Planning board to hold special meeting on Lackawanna

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsLackawanna Plaza plans proposed by Pinnacle and the Hampshire Real Estate companies for a mixed-use development will be heard by the planning board on Monday, May 14.The mixed-use project would transform...
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Montclairites tell it all for future generations

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsOver 40 residents will have their histories in connection to Montclair recorded for posterity. The Montclair History Center launched the Many Voices of Montclair oral history project with its first session...
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Reenactment depicts 1868 Montclair

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalA reenactment of the April 15, 1868 formation of Montclair at Glenfield Middle School depicted a community’s desire to grow culturally and civically while clinging to its agricultural roots. Clad...
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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.
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Downed trees wreak havoc on historical properties

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe series of late winter Nor’easters caused $7,500 in damage to two trees and the grounds at the Shultz and Charles Crane houses. Run by the Montclair History Center, officials there...

Historic windows replaced at Bellevue Library

By Jaimie Julia Winterswinters@montclairlocal.newsThe first of the historic Austral windows at the Bellevue Avenue Library has been restored and rehung.The patented Austral window are self-balancing windows that eliminated sash weights, cords and pulleys. The...
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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...

Students honor two women at African American Achievement Dinner

Smith-Morgan, Rapoport honored by CGI.

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-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,...