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Wanderful Winds Down

It seems like just yesterday when we posted about our own Katie Mancine and her misadventures with Mark and Mister in the snow. Now she's on her way home, but not before getting a...

Montclair Town Manager Responds To Storm Efforts

Montclair town manager Joe Hartnett sent us this email, saying he noticed some inaccurate statements in comments here and thought this clarification would be helpful: STATEMENT OF TOWNSHIP MANAGER JOSEPH HARTNETT REGARDING STORMS OF 12/19/08...

Baristaville Road Roll Call

Tipsters are writing in to tell us that folks on the Montclair Watercooler are hopping mad about the road conditions in Montclair... Although Carey (sic) Africk sounds like he wants to get to the bottom...

A Late Start

In addition to area schools having a delayed opening today, expect delays on your commute, too. Decamp's website has the following message... Due to the snowstorm, all routes are experiencing heavy dealys (sic). We are...

Delayed Openings for Bloomfield, Little Falls

Bloomfield and Little Falls have already announced delayed opening schedules for Monday morning. No word yet from Montclair or Glen Ridge, but keep an eye on your schools' websites, and let us know any...

From Piraeus to Punk

How about a warm, evocative musical tour of Greece? Watchung Booksellers carries just such a cd, and many others--along with a desk calendar featuring rejected New Yorker cartoons, a dense compilation of every lost...

Baristaville Bargains We Can Warm Up Too!

Feeling shivery and cold, what with all the snow and frozen rain? You can find top quality warmth right here in Baristaville! The knit hat and scarf featured on the big festive bottle of...

Children’s Books Needed

You're home in the snow -- here's your chance to do something good this holiday (and free up some bookshelf space). Carol Lukoff, a school social worker in Orange, head up a program called "Reread."...

Parents Who Rock the Christmas Tree

We--and at least 10 other bundled up souls--braved the 25-degree weather just now to hear Parents Who Rock sing holiday songs on Church Street next to the Montclair town tree. Three awesome guys--local parents...

Give These Pets A Warm Home!

We received a holiday SOS from PAWS, with a pack of doggies and fifty-odd cats looking for homes, and a Baristaville friend with 3 abandoned puppies. "PAWS Final Farewell PAWS Animal Shelter is having a...

Newark’s Jerry Lewis, King Of Comedy To The World

One of Jersey's greatest productions, Jerome Levitch was born in Newark, March 16, 1926. The world knows him as Jerry Lewis, comedian, actor, film producer, writer and director and singer. Baristanet guest writer Carole...

Bloomfield Man Plots Fake Murder-For-Hire

This has to be one of the most idiotic revenge plans ever hatched. Has this Bloomfielder been watching too many Sopranos re-runs? Actually, his story has all the elements of a daytime soap: cheating...

Here’s Your Official Baristanet Winter Storm Slideshow

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Snow Day Fun

Right around noon today, Bloomfield Ave. became a dead-stop mess heading toward Verona. We sat in traffic from Park St. to Montclair Kimberly Academy High School (we live across the street) for one hour....

Clever Commute