Mugging for Free Ice Cream

Phillip Arace, 11, and J.R. Hilcher, 8, both of Bloomfield, dressed up in their Santa hats tonight to qualify for free ice cream, with sprinkles, at Magic Fountain at 300 Broad St. in Bloomfield....

Shave Just a Little Off that Rumor, OK?

Despite a persistent thread of rumors over at NJ.com's Bloomfield Forum, the Bloomfield barber known as Bobby is not being pushed out of his Broad St. shop by a political coup. Some posters on the...

More Paula Danziger Connections

We at Barista didn't realize that Paula Danziger had so many Montclair connections until she died last week. Here's another. Gary and Mark Blackman of ArtsPower, a young-adult touring theater company based in...

Path Cleared For Bulldozers

The Montclair Town Council voted 5-2 against declaring the Marlboro Inn an historic landmark tonight following about an hour of passionate public comment urging them to save the inn. The only council members voting...

Trash for Cash

Bloomfield College will teach you how to make money from selling old Barbie shoes in a class called "Trash for Cash" next month. Offered for $50, the class will teach you everything you need...

Heat Expected at Meeting Tonight

The Montclair Town Council will be holding its public hearing tonight on an ordinance to declare the Marlboro Inn a historic landmark, and many advocates of saving the inn plan to show up. Among...

Things That Came in the Mail

Pat Kenschaft, of the leaf-blower campaign, sent us an e-mail the other day, telling us to go out there and fight against McGreevey's new "EZ Pass for Polluters." We filed her e-mail away, sure...

We Were Getting a Busy Signal

The eagle-eyed Anne-Marie Nolin spotted this in today's New York Times: a paid obit for Paula Danziger, the children's author (and Montclair State alumn) who died last week. Paula Danziger, beloved children's book writer, would...

Just Don’t Answer Him

This charming little antecdote about Montclair's favorite major leaguer comes to us via an interview with Ty Cline in The State. He recalls his first at-bat at Yankee Stadium, leading off for the Indians. “Whitey Ford...

Newark Riots 1967

Thirty-seven years ago today, a Newark cab driver named John Smith was beaten by police after illegally passing a double-parked police car and then resisting arrest. That set off the Newark riots, which...