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...

Are you voting against Mayor Spiller? Or against your best interests? (Town Square)

David Cummings writes: "We know an appointed board results in placing individuals with diverse experiences and backgrounds — individuals who volunteer to do the work. We do not know what an elected board will deliver."

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...

Don’t let xenophobia take root in Montclair. Reject Kahane’s racism (Town Square)

The author of a letter to the editor said Meir Kahane shouldn't be dismissed as a racist. "This assertion is clearly wrong," Kevin Dawud Amin writes.

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.
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Montclair needs a new stormwater management plan (Town Square)

Councilman Peter Yacobellis writes: "Montclair, like nearly everywhere else, has significant opportunity to course correct."