Edgemont

Edgemont house parking plans hit snafu

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Portions of the $900,000 Edgemont Park upgrade are not meeting with the approval of seniors who frequent the park house. Along with other improvements planned throughout the park, plans call for the...
senior

Montclair Advisory Committee seeks your input on future senior housing

  By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news At the most recent Montclair Planning Board meeting, 96-year-old Samuel Debnam’s plan to subdivide his lot where he has had a home for 73 years was denied. Given rising property taxes,...
Bob Perdue

Montclair’s Bob Perdue celebrates 100th

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Good friends and a five o’clock scotch and soda are centenarian Bob Perdue’s secret to long and celebrated life, he says. On Feb. 22, Perdue’s 100th birthday was feted with friends...

Developers: no quick fix to increase senior housing in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news There is no easy, “silver bullet” solution to creating more affordable housing for seniors and retirees in Montclair, a panel of local real estate developers said this week. “To address this problem is...

Culture in brief: local artists’ work available on notecards

Paintings by five local artists have been reproduced on notecards and are being sold through the Montclair Art Museum to raise money for future programming of the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning. The paintings were...

Montclair coalition tackles food-access issue

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Coming up on the second anniversary of the Pathmark at Lackawanna Plaza closing, a coalition of Montclair organizations is exploring ways to help local senior citizens, as well as others impacted by...

Montclair senior Ben Ali takes home gold medal

At National Night Out, on Tuesday, Aug. 1, Ben Ali of Montclair demonstrated his karate skills on Church Street. They are impressive. In January, Ali, 71, won the Ambassador Award for Martial Arts from National Martial...