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MontClairVoyant: This Column’s On-Ramp Is Lackawanna and DeCamp

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The Historic Preservation Commission and the Planning Board have some issues with the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment as currently proposed. Can you name a significant issue? Sincerely, What HPC and PB See Time magazine's January 13, 1947,...

Out Montclair and Porta Bring You ‘Sunday Slayday Drag Brunch’

Montclair, NJ - Get ready to slay! Out Montclair is collaborating Porta in downtown Montclair to host a monthly dance party and monthly drag brunch to bring LGBTQIA+ people and allies together. The collaboration kicked off...

Try The Dance Workout Bobbi Brown Loves: Live with Lloyd Starts Friday

Montclair, NJ - In Baristaville, we follow all things Bobbi Brown. So when we saw Brown, who is 65 and a new grandma(!), having a blast dancing to disco and hip hop on Instagram...

MontClairVoyant: News About the Town (Ours) That MLK Visited

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Our town marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day this past Monday in a variety of ways, including recollecting the laudable Dr. King's 1966 appearance at Montclair High. Comment? Sincerely, A Knight to Remember ...

MontClairVoyant: Petition a Good Addition Against Size of Lackawanna Rendition

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, A petition urging a less tall and less bulky Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment began circulating a few days ago. Glad? Sincerely, Signatures Moment Yes! The proposed LP plan has several good elements, but the buildings...

New Jersey Governor Wants To Change ‘Antiquated’ Liquor License Laws to Help Restaurants, Breweries

Montclair, NJ - Wine at La Rocca? Cocktails at Raymond's? Montclair's liquor license landscape could look a lot different now that New Jersey is one step closer to changing its antiquated and confusing liquor...

Beer, Glorious Beer: The History of Beer and Newark Breweries

The Victorian Society in America - Northern New Jersey Chapter is hosting "Beer, Glorious Beer: The History of Beer and Newark Breweries," on Monday, January 16, 7 p.m., at Montclair Women's Club, 82 Union...

MontClairVoyant: A 2023 Wish List Is This Column’s Gist

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The New Year is in gear. What would you like to see in 2023? Sincerely, Jan U. Ary I'd like livestreaming of ALL Township Council meetings to become a permanent thing. But...

MontClairVoyant: Hooray! Howe House Has Historical Hope

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Your reaction to Friends of the Howe House successfully bidding to buy the historic Claremont Avenue home in which freed slave James Howe lived nearly two centuries ago? Sincerely, A Bid for Abode ...

Make the 2022 Montclair Jazz Festival Your New Year’s Soundtrack with SiriusXM Real Jazz

The 2022 Montclair Jazz Festival was the highlight of summer 2022. Now, you can relive the magic and start 2023 off right with the perfect New Year's soundtrack! SiriusXM Real Jazz will feature 15...

MontClairVoyant: A Futile Fight to Keep Things Light

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, December is a month filled with holidays -- including Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa -- plus our schools are about to go on winter break. So, can we keep this week's column light for...

Ringing in 2023: Where To Celebrate New Year’s Eve!

Happy New Year! Ready to ring in the new year with a celebration? There's plenty to do in and around town. Check out some of these local events. The Highlawn (1 Crest Drive, West Orange) There...

MontClairVoyant: ‘Unofficial Santa Claus’ Was Coming to Town

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Santa Claus will be traveling around town this Saturday, December 17. What if a different, cynical, unofficial Santa had already done that this month? As in red-suited, white-bearded me! Sincerely, Satan...um...Santa Ooh,...

MontClairVoyant: Looking at the Latest on LGBTQ+ and Lackawanna

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Your thoughts on Montclair being one of five New Jersey towns to receive a perfect 100 score -- as a great place for LGBTQ+ people -- in the Human Rights Campaign's...

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