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OPINION: Montclair needs to move to an elected Board of Education

by ERIK D'AMATO special to Montclair LocalAs of this week Montclair has a new mayor, a new superintendent of schools, and a new search for a high school principal. But unlike the overwhelming majority of...

Town Square: A movement, not a moment

In order for the district to address the institutional racism that exists in our town, we must include as many voices and perspectives of black individuals as possible. There is so much that still needs to be said, so I wish everyone reading the love and liberation needed to hear us and fight alongside us.
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Town square: Honoring and connecting, with a bench

Due of COVID-19, Lauren Kiesewetter had to cancel her late husband Theo's Celebration of Life. Now, she connects to him when she sits on his bench.

Opinion: A note from Montclair Local founder Heeten Choxi

by HEETEN CHOXI Co-founder and publisher, Montclair LocalAs a founder of Montclair Local, I’ve seen every week in our paper what makes this a great town. I’ve also seen issues and opportunities for us to...

Town Square: Want a walkable, bikeable Montclair? There’s a plan for that

By JOHN SULLIVANThe author is president of Bike&Walk Montclair, an advocacy group for policies focused on improving conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists.On May 3, slates for the Montclair 2020 Municipal election came together to...

OPINION: Mayor Jackson endorses Spiller, slate in Montclair’s municipal election

by MAYOR ROBERT JACKSONI am proud to endorse the Montclair 2020 Team in this year’s municipal election.After reviewing platforms and the candidate forum, I am convinced that this Team is best positioned to carry...

TOWN SQUARE: Our grandparents rose to the occasion, we can too

On Oct. 12, 1918, the Montclair Times published the State Health Department’s recommendations to contain the spread of the Spanish Flu.
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Town Square: A primer on Montclair government

Montclair voters will vote for a mayor and council in the township's municipal elections, which will be held via mail-in ballot on May 12.

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...
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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.