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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. 

Year in review 2019: A developing year for Montclair

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

Fancy facades maintained, resurrected on Bloomfield

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

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 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...

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...
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...