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They Sure Look Bigger on the Ground

New traffic signals are being installed at three intersections in Glen Ridge, as part of a state road improvement project. They're not expected to go live until the end of the month. This...

Decorated Montclair Cop Dead At 47

UPDATE: The viewing and funeral service will be held Monday, June 5th, 2006 at St. Mark’s Church, #51 Elm Street, Montclair. Viewing: 10:00 a.m.- 12:00, followed by service. Interment will be at Rosedale Cemetery....

Howard Dean Brunching for $$$ In Montclair

Can the Democratic Party win control of Congress come November? DNC Chairman Howard Dean thinks so, if they campaign hard in all 435 districts with a unified message. And that's just what he'll...

Pascrell Celebrating High School Artists Today At Montclair State

Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. will host a reception and awards ceremony announcing the winner of the Tenth Annual Congressional Art Contest at 6 p.m. tonight in the new George Segal Gallery at Montclair...

justeL: Our 50,000th Comment!

The bells, whistles and gongs are going off at Baristanet as our own Comment-o-meter, keeping count of all our readers' comments, just reached 50,000! justeL was the 50,000th person to "Talk back to...

Hard Sell?

It's one of those strange coincidences. The Real Estate section of the Sunday New York Times runs this story: Some Buyers Regret Not Asking: Anyone Die Here?It can be upsetting to discover that a...

Crimes Against Nature

While most of us were celebrating the beginning of summer this past weekend, new plants at Anderson Park were ripped out and ripped off by vandals. Scott Kevelson, of Friends of Anderson Park...

The Real Christopher Court

Maybe it's time for another name change. Mike M. alerts us to this Christopher Court, located less than nine miles from our own Crisco. Sitiuated a stone's throw from the Garden State parkway in Irvington...

The Eagles Have Landed

Glen Ridge is celebrating a bumper crop of Eagle Scouts. Props to the guys who've made it to the pinnacle of scouting. They'll be honored/inducted this Friday. Alexander Michael Flannery Alex's project was to have the...

Got Land?

Today, Phil Read catches up with Jersey's land hunters, including a few in Montclair. From the Star Ledger... They are land hunters, on the prowl. Poring over tax maps to eyeball a hot prospect. Getting...

Fun With Janine, Fran and Joanne

Montclair's tax assessment poses some taxing questions. A reader writes... I had some questions about the current Montclair tax assessment and called Appraisal Systems Inc. at (201) 493-7300. Spoke to Janine, who at some point...

Memorial Day Parades, 2006

Top two rows: Bloomfield. Bottom two rows: Glen Ridge. For video of baton twirlers in the Bloomfield parade, click here. For Scot Surbeck's pictures of today's Memorial Day ceremony in Montclair, click...

Friend of the Animals, 100, Dies

Marion Brown, the 100-year-old Glen Ridge resident who started the Animal League of Bloomfield-Glen Ridge, and rescued countless pets over the years, died this morning at Mountainside Hospital home. She was just a...

Memorial Day, Baristaville, 2006

Why we live here, and not in one of those McMansion farms: for a sense of place. This porch is on Washington Ave., Montclair. We'll be back with those old-fashioned parade pictures later.

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