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Year in review 2019: A developing year for Montclair

2019 was a year of growth and change in Montclair.

Wheeler, Oakcroft residents win fight over landmark designation

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Historic Preservation Commission will vote tonight, Thursday, Jan. 9, to withdraw pending local landmark nominations for Oakcroft and Wheeler Street areas after residents spoke out against the designation over...

Wheeler, Oakcroft historic statuses come up for discussion

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOakcroft and Wheeler streets could become Montclair’s two newest local landmark districts.Residents of those neighborhoods, however, have questioned whether it will become more expensive or regulated to maintain their homes in a...

Planning Board postpones decision on MAM grounds overhaul

Planning board approval for upgrades to the grounds of the Montclair Art Museum has been postponed due to questions over fencing details and safety concerns.

Montclair celebrates its hometown space hero on the anniversary of moon landing

When Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin became the second man to walk on the moon 50 years ago, the Montclair native stepped into history and then came home to a hero’s parade. 

Shultz House in need of saving

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsTime has stood still at the Charles Shultz home, “Evergreen,” for the last 123 years. But that could soon change as the Montclair History Center board — its stewards since 1997...

In brief: Nominations now open for Montclair’s Historic Preservation Awards

Nominations for the 2019 Preservation Awards are now open and will be accepted through April 30. Go to the township website to download a nomination form.Awards are presented in one of three different categories:...
Graz

Honoring a sisterhood between Montclair, Graz

Juliana Belcsak has been the driving force of cultural exchanges between Graz, Austria and Montclair for four decades.
Veterans Day

73 years after the end of WWII, veteran to receive Bronze Star in Montclair

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsFleeing Austria at the age of 12 after Hitler annexed the country in 1938, Gerard “Jerry” Sorell went back at the age of 18 as an American soldier. He was fighting...
Fancy facades

Fancy facades maintained, resurrected on Bloomfield

Building owner finds owls under siding. Montclair Savings building to be maintained.