You Mean I Could Have Had the Massager?

The Star Ledger reports today that $21.67 was spent on every voter who turned out for the Montclair mayoral election last month. Barista went trolling for what Montclairians might have got for that money.

GOP Upset: Dawson Out

Sure, all those Republicans may look alike: silver hair, golf shirt, khaki pants, docksiders. But all that country club veneer didn't do much to hide one of the nastiest intra-party battles in recent memory....

Garden Fantasies

Samuel Johnson called second marriages a "triumph of hope over experience." That's how the Barista feels about gardening. All those marvelous pansies, petunias and begonias, so alluring in spring, wind up scraggly, gnarled and...

What, Me Worry?

The Barista was pretty surprised when she saw this poll from the Record of Bergen, along with the headline that North Jerseyeans are more worried about traffic than they are about another terror attack. Wait....

I Guess That Means Seven More Fat Years

According to our friend The Proprietor, we ain't getting the cicadas after all. If they haven't come by now, they're not coming. Whew. That's one less plague to worry about.

Demolition Watch

She has instructions to call at the first bulldozer.

Wired (Not)

The Montclair Watercooler is all abuzz about outages of Comcast's high-speed internet service. That's terrible! Even if it the squirrels' fault. The Barista does wonder, though, how all those people can chat on the internet...

What About Those Gambling Rings in Glen Ridge and Montclair?

For those of you who didn't watch The Sopranos tonight (Who are you, by the way? Inquiring minds want to know), you will be so upset to hear that Bloomfield's casino operations were offered...

Sopranos Season Five: Out With a Whimper

Didn't we tell you that Adriana and cousin Tony were going to get it? What we didn't figure was that the Sopranos would turn into Cold Mountain in the last episode.

Why Not Make a Regular Thing Out of It?

Tons of stuff happened this weekend, and don't you think that just because the Barista went up to Little Ferry to have all-you-can-eat sushi and watched "Soylent Green" on DVD she wasn't paying attention....