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Joe the Plumber Spotted in Glen Ridge

Along with pirates, princesses, ladybugs, vampires and Chicago Cubs. We're hearing there's a great haunted house at 77 Midland in Montclair. Send us a great picture and we'll post it. Beat this. Kids are coming up...

Bloomfield Dealership Goes For The Gold

Holy Kruggerrands! You heard how gold is the new tupperware -suburban gold parties are pre-empting the modern home food, lingerie, and gift sale get-togethers. It's all about turning your old jewelry into cold...

Descent into Halloween!

Happy Halloween, Baristaville! It's easy to see that the upcoming election, the turbulent economy, and the onset of winter have done nothing to dampen the spirit of Halloween. Created with Admarket's flickrSLiDR.

Taking Care Of Business

The recent ebb and flow of commerce in downtown Montclair we've noticed: On Church Street, Sepia Home, interior design store is on its way out. Signs on the door tell us Montclair interior designer...

Tomorrow, More Dress-Up Ops

Just because Halloween will be over in a few hours, don't suppress any desires to continue the masquerade. People and pets will have two more reasons to get in diguise: Essex's Canine Costume Halloween...

Baristaville Burger Buzz

Burger lovers, take note: soon you'll be able to get your burgers green. Elevation Burger is one of the first confirmed tenants for the renovated Phoenix Building on Bloomfield Avenue. The Virginia-based company's...

Montclair Trick or Treat Guide

What are the local rules on trick or treating? It was like trying to figure out who the stick people are in The Blair Witch Project. A dispatcher for the Montclair PD got all...

Happy, Safe Halloween

Each of my kids, who attend three different schools in Montclair, came home yesterday afternoon with tales of supposed gang initiation shootings planned for Halloween night. High schoolers heard an announcement over the...

Corzine Goes To Newark, Game On

Gov. Corzine is showing support in Newark this afternoon. From Newsday... Gov. Jon S. Corzine plans to be in the stands for a high school game in Newark Thursday after suburban schools refused to play...

Montclair Pre-K Looking For Out-Of-Towners

There's room for new students at Montclair Community Pre-K (MCPK). The school has expanded its enrollment during the current school year to include out-of-town students. There are limited spots available to children who are...

Have a Hamilton Halloween

Who knew that you could get your block closed for Halloween? I didn't, until I found a note in my mailbox earlier this week stating that my street, Hamilton Road, will be car-free from...

To Walk or Not To Walk?

A tipster photographs a mixed message for pedestrians at the always exciting Watchung Plaza crossing in Montclair.

Out of Africa

Here's an early entry for your holiday shopping list: "African Air," due out Nov. 1, is a gorgeous coffee table book by Glen Ridge photographer/author George Steinmetz. The images -- page after page of...

Driver In Glen Ridge Crash Charged With Child Cruelty

An East Orange grandfather who was driving the SUV involved in the multi-car crash that took place in Glen Ridge over the weekend has been arrested. From the Star Ledger... The driver of a Ford...

Clever Commute