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Meet the Author of The Popularity Papers

For all those school kids grappling with the age old question of popularity - mostly, how to get it - Amy Ignatow is coming to town, and she’s bringing her popular Popularity Papers with...

Is Your Kid on Facebook?

What age is the right age for Facebook?

Are Sports Today Too Risky?

The paralysis of the Rutgers University football player last month was a sobering reminder of just how dangerous sports can be. While paralysis is a rare injury, with more and more kids signing up...

Montclair Resident Receives Blue Ribbon Award for her Charter School

Miss Verna Gray of  The Gray Charter School in Newark is all business. That, it would seem, is the reason behind the award recently bestowed on her school. Gray, a Montclair resident, won her...

Hot Button Pediatric Health Issues

Child healthcare experts gathered last week to discuss a range hot button issues facing pediatrics today. From concussion awareness to eating disorders, the doctors from the Goryeb Children’s Center at Overlook Hospital shared their expertise with...

Two CHS Students Launch Radio Project

Two SOMA CHS students have started their own version of NPR and they're calling it The CHS RadioProject.

Unsportsman-like Conduct

Most sports fans can't wait to share their love of the game with their children, but have fans gotten so out of control that sporting events aren't places for families?

Mother as Photographer or Pornographer?

This was the question in a case that grabbed national headlines in 1999 when a mother from a small Ohio town was arrested for child pornography after dropping off a roll of film at...

Talent Search Coming to a Town Near You

Toddlers, Teens and Tiaras will be in full effect this Sunday in Baristaville. Okay, that’s not the official name. I made it up. It’s really Xist’s Rising Stars Talent Competition. The NY/NJ model and talent...

Not Your Typical Clothing Drive to Help Haiti

Two Montclairians have joined forces to help Haitians still in need after the earthquake eight months ago. Amy South has taken it upon herself to collect all of Baristaville’s unwanted clothing this week. All of...

It’s for You

What age is the right age for a cell phone? I know cell phones are now mandatory for teenagers, but increasingly they seem to be a right of passage for kids entering middle school and even...

Chores and Today’s Child

Slowly, ever so slowly, I have embarked on a mission to engage my children in domestic housework. I’m not hiring them out or anything. I just want them to participate in routine maintenance for...

Are You Up for the (ECO) Challenge?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scNkRtzD9Fo That’s what schools in Baristaville, as well as across New Jersey, are being asked as MY ECO School Reuse Challenge kicks off this month. It’s a win-win-win situation according to Kristen Brown, founder of...

Celebrate Banned Books Week

You may not have known this, but this week is Banned Books Week. Don't feel bad. I didn't know either. I didn't know books were still being banned. I thought that was something that happened...

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