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Windfall For Bloomfield?

Yes, it's the season for giving, but if it's true, this is one big present. In our mailbox, this message from (or someone posing as) one Robert Chalet:The Chalet Family of Bloomfield NJ had...

About More Than Just The “Y”

In Montclair, Leon DeVose II makes a statement regarding the Ted Maddox-Mayor Ed Remsen feud strong difference of opinion. From the Montclair Times' letter column:I am not surprised by Mayor Ed Remsen’s removal of...

And the Winners Are …

Thanks for everybody who participated in our Festivus Challenge (and by the way, since it's Festivus, if you see Liz today, wish her a happy birthday). We had 39 correct entries, and here are...

At Least They Didn’t Appoint Him to the Historic Preservation Commission

News from Trenton, Steven Plofker was appointed by Gov. Codey to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority.

Who Picks These Names?

Seen at the corner of Harrison Ave. & Llewellyn Road, a sign is up for the next wave of townhouses in Montclair. Located on the site of the old Montclair Community Hospital, the...

But Those Sheets Were Overpriced

It may be the shortest appointment in Essex County history and easily the most embarassing. From the Star Ledger:Newly appointed Assemblywoman Evelyn Williams was arrested and charged with shoplifting at an Irvington discount store...

Making A Clean Getaway

Leaving work early today? NJ Transit is your co-conspirator. Look for additional early getaway trains and buses from Penn Station and Hoboken Terminal starting at noon.

Words You’re Glad You Didn’t Write

If you're looking for a last-minute Christmas gift, or you just want to read something that will make you appreciate every moment you have on earth, even the bad ones, may we suggest...

Strike Ends!

Transit workers have been called back to work and subways and buses should be running by the morning rush tomorrow. Bloomberg live press conference going on now (3:39 pm).

Glad Tidings

Tonight's the night for last-minute holiday festivities, before everyone goes off to snuggle with their own families. Your choice: Gather at 6:30 pm at the corner of Church Street and Bloomfield Ave. to join a...

Montclair Company Sued After Blast

Montclair-based American Tank Service, which was removing an underground oil tank in Bergenfield last week when a gas line was pinched, causing a gas explosion that killed three, has been named in a lawsuit...

Fire on Park

Scot Surbeck shoots a picture of 444 Park Street in Montclair, where two-alarm fire gutted a third floor yesterday afternoon. A fireman was injured fighting the afternoon blaze.

Anybody Feel Optimistic?

Lots of buzz this morning that, despite yesterday's posturing, the two sides in NYC's transit strike are talking and possibly close to an agreement. There's even a news blackout at the hotel where negotiations...

Clever Commute