Ankle Bracelets for Alleged Rapists

The two Montclair High football players accused of raping a schoolmate have been released to their parents and required to wear electronic ankle bracelets, according to today's Star-Ledger. The article includes an interview with the...

Boys and Girls, Get Out Your #2 Pencils

In a departure from tradition, PSAT's are being given in the classroom during the regular school day in many locations this year, including Montclair and Glen Ridge, where they'll count as standardized tests. Bloomfield...

Principal to Board: Code is Unjust

In a remarkable Board of Education meeting tonight, in a packed room that included about 75 high school students, Bloomfield High Principal Pat Orsini attacked the dress code he'd been charged to enforce --...

Replace Those Stolen Signs

People wanting to pick up new Kerry-Edwards paraphernalia should show up at the corner of South Fullerton and Bloomfield Ave. tomorrow from 6:30 to 8 pm, for what Essex Democrats are billing as an...

Brush Up Your Shakespeare (or Whatever)

Our mailbag is spilling over with educational opportunities throughout Baristaville. In the interest of cleaning it out, here are a few (in no particular order)....New York Times columnist and heavy hitter Frank Rich, will...

Dress Code Showdown Tonight

We're told that there will a crowd at the Bloomfield Board of Ed meeting tonight to discuss the controversial high school dress code. Dozens of students have been suspended under the rule. On Friday,...

Happy Autumn!

This past weekend we all celebrated a blustery fall day at the Farmer's Market Harvest Festival. There was great stuff for kids, cooking demos by myself and a local caterer named Nicky Mesiah,...

Environmentalists Oppose Church

The Sierra Club is fighting plans by Montclair's Christ Church to move to Rockaway Township. The environmental group wants the state to reconsider its decision last month to grant the church an exemption to...

Brrrrrrr

It's 47 degrees, but according to weather.com, feels like 43. Heating oil prices range between $1.70 and $1.90 per gallon. According to our proprietary, scientifically-based, mathematical model... oh, what the hell, just tell us: Turned...

Drumroll, Please

Glen Ridge Savings -> Collective -> Summit -> Fleet -> (and starting today) Bank of America