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...
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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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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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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...
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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...
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Montclair 150: App, events announced for anniversary celebration

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsWith a multitude of events planned throughout the year to celebrate Montclair’s Sesquicentennial, the town is launching an app, Montclair 150, which will list a calendar of events. Montclair businesses are...
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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...

Mills Reservation was home to WWII searchlight platform, site of cathedral

By Jaimie Julia Winterswinters@montclairlocal.news In early spring, a group of bird enthusiasts stand with binoculars in hand on top of round cement slab about the size of a small swimming pool nestled atop a 500-foot...

Students honor two women at African American Achievement Dinner

Smith-Morgan, Rapoport honored by CGI.

Culture in brief: Talk on NJ Colonial Architecture

The Victorian Society in America, Northern New Jersey Chapter, presents author David Veasey on Monday, Feb. 19, 8 p.m., in a talk titled “New Jersey’s Colonial Architecture Told in 100 Buildings.” The talk will...