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: 6/15/17

By Elizabeth Voltman Ubuntu is a South African term that the Oxford English Dictionary defines as a quality that includes the essential human virtues, especially compassion and humanity. On Wednesday, June 7, Ubuntu permeated Montclair...

Montclair, I’m listening for your voices (Letter from the new editor)

New Montclair Local editor Louis C. Hochman has a lot of work ahead to earn your trust and your partnership. He's excited to take it on.
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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: 4/6/17

By Bob Russo, at-large Township Councilman As a teenager growing up in Newark in the 1950 and ’60s, I helped my father run his small business while attending great public schools. I saw him support President...
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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.

Old Montclair, new Montclair: we’re all neighbors

by Robin Ehrlichman Woodsfor Montclair Local I wasn’t born in Montclair, and don’t have generations of relatives living here. We are first-generation residents, and that will probably stay the same in the future. That’s not...

How we can move away from gas-powered leaf blowers (Town Square)

Writer Peter Holm of Quiet Montclair says moving away from gas-powered leaf blowers can be done — and he has a plan.
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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: 4/13/17

By Cary Africk Montclair is a town with a big heart. We stand up for those less fortunate and respond with hard work and commitment. We seek to do “the right thing.” We support diversity. We...