Saved… by a Technicality

The Marlboro Inn lives to stand another day... as developer Steve Plofker's permit to demolish the building is turned down by the town on a technicality. Of course, mayor Ed Remsen hinted as much...

A suburban Mom (or Dad) Gas-Guzzling Contest

Even though we always take our gas regular at Manny, Jack and Moe's Cut-Rate Fossil Fuels, we find that it's taking $32 to fill up the Baristamobile -- and that we're doing it an...

Awwwwww……

Chris Castellani, the offical Montclair weblogger for NJ.com, is now a member of the Montclair Watercooler -- after having been rejected for membership by the 800-strong Yahoo group before. We like to think we...

More Food for Thought

And while you're mulling thick v. thin crusts on your pizzas, maybe you should think about where to get your ice cream afterwards. Or you might just want to drive down to Tom's River...

Pie Wars

Sure the 9-11 Commission Report is due out this week and the Democrats are meeting in Boston next week. But what we're talking about here, in Essex County, is pizza. Over at e-Gullet's Jersey Forum,...

Short Stop Dunkin’ Donuts

We went down to the planning office at Bloomfield Town Hall today to see what the Short Stop will look like when it becomes a Dunkin' Donuts. Feel free to print it out and...

Beach Ball Day

If there ever was a pool day, this was it. So we've declared it Barista Beach Ball Day, and we're sending our Chief Executive Barista, Carl Bergmanson, to all the local pools to give...

Now You See It …

Now you don't. Earlier today, we were on NJ.com's Montclair Forum, where there was a spirited conversation about the Montclair Watercooler, the popular Yahoo user group with 800 members. Several people, including Christopher Castellani of...

Day Camp Scare

Of all the fears that can freak a parent out, news that somebody at your kid's day camp came down with bacterial menigitis and died is about the worst. That's what happened this weekend...

We Just Want to Know: What’s in That Garbage Bag?

Ok, it's very clear that there are a lot of people out there who are much, much, much better eco-citizens than the Barista. One of them is Molly Monahan, who was just elated last...