Now Weird Everywhere

The folks at Weird New Jersey, who happen to live right here in Baristaville (Bloomfield to be exact) are taking their show on the road. After the success of their Weird New Jersey magazine,...

Does This Mean No More Car Washes?

See what happens when you don't open your mail? You get scooped by that darned Phil Read over at the Star-Ledger again. Read breaks the story that's been sitting in a manila envelope on...

Soprano Sue Traveling Mug Contest #1

Our #1 fan, Soprano Sue, has made our latte mug her favorite travel accessory. This week, she met up with this member of the Soprano cast, and made him pose with it. The contest:...

MSU Chief Appointed to Tax Task Force

Susan Cole, an English professor and president of Montclair State University, was appointed by Gov. McGreevey yesterday to a task force to reform the state's property tax system. Cole is a member of the...

Now Serving Dinner

The new Church Street Cafe, which got a buzz when it snatched Fascino's sous chef and gave him the big toque, starts serving dinner -- tonight.

Another Local Makes Reality Show

Anish Shroff, 22, of Bloomfield, is one 10 contestants selected to compete in the upcoming season of "Dream Job," the ESPN reality show whose reward is a one-year contract working as an anchor for...

Going to That Great Bullpen in the Sky

The "wonderful long life" of major league pitcher Hank Borowy, who pitched for the Cubs in the last World Series they ever played (1945), was celebrated at his funeral mass today at St....

Montclair: We’ll Pay You $134,004 to Live Here

Joe Hartnett can't by a house in Montclair for love or money. According to a story in today's Ledger, Hartnett, Montclair's new-ish town manager, who comes from Rahway, hasn't been able to snag a...

And People Complain About County Government

Here's some happy news for a change. The Essex County Lawn Bowling Club doesn't have to travel to Central Park anymore to practice its sport. The green in Watsessing Park, which was in...

We’re Not Afraid of a Few Anarchists

The New York Post reports that Starbucks has told its baristas not to wear their uniforms off-duty during next week's GOP wingding, for fear that some unruly types will rough them up. Starbucks was...