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MontClairVoyant: After Awful School Layoffs, You Could Hear a Spin Drop

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Eighty-three school staffers -- including teachers and paraprofessionals -- have reportedly received "non-renewal" letters as our district tries to close a possible 2022-23 budget gap. Comment? Sincerely, Dismayed in May First of all,...

MontClairVoyant: Events in May and June Might Make You Swoon

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, There's so much to do in Montclair during the spring. Where to start? Sincerely, May B. June Spring started this year on March 20 -- the date in 1916 when Albert...

MontClairVoyant: News That’s Heartening and Frightening for Montclair

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Wasn't that a great Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence fundraising event at Lackawanna Plaza on Saturday, April 30? Sincerely, Pre-May Day It was! Many talented township residents performed. It was exactly like...
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More Than 70 Authors To Attend 2022 Montclair Literary Festival – May 5-9

Montclair, NJ – More than 70 local, national, and international authors will take part in the sixth annual Succeed2gether’s in-person Montclair Literary Festival to be held from Thursday, May 5 to Monday, May 9,...

MontClairVoyant: File It Under ‘Didn’t Honor PILOT’?

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, You promised last week to discuss rent control this week, but could you first talk about how The MC hotel reportedly stopped giving money to Montclair under their PILOT (Payment in Lieu...

MontClairVoyant: Asking and Answering Softball Questions

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, You often "play hardball" in your column, so why not talk softball for once? Sincerely, Change-up Okay, my 9th-grade daughter is on Montclair High's softball team (she pitches for the junior-varsity squad) so...

Where To Buy Recreational Marijuana on 4/21 in New Jersey

Starting Thursday, April 21 (no, not 4/20), adult recreational marijuana users 21 and older will be able to purchase recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries across the state -- without a medical...

Meet the Lineup: May 4 Laughs in the Loft at SOPAC

On Wednesday, May 4, four comics take the stage in the SOPAC Loft. Cackle, giggle, snicker, chuckle— however you like to laugh, these comedians will have you cracking up. Settle in for an evening of...

MontClairVoyant: Developers Can Go Too Far with an ANR

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Developers often want to overdevelop and gentrify sites -- because, you know, maximizing profits. It's especially annoying when they seek not-merited Area in Need of Redevelopment (ANR) status, right? Sincerely, Swarming and...

Start Saving Butterflies in Your Own Backyard

Thousands of native plants ready to lure butterflies, birds and bees to your yard or patio will be available April 22-24 at Morgan’s Farm, 903 Pompton Avenue (Route 23) in Cedar Grove. The organic...

Watchung Booksellers Welcomes Debut Author Christine Simon

Watchung Booksellers, in partnership with the Coccia Institute at Montclair State University, welcomes Christine Simon to launch her debut novel “The Patron Saint of Second Chances.” She’ll be in conversation with Gina Miele, Assistant...

MontClairVoyant: In April, You ‘May’ Read June and July News

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, As I write this early on April 6, I heard Montclair residents might be asked in a November referendum to start approving $190 million in school repairs and upgrades -- bonded in...

MontClairVoyant: Does ‘Rent, Lackawanna, and Bellevue’ Sound Like a Law Firm?

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Today's column will cover rent control, Lackawanna Plaza, and the Bellevue Theatre. How will you get from one to the other? Sincerely, Go Your Own Way From the theatre, I'll head east down...

MontClairVoyant: VM Stands for ‘Vote Montclair’ and ‘Vigilance Mandatory’

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Vote Montclair's two candidates won the Board of Education election on March 8. VM's founder subsequently wrote a gloating, ageist, anti-teacher-union piece that revealed a portion of the problematic education "reform"...

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