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Coffee With…Suzy Kass

Baristanet sits down with Suzy Kass, executive director of the Adult School of Montclair. How did you end up here in Montclair? Early in my career, I worked at an ad agency as a graphic designer....

Coffee With…Samantha Codling

Remember Mr. Rogers (yes, I know I'm dating myself)? He used to go around and get to know people in the neighborhood. And there were always lots of interesting people. We think that's true...

Former South Orange Rec Chief Turns Himself In

The former recreation director of the township of South Orange turned himself into police yesterday and was charged with stealing more than $1,113 of town funds, the Essex County Prosecutor's Office reports. Andrew Brady,...

Christie Nominates Paula Dow For Attorney General

Gov.-elect Christopher Christie has picked Essex County prosecutor Paula Dow as his Attorney General. From Politicker NJ... Dow, 54, was a career federal prosecutor before taking the county post in 2003. If nominated...

Bloomfield Woman Charged With Stealing From Charity

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office today announced that Shaakerah Kelly, 35, of Bloomfield, has been charged with stealing $320,000 of donations to Cerebral Palsy of North Jersey while she worked for the charity. Full press...

Selling Sucked But Renting’s Grand

Written by Kristen Kemp's husband Johan Svenson. He admits he's not a writer, but he works in finance: In the Fall of 2008, we tried to sell our large, lovely house at left. We wanted...

Moving Companies: Estimates vs. Final Bill

I recently moved, as I wrote about on Barista Kids. The ordeal went as well as such an ordeal can go. Uprooting oneself is much like getting a root canal. You need to do...

Here Comes Patch

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. We're flattered that the idea we pioneered almost five years ago has been duplicated many times and many places. Let's welcome the latest entrant to...

Trouble In South Orange

And you thought Montclair's council meetings were heated. In South Orange, an email campaign is calling for the resignation of councilman Mark Rosner in response to comments made by him to councilwoman Stacy Jennings....

Baristanet: We’re Skateboard Friendly

We've been hearing how skateboarding -- and getting arrested for it -- has become the latest taboo subject on the Montclair Watercooler. If you need an outlet to talk about skateboarding, skateboard parks, related and...

Hate Your Body! Every Disgusting Inch of It!

Our Millburn pal and anti-obesity activist MeMe Roth is at it again. Forget the cupcake-baking class moms in the Millburn schools, Roth has a bigger target this time: the fat-loving slobs over at...

Their Pool Kicks Our Pools’ A–

No, this picture was not taken at some tony resort in Scottsdale, AZ. In fact it was taken less than eight miles drive from Baristaville proper in Maplewood. Color us green, or maybe pool...

Hotter Than A Bride In A Wedding Gown

  Today was MeMe Roth's big day -- the Millburn mom/cupcake avenger's wedding challenge. Just to set the scene...it's August, 83 degrees and climbing, and you've asked women to join you in a challenge...

$440,00036 HazelwoodListed at: $484,000Sold:

$440,00036 HazelwoodListed at: $484,000Sold: 12/07 $492,50025 John St.Listed at: $525,000Sold: 12/07 $404,000143 OrchardListed at: $409,000Sold: 12/07 $503,00093 StonehouseListed at: $519,000Sold: 11/07 $469,00034 ForestListed at: $480,000Sold: 11/07 $380,00015 OakListed at: $425,000Sold: 11/07 ROBERTA BALDWIN $535,0001554 Broad StreetListed at: $554,900Sold: 08/07ROBERTA BALDWIN $439,000 17 Parkview...

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