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...

White Currants

Want an elegant but easy summer dessert? Go see what Cat Morris whipped up over on the Food page.

Mixed Berry Cheesecake Tart

Our recipe maven Cat Morris found white currants at the Montclair Farmer's Market recently, at the booth of organic Starbrite Farm. She tells us they're tart and quite juicy and fairly rare. Then she...

Two Cucumbers: $15

Seen at Whole Foods, over the weekend: a "Salad Bush" for $14.99. That's two cucumbers and a whole bunch of leaves. Here, 95 cents. And you get a whole bunch of bushes. Just...

Yours Sincerely, Wasting Away

In case you missed it, Ringo Starr turned 64 this week, bringing to mind the famous Beatles song. Years ago, Kevin Lee Allen of Montclair Unmoderated had seen an artist's rendition of what the...

Setting the (Newspaper of) Record Straight

Glen Ridge resident Brooke Allen, who happens to be spending the summer in London, made the New York Times twice this past week. Last Sunday, the paper wrote a story about him in the...