New Kid on the Block

A bunch of exchange students from Spain and Italy came into Glen Ridge yesterday through the Academic Adventures in America program. Here's Diana, who hails from Spain, and is staying with the Barista for...

For Your Digital Pleasure

Our Seattle bureau chief just sent us the WFMU newsletter, which included this. If you're bored, unable to get to fireworks or just want to scare a baby or small pet, check it out.

Radio Love Letter

Thanks again to the Watercooler, we found out about Steve Twomey's lovely homage on NPR to his son's Montclair teacher, Ms. Patel. Go listen.

Helium Shopping

The Barista apologizes for being a little light on today's daily dish. OK, a lot light. Let's consider it a diet. The thing is, we have 3,000 red, white and blue Barista of Bloomfield Ave....

Ix-nay on the Own-Fay

Starting today, you can get a $250 ticket and one motor vehicle point for talking on your cell phone while driving in New Jersey. Ok, that takes care of half the problem. So when are...

One Big Error and Lots of Praise

It seems astounding to us, but the reason the Montclair Town Council couldn't go forward tonight with its second reading and public hearing on the ordinance to declare the Marlboro Inn a historic landmark...

Everything But the Pole

Lt. Ken Mercadante took a break from polishing up the glass doors on the new Montclair fire headquarters to give the Barista a sneak preview of the building, which has its grand opening at...

This Just In

Thanks to our friend Raymmmondo of the Montclair Watercooler, we've learned that the public hearing on the Marlboro Inn, scheduled for tonight, has been cancelled. The following statement comes from Township Manager Joseph Hartnett: Due...

Yankee Doodle Dandy

And speaking of fireworks, go here for a calendar of Independence Day events in Montclair, Glen Ridge and Bloomfield.

Fireworks Expected Early

As the scarecrow reminds you, tonight's the public hearing on the Township of Montclair's proposed ordinance declaring the Marlboro Inn historic. Developer Steve Plofker, meanwhile, has applied for a permit to demolish the inn....