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Letter to the Editor: The Historic Preservation Commission Followed All The Rules

Let’s understand the factors that created, complicated, and guided the HPC’s reviews and determinations of the 109 Union Street application, now labeled a “toxic waste zone”, in finding the path forward. In the first HPC...

Letter to The Editor: Celebrate Montclair Public Library During National Library Week

The week of April 4-10 is National Library Week. This year’s theme, “Welcome to Your Library,” invites us to discover, explore and experience library programs, resources and services that reach far beyond the walls...

Letter to the Editor: March is Red Cross Month

The American Red Cross sets aside the month of March as Red Cross Month, a time to celebrate our everyday heroes who help their neighbors when they need it most. The Red Cross depends...

Letter to the Editor: New Rent Control Ordinance Will Bring Dignity For Essential Workers

The new rent control ordinance in Montclair will bring dignity for many essential workers in our community. I know this because although I am now a Montclair homeowner, that was not always the case....

Letter to the Editor: Montclair Community Groups Support Robust Funding For Montclair Public Library

We the undersigned urge the Montclair community to support robust funding for the safe use of the Montclair Public Library so that the library programming and resources remain available to all. The Library...

Letter to the Editor: Now It Is Up To You, To Vote!

The League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area has worked hard over the past couple of months to register voters in-person, despite pandemic fears. We focused particularly on young people and those in...

Letter to the Editor: Support for Reasonable Rent Control

Given continued volatility in our local rental housing market, we should support some rent regulation today to protect our township’s character. However, no one should support using undemocratic means to engineer...

Letter to the Editor: MHS Grads Stand Up Against Culture of Sexism At Montclair...

To state the obvious, sexism and misogyny is one of the largest problems facing modern American society. Montclair High School, even in the most progressive of communities, is not immune to this. As recent...

Letter to the Editor: ‘Good Community Karma Knows No Boundaries’

I’m the founder of DesignShed, the year-round engine behind the third annual Montclair Design Week, coming this October 16-25. Since March, we've been busy putting good design to work with community partners – donating...

Letter to the Editor: Gratitude for Teen Musical Activism

2020 is a lot of things, but without dispute it has truly been the year that our young people have stepped up to lead. In July, a local group called In Harmony Montclair (IHM)...

Letter to the Editor: Redevelopment and Preservation

Montclair is a triumphal legacy of Architecture and Design, fittingly called “the finest suburban town in the United States… the splendid mountainside which has inspired the architect and the landscape artist to noble effort...

Letter to the Editor: Reader Wants Harried Drivers To Be Patient

A reader writes: I have written a letter to whomever was the Harried Driver I had to deal with recently. I thought it might be a good reminder for all harried drivers. Dear Harried Driver, I...

Letter to the Editor: Montclair Must Provide South End Bus For High School Students

-- It is encouraging to see some buzz and potential momentum for getting a school bus to South End for high school students. This issue has been a graveyard of good ideas and student...

Letter to the Editor: Significant Concerns About Lackawanna Plaza Development

The developer’s plan for Lackawanna Plaza will be presented to the Council for review this Tues, May 23 at 7PM

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