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Let ‘Em Eat (And Decorate) Cookies

Find out about a kid cookie decorating class today on Barista Kids.

Cookie Decorating Classes Sweeten Up The Day

Cupcakes with lots of thick, sweet frosting probably fall into the category I'd call 'impulse purchase' - and such was my happy fete this afternoon. I was captivated by a pair of square...

A Bill To Make Driving While Texting Illegal

NJ Sen. Bob Menendez is behind a bill that if passed would make driving while texting illegal nation wide. The bill would require all states to ban drivers from sending texts or email messages, or...

Giveaway: Magnets, Bookmarks & More by Smart Women

The founder and owner of Smart Women Company, Julie Hellwich, is one smart woman. She knows how hard it is to pick out a little gift for housewarmings, parties and thank yous. She solves...

NJ State Art Grants Announced

New Jersey State Council on The Arts released its list of 2010 grant recipients, doling out a total of $14,418,665. In our area, Montclair Art Museum received $242,948, down from last year's grant of...

This Week’s Highlights: July 29 – August 4

Where did July go? It seems as if school just got out, but there is only one more month left of summer vacation. If you're looking for things to do to fill the long,...

Bumper Cars at Bloomfield/Glen Ridge Border

Residents of the neighborhood of Clark Street, on the Bloomfield-Glen Ridge border, woke up this morning to discover that someone had played a game of bumper cars overnight. Here's what a tipster wrote in: Last...

Soul Grooves Tonight in Little Falls

If you're in the mood for some nostalgic music in a cozy park that overflows with small town vibes, you need go no further tonight than Little Falls and its 2nd Annual Free 2009...

A Mom’s Life

Kristen Kemp is moving on Friday (imagine that with three little kids!), organizing a backyard camp and trying to decide if she should shell out $100 to see Fountains of Wayne. No wonder her...

Bloodettes Busted

Essex County Prosecutors announced today a major roundup of 43 gang members affiliated with a female-led division of the Bloods, alleged to be selling $50,000 of illegal drugs weekly in Newark, East Orange, Orange...

Protestor Alleges Unfair Hiring and Poor Construction

If you've driven by the construction site of the new Washington Street School in Montclair and wondered what the signs are all about, here's your answer. All the signs come from John Washington, a...

Montclair Street Crime Up 30 Percent

There have been four armed robberies in Montclair in the past two weeks, the most recent taking place around 3:30 am today, when someone forced a person waiting for a bus at Bloomfield and...

How to Have Backyard Summer Camp

As I wrote yesterday, I do still need summer camp because ours ended. (We need year-round school in this country--haven't educators read Outliers?) I'll be putting my kids into The Little Gym for a...

MHS Gridiron Work Hard To Help Community

I got my car washed on Saturday by the Montclair Football Team. It only cost five dollars (but i donated an extra five) and wow, did these guys do a good job. The...

Clever Commute