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.

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.

Opinion: Students amplify anti-racism demands

by ALIYAH ANDREWS, ISIS AREVALO, MIKEE ELLIS and GENESIS WHITLOCK Special to Montclair LocalThis piece is part of our "Town Square" opinion essay section. The writers are organizers of Black Lives Matter Montclair.Over the past...

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...

Montclair Local Town Square: What’s our roadblock to achievement?

by PAULA WHITE Special to Montclair Local If you haven’t yet seen the New Jersey Monthly magazine’s Top 100 High Schools list in its September 2018 issue, consider this a spoiler alert and stop reading now....

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 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: 5/4/17

By Joan Hocky Recently my son and I attended a sensory-friendly program as part of Autism Awareness month at Van Vleck house, an architectural and environmental gem. Volunteers patiently and nonjudgmentally helped our kids plant seeds,...
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Opinion: In primary, local GOP looks for different kind of victory

by John Van Wagner for Montclair Local This past May 18, history was made at the Bloomfield Town Pub. You heard it here first. There were no political luminaries there, no media coverage. Pub patrons on that...

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.