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This Sunday, Wheels Up For Tour De Montclair

For a smaller carbon footprint, bike the Tour de Montclair, Sunday, May 4! Why we should all ride bikes more often: 60% of the pollution resulting from auto emissions is released during the first few minutes...

Casting Call for Kids

Calling all young performers: "The Theater Project," Union County College’s professional theater company, is seeking kids 10-18 for their summer show, the slapstick musical comedy "Bugsy Malone, Jr." Auditions (May 17 at Union County...

Paid Family Leave Act Passed In NJ

It's official: today, Governor Corzine signed the Paid Family Leave Act, the third state in the nation to legalize mandate this type of employee benefit. Payroll deductions will begin Jan. 1, 2009, while...

Baristaville Honorees At NJ Hall of Fame

This weekend's ticket for Jersey-style red-carpet glamour and glitz will be the inaugural induction ceremonies of the New Jersey Hall of Fame. Baristaville's own Yogi Berra and Buzz Aldrin represent Montclair among the 15...

After the Lawyers, Let’s Kill the Highway Engineers

If you have to go to Newark these days, avoid the Garden State Parkway to I-280 Route. The already awful intersection, the automotive equivalent of a Rube Goldberg cartoon, is even worse than usual...

Coming ‘N Going

A new restaurant marquis for FAWA French Asian Fusion & Sushi Bar appeared practically overnight, replacing the now defunct Montclair Video at 605 Valley Road. Old timers know the location as the former...

Unity Montclair: Know It, It, Love It, Work It

Unity Montclair gets our vote...for the best campaign party invitation we've seen. Unity Montclair has slated ANOTHER open house get-together this Saturday night at campaign headquarters, 341 Bloomfield Ave (just down from Willow)...

Going to the Movies to Watch Radio

If you don't yet know the radio phenomenon that is Ira Glass, you haven't quite tapped the treasures of radio. The 49-year-old bespectacled storyteller has elevated the radio interview into an artform. His...

Here Comes The Fashion Police?

Teen fashion transgressions seem to plague every generation of parents. We've all heard or said "You're Going Out Wearing THAT?" Extreme cleavage, skimpy skirts and shirts, sagging pants with fashion boxers, ...

GR House Tour: Lemon Fresh

If you've been going on the Glen Ridge House Tour for years, you may have encountered homes that were grand, traditional and, well, stodgy. We can't vouch for all six houses on this Sunday's...

Comics R Us

Attention super hero fans: Brand new Comic Book Martket is open in Bloomfield, at 28 Washington St. The grand opening party is TODAY 5 to 7 pm. Have your cake and read it too:...

An America, Not Our Own

Stephen Wells, Baristanet's esteemed theater critic-at-large, reviews David Wiltse's "Sedition," playing through Sunday, at Madison's Playwrights Theatre, temporary residence of 12 Miles West Theatre Co. Because I once served on the Board of Directors of...

A Chance To Give Back

This Saturday, May 3 is the tenth annual Jersey Cares Day. Contribute your talent and time with more than 1,000 volunteers working throughout Newark to revitalize schools, parks, and community centers. To lend a helping...

The Sandwich Known ‘Round The World

Is Montclair's Watchung Deli destined for the Sandwich Hall of Fame? Loved for years by locals, non-stop publicity from press and TV from as far away as Germany, has brought hungry customers in...

Clever Commute