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Where To Eat “Next”?

Hint: it's open for lunch and dinner, 7 days a week. Find out on Food.

Blu’s “Next Door” Neighbor

The concept, like Nobu Next Door in Manhattan, is to take a restaurant folks love and then open a branch next door with a twist. In Montclair, Chef Zod Arifai of Blu fame has...

State Of The State: NJ Tolls Could Double

In yesterday's State of the State address, Governor Corzine presented a debt restructuring plan that hinges largely on our highways. The Guv proposed hefty toll increases, to pay down the state's staggering $32 billion...

Yesterday’s Police Chase In Bloomfield

Baristanet was tipped yesterday about a police chase that ended in a car crash and an arrest in Bloomfield, when officials were pursuing two men suspected of armed robberies taking place earlier in Newark....

Clinton, McCain, Two Stunning Comebacks

Did Hillary's tears on Monday help garner votes for a Clinton comeback? Or was it all the big guns from New Jersey who rallied in New Hampshire for her victory? Is this a momentary...

Free Java In Glen Ridge

Tonight, there's a "Friends and Family" event at the new Starbucks in Glen Ridge (right next to the Bottle King on Bloomfield Ave), from 7-9 p.m., with food, beverages and music.

Police Pursuit Ends In Crash Near Bloomfield Center

Avoid Bloomfield Ave. and Ward Street near Bloomfield Center. A car crash has closed down traffic in the area, resulting from police pursuing a suspect from a robbery of a convenience store in Irvington,...

They Might Be Council, They Might Be Council

Wondering who's picking up candidate packets for Montclair's next town council? Phil Read has been keeping track for you here. The list of possibles/probables now include Renee Baskerville, David A. Brooks, Gerald Fried, David...

The Bill Where Everyone Loses

Mary Beth Rosenthal of Montclair JUMPS wants to tell you more about the Gov's flawed funding formula for schools... I just wanted to clarify some of the info on your site about "Montclair's Hillside...

Who Needs Writers?

Apparently not Stephen Colbert, who aced his scribeless return to late-night television last night. It was worth staying up til 11:30 to catch Colbert, who started the laughs during his tease segment at the...

New Jersey Gets Ready To Apologize For Slavery

Yesterday, New Jersey approved a resolution that would make it the first Northern state to apologize for slavery, after being the last Northern state to abolish it, in 1846. From CNN.com The resolution, championed by...

Make That a Huckaburger With Some Global Warming on the Side

Just in case you're feeling left out, with all the media attention on New Hampshire, here's a report from Mista Barista (left, holding a Huckaburger), who's been following the circus since last Wednesday. A Huckaburger...

Bloomfield Man Sentenced To Four Years For Vehicular Homicide

Essex County Prosecutor Paula T. Dow announced yesterday that Bloomfielder Vincent Cotugno, 21, who pleaded guilty to the charge of vehicular homicide, was sentenced Monday morning to four years in prison with an 85...

Putting Molly Pitcher Rest Stop To Rest?

Tomorrow, we'll learn more about the fate of New Jersey's famed rest stops. Will the state's resting spots named for its well known sons and daughters get sold out to Verizon or Nike? And...

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