TOWN SQUARE: Our grandparents rose to the occasion, we can too

On Oct. 12, 1918, the Montclair Times published the State Health Department’s recommendations to contain the spread of the Spanish Flu.

Town Square: A primer on Montclair government

Montclair voters will vote for a mayor and council in the township's municipal elections, which will be held via mail-in ballot on May 12.

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...

Town Square: Time to take on climate change crisis

Jose German warns of a coming climate crisis, and invites the community to the Acting Locally for a More Sustainable World conference.

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...

Town Square: MAM statue’s placement worth saving

By Lisanne RennerBefore the now-landmarked Montclair Art Museum was built, the museum was already the proud owner of a sculpture that had won a silver medal at the famed Paris Exposition of 1900:  “The...

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...

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: 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: 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.