folds for freedom

Thousands of paper swans honor children separated at the border

Maya Stein began making origami swans on June 20 to recognize every child separated from his or her parents seeking asylum at the border under the administration’s current zero tolerance immigration policy.
Image in public domain

Opinion: In primary, local GOP looks for different kind of victory

by John Van Wagner for Montclair Local This past May 18, history was made at the Bloomfield Town Pub. You heard it here first. There were no political luminaries there, no media coverage. Pub patrons on that...

Murphy to speak at Montclair Democratic Committee dinner

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy will be the keynote speaker at the Montclair Democratic County Committee’s (MDCC) annual dinner next week. The event at the Valley Regency in Clifton will also honor the local organizations...

Massive crowd welcomes Hillary Clinton to Montclair’s Watchung Booksellers

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe line literally stretched around the block — and well beyond — for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book signing at Watchung Booksellers Tuesday evening.The former secretary of state, first lady and presidential candidate...

Montclair’s Mikie Sherrill elected to U.S. Congress

By Jaimie Julia Winters  winters@montclairlocal.newsMontclair's Mikie Sherrill has won the seat for New Jersey's 11th Congressional District. Sherrill, a Democrat, is a former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and a former federal prosecutor and ran against...
midterms

Steady voter turnout for midterms in Montclair

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThere's been a steady string of voters in Montclair despite the rain poll workers are reporting. Those voters include Montclair resident Mikie Sherrill who is running for the 11th district congressional...
welcoming

Montclair declares itself ‘welcoming community’ for immigrants

By LINDA MOSS Staff WriterBefore a packed audience, and in a compromise opposed by some residents, the Township Council on Tuesday night voted to declare the municipality a “welcoming” community, rather than a sanctuary, for...

Montclair Dems celebrate Murphy win, Gills’ re-elections

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsIt couldn’t have been a more celebratory Election Night at the Democratic campaign headquarters in Montclair Tuesday, with gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy winning by a large margin in town and hometown politicians...

Jonathan Alter to speak on Jewish values in the age of Trump

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news“When you think about tikkun olam, it’s ‘repair the world,’” said Jonathan Alter. “This dude ain’t repairing the world. You can say a lot about him but he’s not repairing the world.”Tikkun...

Furloughed workers share their stories in Montclair of government shutdown

Furloughed federal government workers met at the Montclair Bread Company to share their stories of living without paychecks on Friday, Jan. 18, the 28th day of the government shutdown.