South End

Piece of Montclair’s South End history razed for 8-home development

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news The former home of African-American sports hero and business leader Aubrey Lewis was razed last Wednesday, making way for eight single-family homes in the South End of Montclair. The home, built in...

News brief: Oral history project receives funding for phase two

The Montclair History Center spent most of 2018 - Montclair’s 150th anniversary - steeped in an oral history project hoping to capture as many Montclairites’ stories as possible. To date, 60 oral histories, with...
train sheds

Could saving Lackawanna train sheds derail supermarket?

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news The need for a supermarket at the Lackawanna Plaza site, and parking to go with it, was weighed against historical preservation as testimony continued at the May 14 planning board meeting. Last...
roller skates

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."
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,...
trees

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...
Reenactment

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...

News in brief: Washington Street YMCA dedication on May 18

A dedication ceremony for the Washington Street YMCA memorial plaque will be held at Charles H. Bullock School on May 18, 10 a.m.The Charles H. Bullock School, which opened in 2010, was built on...
Fernald

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?

Students honor two women at African American Achievement Dinner

Smith-Morgan, Rapoport honored by CGI.