Town Square: 5/4/17

By Joan Hocky 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 plant seeds,...

Montclair Local Town Square: What’s our roadblock to achievement?

by PAULA WHITE Special to Montclair Local If you haven’t yet seen the New Jersey Monthly magazine’s Top 100 High Schools list in its September 2018 issue, consider this a spoiler alert and stop reading now....

Town Square: 3/23/17

By Pegi Adam, Lisa Korn, Jim Price, and Jessica Sporn A group of Montclair residents worked tirelessly to persuade the Montclair Township Council to declare our town a “Sanctuary City,” joining many of our neighboring...

Town Square: 4/6/17

By Bob Russo, at-large Township Councilman As a teenager growing up in Newark in the 1950 and ’60s, I helped my father run his small business while attending great public schools. I saw him support President...
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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...

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: 5/11/17

By Candy Cooper I can’t decide where this story begins, though I know that I came to it in the middle and along the margins. Does it start in 1998, when a spirited 9-year-old girl,...

Town Square: 3/16/17 – Why Voting Matters in New Jersey

By Cynthia M. Rogers, voter service chair, Montclair Area League of Women Voters No doubt diligent voters in Montclair and throughout New Jersey are still questioning how our presidential election system resulted in the election...

Town Square: 4/20/17

By Gray Russell In Montclair, Earth Day — April 22 — is observed for the whole month, although as we all know, every day is Earth Day. It couldn’t fall at a better time in...

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...