Women’s History Month: Historic heroines and trailblazers of Montclair

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalSome of Montclair’s female figureheads became the firsts in medicine, social justice, engineering, science, professional sports and fashion.“I was fascinated with their stories, learned what prompted and moved them forward...

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."
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Bonsal tree clearing, Clifton sewer relocation begins

By Jaimie Julia 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 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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History and heritage: When Montclair loved a horse show

In Part Two of an article on Montclair and the horse, historian Mike Farrelly looked at the days when Montclairites rode for sport and pleasure.

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...

In brief: HPC to hold meeting on Oakcroft and Wheeler Street District Nominations

The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission will hold a community meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. to discuss the nomination proposals to designate the Oakcroft and Wheeler Street neighborhoods as Local Landmark Districts. 

In brief: Walk Lackawanna Plaza this weekend

Take a walking tour of Lackawanna Plaza this weekend.
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Could saving Lackawanna train sheds derail supermarket?

By Jaimie Julia Winters 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...

Montclair remembers on Sept. 11

Montclair held a Sept. 11 ceremony on Tuesday at the Watchung Plaza 9/11 Memorial.