Town Square: 3/9/17

Editor’s note: The Montclair Local attempted to reach Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen by email and phone but as of press time, had not received a reply. The editors hope he will accept our invitation to...

Town Square: 3/16/17 – Why Voting Matters in New Jersey

By Cynthia M. Rogers, voter service chair, Montclair Area League of Women Voters No doubt diligent voters in Montclair and throughout New Jersey are still questioning how our presidential election system resulted in the election...

Town Square: 4/20/17

By Gray Russell In Montclair, Earth Day — April 22 — is observed for the whole month, although as we all know, every day is Earth Day. It couldn’t fall at a better time in...
Jean Clark

Montclair Local Town Square: Jean Clark had a vision for Earth

by GRAY RUSSELL Special to Montclair Local When Montclair resident Jean Clark was a little girl, her family spent summers at the Adirondack camp owned by her grandfather, C.W. Anderson. There, during the 1930s, she developed...

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...

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...

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,...

Montclair Local Town Square: Inside the Succeed2Gether tutoring program

by CANDY J. COOPER Special to Montclair LocalHere come the second-grade Neupane twins, with their dark curly hair and pinkish garb, and still I can’t tell them apart. I name Lozina as Karuna and Karuna...

Town Square: 6/1/17

By John Van Wagner, Montclair Republican Club 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...
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Town Square: A demonstration garden is the new kid in town at Crane Park

A demonstration garden is the new kid in town at Crane Park: with a pollinator and bird garden integrating edible plants.