Peter Braley worries few people vote, and single-issue candidates can run away with elections.
From Adriana O’Toole: "Since 1977, the magnet school program has been in effect — initiated by the board of education and maintained by it."
Janice Victor worries if voters must approve budgets, families without children won't approve school spending.
"To not have a debate would be no different than running unopposed," Robert Crook says.
NJ Poor People’s Campaign held a barbecue in Montclair.
Barbara Rudy said if she'd been an out-of-towner dealing with the hassle she ran into at Watchung Plaza, she wouldn't come back.
The League of Women Voters of the Montclair area argues an advisory committee would only make the appointment process fairer.
Voters will decide in a referendum this November if Montclair should continue having a mayor-appointed Board of Education, or an elected board.
Letter writer Aurora De Juliis Carluccio was in the mood to shop, but that mood has passed.
Frank Rubacky, a former member of the Historic Preservation Commission, says its integrity isn't the problem.