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Carjacking in Bloomfield

Bloomfield police won't say anything about a carjacking that happened in Bloomfield yesterday afternoon, except for the fact that they've spent all morning investigating it. Soprano Sue, who heard the carjacking unfold live on the...

Security Gaps At US Ports

A GAO report released today states current Homeland Security protocols intended to monitor illegal cargo and deter terrorisn, is flawed and may allow terrorists to funnel illegal arms into our country. The federal program...

World’s Most Adorable Photographer Spotted In Montclair!

Among the legions of serious artists toting huge palettes, tripods, 1200 mm lenses with four inch lens hoods, easels, and tubes of Winsor Newton guache and Kolinsky sable brushes, I spotted this charming young...

Glen Ridge Parade 2008

Old cars, Cat in the Hat, bagpipes and Boy Scouts throwing candy. Oh yes, and perfect weather. What more could you want on Memorial Day? Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR. See Geoff Gove's photos of Bloomfield's Memorial...

Memorial Day Remembered

Above, flags of remembrance at Bloomfield Cemetery. Blogs around New Jersey honor Memorial Day here. If you attend any of the services or parades today, upload pictures of them here.

Remembering Our Country’s Heroes

Let us not forget what this holiday is all about - the Americans who have died in military service to their country. This weekend's Memorial Day Events in and around Baristaville honor those who...

Yellow Iris, Clouds, Compete for Dizzying Beauty Award.

Slow news photograph of the day: Irises against the sky at Presby, 6:55 pm, after the festivities had died down and it was just stem after stem of delight in the early evening.

50,000 shirts for a good cause

Late last night, I found out about a great campaign to raise funds - in a massive amount, hopefully - for the more than 50,000 lives lost in the 7.9 earthquake in China on...

Treat Your Irises To These Irises!

The student artwork is up and it's lovely, evocative, colorful, surprising and varied. It's only up for one day, so come by as soon as you can and treat yourself to this wonderful display by...

Be A Safe Summer Driver

You've been warned to buckle up...now MPD advises us to go easy on the margaritas... With the summer season upon us, the Montclair Police Department will be cracking down on drivers who choose to drink...

All Eyes On Iris

This weekend, Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair has got it all going on. Check out the annual student art exhibit displayed on the iron fence along Upper Mountain Ave. There's a family...

Going For The Green: Medicinal Marijuana In NJ?

Lawmakers in Trenton are debating the pros and cons of legalizing pot to relieve disease-related pain and other chronic symptoms of patients suffering from diseases such as MS, cancer, and HIV Aids. New Jersey...

Law Enforcement Officials Go Gang-Busters

A round-up of the usual suspects took 20 street thugs off Essex County streets today. Members and associates of various street gangs were arrested in early morning raids in Newark, Irvington, East Orange...

Montclair Home Prices Jump

Montclair seems to be defying both state and national drops in home prices, according to first quarter stats from city-data.com. The Bloomfield chart, however, is more typical of the NJ market. The lower number of...

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