Sexual Assault Arrest in Glen Ridge

The Star-Ledger reports today that a 15-year-old male Glen Ridge High School student was arrested Wednesday for the sexual assault of a younger boy. The story is not online, but can be found in...

National Trust Supports Bid to Save Inn

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has submitted a letter supporting the bid by Marlboro Inn Preservation Association to let the courts decide whether the Montclair town council erred in voting not to landmark...

Just 8 Hours Left to Hit Tom Cruise Up

... for money to fix the decrepit auditorium at Ridgewood Ave. School, where all the plays in Glen Ridge are performed. Cruise is shooting "War of the Worlds" in the Ironbound section of Newark,...

Oops, We Forgot Veterans Day

A reader writes to admonish us for failing to properly acknowledge Veterans Day. Surely a notation to this effect would rate as non-partisan, even in Montclair? Surely, too, it would have been a nice...

The Barista has Trouble with Authority

Maybe we're oversensitive because we've been reading Philip Roth's "The Plot Against America," in which the U.S. becomes a fascist state after the election of Charles Lindbergh to the presidency in 1940. Or maybe...

Counting a Problem in Bloomfield

If you can believe what you read over at NJ.com's Bloomfield forum, the Bloomfield Board of Ed and its administrators need some remedial math. According to one post, Bloomfield has miscounted the number of...

Check, Checkmate, Stalemate?

The latest move in the Marlboro Inn saga: developer Steve Plofker asks the court to throw out a lawsuit blocking his demolition permit. The decision is supposed to be tomorrow. UPDATE: No wait. the...

Be Afraid, Be Very Sort of Afraid

You can relax the perimeter around your piggy bank. The Department of Homeland Security has downgraded the alert on financial institutions in northern New Jersey from orange to yellow. What? They don't need us...

Tunnel to China?

It looks like they were digging straight through to the other side of the world, but it's just drain pipe work to correct the flooding that sidelined the Glen Ridge Public Library's children's...

Discover Exurbia!

Do we have to? Everybody's talking about David Brook's Times column alerting the Democratic Party to -- get this! -- the exurbs! Brooks has a cute reference to "Mayberrys with Blackberrys," the must-have tool for...