Letter to the Editor: Create A Buddy System on School Buses

BY  |  Monday, Dec 26, 2016 9:47am  |  COMMENTS (0)

rp_school-bus-e1382715064279.jpgI’m asking that the town of Montclair consider creating a Mentoring/Buddy System on school buses to foster a safe, fun environment.

Older students and peers can be trained to engage peers and younger students, especially vulnerable students, to create a friendly atmosphere on the buses where there are currently and historically complaints about teasing, bullying, unsafe and anxiety inducing behaviors. Continue Reading

Letter to the Editor: Declare Montclair A Sanctuary City

BY  |  Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016 10:00am  |  COMMENTS (4)

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In response to the President Elect’s reported intention to engage in mass deportation of undocumented individuals in the United States, many schools and cities are coming out to declare themselves sanctuaries. Declaring itself as a Sanctuary City implies that the town leadership is in agreement that local funds will not be used to facilitate ICE (U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement) removal and deportation of residents. Continue Reading

Letter to The Editor: No Bump-outs, Please!

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016 11:00am  |  COMMENTS (1)

letter to the editorMy wife and I had a terrible jolt as we were driving at a lower-than-legal speed in a nearby town on a recent dark and rainy night. We suddenly bolted as high as our seatbelts would allow as the car went over an invisible protruding curb.

Dangerous!

The tire was destroyed and that wasn’t the end. Replacing the destroyed wheel will cost over $200. Labor is expensive, of course.

It has taken hours of my time.

We do NOT want any bump-outs on Grove Street and Elm Street, and preferably not elsewhere in Montclair. They are too dangerous even if we have a light next to each one — which is expensive too. Rain and dense fog happen. Do we want to subject Montclair residents and visitors to needless hazards?

— Fred Chichester

Featured Comment

Montclair is relatively heterogenous and, it could fairly be said, takes pride in its diversity. Has Montclair named a street or school after Dr. King? Why is that?

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