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Montclair’s Pending Parental Ordinances Have Some Folks Peeved

We talked about the two alcohol related pending ordinances, but over on the Montclair Watercooler, there's a lot of discussion about a third proposed ordinance, which has been described by one Coolerista as positively...

Montclair PTA Says “Stop The Vote”

Montclair's Hillside PTA sent out an email to parents last night entitled: GOV. CORZINE'S SCHOOL FUNDING BILL WILL SET BACK MONTCLAIR'S SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS Here's the jist gist of it... There's no good news in the proposal...

Bloomfield’s Call To Action

We received this from a tipster who says the following is being emailed to Bloomfield parents... Tomorrow Today the state legislature is voting on the governor's new school funding formula. Bloomfield is set to receive...

Smile! You’re On Red Light Camera

When you least expect it, New Jersey could soon be taking your picture. The Assembly and Senate are supposed to consider today whether municipalities should be allowed to install cameras to catch naughty NJ...

Welcome To Your Worst Commuter Nightmare

If commuting on PATH is hairy now, imagine if the threatened Amtrak strike happens at the end of this month. Train commuters would be forced to commute to Hoboken and take the PATH. From the...

Reports Of Their Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated

As seen on North Jersey.com . OK, none of the presidential hopefuls are dead, but things are getting nasty. What's your take on the debate?

Plans For A Souper Bowl

Foodie Alison Bermack is organizing the second annual soup-in for the Human Needs Food Pantry. Last year Baristaville's event response was abundant and delicious. Can we do it again? Members of The Cooking...

Your Big Fat Consumption Factor

I happen to be a big fan of geographer-eco-anthropologist and author, Jared Diamond. This week, I spied one of his op-ed pieces in the NY Times, comparing the consumption rate of us first-worlders-living-the-good-life...

These Cutie-Cats Need A Home

Patricia Post, volunteer at Bukowski Animal Shelter has two kitties looking for some love. Sad story - these two were adopted from our shelter 10 years ago and are now being returned due to a...

Talkin’ Dollars And Sense With Governor Corzine

Hey, Essex County taxpayers! Livingston is the first stop of Governor Corzine's four-county town hall tour, and you're invited. The topic under discussion will be "Financial Restructuring and Debt Reduction." The meeting will last...

Stay Green And Dry-Clean

Alan and Wendy at Village Laundry in Upper Montclair called today, fairly gushing..."we're clean and green!" They know being green is sooo 2008. So why not pass on the news? Since...

Let’s Go To The Videotape

Baristaville has its share of big-screen filmmakers and screenwriters with new projects constantly bubbling up. But lately we're seeing lots of tech-savvy locals creating their own TV and video projects, as well. Among the...

What’s On Tap

This weekend is relatively quiet, event-wise, on the Baristanet calendar (A mid-winter lull? Post-holiday exhaustion? Or are you all busy planning killer events for next month?). But here are a few events you might...

Is There A Gay-Friendly Doctor In The House?

Help a reader from Bloomfield find the perfect medical match: I'm 25 and hadn't been to a doctor since my pediatrician when I was 21. I finally have a "real" job and real insurance, and...

Clever Commute