Peter Yacobellis

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.

You can now buy from dozens of Montclair shops online (Town Square)

Also: The Montclair Center BID urges you to buy gift cards to support local businesses that need a cash infusion now, during the pandemic.

I worked for Cuomo, he was a hero to me — and he should...

Montclair Councilman Peter Yacobellis was deputy director of administrative services for New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo from 2011 to 2014.
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6 reasons Montclair should have an elected board of education

Estep Nagy says "our school battles are now national news, and not in the good way, an easy shorthand for what to avoid."

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!'

We seniors aren’t victims — we’re creative, adventurous souls (Town Square)

Seniors may be more vulnerable, Leah Johnston-Rowbotham says — but they have lots to contribute to Montclair and beyond.

12 reasons Montclair should keep its appointed school board (Town Square)

The League of Women voters argues and elected school board wouldn't necessarily be more democratic than Montclair's appointed one.

How we can move away from gas-powered leaf blowers (Town Square)

Writer Peter Holm of Quiet Montclair says moving away from gas-powered leaf blowers can be done — and he has a plan.

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.

Montclair, step up and COVID-test kids returning to school (Town Square)

Parent Eric Kim says the Montclair community has the resources to make it happen.