Signs of Change on Church St.

A downtown in transition. Top: The replacement for the Midtown Diner, under construction. Bottom left: A Grabowsky sign covering the stage door of former tenant 12 Miles West. Bottom right: Vacant storefronts.

We’re Curbing Our Enthusiasm

... for Sunday nights. No Sopranos until 2006.

Wanted: Single Toddler for Parallel Play, Likes Mozart, Cheerios, Walks in the Park

You know, we've gotten used to a world in which children need "playdates" in order to get together. We've caved and let our adolescents have cell phones. We've seen neighborhood lemonade stand prices inflate...

Goodbye Salsa

Sixteen foreign exchange students staying in the Glen Ridge area said "adios" to their host families tonight at a farewell party at the Town Pub in Bloomfield. Most of the students, part of the...

A Slow Summer Day in Glen Ridge

Do you think they're trying to tell us something?

Sex Domestic Partnership and the Suburbs

Since New Jersey's new Domestic Partnership went into effect July 10 -- allowing same-sex couples to register for some of the legal privileges and protections of marriage -- 21 couples have done so locally....

The Cost of Being a Brain

Montclair State University decided last week to roll back a planned 11-percent tuition hike to 8 percent. In June, state legislators set an 8 percent cap on the amount state colleges could raise tuition....

1.8 Miles Southeast

The Montclair theater company known as 12 Miles West moved closer last week to taking possession of a new stage in Bloomfield. Although we had the story June 16, when it was first announced...

Is Barbie a Democrat?

She sure doesn't look like a Democrat, but this eBay vendor seems to think so. It's a Democratic Conventional Kerry National Barbie Doll Dress (click for a close-up), and the auction ends tonight at...

Yogi’s John Hancock: $40

A Yogi Berra autograph went for $40 in Cooperstown yesterday, during events leading up to the induction of Paul Molitor and Dennis Eckersley into Baseball's Hall of Fame. Our guess, but we think that at...