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Deer Hunt Or Witch Hunt?

Essex's controversial deer hunt in South Mountain reservation has riled up plenty of criticism from residents in neighboring towns. A flurry of letters to local papers protesting Essex's second hunt this January and February,...

First in Snow!

Thanks for submitting photos of Baristaville's first snow. Our fabulous photo editor, Fran Liscio, selected the lovely entry above by Lillyyellow as the winner in our recent photo contest. Lillyyellow, email us...

Last-Minute Gifts for Your Liberal Pals

You know the situation. Someone pops in with an unexpected present, and you're standing there with a stiff smile, thinking, Oh no, I don't have anything for you. Well, here's an item you can...

Travel Day. NOT?

How many reasons do you need not to travel over the river and through the woods to grandma's - or anyone's - house this year? Here are a few: big weather, big crowds,...

Christmas Eve Services in Montclair

Happy holidays! We are finding so many fun things to do in Montclair with the kids out of school. I take them to New York Sports Club just about every day because they love...

Defrauding Schools on Football Helmets? That’s Really Not Nice

This guy's getting coal in his stocking. David Drill, former president of Circle Systems Inc., an Easton, Pennsylvania refurbisher of high school football helmets, plead guilty yesterday in Newark on charges that he bribed school...

Police Dogs Sniffing Out Homes on South Mountain

A mobile crime scene van as well as several Essex County Sheriff and Montclair Police vehicles are staked out at the intersection of South Mountain and Gates Avenues with lights flashing, and a police...

Still a Club, But Without the Clubhouse

When The Professional Women's Center opened on Valley Road in Montclair last November, it was going to be a place where local female professionals could gather, learn, take yoga and meditate. After an initiation...

Brookdale School Gets Playground Help

Congratulations to the hardworking moms and dads of Brookdale Elementary School in Bloomfield, who are now a major step closer to building the (first ever!) playground at the school. They've just gotten a $10,000...

A Last-Minute Shopping Warning For the Men

With just two more shopping days to Christmas, and not much more before the end of Chanukah, it's time for husbands to take heed. This is actually a viral ad for J.C. Penny, but...

I Love “I Hate DeCamp”

It's a simple white-on-black Typepad blog, and so far it has no ads and almost no comments. We're the only other blog that links to it. But the misanthropic "I Hate DeCamp: Dispatches from...

Train Hits Dog in Montclair

UPDATE: We just got an email from Anne Schwartzberg, wife of the blogger mentioned below. The dog is alive. According to a source of ours, plenty of people saw a dog on the track near...

Daybreak, The Movie

Take a tour of Montclair's most expensive home on the market.

First Night Montclair For The Kids

There's lots of stuff for kids on First Night Montclair, including Bubblemania and the Big Apple Circus To Go. Then there's this idea: At 7 p.m., take the kids as a family and see...

Clever Commute