Town Square: League of Women Voters celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage

by JOHANNA EDGE for Montclair LocalThe author is a member of the board of directors of the League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area.The League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area is celebrating...

Town Square: Time to take on climate change crisis

Jose German warns of a coming climate crisis, and invites the community to the Acting Locally for a More Sustainable World conference.

Town Square: Planned Parenthood president CEO says ‘Our doors are open’

 "Town Square" is Montclair Local's space for longer-form opinion essays designed to generate discussion on specific topics affecting our town. Topics and submissions should be emailed to for approval at least one week...

Town Square: MAM statue’s placement worth saving

By Lisanne RennerBefore the now-landmarked Montclair Art Museum was built, the museum was already the proud owner of a sculpture that had won a silver medal at the famed Paris Exposition of 1900:  “The...

Town Square: Time to move municipal elections to November

By Debra CaplanIn November 2018, Montclair voters turned out for the midterm elections, with a robust 64 percent of registered voters showing up at the polls.But our municipal elections, held every four years...

Town Square: Mega-mansions: the other side of the story

By Dorothea Benton FrankTown Square is a space for longer-form essays from Montclair residents designed to generate discussion on specific topics affecting the town. They solely reflect the opinions of the author. Topics and...

Town Square: A misguided decision on Lackawanna Plaza

By Caroline Kane LevyCaroline Kane Levy is 15-year resident of Montclair, a commissioner on the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission and deputy director of Preservation at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. She writes...

Town Square: It’s Sundance, only Jerseyer- and that’s fine with me.

Montclair Films founder and chairman of the board Bob Feinberg writes about Sundance, recalling how the festival inspired him to start Montclair Film.

Town Square: What to know about Lackawanna

By David Greenbaum, Caroline Kane Levy and John ReimnitzDavid Greenbaum, a design professional, and architect John Reimnitz are Montclair residents and members of the town Historic Preservation Commission. Caroline Kane Levy, a Montclair resident, is deputy director...
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Town Square: A demonstration garden is the new kid in town at Crane Park

A demonstration garden is the new kid in town at Crane Park: with a pollinator and bird garden integrating edible plants.