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Montclair announces Historic Preservation Awards

The Montclair Township Historic Preservation Commission has announced the 2020 recipients of the Historic Preservation Awards program.

In remembrance: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg discusses law, Shakespeare at MSU in 2017

This is reprint of an article published by Montclair Local three years ago, almost to day, when Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited Montclair.

9/11: Remembering those lost 19 years ago

Montclair held a Sept. 11 ceremony on Friday at the Watchung Plaza 9/11 Memorial. About 20 people gathered as flowers were placed on the memorial. The names of the nine Montclair victims were read.

History & Heritage: Lazy days of summer, 1935

In this week's History & Heritage column, Molly Hone discusses a picture of readers in the Main Library's garden from 1935.
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Life under lockdown: a recipe from Mina Edison, wife of Thomas

Beth Miller can't be at Glenmont, the residence (now museum) of Thomas Edison, under lockdown, but she connects with visitors through cooking.
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The pandemic of 1918 and Montclair history

The pandemic of 1918 and its impact on Montclair is one of the upcoming talks in the "History at Home" series by the Montclair History Center.
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History and heritage: Unity concert series brought everyone to Montclair

Pablo Casals, Carl Sandburg, Clarence Darrow, Booker T. Washington: all came to Montclair as part of the Unity Concert and lecture series.
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History and Heritage: Was your house a speakeasy?

During Porhibition, Montclair augmented its licensed taverns with more than one speakeasy, writes Mike Farrelly in "History and Heritage."
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Recalling the post office shooting, 25 years later

Retired Chief of Police Thomas J. Russo, and broadcaster Carl Kraus, recall+ the shooting at the post office in Watchung Plaza, 25 years later.
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Black History Month: stories in stamps

Clarence M. McKnight uses stamps to tell stories, creating posters with stamps that represent African American pioneers and leaders.