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Buzz Aldrin house

Buzz Aldrin’s former home being eyed as a prospective museum

The proposal for a museum has been in the works since July 2019. But when Vanderer heard that the house was going up for sale, he knew he had to finish the proposal quickly and get it out to prospective donors and partners. 

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.
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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...

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...

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:...
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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...

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...
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.

Year in review 2019: A developing year for Montclair

2019 was a year of growth and change in Montclair.