Ghostbusters Does Christmas

The Barista has nothing against giant inflatable Santas and Frosties and Nutcracker Men -- when used sparingly. This, for example, we like: This, on the other hand, is just...

How About A Bathroom Tour?

Introducing Lisa Finan, our Suburban Archeologist, whose humor writing will be a regular feature of Baristanet. Whenever the two year old is suspiciously quiet, I know she's trying to get...

Ornamentally Yours

There's something almost sacrilegious about buying Christmas ornaments in bulk. Too many "filler" ornaments and your tree starts to look uniform and sterile, as though you stole a fully-decorated...

First Night Montclair

What if you were planning a New Years Eve party for, oh, say 5,000 people? You might be worried about the parking. You might be worried about a blizzard....

The Sign Speaks Volumes

Guess we should have taken the graffiti more seriously. No sooner than Schweppe-Burgdorff updated its website to minimize Jay Schweppe's presence, others seem to be taking his exit...

Is Your Kid’s Teacher Out on Maternity Leave?

Chances are she is, at least if you live in Glen Ridge. At last Thursday night's education funding forum, superintendent Dan Fishbein said that 11 teachers in the school...

More on S-1701

The Star-Ledger says community pressure -- including the forum held last week in Glen Ridge -- may cause legislators to repeal the controversial S-1701 school spending law.

Goodbye Shortstop, Hello Dunkin’ Donuts

We stopped by the newest Dunkin' Donuts in Baristaville on Friday, when construction workers were putting on the finishing touches. The store was set to open today. It replaces...