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Where For Art Thou, Wi-Fi

Sure, there's eateries with free wireless internet access (Panera Bread, Cafe Eclectic), but now dentists are getting savvy. Seen in the waiting room of Bloomfield tooth mistress extraordinaire, Dr. Judith Post, a "wireless internet...

Pass The Mayo

A Jersey girl defends Glen Ridge, and Alex Beam, a Boston Globe columnist, eats crow:Two natives of Glen Ridge, N.J., objected to my calling their suburban Shangri-La a ''white-bread hell" in a column about...

Word Up

The new phonebooks dictionaries are here! Well, the words are new anyway -- a bunch of fresh jargon that the dictionary gods have deemed to be officially part of our language, even if folks...

A Brand That Isn’t Bland

We're not the only folks less than thrilled with the five finalists for state slogans. From the New York Times, the choices are garnering a lukewarm response... Nonetheless, New Jerseyans seemed to have an...

They’ve Got Game

Fowl play on Lloyd Road yesterday. Just steps away from Montclair Kimberley and Bloomfield Ave, this group crossed the road, stopped traffic, then settled in front of their home? They've got good taste... <

New Jersey: Will Work For Free

Anybody need $175,000 a year? Corzine, like many governors before him, is taking a pass. From Newsday...In the past 15 years, most New Jersey governors _ all of them career politicians, only one wealthy...

So, What’d You Get?

Come on, show off. What'd you get yesterday? Or, if you prefer, what did you give? We'll start. The Barista got a portable DVD player, two pairs of earrings, a great blouse, an...

Joe Gets Comfortable

Or as comfortable as one can get in the land of "38,000 people, 38,000 opinions." Phil Read catches up with Montclair's Joseph Hartnett in today's Star Ledger, with a love letter of sorts to...

Ours, Too

Time for complete truthiness: the Barista turns 50 today. She received this sonnet from Mista Barista, which she shares with the assembled. Happy Birthday Jesus and me too. Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and...

A Not-So-Silent Night in Little Falls

Christmas Eve celebrations in upper upper Montclair were interrupted last night by a huge explosion and fire, which lit up the sky around Clove and Long Hill Road (near the back entrance of...

Pi-Su on Earth, or at Least Glen Ridge

Nothing says "tasteful Christmas" better than luminaria, and Paul Zalewski recorded this graceful streetscape on Wildwood Terrace in Glen Ridge on Christmas Eve. Unfortunately, the night before, a family across town on Midland...

A Big Screen, a Box of Popcorn and Thou

Tell us what you want, what you really really want... to see. 'Tis the Season.... What Movie are You Dying to See? Brokeback Mountain Munich King Kong The Producers The...

Dark and Darker

For the second time in a week, the area around Watchung Ave and Broad Street in Bloomfield has been hit by a power outtage. This time, the area in the dark is the block...

Clever Commute