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Letters to the editor, Oct. 31

Go to the pollsThe League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area urges all registered voters to go to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 5 to exercise their right to vote and have a...

Letters to the editor, Oct. 24

Reasons to protestI am not a demonstrator. And when I do protest, my full presence is often interrupted by self-consciousness: sometimes it’s ambivalence about the cause, or a questioning of the effectiveness of demonstrating....

Letters to the editor, Oct. 17

Freeholder Brendan Gill responds to letter from constituentI wanted to take this opportunity to respond to Michael Laser’s letter to the editor published in the Sept. 26 edition of Montclair Local. First and foremost,...

Letters to the editor, Oct. 10

Time for Freeholder action on ICE contractWe hear a lot about the county jails in New Jersey (Essex, Hudson, and Bergen counties) that still have highly profitable contracts with ICE to unethically jail refugees....

Letters to the editor, Oct. 3

Opposing the pro-gun muralThe Montclair Republican Club, by asking for, in effect, equal time for a pro-gun mural, is attempting to force a work of art into a partisan issue.The student mural is not...

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 26

In support of students’ right to protestLast Friday, Montclair High School students left their classrooms to gather outside school to protest against those politicians who still refuse to listen to scientists, warnings and avoiding...

Letters to the editor, Sept. 19

Saying goodbye after 20 years of Outpost drum circleIn September 1999, I began my drum circle, sponsored by Outpost in the Burbs, held at First Congregational Church in Montclair. Today I am announcing that,...

Letters to the Editor, Sept. 5

Focus on fighting poverty to beat achievement gap Poverty and resulting lower socioeconomic status — not racism in Montclair or its schools — remain the primary cause behind our local racial education achievement gap. Instead,...

Letters to the editor, Aug. 29

Local should do better on police blotterIn the police blotter published Aug. 22, your paper notes the following: Sunday, Aug. 16 – silver Nissan Maxima left the Crescent Park Deck without paying. The driver is...

Letters to the editor, Aug. 22

Payne in the ICEIt has been a while since we’ve heard from Representative Donald Payne (D-District 10) on the crisis of immigration policy.On May 30, 2018, his office released a statement calling the Trump...