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Montclair, let’s widen our circle of inclusion

By Joan Hocky For Montclair Local 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...

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...

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: 5/11/17

By Candy Cooper I can’t decide where this story begins, though I know that I came to it in the middle and along the margins. Does it start in 1998, when a spirited 9-year-old girl,...

Town Square: Want a walkable, bikeable Montclair? There’s a plan for that

By JOHN SULLIVANThe author is president of Bike&Walk Montclair, an advocacy group for policies focused on improving conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists.On May 3, slates for the Montclair 2020 Municipal election came together 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: League of Women Voters celebrate 100 years of women’s suffrage

by JOHANNA EDGE for Montclair LocalThe author is a member of the board of directors of the League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area.The League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area is celebrating...
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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...
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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...
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Town Square: Time to move municipal elections to November

By Debra CaplanIn November 2018, Montclair voters turned out for the midterm elections, with a robust 64 percent of registered voters showing up at the polls.But our municipal elections, held every four years...