ParadeCam

The Barista not only rode in the Montclair July 5th parade, she took pictures on the ParadeCam. Click on any image for a larger picture. (Thanks to Adriana O'Toole for suggesting we ride in the...

They really do have fireworks on the 4th!

Yesterday's festivities at Bloomfield's Foley Field brought out a big crowd eager to celebrate the Fourth in grand style. Between whirling rides and zeppoles (though not necessarily in that order), those in attendance...

Keep Your Fingers Crossed

Today's Daily Dish is: the Barista is cutting ribbon, blowing up balloons... and donning her black "Barista of Bloomfield Ave" t-shirt once again. It's the Montclair 4th of July Independence Day parade, and it...

Lovable Losers Winners

Our favorite local athletes, Temple Ner Tamid's softball team, whomped Temple Beth El 15-8 today. This breaks a five-game losing streak, but we love them anyway.

Barista is the News

After years of writing for the paper in the blue wrapper, the Barista has made it to the paper in the yellow wrapper. "Forget News 12," writes Philip Read. "This is really about as local...

Ka-boom!

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Summer Reading

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the...

New Guilty Pleasure

All the rage in Glen Ridge. Ok, we saw it at one party. Pea shooting, and by grown-ups, no less. Only partly politically incorrect; the peas are all organic, from Whole Foods. Nobody got...

Watsessing Park and All That Jazz

The Barista has to admit she was utterly charmed by the Gala Independence Day Celebration today in the newly refurbished Watsessing Park. It had it all: perfect weather (ordered up by Jane Myers, president...

What, Me Worry?

Don't worry...You don't have to get ready for school until Sept. 8? Don't worry...We'll take your brats back Sept. 8? Don't worry...No homework until Sept. 8? Don't worry...We don't know how to punctuate either! (Suggest your own interpretation.)