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DV8 Takes On Homophobia

You can always expect to savor the unusual at Peak Perfomances. "To Be Straight With You" a tri-state premiere performed by DV8 Physical Theatre this week in Montclair takes a searing look at ...

Montclair Skating Rink Opening On Track

Following heated debates over the future of the dollar-hemmoraging municipal ice rink, the 2008-2009 season opening of Montclair's Clary Anderson Arena is right on schedule to open tomorrow. Ohio-based United Skates of America, who...

Random Acts Of Beauty

A few months ago, the narrow dirt, rubble and stone lot that lies between Artistic Illuminations and Blu on Montclair's Bloomfield Avenue was transformed into a beautiful landscape. No, it's not a public works...

Go Deerhunt On The Mountain

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced yesterday the county plans to bring back last year's controversial deer hunt in South Mountain Reservation. The pesky, profligate deer population continue to imperil the natural...

NJ Pols Vote 7-6 Against Bailout

A majority of the NJ delegation refused to bail out Wall Street at the taxpayer's expense yesterday. Baristaville's Congressman Bill Pascrell delaying his decision until the final moment, voted against the bailout bill. "We're...

Bloomfield Business Owner Owns Up To Crime

Former state trooper Hiram Ortiz, 43, owner of Bloomfield's Avenue Steakhouse, (formerly Scores Sports Cafe) plead guilty yesterday to a second occupation: fencing jewelery and fancy watches worth $1.27 million, received from a multi-state...

Rosh Hoshana for Dummies (Reprise)

As usual, a little Rosh Hoshana education can be useful to guide the non-Chosen through the political correctness minefield of the next 10 days. Rosh Hoshana starts tonight (Monday) at sundown. Here are some...

Prosecutors Investigating Obama Book Defacing

An update on the Obama book defacing that occurred in a Glen Ridge school from the BOE: With the full cooperation of the Board of Education and its employees, the Glen Ridge Police Department investigated...

Bailout Goes Bust

This guy colorfully sums it up. From the New York Daily News... "This is a huge cow patty with a piece of marshmallow stuck in the middle and I'm not going to eat that cow...

Join The Team To Stop Domestic Violence

In Montclair and Glen Ridge, trained volunteers offer assistance when a case of domestic violence occurs. The Domestic Violence Response Team (DVRT) works with the Montclair Police Dept. to advocate services and help keep...

Whose Wedding (Podcast) Is It Anyway?

Two wedding podcast businesses -- one from Livingston, the other, Belleville -- are battling it out in court. From the Star Ledger... The Wedding Podcast Network vs. Wedding Podcast Channel case is one of a...

Sunday Night Just Got Harder

Could you hear the whir of TiVo's all around Baristaville last night? Sure the world is going to hell in a hand basket, but on Sunday nights at 10 pm, there are big choices...

Good Beer, Good Music, Good Causes

The deadline is Wednesday for grabbing tickets for the Glen Ridge Congregational Church's Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 18, which is open to the entire Baristaville community. The party features music by Clancy's Ghost, a...

Go Buy Your Volvo…Now

Tipsters received letters Montclair Volvo is closing its doors forever tomorrow, September 30th. The last to go of the DCH Auto Group divisions in Montclair, Montclair Volvo's exit signals the start of redevelopment for...

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