Happy Halloween Originally uploaded by bloomfieldguy Actually, not at all. It's been five months since we bought the house, four months since we moved in, and excepting the unexpected $1,000 expense to fix a leak in the living room ceiling coming from the upstairs bathroom, homeownership in the 'burbs has been quite the enjoyable experience. … Continue reading Buyer’s Remorse
There's a bit of a tempest in a teapot happening over at Montclair State University thanks to a "controversial" episode of the Keith Knight comic strip, The K Chronicles, that was published last week in the student newspaper, the Montclarion, and included the word "nigger". Twice! Well, kind of... Seemingly lost on most of those … Continue reading Apology Unnecessary
Montclair Honeybee Fest Originally uploaded by bloomfieldguy Last night, we were suprised to hear the sound of jazz music coming through our front window, at first thinking our neighbor might be having a party, then realizing it was LIVE music from a concert going on in Watsessing Park. According to the Essex County website, it was the … Continue reading Things to Do
Taxes are pretty much Greek to me, especially property taxes, but as I understand them, a viable commercial tax base is critical for keeping residential property taxes down and is theoretically one of the reasons moving forward on the redevelopment of Bloomfield Center is such a critical issue. (Assuming, of course, that the plan isn't loaded with the … Continue reading BroadAcres’ Bustling Business A Boon?
The cyclist in the middle of the latest NYPD controversy is Christopher Long of Bloomfield, NJ, who is a lot more Zen than I'd be considering the cop is clearly an outright liar and thug: "I'm really sorry, but I'm not talking to the press," Christopher Long, 29, said as he manned an organic fruits-and-vegetables … Continue reading Bloomfield Cyclist Assaulted by NYPD Rookie