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Montclair Parking Fees To Take A Hike

Montclair's Parking Authority is proposing a town wide increase on parking fees in order to maintain a "self sustaining parking program." A public notice was published last week in the Montclair Times...

Cruise Tonight!

The Bloomfield Center Alliance is sponsoring their final Cruise Night for the 2006 event series. Come out tonight, 6-9 pm, and check out classic and custom cars alike and music from the 50’s &...

You Be The Gallery

A new art gallery is opening in town, but there's no paintings for sale. Loupe, at 6 Midland Ave., sells wearable art. The unique, gallery-quality jewelry is not for the faint-of-pricetag, but all are...

Burglars Find Easy Pickings In Montclair

Early Monday morning, a Montclair neighborhood experienced a rash of burglaries sometime between 2 and 3 a.m. The Star Ledger (scroll down to "Montclair:") reports that three homes and six vehicles were entered; another...

Trader Joe’s: Still Up For Grabs

Baristanet told you Santa Claus Trader Joe's is coming to town. Now the question is which town? Tom Moloughney, over at the Montclair Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), tells Baristanet that Montclair is indeed talking to...

Quick, Hide The Frosting, It’s The Cupcake Police

A Bloomfield mom is outraged that kids at Brookdale Elementary School are no longer allowed to enjoy the quintessential American birthday treat: cupcakes. No, MeMe Roth hasn't moved to Bloomfield, but her message has. Brookdale...

Turf War Turns Nastier

Artificial turf and taxes may be the subject matter. But the subtext of the debate is even more interesting, especially for a town that for years embraced a one-party form of government just to...

What’s Under Lock And Key At A&P?

From the town that brought you the $300 colander --find out more on Food.

A Tale Of Two Newarks

Newark is the location of two new documentary films that tell two very different tales of our neighboring city. "Home" is a documentary filmed in Newark that examines the psychology of poverty...

How Many Insurers Does It Take To Fix A Train Station?

In the case of Upper Montclair Train Station, it takes three. Every since a fire destroyed the station house, formerly occupied by restaurant Round Trip Fare, reconstruction of the historic site has been...

Teardowns Put Montclair On The Map

We're not the only ones mapping teardowns. Montclair has made this map & list, too -- The National Trust for Historic Preservation's list of communities experiencing teardowns in historic neighborhoods. On NPR this morning,...

The Grass is Always Greener (When It’s Artificial)

Two hours into an extraordinarily contentious working session of the Glen Ridge Borough Council Monday night, it became clear: advocates of a controversial proposal to put artificial turf on two fields have the four...

Hello, Goodbye

Bloomfield Center, the downtown that couldn't be rebuilt by eminent domain, at least not yet anyway, is showing some signs of lawyer-free gentrification. Now leaving the neighborhood, greasy spoon and coffee stop Giulinao's, on...

Now, on Council’s Turf

Ridgers passionately interested in the fate of the proposed, controversial $6.9 million capital improvement bond, which would include $1.9 million for artificial turf, will have an opportunity tonight (Monday) to see which way the...

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