Alliance Rep on Hiatus

Alliance Repertory Theater, locked out of its old space in Bloomfield and waiting for its new theater in Montclair to be renovated, has scrapped its entire fall schedule. But the theater company has found...

You Cover Restoration Hardware! I’ve Got Chicos!

And speaking of shopping (see below), apparently those who ventured to the Short Hills Mall yesterday got swept up in a "24"-like anti-terrorism training simulation.While shoppers bustled in and out of Macy's and Bloomingdale's,...

Disassembling the Inn, One Piece at a Time

Even as preservationists gear up for a Dec. 3 court date on the fate of the Marlboro Inn, furniture, fixtures and bedding are being removed from the structure piece by piece by piece. Today's Star-Ledger...

Do You Remember?

A reader reminds us that we almost closed out the day without mentioning the 41st anniversary of the JFK assassination. Indeed -- but only because we lost track of the calendar, not because...

Tricks with Duct Tape

For all the indignation, in certain quarters, that Paris Hilton chose Glen Ridge as a place for slumming earlier this month, Barista respectfully submits this picture of some stained and duct-taped seats in...

Making Good on a Bet

Thom Kennon is a better man than we are. He's made good on his election bet with Montclair's token Republican, Jerry Mosier, and coughed up the $100 he vowed to contribute to two of...

‘Face to Face’ at MAM

The Montclair Art Museum has launched a new advertising campaing under the theme "Face to Face with the American Spirit." Left, a portion of the "Face to Face" poster, now featured at area...

Pat Kenschaft: I was Wrong

This is no news to readers of the Montclair Watercooler, but late last week environmentalist Pat Kenschaft admitted to the general membership that her idea of importing coyotes to keep the local deer population...

Gobble Gobble Gobble

LEAST favorite part of Thanksgiving.Sweet potatoes with marshmallowsPost election gloating/mopingBumper-to-bumper traffic on the Garden State ParkwayFootball on TV in the background all day longPeople complaining about the footballNow, the Barista won't be able to...

It’s Soup Weather!

There was no better day for soup then yesterday and  Nicky Mesiah was giving it away free until 3 pm at Spice It Up on Glenridge Ave.  She whipped up a batch of Mullligatawny...