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Commission fights to save historic Lackawanna train sheds that could be razed for parking

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news“Montclair joyous in new terminal - Era of better feeling,” the New York Times headline read in 1913 after the opening of Lackawanna Terminal in Montclair. In 1981, railroad historian Mark...

Montclair Historic Preservation 2019 awards announced

The Montclair Township Historic Preservation Commission held its 2019 Historic Preservation Awards Program on May 30 honoring nine buildings and people for work in preservation.The Commission is pleased to present the following awards:Bricks &...
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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: 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.

Montclairites remember moon landing

We asked our readers to send us their personal memories of July 20, 1969. 
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Take a sweet trip back in time at Applegate Farm

Applegate Farm on Grove Street has survived the Civil War, the Great Depression and two World Wars.
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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...

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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MONTCLAIR 150: Strange and Quirky Montclair

From unique traditions and history, to strange hauntings and discoveries, Montclair has some interesting lore. The following stories are just some of Montclair’s interesting history.

Black History Month: Montclair History Center spotlights African American history here

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalThe history of African-Americans in Montclair from slavery to emancipation, segregation, the Great Migration and the Civil Rights era reflects lives built on perseverance and courage. Despite barriers, people of...