Every day, Black and Asian lives matter. So does our flag’s promise (Town Square)

Montclair resident Gene Gitelson stood at the township's “Five Corners” intersection on Flag Day reminding people of the value of Black and Asian lives, and the hopes he says the U.S. flag must stand for.

Montclair catching up on LGBTQ policies (Letter)

David Sailer writes: "I fully support policies and laws that make Montclair more welcome and inclusive, and encourage the council to pass these modest proposals. "

The Bagel House serves me kindness (Letter)

Writer Heywood “Woody” Waga says a little bit of extra service to help with his disability makes all the difference.

In support of gender-neutral bathrooms for Montclair (Letter)

The Social Justice Coordinating Team of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair says people who are non-binary, transgender or non-gender conforming often have to avoid public bathrooms to protect their well-being.

Don’t dismiss Rabbi Meir Kahane as racist (Letter)

Writer Howard Myerowitz says the ultranationalist Rabbi only hated people who hated Jews. Kahane's Jewish Defense League is considered a terrorist organization by the FBI.

Logging bills a threat to Montclair-area parks (Letter)

"Active logging in these parks would displace hikers, dog walkers, birdwatchers and even dirt bikers from being able to enjoy these wooded sanctuaries," Bill Beren writes.

As Montclair restaurants reopen, go back to reusable dishes (Letter)

Writer Maura Toomey says reusable dishes can be as COVID-safe as disposables, but businesses may not know that.

Voters to decide on school board, let them decide on rent control (Letter)

Writer Larry Hays says letting the voters decide would be the most democratic thing to do.

Pickleball courts should be for the public, not private club (Letter)

"Let us hope that he will make changes to reverse this worrisome trend toward the privatization of public space," the writers say.

Delay expansion of Watchung field, do right by elementary schoolers (Letter)

Writer Michael Koueiter says he understands revising plans now would cost more, but argues it's worth it.