Montclair Local Town Square: Once upon a time, a Syrian love story

by JILLIAN GREEN DIGIACOMO Special to Montclair Local Abdul Alargha came to New Jersey several years before he was able to secure the visas to bring Rana Kurdi and the children here to be with him....

Town Square: bringing the circus to Montclair

Montclair Film's Bob Feinberg reports on his trip to Sundance, and how it made him a film buff.

Old Montclair, new Montclair: we’re all neighbors

by Robin Ehrlichman Woods for Montclair Local I wasn’t born in Montclair, and don’t have generations of relatives living here. We are first-generation residents, and that will probably stay the same in the future. That’s not...

Town Square: 6/15/17

By Elizabeth Voltman Ubuntu is a South African term that the Oxford English Dictionary defines as a quality that includes the essential human virtues, especially compassion and humanity. On Wednesday, June 7, Ubuntu permeated Montclair...

Town Square: 6/8/17

By Paula White, Montclair Achievement Gap Advisory Panel Montclair’s public schools strike a delicately engineered balance of racial composition, but they have yet to realize equity in academic challenge, opportunity and success. This gap is...
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Opinion: In primary, local GOP looks for different kind of victory

by John Van Wagner for Montclair Local This past May 18, history was made at the Bloomfield Town Pub. You heard it here first. There were no political luminaries there, no media coverage. Pub patrons on that...

Town Square: 6/1/17

By John Van Wagner, Montclair Republican Club This past May 18, history was made at the Bloomfield Town Pub. You heard it here first. There were no political luminaries there, no media coverage. Pub patrons on...

Town Square: 5/25/17

By Sandy Sorkin I have a dilemma and I am not certain of a means to a compromise. I also have an acknowledgment. My wife and I have had numerous pets over the years, some very...

Town Square: 5/18/17

By Aimee Huber, executive director of First Choice Women's Resource Center and Gina Shaw As the parent of a Hillside student who will be attending Glenfield in the fall, I was shocked and appalled to...

Montclair, let’s widen our circle of inclusion

By Joan Hocky For Montclair Local Recently my son and I attended a sensory-friendly program as part of Autism Awareness month at Van Vleck house, an architectural and environmental gem. Volunteers patiently and nonjudgmentally helped our kids...