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Some fireworks legalized for sale in New Jersey

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThis summer, area celebrants can legally buy fireworks in New Jersey, but don’t get too excited. Rather than giving off the big bang you would expect, you get more of a sparkle,...

Photos: Montclair July 4 Parade

 Montclair's July 4, 150th-themed parade began at 11 a.m. and traveled along a 1.6-mile route on Bloomfield Avenue, Midland Avenue, Watchung Avenue and Valley Road ending at Edgemont Park, where a town picnic awaited...

Montclair pools open up for free Monday during heat wave

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsHundreds of residents took advantage of Montclair’s free pool day on Monday in order to get relief from the heat wave that hit early in the week. Temperatures climbed to 96 degrees,...

Montclair 150: Another Saturday night in Montclair

Since its founding, Montclair has enjoyed the arts on a Saturday night.

MONTCLAIR 150: Neighbors, then and now

By Kelly Nicholaidesfor Montclair LocalA peek into Montclair’s past provides insight into people who put the township on the map from the late 1800s through the mid-20th century. Working class and professional individuals included...
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MONTCLAIR 150: Second life for Montclair gems

By Frank Gerard Godlewski for Montclair LocalMontclair is a triumphal legacy of architecture and design, fittingly called in 1922, “the finest suburban town in the United States… the splendid mountainside, which has inspired the architect...

Montclair 150: How Montclair’s athletic fields got their names

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsSports in Montclair has a storied history, and the various surfaces are no exception.However, while the exploits on the field have often been well covered each week in the newspaper, how...
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MONTCLAIR 150: The story of one of Montclair’s earliest homes

 By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsA small, nondescript clapboard home with an extraordinary history has stood at 369 Claremont Ave. since around 1780. Built by William Crane, it may have been one of the first homes,...
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MONTCLAIR 150: YMCA, YWCA founded by prominent black leaders

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s Young Men’s Christian Association and Young Women’s Christian Association were both founded by leaders in the African American community to foster character, physical health and intellect. In the early 1900s,...

Montclair Public Library, Toni’s Kitchen kick off summer lunch programs

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWhile most students are celebrating being off for the summer, the summer months also mean that many children won’t get enough food to eat. Several local groups are stepping in to fix...