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In Other Words…

Click To Play In addition to the multiple choice questions we asked in our public opinion polls this week, we allowed people to sound off on the issues in their own words... and voices. Here's...

Crime Beat In Bloomfield

It was a busy week for Bloomfield Police, who report making 14 arrests January 22 - 27 for local crimes and outstanding warrants. Two of the arrests were the result of an on-going investigation...

Ridgers Oppose Carteret Turf 4 to 1

The results of the first SurveyUSA Polls conducted for Baristanet this week are just in. Glen Ridgers were asked two questions about next week's bond referendum in the automated telephone poll conducted Monday and...

Corzine’s 20% Solution?

Lawmakers in the Assembly passed a bill on Monday night approving $2 billion in property tax credits that could lower homeowners' tax bills up to 20%. But some Republicans are calling the...

Holy Smoke! Bucketloads Of Pot Seized In Montclair

Update: Today, Prince Lewis was arrested; his bail was set at $100,000 cash. He will be transported to the county jail in Newark either this evening or tomorrow. Saturday morning, Montclair Police were waiting for...

Print This Out for Your Boss

Commuting hassles abound this morning. Blackberry-wielding commuters on Conductor Josh's listserve report residual delays on trains into Manhattan, following a disabled train stuck in the tunnel earlier this morning. Meanwhile, there's a water main...

Now That’s Just Souper

OK, the soup on the front page was from the Stockpot; mulligitawny is my favorite there. Some folks think the best soup of all is homemade. If that's you, maybe you can share your...

I Will Cry For You, Argentinian Grill

What's happening to all the restaurants in Baristaville? First, tipsters alert us to the closing of Bloomfield's well-regarded Formia, as well as the Village Cupboard. Now we're hearing rumblings of a proposed sale of...

Passionne Gets Picked By Corcoran

There's a restaurant born every minute in Montclair, and Baristanet and David Corcoran of The New York Times are following them all closely. Joining other Barista newbies that have garnered Times reviews is Passionne,...

Just Your Cup Of Tea

Walking past Cha-Ma-Gu-Dao on Glenridge Avenue, I was immediately sucked in by the stark Zen beauty of the place.  Cha-Ma-Gu-Dao, which opened two weeks ago, is part tea shop, art gallery, and oasis of...

Blessed Are The Cheesemakers

Baristaville has a long standing love affair with fresh mozzarella.  We found these two cheesemakers at Brookdale Shop-Rite last week, making the lovely white stuff right before our eyes.  They say they'll be on...

Cuban Pete’s: Playing With Fire

Dominick Restaino is burning...alcohol, again. The new confligration at Cuban Pete's is a flambe bar, where Restaino now prepares his new mojito cocktails, served with REAL rum,  which he claims are selling like wildfire. ...

Thanksgiving Self-Help

Feeling overwhelmed in the kitchen, or out of time to whip something up for your Thanksgiving host?  With turkey day assistance available all over Baristaville, you don't need to sweat it to have a...

New (Hot) Chef In Town

I'll have my chef medium smoldering, thank you. Chefs are the new rock stars -- let's face it, what could be sexier than a man who will cook for you? Manhattan's chef's are all bold-faced...

Clever Commute