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Juvenile Cocaine Bust In Montclair

Two 17-year-old boys hanging around behind Arturo's Pizza in Montclair obviously weren't undercover, but a detective responding to a complaint about suspected drug activity was. Here's what was happening last night around 7pm,...

Temple of Tagines, Casbah of Cool

Find out about the exotic new hottie of Bloomfield Avenue, opening tonight, on Food.

Ernesto’s Showers Coming This Weekend

Many of us are feeling like our last week of summer was ripped off with this week's unusual chill out. No shorts, no shades, no sunscreen needed... And over the holiday weekend? We'll...

Street Fights

Earlier this week, an argument over bulky waste pick up ended in the arrest of a Montclair resident. MPD Deputy Chief of Police Perry Mayers tells us that a township employee was picking...

What’s So Fun About Wrecking Flowers?

Just as the teens involved in last year's vandalism of Presby Iris Gardens issued their public apology, a new flower attack was reported to police (and Baristanet) this morning. Joel Tabor of Montclair Feed...

“Forgive Me For My Actions”

One of the two teens charged with vandalism of the Presby Memorial Iris Gardens, Gideon Korn-Wyatt, made a public apology to the township of Montclair and to the gardens' friends, asking for forgiveness. From...

Trader Joe’s Now In Paramus

The new location opened on Monday.

What I Did On My Summer Vacation: Contains Profanity and Violence

I guess these kids aren't sitting around watching Spongebob and getting fat, but maybe that would be a better thing. Whether real or staged, there is something very, very disturbing here. The Battle of...

Hey Literary Critics and Gourmands

Since everyone here has at least one opinion on what comprises good writing and more than a few seem to have opinions on fine dining and not so fine drinking, here's a chance to...

Not All Kids Are Obese Graffitists*

MKA graduate, Alexa Aron, who still comes to Montclair every now and then to visit her parents, was riding her bike through the streets of Copenhagen when she got the idea for Lille Hus...

The Rich Get Richer, The Poor Poorer and The Middles Larger

Go figure. New Jersey once again has bragging rights as the richest state, but we still have two of our biggest cities registering as among the poorest in the country. There's the McMansioned suburbs like...

You Do Your Best and How Do They Repay You?

The father from Tanzania and the mother from Bombay had done the right thing and worked to get to the land of milk, honey and better schools. Upon moving the family from Clifton...

Crappy Comcast Conversations And Connections

A reader in Glen Ridge writes that his new Comcast telephone service sucks. For the past few weeks, his phone conversations have been dropping out for up to fifteen seconds. Comcast has no clue...

Dude, Where’s My Train?

It seems that the recently revised NJ Transit train schedules are causing travel trauma to some Baristaville commuters. A rider tells us that she and fellow passengers have been kvetching about...

Clever Commute