Don’t Blame the Weather

Whatever happened last Tuesday, it wasn't because of the weather. According to a Montclair State University professor and other experts quoted in this Philadelphia Inquirer story, it's probably time to throw out that old...

Better than Bingo

Seniors are more likely to hit the jackpot in Montclair's flu vaccine lottery, open to adults 65 and over, as well as younger folks who meet certain criteria. News of the lottery was posted...

Bridge Out (soon)

The good news is that the county has announced that demolition and replacement of the Hillside Ave Bridge over Toney's Brook in Glen Ridge (just south of Bloomfield Ave) will begin on November 15....

Gone Fishin’

The Barista is tired and, truth be told, a little mopey. We don't know what all those people were doing in Brookdale Park on Friday, and frankly we don't care. Nor do we have...

And We Thought Just Boy Scouts Did This Kind of Thing

A heartwarming story from the recent election, sent in by a friend. Shirley Sapir, long time resident of Bloomfield and former president of Temple Menorah, now Temple Ner Tamid, was leaving the Brookdale School after...

Bah Humbug

Just when we were feeling despondent because Halloween the election was over... Starbucks and Whole Foods jump ahead a holiday. Shiny red packages? Snowflakes? Glowing spirits? We know what that's code for....

Beware Falling Branches

There's a wind advisory in effect today. STRONG LOW PRESSURE WILL RAPIDLY INTENSIFY TODAY AS IT MOVES NORTHEASTWARD INTO THE CANADIAN MARITIMES. THE PRESSURE GRADIENT BETWEEN THIS STRONG LOW AND A HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM OVER...

Another Paris Pic

Local paparazzo Erika Bleiberg consoled herself after the presidential election by taking pictures of her temporary neighbor, Paris Hilton.

Third Time’s a Charm

This has landed in our e-mail box three times today. No doubt the citizens of Baristaville would top the list, if we counted such things.

Et Tu, Glen Ridge?

Guess the newest flu lottery copycat. Registration for the lottery will start next Monday, Nov. 8, 2004,and run all week at the Glen Ridge Community Center, 228 Ridgewood Ave., from 10-5 (except on Wednesday, when...