‘In recent years, suburban hunger has been hidden. There’s a stigma’

In Montclair, a U.S. Census report in 2013-2017 estimated that 4,000 households were receiving food stamps,
Porch on Walnut

PHOTOS: Come sit awhile on the Porch on Walnut

“Porch on Walnut” opened on Saturday, Sept. 15.

Volunteer Spotlight: John Lytle cooks up compassion with MESH

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsJohn Lytle, 64, of Montclair, volunteers an average of three hours a week on Wednesdays for Montclair Emergency Services for the Homeless. Lytle has been a MESH volunteer for seven and...

Montclair nonprofits honored for their gifts to community

 By Wilma Hurwitz for Montclair LocalFive Montclair not-for-profits garnered Partners for Health Foundation awards and grants for the work they do in combating hunger and homelessness, youth resiliency, healthy aging and mental health.In total, 10...

Montclair Rotary, Trumpets and local dog lovers raise funds for dog bath

A brand-new dog bath was presented to the animal shelter by Montclair Rotary Club and its not-for-profitFoundation. 

COVID-19: Toni’s Kitchen rallies as services shutdown and need grows

Volunteers at Toni's Kitchen helped pack food for hundreds of children and their families on Saturday, March 21, during three shifts. 
Sheila Cole

2019 MFF – Volunteer Spotlight: Behind the scenes at Montclair Film Festival with Sheila...

Sheila Cole, of Montclair, volunteers for the Montclair Film Festival, and during the year, for Montclair Film. She began six years ago as a MFF volunteer.

Volunteer Spotlight: Barbara Farber creates connections at MAM

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsBarbara Farber of Montclair volunteers her time at the Montclair Art Museum, 3 South Mountain Ave. She works part-time in retail in the sales department. Farber managed sales showrooms full time...

PHOTOS: BOUNCE gardens bring light, support

The Bounce Gardens Planting Hope Project engaged children, families and organizations throughout Montclair in decorating cheerful banners for essential service sites, senior residences and landmark locations.

Volunteer Spotlight: All you need is love and a cat

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI Jennifer McMillan, 48, of Montclair, volunteers her time at Montclair Township Animal Shelter. She spends seven days a week there tending to the cats and kittens. With her three kids in...