Montclair 150: A town on the move, since 1868

An overview of the story of Montclair, from historian Mike Farrelly.
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History and heritage: The old men, the sea and Montclair

By MIKE FARRELLY For Montclair Local “History & Heritage” is a series on Montclair history, written by representatives of the Montclair History Center and the Montclair Public Library. Mike Farrelly is a trustee of the Montclair...

Historic windows replaced at Bellevue Library

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news The first of the historic Austral windows at the Bellevue Avenue Library has been restored and rehung. The patented Austral window are self-balancing windows that eliminated sash weights, cords and pulleys. The...
South End

Piece of Montclair’s South End history razed for 8-home development

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news The former home of African-American sports hero and business leader Aubrey Lewis was razed last Wednesday, making way for eight single-family homes in the South End of Montclair. The home, built in...
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Could saving Lackawanna train sheds derail supermarket?

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news The need for a supermarket at the Lackawanna Plaza site, and parking to go with it, was weighed against historical preservation as testimony continued at the May 14 planning board meeting. Last...

Planning board to hold special meeting on Lackawanna

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Lackawanna Plaza plans proposed by Pinnacle and the Hampshire Real Estate companies for a mixed-use development will be heard by the planning board on Monday, May 14. The mixed-use project would transform...
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Bonsal tree clearing, Clifton sewer relocation begins

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news The town of Clifton has begun felling trees on the northern edge of Alonzo F. Bonsal Preserve, beginning a year-long project to replace and relocate a sewer line in the Passaic...
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Remembering the founder of Montclair YWCA

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news In the early 1900s, about 50 YWCAs existed for African American women and girls, all of them offshoots of white chapters except one — the YWCA of Montclair-North Essex in Montclair,...

Commission fights to save historic Lackawanna train sheds that could be razed for parking

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news “Montclair joyous in new terminal - Era of better feeling,” the New York Times headline read in 1913 after the opening of Lackawanna Terminal in Montclair. In 1981, railroad historian Mark...
Reenactment

Reenactment depicts 1868 Montclair

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair Local A reenactment of the April 15, 1868 formation of Montclair at Glenfield Middle School depicted a community’s desire to grow culturally and civically while clinging to its agricultural roots. Clad...