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Junot Diaz Reading Tonight

Watchung Booksellers reminds us that Junot Diaz will be in Baristaville tonight, from 7-8 pm at the Montclair Public Library. Some background from the Watchung Booksellers newsletter... This is the long-awaited first novel from one...

George Warrington, 55, Transit Leader

George Warrington, the former NJ Transit official who presided over the opening of Montclair's midtown direct service, died Monday after an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Warrington was recruited by then-Governor Jim McGreevey...

Bhutto Assassinated

Pakistan opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was killed at a rally today. A huge suicide bomb explosion killed at least 14 supporters at the rally, and some observers also report gunshots. More here.

Yes, Virginia, There Is Good BBQ In North Jersey

Baristaville locals have been enjoying Lawrence and Kim Hackney's smokin' good ribs and chicken for months. But The Star Ledger's Pete Genovese has always thought of North Jersey as a "barbecue wasteland," that...

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

From the Pet Peeve Department: This photo was taken by my man, Mr. B, at Watchung Train Station's Park Street drop-off last week. He bid me a quick adieu, exited the brown mini-van, walked up...

Bon Jovi: Politicians’ Most Wanted

Jersey boy Jon Bon Jovi is the celeb du jour being courted to lend his star power to politicians on the campaign trail. JBJ has been on the A-list since the Clintons brought...

Twas The Day After Christmas…

Phew! You made it through the shopping, the wrapping, the parties, the cooking, the fun, the fatigue...or did you? Tell us about the aftermath:

Have Yourself a Crowded Little Christmas

A tipster sends us this picture from outside Saks Fifth Avenue in New York City, where Sabrett appears to be doing brisk business.

Merry Christmas One and All

Go here for the official Baristanet Christmas Greeting! Then go Elf Yourself!

A Thousand Points of Light

All on Forest Avenue in Glen Ridge, which has made luminaria an annual Christmas Eve tradition.

Bakery Gridlock

We can't even imagine the liquor store or the Shoprite, if this is the line at Gina's Panificio. The indefatigable Anthony Batson sent the picture and reported that there were 20 people waiting for...

Last Chance on Drowsy

If you're a fan of Garth Kravits (in chef's hat, left), the Baristaville resident who taught for years at Luna Stage and is now adviser to the Glen Ridge High School Drama Club, and...

Twas The Day Before Christmas…

My Ballot Box It's the day before Christmas, and that means... Desperation shopping! Desperation cooking! Desperation wrapping! Going to the movies. Going to the gym. I'm at work, dammit. My...

Still Got That New Starbucks Smell

It's almost embarrassing, acting like Nebraskans seeing a skyscraper for the first time. I mean, it's not like Glen Ridgers have never been inside a Starbucks. But somehow, the opening of the long-awaited Glen...

Clever Commute