From the Crazy Mixed-Up Files of Raymond Helfrich

Raymond (aka Raymmmondo of the Watercooler) caught this goof when the Business Improvement District signs first went up.

Battle of the blockbusters

The Barista expects there'll be quite a mob scene at the Clairidge on Friday with the opening of "Fahrenheit 9/11." Despite the fact that there will be eight screenings,...

Waiting for the Bus

Montclair revelers were disappointed last night as they gathered along Grove St. to cheer the buses heading to Project Graduation. Although the bus route was not published...

Watercooler Roundup

Man, everything happens when you're on vacation. I just came home from the beach and caught up with the Montclair Watercooler. In the most recent roundup: Ed Remsen joins...

Montclair Busfest 2004

If you happen to be walking around Montclair this evening, you might see a few buses driving around town. No, those buses aren't full of sugarhigh toddlers waiting...

Fire Engines on Chapman St.

Earlier tonight, the sound of firetrucks and police cars traveling down Broughton Ave and Bay Street in Bloomfield drowned out everything else going on. Soon enough, intersections where...

Upscale Yuppie Establishments, Yes! Schlocky Discount Stores, No.

We hear murmurs over at NJ.com's Bloomfield Forum over the possibility of a new Walmart coming into town. Our friend Alison Meyer writes: There's a Town Council meeting tomorrow night....

Mermaids and Stuff

The Barista is celebrating the first week of summer by vacationing at an undisclosed location somewhere in the Continental US. The first reader to correctly guess where, based on...