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YWCA

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,...
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History and Heritage: roller skates, built for speed

Roller skates were trendy and fashionable, and Montclair Opera House, was a top venue, writes Mike Farrelly in the latest "History and Heritage."

Montclair-area bikers prepare for Tour de Montclair

By KELLY NICHOLAIDES Nicholaides@montclairlocal.newsWhen she’s not flying as a commercial pilot, Jen Savitch gets on her bicycle for fitness and convenience — and her family embraces the lifestyle. Her sons, Ethan, 15, and Luke, 16,...
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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.

Culture in brief: Talk on NJ Colonial Architecture

The Victorian Society in America, Northern New Jersey Chapter, presents author David Veasey on Monday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m., in a talk titled “New Jersey’s Colonial Architecture Told in 100 Buildings.” The talk will...

In brief: Walk Lackawanna Plaza this weekend

Take a walking tour of Lackawanna Plaza this weekend.
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Bonsal tree clearing, Clifton sewer relocation begins

By Jaimie Julia Winterswinters@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...

Sept. 11, we will never forget

Montclair and Essex County pay tribute.
Rudd

History and heritage: John Rudd, one of Montclair’s leading lights

John Herman Rudd was a successful businessman, who helped make Montclair great. He was named “businessman of the year” by the State Assembly in 1982.
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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."