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Springsteen-Jam

I just came home from the city, and sailed right down Rt. 3 without a problem. But there was a sea of headlights heading eastbound. The reason comes in a tip from Crank: Driving to...

Daytrippers Wanted

If you go somewhere interesting and want to share it with Baristaville, do it. Steve M. went to Governors Island. Here's what he tells us... Governors Island is open to the public on weekends and...

Your Ad Here?

With the economy tanking and gas prices soaring, people are finding creative ways to get by. Here's one from Craiglist... Hi, I am a single mom of 2 boys going through serious economic problems. I...

All For a Stolen Loaf of Bread

Last week we told you about a group of high school students from all across the northern part of the state putting on "Rent." Another group (many of them friends of the "Rent" ensemble)...

Star-Ledger On “Life Support”

Tough times for our friends at the Star-Ledger, as they announce a big push to buy-out and reduce staff. The Star-Ledger today announced a large-scale buyout to all non-union workers with the goal of reducing...

McCain Says: Don’t Vote For The Cool Guy

C'mon, you don't want a charismatic rock star leading the country. You want the nerdy, old guy. So tell us: Is it good campaign strategy, or does it just make you want to attend...

New Jersey: Come Drive Our Expensive Highways

When it comes to our highways, New Jersey ranks as extravagant for its size. From the Courier Post... New Jersey has the fourth-smallest state-owned highway system in the country, but with some $6 billion total...

Montclair’s 4th Ward – In A State Of Emergency?

While Montclair's 4th ward residents struggle with outrageous taxes and unaffordable housing which threaten to destroy the diversity of the town, there were plenty of other quality of life complaints voiced at a packed...

Talk About Your Fat Cat

No, this isn't about a Jersey politician, and it's not in Baristaville, but it's a good cat story...and Princess Chunk is purrrty nice. Associated Press reports a 44-pound cat was found wandering the street...

Montclair Film Students On A Roll

Student wannabe filmmakers now have the opportunity to participate in a town internshsip program that teaches high school kids how to make public service announcements - and about the TV biz. Student-produced spots are...

Kids Night Out – UPMO Tonight!

We usually hear about shopkeepers of Upper Montclair lamenting the roving bands of 'tweens hanging out on their doorsteps...but tonight all hangers are welcome. That's right, merchants are sponsoring a free Kid's Night...

Pedestrian Crosswalk Safety Checks To Continue

You better watch out, you better not cry, you better not pout, I'm telling you why: Montclair PD's Pedestrian In The Crosswalk federally funded sting operation may be over, but enforcement of crosswalk laws...

Distraught Customer Sets Himself Ablaze

Too many overdue notices and nagging calls from a collection agency pushed a 62-year-old Newark man over the edge, provoking a bizarre reaction. The customer, whom Bloomfield Rent-A-Center employees described as a nice man,...

Sharpe James Gets 27 Months

How the mighty have fallen. But at least he apologized.

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