Culture in brief: local artists’ work available on notecards

Paintings by five local artists have been reproduced on notecards and are being sold through the Montclair Art Museum to raise money for future programming of the Montclair Institute for Lifelong Learning. The paintings were...

Essex County Senior Legacies Writing Contest awards

Four Montclair residents received awards for the 2019 Essex County Senior Legacies Writing Contest. Roger Birnbaum of Montclair had a winning story with "A Night at the Opera," Robin Ehrlichmann Woods of Montclair had...

Developers: no quick fix to increase senior housing in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThere is no easy, “silver bullet” solution to creating more affordable housing for seniors and retirees in Montclair, a panel of local real estate developers said this week.“To address this problem is...

In brief: Seniors get double their vouchers worth at farmers market

Starting Saturday, July 20, at the Montclair Farmers' Market (MFM), and for the rest of the summer season, senior vouchers are given double value or "Double Bucks". This means that when a senior redeems,...
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Montclair’s Bob Perdue celebrates 100th

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Good friends and a five o’clock scotch and soda are centenarian Bob Perdue’s secret to long and celebrated life, he says. On Feb. 22, Perdue’s 100th birthday was feted with friends...
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In brief: Edgemont Park House to be closed for HVAC repairs

Edgemont Park House will be closed Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26
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Montclair Advisory Committee seeks your input on future senior housing

 By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news At the most recent Montclair Planning Board meeting, 96-year-old Samuel Debnam’s plan to subdivide his lot where he has had a home for 73 years was denied. Given rising property taxes,...

In brief: Local nonprofits partner to reduce social isolation among homebound

Connections at Home New Jersey (CAH) and the Montclair-based Human Needs Food Pantry have partnered to offer seniors and the homebound a social worker via video chat.
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Edgemont house parking plans hit snafu

By Jaimie Julia Winterswinters@montclairlocal.newsPortions of the $900,000 Edgemont Park upgrade are not meeting with the approval of seniors who frequent the park house.Along with other improvements planned throughout the park, plans call for the...

In brief: Edgemont House gets much needed upgrades

The latest improvements of air conditioning at Edgemont Park House were unveiled on Aug. 8 with a small gathering of public officials, township staff and local senior citizens.The facility became the home for...