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What Do You Call That Thing Where More than One Person Competes for Public...

Who knows why Suzanne O'Connor, unanimously chosen by the Glen Ridge Board of Ed to fill a vacancy last summer, was snubbed by the CCC? For reasons that seem as mysterious to us as...

Happy Fat Tuesday

French students in Madame Quatorze√¢‚Ǩ‚Ñ¢s French class at Hillside School have quite the sense of humor.   Third, fourth and fifth graders were asked to design Mardi Gras Floats using a shoe box as part...

Disco Fever At Diva Lounge

Montclair High School's Project Graduation is holding a '70's themed fundraiser "Studio 54 Night" at Diva Lounge this Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. It's your chance to dig out the vintage clothes you've...

Montclair’s Catch Of The Day

The call came at 8:30 a.m: “Mrs. Baristanet, it’s Ho Yung at Aozora. We just received a 350 pound bluefin tuna today from South Africa, and you might want to come down and take...

The Criminal Who Caught Himself

An accused burglar wanted for a string of crimes in Baristaville was busted after he went to the Bloomfield Police station to retrieve a car he’d left at the scene of one his alleged...

Talk About Your Gentrification

Finally, after months of speculation, a sign that it's really coming: the new West Orange Whole Foods, taking the place of a Pathmark that closed last year. That's an impressive addition to a...

Metrosexuals Need Not Apply

Queer guys are on the lookout for straight guys at the Montclair YMCA. But not in the locker room. Seen on the glass case in the Y's lobby, orange flyers looking for "NYC/NJ...

Go See Where Adriana Got Whacked

Ok, it's here! The Google Soprano Map is up on the HBO website. After you're finished playing, come back and enter our contest, below, and tell us how David Chase should end the...

Mooning the Jersey Section

What's worse? Having a big boarding house down the street full of "recovering addicts, veterans and indigents" or 11 brand new three-bedroom townhouses? Residents of the Colonial Village neighborhood in Bloomfield, who've hated the...

Where in the World is Tony Soprano? (Contest Alert!)

Soprano Sue reminds us in her blog that the Sopranos' highly-touted Google Maps promotion is supposed to go live today. We predict this could be an even bigger time-waster temporarily more interesting than...

Bad Mom Trading Card Number 867

Anyone else oversleep? Yes, we know: Bloomfield went back to school last Tuesday, and Montclair last Thursday. But today's the beginning of reality in Glen Ridge. The alarm clock in the Barista household did go...

Montclair’s Least Wanted

Phil Read has a story in today's Ledger about the Bloomfield Ave. businesses that, let us just say, don't draw crowds from Ridgewood. Businesses like McDonough Tire and Jinx Proof Tattoo and Body Piercing....

Willie’s Rising

Reader JML shoots us a picture of Willie's Diner, rising again in Bloomfield Center. It was torn down last fall for structural issues and is being rebuilt. Looks like we'll be having a...

Who Needs Sangria?

In case you haven't heard, the owner of Cuban Pete's was arrested last week for serving alcohol in his sangrias. An old Baristanet friend, who moved out of town last year, decided to visit...

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