...

The Glen Ridge Diaries

The not-so-secret lives of Glen Ridge students detailed in online journals makes news again in the Star Ledger. "Students are posting personal information and pictures which clearly show these students involved in various inappropriate...

Brodeo Today

Spied along Bellevue Ave and Valley Road -- handlettered signs advertising a "brodeo" -- a free jam session featuring an array of bands from Montclair High School. The music starts at 3 pm, at...

Clever Commute