Mermaids and Stuff

The Barista is celebrating the first week of summer by vacationing at an undisclosed location somewhere in the Continental US. The first reader to correctly guess where, based on the above photograph, wins a...

If They’re Coming, They’re Hitting Retailers First!

While Barista readers may only be worried about falling trees, lost Internet connections, and college bills, other spots around our area are ready for Osama bin Laden and the Al Qaeda crews. A report issued...

Blink and you might miss it

Brookdale Park, 8:56 PM Eastern Time Brookdale Park, 8:57 PM Eastern Time No, really - these aren't two nondescript photos of the night sky! In photo #1, it's 8:56 PM - the last moment of...

Am I the only one confused?

Hmmm.... So Brookdale Park is blessed with this brand spankin' new track and field, and we're not allowed to play with any ball-like objects on it? (Actually, it's all quite fantastic - DEFINITELY worth...

What Does Father Want?

It's always so difficult to shop for Father's Day. Maybe because on the way over to the Men's Department, the Barista sees so many other enticing things for....herself. Still, some acknowledgement must be made...

11th-Hour Politicking

A last-ditch campaign to bombard state legislators with e-mails is circulating in Glen Ridge -- and elsewhere throughout the state -- this weekend. The Barista herself had no less than four missives on the...

Save A Telephone Pole

Last week, a letter from the Township of Bloomfield arrived in the mailbox at my home. My wife opened it while we were at work, and called me immediately to give me the...

Better Luck in Glen Ridge

The Glen Ridge High School Class of 2004 had better luck -- weather-wise -- than its Bloomfield counterpart, which was drenched at its graduation Thursday night. Show above: scenes before last night's graduation, and...

We Feel Ill

News in this afternoon that Paul Johnson Jr., the New Jersey hostage in Saudi Arabia, was beheaded.

You Say Senior, I Say Geezer

We always love reading The Prop, who is a town councilman in an unnamed town in New Jersey. His anonymity allows him to go straight to the nut(s) of local politics. Maybe it's not...