What Does Father Want?

It's always so difficult to shop for Father's Day. Maybe because on the way over to the Men's Department, the Barista sees so many other enticing things for....herself. Still, some acknowledgement must be made...

11th-Hour Politicking

A last-ditch campaign to bombard state legislators with e-mails is circulating in Glen Ridge -- and elsewhere throughout the state -- this weekend. The Barista herself had no less than four missives on the...

Save A Telephone Pole

Last week, a letter from the Township of Bloomfield arrived in the mailbox at my home. My wife opened it while we were at work, and called me immediately to give me the...

Better Luck in Glen Ridge

The Glen Ridge High School Class of 2004 had better luck -- weather-wise -- than its Bloomfield counterpart, which was drenched at its graduation Thursday night. Show above: scenes before last night's graduation, and...

We Feel Ill

News in this afternoon that Paul Johnson Jr., the New Jersey hostage in Saudi Arabia, was beheaded.

You Say Senior, I Say Geezer

We always love reading The Prop, who is a town councilman in an unnamed town in New Jersey. His anonymity allows him to go straight to the nut(s) of local politics. Maybe it's not...

See How Rumors Start?

We'd seen this portrait of George Bush -- made up of pictures of American soldiers killed in Iraq -- floating around the web. We heard yesterday that it's the work of local artist...

Rained on Their Parade

We hear that it poured on the graduates of Bloomfield High School tonight, forcing them to cut short their commencement ceremony. La Fem over at NJ.com's Bloomfield Forum writes: I was down at Foley Field tonight...

It’s Just the Shoes That Hurt

Our sharp-eyed art director noticed that Mattel had come out with a line of Barbie clothes for humans, so she whipped up this outfit for the Barista.

From the Clairidge to the Lost Picture Show

At a fundraising gala that included the talents of bellydancer Morgiana (left), 12 Miles West announced plans tonight to move its theatrical operations to the Robert's Lost Picture Show in downtown Bloomfield. The theater's...