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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...

OPINION: Montclair needs to move to an elected Board of Education

by ERIK D'AMATO special to Montclair LocalAs of this week Montclair has a new mayor, a new superintendent of schools, and a new search for a high school principal. But unlike the overwhelming majority of...

Preventable downtown Montclair parking crisis (Town Square)

BY MARTIN SCHWARTZ Special to Montclair LocalLast week’s rushed, 4-3 council vote to modify Montclair’s downtown commercial parking zoning laws was just another sad display of our mayor and current Township Council’s "leading from behind"...

Town Square: Believe in and support your Montclair Local

Town Square: Believe in and support your Montclair Local

Town Square: Planned Parenthood president CEO says ‘Our doors are open’

 "Town Square" is Montclair Local's space for longer-form opinion essays designed to generate discussion on specific topics affecting our town. Topics and submissions should be emailed to for approval at least one week...

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...

We should prioritize Black, brown, Indigenous people for vaccines (Town Square)

Dr. Renée Baskerville proposes a campaign for Montclair: 'We’re Going to Be … COVID FREE!'

Montclair Local Town Square: Once upon a time, a Syrian love story

by JILLIAN GREEN DIGIACOMO Special to Montclair LocalAbdul Alargha came to New Jersey several years before he was able to secure the visas to bring Rana Kurdi and the children here to be with him....
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Out Montclair: To celebrate, support our LGBTQ+ community (Town square)

"Imagine public educational programs, a Montclair Pride Festival, special outings for seniors, youth programming, and recreational and other events," Peter Yacobellis writes.