Montclair senior Ben Ali takes home gold medal

At National Night Out, on Tuesday, Aug. 1, Ben Ali of Montclair demonstrated his karate skills on Church Street.They are impressive.In January, Ali, 71, won the Ambassador Award for Martial Arts from National Martial...
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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,...
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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...

In Brief: Seniors in Taxis program revived

Through a Community Impact Awards from the Partners for Health Foundation grant the township will revive its Seniors in Taxis program that ended the first of the year.With the $6,600 grant, the township will...
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Town at odds with parking over green space

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Paving over paradise is the debate in Montclair over the renovations to Edgemont Park. Seniors want more parking outside Edgemont House, the facility they are using for township-sponsored programs, while town...
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Volunteer Spotlight: Bruce Goldstein helps strangers with a smile

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Bruce Goldstein, 74, of Montclair, volunteers five hours a day on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., to help at HackensackUMC Mountainside, also known as Mountainside Hospital. Goldstein...
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Survey asks, should Montclair implement rent control?

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsA survey launched in December on whether Montclair should implement rent control will remain open until the end of the year as the NAACP seeks more input from the renters that...

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...