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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...

Year in review 2019: A developing year for Montclair

2019 was a year of growth and change in Montclair.
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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...

Designation derailed; Wheeler, Oakcroft landmark designation dropped

Local landmark designations for neighborhoods on Oakcroft and Wheeler streets have been withdrawn — for now. 
Fancy facades

Fancy facades maintained, resurrected on Bloomfield

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

Get ready to be counted Montclair, Census 2020 is here

During the 2010 Census, portions of Montclair were undercounted, according to Anne Mernin, the local chair of Census 2020’s Complete Count Committee.
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...
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Honoring a sisterhood between Montclair, Graz

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

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:...

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...