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New Jersey’s Hottest Beaches

With the Memorial Day weekend weather forecast looking fabulous, I've got beach on the brain. And being a relative newcomer to the Garden State, I'm always looking for suggestions of where to plunk down...

Pressure At The Pumps

Memorial Day weekend - the kickoff to summer - often entails a road trip to vacation hot-spots along the Jersey shore, and beyond. But with gas prices now at an all-time high and...

The Toilet Diva

"I vant to be alone" is the toileting battle cry of Dina Matos McGreevey. Or so we hear from the Star Ledger writers, who have had to schlep down two flights of stairs to...

BOE Admits Mistakes In Renaissance School Asbestosgate

Helene Richman, whose daughter graduates from Renaissance School in June, had a strong closing statement to Dana Sullivan, business manager of Montclair's BOE, at an emergency meeting for parents last night. "If the town...

280 Is A Mess

Apparently there was a crash in Livingston near exit 6, with a vehicle overturned. If you've got fresh intel, let us know here.

Gov. Corzine Wants To Talk To You

Calling Carl Begmanson. Tonight's a live call-in show where you can ask Gov. Corzine anything (or so they say). Join us TONIGHT at 8 pm for another edition of Corzine on the Line, a live...

Ed Remsen Dipped In Chocolate

The people at MAC (no, not that MAC, the Montclair Arts Council) are geniuses. They are feting outgoing Mayor Ed Remsen at what will be their 1st annual Chocolate Party benefit gala on June...

Nobody Here But Us Chickens

Is there a chicken coop in your next-door neighbor's backyard? There is if you live on Dodd Street in Montclair, next to Grace Chow Grund, co-owner of Terra Tea Salon on Church Street. Montclair food...

The School Principal And The Blazing Car

Essex County Prosecutor Paula Dow announced today the principal of an elementary school in Orange has been indicted on charges of arson and insurance fraud for allegedly arranging to have her own car torched. Amanda...

A New Stew

We told you Stew was coming to a shopping center near you...A tipster writes: Stew Leonard's was supposed to open last week, but for whatever reason, they did not complete on time to be fully...

Autism Speaks Advocates For Insurance!

Autismspeaks.org is rallying community support for new legislation in NJ that will mandate insurers to provide benefits for individuals with autism. They need your help now to send a message to lawmakers by...

Bloomfield’s Daredevil Commuters

How desperate are you to get to work on time? File under "Risky Behavior." A tipster writes: This morning I was approaching the Washington Street eastbound entrance to the Bloomfield Train Station and saw all...

Special PTA Meeting Tonight Addresses “Asbestosgate”

Tonight, there's a special PTA meeting for parents at 7pm in Montclair's BOE building at 22 Valley Road, second floor. Dana Sullivan is expected to show up with the asbestos testing results; Renaissance principal...

Crimes Against Baristaville Kids

From The Star Ledger: A 26-year-old mother was arrested and her children put in protective custody after a 911 call about a child being assaulted brought officers to the woman's Elm Street apartment, police said...

Clever Commute