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Bloomfield House On Endangered List

This morning in Trenton, Preservation New Jersey announces its list of the 10 most endangered historic sites. This Bloomfield house at 160 Willard is one of them. The 10 Most Endangered Historic Sites program identifies...

I Risked My Life, And All I Got Was A Lousy Cap!

Riders at last Sunday's Tour de Montclair were pumped up after the 12-mile ride, which culminated with thrills, chill, and adrenaline-pumped show by stunt rider Jeff Lenosky. The crowd...

When Dinner’s A Chain Event

It's safe to go the chain restaurants like the Cheesecake Factory and T.G. I. Friday's. The New York Times tells us so. "Surprisingly decent" was the consensus among nine reviewers who visited chain restaurants in...

Candidates Bare All For Star Ledger

If you're not too tired of all this Montclair council candidate talk by now, take a gander at Phil Read's piece on the candidates "colorful pasts and pastimes" here. We learn that Ted Mattox...

Traffic Cameras Coming To Catch You

A tipster sends the following news item from Bloomfield Life (May 1) and writes... It seems like there's something wrong with a private company receiving a percentage of the profits from the violators in return...

Dutch Treat

Firth Haring Fabend will be speaking on her new (and ninth) book, an historical novel, Land So Fair, at the Montclair Public Library, tonight, 7 p.m. Land So Fair takes place in New York...

We Welcome Your (Signed) Letters

The Montclair Times published a slew of letters last Thursday from individuals making the case for their favorite candidate. Here's one that came in our virtual mail box (feel free to make the case...

Overnight Parking, Take Two

Remember those new regulations for overnight parking in Montclair that were supposed to take effect on May 5? Whoa Nellie...the town says just ignore those new procedures they talked about before (and while you're...

Gorgeous, Highly Invasive Garden Thug Captivates Baristaville With Its Beauty

Baristanet Flickr Site's SC Sheola captured this breathtaking view of the wisteria in bloom at Van Vleck House and Gardens. SCSheola, can you tell us if you took this picture in the last few...

More Leisurely Sunday Lifestyle Images For Your Easygoing Sunday Morning Pleasure

No special reason to run this photo except for that old "if eyes are made for seeing, then beauty is its own excuse for being" rationale...which I've always found perfectly fine as a rationale....

I Spring, You Spring, We All Spring For Ice Spring.

Er, make that ice cream, in a melodic truck: a sure sign of spring in Baristaville. I've always been partial to that slow motion calliope music playing Lara's Theme from Dr. Zhivago, or the...

Doggie DaVinci’s

Don't miss the canine creations, on display at this weekend's Art In The Park, according to Statesman.com. Sammy, Major and Kayne are not your typical artists. They're not starving; in fact, their paintings have...

Get Your Greens

Check out VanVleck’s annual plant sale, today, 9am to 2pm. It’s bigger and better than ever, with hard-to-find plants, like China fir and umbrella magnolia, as well as better-known species, many of which...

Dispose Responsibly

Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is today, Saturday May 3. Keep toxic materials out of our regular waste stream. Today you can properly and safely dispose of contaminants, protecting our precious environment for...

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