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MontClairVoyant: Meeting Attendees Waited for the Council Instead of Godot

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, At its July 26 meeting, the Township Council went into a long executive session before hearing public comment from attendees -- a number of whom left in disgust. Any positives to the...

MontClairVoyant: The Blight of Too Much Height

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The Planning Board wants four-story limits on future Bloomfield Avenue buildings but the Township Council might be okay with some additional higher structures. Is that your understanding of recent PB and...

New Jersey Will Give You $4K Toward Electric Vehicle

Governor Phil Murphy announced Monday the launch of Year Three of the State’s popular Charge Up New Jersey electric vehicle (EV) incentive program and also unveiled the State’s new residential EV charger program. Both...

MontClairVoyant: The Art of the Squeal About Arts-Related Topics

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Today, can you discuss Montclair's "arts district," Montclair's arts teachers (and other educators), and Montclair's "Art of the Deal" with Glen Ridge to provide firefighters (some possibly named Art)? Sincerely, Thou Art Asked ...

MontClairVoyant: From Three to One Makes Summer Less Fun

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, When town officials said this spring that Essex and Nishuane pools wouldn't open until June 29 due to renovation work in the parks they're in, did you doubt the openings would happen...

MontClairVoyant: Independence Day Not Independent of Weird Humor

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Wasn't it nice that Montclair's great, inclusive Independence Day festivities resumed this past Monday after 4,041 years? Sincerely, Millennia Trumped Um...those festivities were last held in 2019 AD, not 2019 BC. ...

MontClairVoyant: Independence for Women Yanked Prior to Independence Day

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, With our town's Independence Day parade next Monday, do you even feel like celebrating when women now have little independence over their bodies after the far-right Supreme Court's June 24 ruling...

Meet the Lineup: July 6 Laughs in the Loft at SOPAC

Put your hands together for the July 6 Laughs in the Loft lineup! On the first Wednesday of every month, SOPAC’s Loft turns into a comedy club during this New York City-style stand-up showcase. The...

MontClairVoyant: Library and Council Are This Column’s Protagonists

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Our town's library system basically returned to pre-pandemic hours starting Monday, June 20. Comment? Sincerely, New Jersey Woolf, Not Virginia Woolf So THAT'S why Montclair's libraries renamed "The Hours" book "The Pre-Pandemic...

MontClairVoyant: Over the Moon About a Pride Day in June

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Could you describe last Saturday's Pride Festival in five words? Sincerely, Adjectives R Us P for phenomenal, r for remarkable, i for incredible, d for delightful, e for exceptional. Yes, my thesaurus is...Out. ...

MontClairVoyant: There’s No Sesame Street in Montclair. Or Is There?

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, A 125th-anniversary party for what's now Glenfield Middle School is being held this Sunday, June 12. Comment? Sincerely, Educational Staple on Maple That school -- so important to Montclair's history in general and...

Sponsored: Pride Workout Weekend Kicks Off Friday!

Are you ready for Pride Workout Weekend this Weekend, June 3rd to 5th? Join us in supporting one of the hardest hit industries in the pandemic and show pride for them too! From Yoga to Cyling...

MontClairVoyant: Local Action or Inaction Is Not an Abstraction

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, With horrific recent gun massacres spurring a local "Gathering for Remembrance and Action" tomorrow, June 3, are Councilor-at-Large Bob Russo's comments at a recent Township Council meeting relevant? Sincerely, Rhea Marks They are....

MontClairVoyant: Guns and Rent in This Column’s Tent

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, In the wake of the ghastly school massacre in Texas, Gov. Murphy announced there'll be an increased police presence at New Jersey schools -- presumably including those in Montclair. Helpful? Sincerely, More Blue in...

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