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The Black Napkin Treatment

You've heard of the white glove treatment, but at Montclair's newest French, Passionne on Walnut Street, we got the black napkin. Service is so attentive, that when the hostess noticed one in our party...

Putting 2006 To Bed

My Ballot Box Baristaville's big stories of 2006. Vote for your fave... Microburst! Hempstead - Christopher Court - Crisco! ...

The Gift Where You Keep Giving

The first batch of appraisals arrived in time for the holidays and you talked about it here. Now there's more. From the Star Ledger... "Shock. Terror. Horror," James Abraham of Wildwood Avenue said of his...

Build Your Own Baristaville Barbie

We got the following email and wondered why Baristaville didn't make the line of "New Jersey Barbie" dolls. Read on and then feel free to create specs for Glen Ridge Barbie, Bloomfield Barbie, Montclair...

Those Wacky Montclair Council Folk

If you were out shopping or busy cooking or at the movies on Christmas Eve, you may have missed Ted Mattox getting the Phil Read treatment. From the Star Ledger, here are the highlights... Last...

Catching Up With Montclair CFO Chatter

In case you missed it in comments here, there's more intel about the new CFO for Montclair and how it might involve Glen Ridge... The CFO postion is not part time at $120,000. It is as...

Hussein Reported Dead

CNN reports that Saddam Hussein has been executed.

Party Hearty

This Sunday, it's all about First Night Montclair. Check out who's performing and when the festivities begin, right here.

Learn To Be A Tutor

Be a hero -- help a kid pass the test... Montclair High School is looking for tutors to help students prepare for the English, Reading and Comprehension sections of the High School Proficiency Assessment given...

We’re Texas Bowled Over

Rutgers 37, Kansas State 10...we know you want to talk about RU's victory last night. If you missed the game, watch the highlights on YouTube. -- Above, Head coach Greg Schiano hugs Rutgers wide...

Northern New Jersey: Land Of The Rich

The country's highest property taxes may be driving out some New Jersey residents, but undeterred out-of-state transplants are taking up the slack. The IRS' number crunchers say New Jersey newcomers are moving in with...

Rabineezer Scrooge At Luna Stage

Today and tomorrow, bring the kids to see a furry take on a Dickens' classic holiday tale in "A Winnie The Pooh Christmas Carol"...with all your favorite characters from the Hundred Acre Wood. After the...

Ousted Bloomfield Zoning Board Chairman Sounds Off

Bloomfield Council members recently voted to end John Lazar's 15-year tenure as Zoning Board Chairman. Was this a result of constituent complaints or is it politics as usual? The council's vote is just the...

Clever Commute