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Sundance

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: 3/23/17

By Pegi Adam, Lisa Korn, Jim Price, and Jessica Sporn A group of Montclair residents worked tirelessly to persuade the Montclair Township Council to declare our town a “Sanctuary City,” joining many of our neighboring...

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...

Town Square: 6/8/17

By Paula White, Montclair Achievement Gap Advisory Panel Montclair’s public schools strike a delicately engineered balance of racial composition, but they have yet to realize equity in academic challenge, opportunity and success. This gap is...
Lackawanna

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: 3/30/17

By Sanford Sorkin Montclair patted itself on the back after being designated an Age-Friendly Community by AARP and the World Health Organization. Montclair received the designation in February 2015, and shares the honorific with Princeton,...

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...
mansion

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...