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Gimme Shelter

If you've been wondering about the two new bus shelters on Bellevue Ave, kudos are due to a group of private citizens and members of the Upper Montclair Business Association, for the financing and...

Teachers Playing Hooky?

It all depends on who you listen to.Today's Star Ledger reports that approximately 2,300 Newark teachers did not report for work on Monday, Jan. 2. The massive no-shows caused chaos in the schools as...

Hey, Look Me Over

A copy of Montclair Township's updated Master Plan, in the midst of a takeover  makeover as part of a  state-mandated review, is available for all to read. Now's your chance to put in your...

Look Familiar?

For the story behind this brand spanking new house in Montclair, go to Real Estate. While you're there, see what this Bloomfield house ultimately sold for by scrolling down to Recent Sales.

NJ Transit Cops Get Their Man

Ok, it's not like they solved a murder or anything, but NJ Transit cops managed to apprehend a suspected graffiti artist yesterday after a foot chase down Route 46. On the glass panels of the...

Anyone Getting Overcharged at a Salad Bar?

Who knew that Essex County had its own Office of Weights and Measures?

Boogie for Those Books

Don't get us wrong -- we love the Glen Ridge Library -- but two words you don't expect to hear in the same sentence are "gala" and "library." (Ok, every once in a while.)...

Dodgeball? Oh My

Were the political correctness cops asleep? In Montclair, of all places? The Montclair YMCA is offering a children's dodgeball league, starting later this month. Dodgeball, as you may remember, is so controversial that, at...

How Long Does it Take to do an Autopsy?

A month after the slaying of 58-year-old Glen Ridge grandmother Joan Galligan, there's not a single new development ... just the same reassurances as before that this was an "isolated incident." But our eyes popped...

Tragedy in West Virginia

Hard to imagine a crueller twist of fate than last night's story that 12 trapped miners had survived, followed by news than only one had. Between that story, the skating rink collapse, the blunt...

We Throw It To You

How's the first day back? Got any complaints about the weather? How did it go with the family over the holidays? Your daily chat, your agenda.

Let’s Put These Guys in Charge of the Yearbook

Bloomfield whooped Ridgefield Park 310 to 145 this weekend to advance to the second round of the New Jersey Challenge, a televised academic contest for high schools. We hear that Deepti was particularly...

Kids Do the Darndest Things

Like stealing 27 baby Jesus statues from suburban creches scenes and planning to burn them. Three young men, along with a 15-year-old, are also accused of using rope and a pickup truck to destroy...

Eminently Reasonable?

Here's a novel idea: instead of government leading a downtown revitalization and kicking out the current property owners by means of eminent domain, why not let the property owners plan their own revitalization? That's...

Clever Commute