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.
business

Montclair 150: In business – Some closed; others stood test of time

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Beginning in the 1850s, businesses opened in what is now Montclair reflecting the needs of a rural community. As the Industrial Revolution hit and the population grew, businesses’ services and offerings...
building

MONTCLAIR 150: Second life for Montclair gems

By Frank Gerard Godlewski for Montclair LocalMontclair is a triumphal legacy of architecture and design, fittingly called in 1922, “the finest suburban town in the United States… the splendid mountainside, which has inspired the architect...

Montclair 150: How Montclair’s schools came to be

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsFew institutions have been as important to the life of Montclair as its schools.The last 150 years have seen Montclair’s schools change from a collection of modest school houses serving local farming...
Freed Slave house

MONTCLAIR 150: The story of one of Montclair’s earliest homes

 By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsA small, nondescript clapboard home with an extraordinary history has stood at 369 Claremont Ave. since around 1780. Built by William Crane, it may have been one of the first homes,...