A proposal: Have Montclair’s deputy mayor appoint school board (Town Square)

The Montclair League of Women Voters proposes an alternative to having Mayor Sean Spiller, president of the NJEA, pick school board members.

Invest in Montclair’s community, not its police department (Letter)

"What if we tried to abolish the causes of harm in our society instead of policing and criminalizing its effects?" Mark Joseph asks

Al Pelham’s legacy will live on (Letter)

John Levai says Project Oasis, which Pelham started, helped motivate him to succeed in school.

As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, I commend our heroes (Town Square)

Councilman Peter Yacobellis writes: "Growing up, I looked up to comic book superheroes. But it was this experience following 9/11 that showed me the real ones."

Montclair should lead, require vaccine for teachers (Letter)

Writer Nicole Wallace says parents are left in the dark without mandatory testing, too.

I’m outraged, and I’m scared of the Montclair schools opening plan (Town square)

Parent Melanie Robbins says she doesn't feel safe with the current precautions taken to avoid coronavirus spread.

Energy program Montclair joined isn’t from nuclear power (Letter)

""if you are part of the energy aggregation program, you can rest assured that your money is going to support renewable energy," David Korfhage writes.

Murphy, bar all ICE contracts for NJ jails (Letter)

"It’s time for Murphy to sign this bill into law," Jim Price writes.

‘Bad apples’ aren’t the problem with policing (Letter)

Montclair Beyond Policing member Mark Joseph says he has nothing against Montclair's school resource officer individually, but a "good apple" isn't enough.

We should make a plan for big Montclair school repairs now (Letter)

"There's no Botox for old school buildings," parent Jamie Bedrin says.