Some People See Dirt Everywhere

Christopher Castellani, who writes over at Montclair Forum for NJ.com, thinks he's spotted a porn production company in Montclair. Look what he found: Female-run production company in Montclair seeks female talent for “grown-up”print and web work....

Marlboro PAWS

Montclair real estate mogul Steven Plofker has abandoned plans to demolish the historic Marlboro Inn and construct custom homes there in a favor of a new plan: turning the inn into a gigantic animal...

Signs of Spring

Our friend Sue, who lives near the Glen Ridge Superfund site, has cousins visting from Atlanta this week. In a last-minute e-mail today, she advised them about the weather. I hope the weather will hold...

Requiem for an Organist

Glen Ridge is mourning the death of organist David Messineo, who had a fatal heart attack on Friday at the age of 43. Messineo was minister of music at the Glen Ridge Congregational Church...

Montclair Farmers Market

For some people, the Barista included, it doesn't get any better than summer Saturdays, when you can bike over to the Montclair Farmers Market on Walnut Street and pick up fresh arugula. Last weekend,...

The Whole World Turned Sepia, We Swear

We saw this a few days ago on Ridgewood Avenue in Glen Ridge. Damn quaint, don't you think? All you'd have to do is get rid of the 973 on the side of the...

Campaign for Accused Art Teacher

Glen Ridge has just two Pre-K through 2 schools and they both share the same music and art teachers. Mr. Juzdan has been teaching art and Miss Barrow has been teaching music since the...

Department of Politically-Correct Parade Scheduling

The Montclair Watercooler has been simmering all week on the issue of Montclair's July 4th -- oops, Independence Day -- parade, which is scheduled for Monday, July 5th so as not to interfere with...

If You Ever Want to Feel Like a Douche-Bag

How mean can Montclair liberals be? Well, if you want to know, tune into 93.9 FM Sunday at 6 pm and listen to Ken Kurson's segment on "This American Life," the radio-verite show hosted...

Ah, that Saturday in June…

Not only was the Barista out with her camera, she also sent the CEB (Chief Executive Barista) out to document the nearly perfect day -- Here's what he brought back. Clockwise from top left: The...