Montclair’s Fourth of July parade returns for 67th year

COURTESY OF MONTCLAIR TOWNSHIP The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps band will once again perform at the township's Fourth of July parade.Montclair's annual Fourth of July parade with return for its 67th year on...

Alban Hefin: The light of the summer

by Deborah Ann Tripoldi tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The longest day of the year — and no, it’s not a Monday or Black Friday — falls on Wednesday, June 21. Summer begins that day at exactly 12:24 a.m. EDT. The first...
Ramadan

Ramadan: Montclair Muslims celebrate ‘an ongoing Thanksgiving’

By GWEN OREL and ANTOINETTE MARTIN orel@montclairlocal.newsIt’s very hot on the third floor of Glenfield Middle School.That makes the fast of Ramadan just that little bit harder for Frances Aboushi, who teaches there, and students...

Indoor ceremony remembers the fallen on Memorial Day

A great blue heron flying eastward was silhouetted against the white sky as the Montclair Police Department honor guard fired a salute to the fallen at the township’s annual solemn observance of Memorial Day...

Ramadan: less food, more words

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsNot eating during the day is not the hardest thing about Ramadan, for Kevin Dawud Amin, of the Masjid Ul Wadud mosque on Bloomfield Avenue. It’s reading the entire Quran.Many people know that...
maypole

‘May in Montclair’ festivities open with maypole tradition

by Deborah Ann Tripoldi tripoldi@montclairlocal.news A rainbow of ribbons swirled in the air intertwining the Maypole as children performed the ritual dance for May in Montclair’s opening ceremonies at Watchung Plaza Monday, May 1. Before a crowd...
May in Montclair

May in Montclair opening ceremonies

               
Egg Hunt

Montclair holds Easter egg hunt at Glenfield Park

Mr. Bunny’s Springtime Fun was held Saturday morning, April 8, at Glenfield Park, 25 Maple Ave. The event was hosted by the Montclair Department of Recreation & Cultural Affairs, in conjunction with PBA Local...
Bunny

Bunny hop: The Big Rabbit comes to Montclair

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsSean Spicer tweeted last March: “what I would give to hide in a bunny costume again.”Spicer, the White House communications director, played the Easter bunny under George W. Bush.Everybody loves the Easter...
Community Seder

Montclair’s Bnai Keshet holds Community Seder

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThis year’s Community Seder at Bnai Keshet will feature a theme of immigration.It’s particularly timely, with the president’s Muslim bans being fought in the courts.And two Bnai Keshet members, Melina Macall and...