Good Morning, You’re Just Outside the Terrorists’ Target

Not to alarm anyone, but the Prudential Building in Newark, on the government's list of financial institutions being targeted by Al Quada, is only 4.3 miles away from Bloomfield Center. The good news is...

California Dreamin’

Pizza Reconfigured Anthony Vacchiano’s Greenwood farm is a “one stop shop” at the Montclair Farmer’s market. Not only do they have beautiful locally grown fruits and vegetables but they also have naturally raised, free...

Seen in Bloomfield

A cop car parked in front of a Dunkin' Donuts? We're shocked. What an outrage! Go to NJ.com's Glen Ridge Forum and join in the fracas.

Politics and Hotdogs

Erika Munter and Ben Weiss and a bunch of their neighbors raised about $2,500 for John Kerry at their Orange Road home in Montclair yesterday. Showing up for the barbecue was Miles Clay, 6,...

Public Enemy Number One

Lots of controversy online these days. So much so, you need a scorecard to keep track. The root of all evil (your top choice):leaf blowersreal estate developersPAWSMichael MooreDubyareality televisionpooping geeseThe Watercooler's "Benevolent" Dictators View the...

Celebrating the Celebrants

The Celebrant USA Foundation, headquartered in Montclair, gets a nice write-up in the Jersey section of tomorrow's New York Times (which home-delivery subscribers get on Saturday). The Celebrants provide civil ceremonies for people whose celebration...

Stage Mom Edition

Perhaps we are not 100 percent objective, but last night's production of Les Miserable at the Passaic Valley Summer Theater was -- what's the word? oh yes -- great. Passaic Valley Summer Theater, traditionally...

Poetry Slam Online

Message boards, whether of the Yahoo variety or the NJ.com type, are known for lots of bickering and, well, even flaming about issues great and small. If you go to Montclair Unmoderated on most...

A Revolt in the Making

A group of local political leaders met last night at the Office restaurant in Montclair to discuss ways to radically change the structure of county government in Essex County. Calling itself the Committee to Change...

Short Stop Protests

Bloomfield's Town Council received a sheaf of petitions this week protesting the conversion of the abandoned Short Stop Diner into a Dunkin' Donuts. The 55 petitions all said the same thing: "Please add my...