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Wheeler, Oakcroft residents concerned with property rights with historic designation

About 30 residents of Oakcroft and Wheeler streets concerned with property rights spoke out against declaring their two neighborhoods as local landmark districts at the Dec. 10 Montclair Historic Commission meeting.

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...

History and heritage: The distinguished Fernald family; nature or nurture?

Montclair's Fernald family were very accomplished, writes historian Mike Farrelly in the latest "History and Heritage. Genetic makeup, or instilled values?

Couple’s 1880 Queen Anne home now on Montclair’s historic registry

By Tina Pappas for Montclair Local Homeowners Frank Rubacky and Kim McLaren have self-nominated their Queen Anne-style home known as the George S. Porter house to get it placed on Montclair’s list of local historic landmarks. The...

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...

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...
message bottle

A message in a bottle leads to a history hunt at Montclair State University

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt all started with the discovery of a bottle on a construction site.But it wasn’t just any bottle, it held a century-old clue about the people who helped build Montclair State University’s...
Montclair African American Heritage Foundation Parade

In brief: African American Heritage parade and festival this weekend

The 2019 Grand Marshals of the African American Heritage Parade, set for June 1, are William Scott and Betty Halloway. The parade kicks off at 10:30 a.m. at Glenfield Park at Maple and Bloomfield...

Students honor two women at African American Achievement Dinner

Smith-Morgan, Rapoport honored by CGI.
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Montclair History & Heritage: Lucy Stone, suffragette heroine

By MIKE FARRELLY for Montclair Local“History & Heritage” is a series on Montclair history. It will be written by representatives of the Montclair History Center and the Montclair Public Library. Mike Farrelly is a trustee...