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NY Jets Fire Coach Mangini

NY Jets head coach Eric Mangini got the official kick off - fired this morning, after the team failed to make the playoffs following yesterday's loss to their former quarterback Chad Pennington and the...

Montclair Couple Charged With Animal Cruelty

A total of 25 criminal and civil NJSA Title 4 animal cruelty summonses were issued to Katelyn Cornell and Donald LaDolce - formerly of Forest Street in Montclair - for allegedly abusing and...

Little Falls Car Dealer Beats Big Odds

Little Falls' Schumacher Chevrolet, unlike most car dealerships, is setting sales records despite the dismal outlook for the big three auto makers. What's Schumacher's secret for success? Well, we can't take any credit,...

Baristaville Blockbuster Bash

Tons of intriguing films at the box office for holiday week movie-goers made for some difficult choices with slapstick comedy, to high drama, twisted love, to schmaltz. Ticket sales show the masses responded to...

Montclair Through An Artist’s Lens

Karen Kaplowitz is an outer-Baristaville artist (Westfield) whose loves include jazz and photography. When our Barista-in-Chief, Debbie Galant, asked her to turn her eye on Montclair's beautiful old buildings and elegant, eclectic sights, Kaplowitz...

The Blair Fog Project

2 am Sunday in Montclair, and the fog diffusing the streetlamp's beam creates something beautiful and just a little spooky. It may be the end of December, but there's a distinctly Halloweenish quality...

Climate Change In D.C. and Baristaville

One of the President-elect's last announced appointments to his "Green Team" is his official science advisor: the MacArthur Grant winning physicist John Holdren. Holdren advised the Obama campaign on climate and energy earlier...

Closed!

Local post office windows closed early today, without any posted explanations, leaving customers in their lobbies confused and angry. The Glen Ridge Post Office was closed at 1 pm, and postal employees working in...

Still Glowing Bright…

The Turtle Back Zoo is ablaze in lights thanks to Essex's Holiday Lights Spectacular, nightly through New Year's Eve. Regular zoo animals keep company with illuminated figures of bears, tigers and elephants, and holiday lights...

Christmas Day Tragedy In Bloomfield

Early Christmas morning, a freak accident on the Garden State Parkway near Brookdale Service Area left two people dead. From The Star Ledger: They were just minutes from their destination. Joel Baudouin, 42, of Arlington,...

Ok, What D’Ya Get?

What was your big "get" this year? Were you surprised or satisfied? Was was your wish-list green or queen (or king)? Technology, cash or bling? My sparkling new cookware set didn't fit under the tree,...

Champagne Is The New Fruitcake

The clandestine holiday tradition of re-gifting - outed by Seinfeld - may be experiencing a resurgence this season because of "these tough economic times." I used to think it was a practice limited...

Merry Christmas, Baristaville

All of us at Baristanet wish you health and happiness this holiday season and in the coming year.

Santa Watch

Baristaville survived a nasty cold spell this week, but take a look at the local temps that our bearded man in red has escaped. According to NORAD, who's been tracking Santa for the...

Clever Commute