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...
Sundance

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.

Town Square: 3/23/17

By Pegi Adam, Lisa Korn, Jim Price, and Jessica Sporn A group of Montclair residents worked tirelessly to persuade the Montclair Township Council to declare our town a “Sanctuary City,” joining many of our neighboring...

Town Square: 6/8/17

By Paula White, Montclair Achievement Gap Advisory Panel Montclair’s public schools strike a delicately engineered balance of racial composition, but they have yet to realize equity in academic challenge, opportunity and success. This gap is...
Lackawanna

Town Square: A misguided decision on Lackawanna Plaza

By Caroline Kane LevyCaroline Kane Levy is 15-year resident of Montclair, a commissioner on the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission and deputy director of Preservation at the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. She writes...

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,...

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...
mansion

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: 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...

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...