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Life Beyond Whole Foods

I love shopping at Asian grocery stores with their riot of colorful products and the low murmur of languages I strain to understand. But even after three years of daily food shopping in China,...

Help Natasha Aeriel

Natasha Aeriel, shooting victim and sole survivor of the brutal Ivy Hill slaying, needs your help. This week, Mayor Cory Booker announced an assistance fund has been established in her name: "the fund that is...

New Jersey: Neither Richest Nor Poorest

Readings on the national household income meter show that New Jersey's rankings have been shuffled: From Bloomberg: New Jersey is no longer the wealthiest U.S. state, losing that distinction to Maryland in 2006, according to...

Three Day Weekend!

If you're ready to face the other 5.7 million drivers on the GSP this holiday weekend for a road trip or a day at the beach, at least the weather forecast looks great. If you're...

Fall Victim Identified

Montclair Police provided additional information about yesterday's accidental death on Valley Road. Shortly after 8:00 am, Montclair Police responded to 530 Valley Road on a report that a worker had fallen from the roof. The...

Trouble Brewing Again For Cuban Pete’s

For the "Sangria Files:" Cuban Pete's owner, Dominick Restaino, was indicted yesterday for illegal liquor sales at his Bloomfield Avenue restaurant. The restaurant was raided last December, after ABC and police investigations alleged the...

Chocoholic Alert

If you've got a sweet tooth, don't miss Miss Nicky's free chocolate and toffee tasting, all day tomorrow (Friday). Nicky Mesiah's recipes cover all dietary restrictions - Sugarfree/Gluten-Free, Bittersweet 'Chocolate' Confections, nut free. Indulge...

Michael Strahan Back On The Field?

Sports cognoscenti may be trying to crystal-ball Strahan's decision, but the Giants aren't holding their breath, and Strahan's Southern California fence-sitting is getting old. From The NY Daily News: On Tuesday morning, according to the...

Rap Sheet For NJ Schools

The statistics date from 2005/2006, and the methodology is questionable, however New Jersey Dept. of Education just released a report on the incidence of crime in our public schools. There's good news and...

Reported Fall From Montclair High-Rise

Baristanet has heard unconfirmed reports from several sources that a person, possibly a worker, fell off the roof of a Montclair high-rise apartment complex early this morning. The apparent accident occurred at Bellaire Apartments, 530...

Station Scheduled For Demolition

Who would've thought we'd be looking at the rubble and ruin of Upper Montclair Train Station for nearly 20 months? This weekend, say good-bye to the remains of the historic structure, demolished by...

Mad Hatter: Deal, No Deal

In a cinematic turn of events, accused "Hat Bandit" James Madison withdrew his plea bargain yesterday and recanted his confession to several bank robberies in a media-filled courtroom. From The Star Ledger: ... "Maybe he...

Katrina, Remembered

Katrina clobbered the Big Easy two years ago today. Here's your space for remembering fond trips to New Orleans, wishing survivors well, bashing the Bush administration or fretting about global warming.

Bloomfield BOE Vacancy

Changes at the BOE: From the Bloomfield Schools website: Acceptance of Resignation of Board Member Res. 233 "RESOLVED that the Board of Education accepts the resignation of John Warnock, Member of the Bloomfield Board of...

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