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Their Eyes Were Watching Nanny

Another sighting from the nanny files. A reader writes us yesterday (Sunday)... I'm not sure what else to do with this info but as a mom, I feel like I have to let someone know...

Remembering 2007

My Ballot Box The big story of 2007 was... Sopranos shoot last scene at Holsten's Glen Ridge votes down turf Montclair town council lawsuit (s) Bloomfield ditches Forest City redevelopment Geese slaughter in Edgemont Park ...

New Year’s Eve Photo Contest

Let's make this New Year's Eve one for the scrapbook. The digital online scrapbook that is. Baristanet now has its own Flickr photo-sharing group and our own photo editor, Frances Pelzman Liscio, who also...

2008: The Big Green Machine

It's that time of year when many of us are thinking "what am I going to do differently in the next year?" This year's buzzword, replacing Reduce, Reuse, and Recylce is "Green;" EcoSeek...

Gay Newark, Coming Out

A part of Newark's culture we seldom hear about is getting attention from Mayor Booker, for promoting AIDS prevention and fighting discrimination...From The Star Ledger: These days, the House of Jourdan and seven other gay...

It’s Hip To Be A Nerd

Congratulations to the Renaissance Nerds for taking first prize in a regional research competition this month. This group of 13 green teens mapped out an earth-friendly resolution for their community in 2008. They call...

Pedestrian Recycling Relief

Whaddya do when you've got a handful of paper, cups and cans from snacking on the run, far from your recycling bin at home? Yeah, most of us probably trash and dash, green...

When Cars Explode

The holiday season can be stressful, but even more so when your car becomes a conflagration. Our own FrankGG recounts how he narrowly missed becoming road fondue... I'm just fine but my car became the...

Who’s Baristaville’s Biggest Loser?

Wait a minute, don't all shout out at once. We're talking pound losers. No, it's not a casting call for the TV reality show; Montclair Y, the social hot-spot where everyone knows...

Mattox In The Middle

Ted Mattox's decision to run for mayor of Montclair may indeed become the center of local political controversy in 2008. John Reichman opines, from The Montclair Times: In announcing his candidacy for mayor,...

NJ First To Require HIV Screening For Mother & Child

This Wednesday, acting Governor Richard Codey signed a new law requiring AIDs tests be administered to both expectant mother and baby, as part of their routine prenatal care. From The Star Ledger: The mandatory...

Bloomfield Enviro-Faster Ends Strike

After 107 days of fasting to protest global warming and heighten awareness about the climate emergency, Bloomfielder Ted Glick is eating again. Coinciding with the year's last day of Congress, his first bite...

Get Your New Year’s On

Still don't have a party to go to on New Year's Eve? Well, there's always First Night Montclair, this year featuring the Fab Faux and, as always, midnight fireworks. And many Baristaville restaurants will...

Bus Driver Injured By Cane-Wielding Passenger

An argument over the fare on NJ Transit's #27 bus turned ugly yesterday in Newark. From the Star Ledger... Newark police have filed aggravated assault charges against the passenger, Benjamin Gainous, 35, of Irvington. Gainous...

Clever Commute