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MontClairVoyant: Where Students Will Decamp, and DeCamp’s Uncertain Future

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, You began your last two columns with commentary on what school might look like in Montclair this fall as the pandemic continues. Surely you won't do that for a third consecutive week? Sincerely, Condoleezza...

Montclair Public Library and Montclair Literary Festival Present Christina Baker Kline: “The Exiles”

Montclair Public Library and the Montclair Literary Festival Present Christina Baker Kline: “The Exiles” Registration: Will open in mid August Admission: $11 (can be used toward the purchase of “The Exiles” at watchung booksellers...

YMCA of Montclair Announces Park Street Pools Re-Opening

Montclair, NJ - The YMCA of Montclair is re-opening of its large and small pools at the Park Street YMCA on Monday, August 3, 2020. The large pool will be dedicated to...

MontClairVoyant: Will Montclair Say Hi to Hybrid Instruction?

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, After surveying families during this pandemic time, our school district announced a proposed hybrid plan for the fall. If implemented, what would be the schedule? Sincerely, See You in September The specific days that hybrid...

MontClairVoyant: School Planning for the Fall Is Part of This Column’s Sprawl

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The Montclair school district's current possible plan for this fall is to offer the options of both remote and in-classroom instruction. What do you think? Sincerely, Pair of Pedagogical Picks I think remote students will have...

Montclair Literary Festival Dishing Dirt With Bill Buford and Ruth Reichl Wednesday!

Join Montclair Literary Festival for an entertaining and gastronomic evening with former editor of Granta magazine and writer and editor for The New Yorker Bill Buford talking about his latest book Dirt with bestselling...

MontClairVoyant: New Jersey’s Primary Is Today’s Primary Topic

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Anything to say about New Jersey's July 7 primary as mail ballots have continued to be counted this week? Sincerely, Long Tall Tally Pinocchio first appeared in a story published on July 7, 1881; that puppet's...

MontClairVoyant: Many Hot Topics Despite Montclair Not Being in the Tropics

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Hi! This is a DM (Direct Message) from New Jersey's DM (Democratic Machine) and Montclair's DM (Developer Moguls). Stop the DM (Damn Mocking) of Montclair's election and the effort to kill rent regulation....

Sweat For Social Justice With DFit Montclair Wednesday

DFit is hosting Sweat For Social Justice, an outdoor circuit class on Wednesday, July 8 at 6:15 p.m. All are welcome and all donations will go to the Montclair NAACP. Sign up here.

MontClairVoyant: New Council Seated After Many Votes Deleted

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The new Township Council was sworn in yesterday, July 1. Are you still irked that the not-counting of many votes may have helped Sean Spiller maintain his super-close mayoral lead over Dr. Renee...

Verona Opens Town Pool, Will Montclair Follow?

VERONA, NEW JERSEY - Verona opened its pool full time for residents only, starting on July 1. The pool will remain open through Labor Day (Sept. 7). Fees were reduced for the shortened season. Verona...

Churches, Temples Find New Ways to Worship In The Time Of COVID

MONTCLAIR, NJ -- The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed nearly every aspect of public life in the country, including one of the most central -- how people worship. Zoom meetings, Facebook Live and Google Meets...

MontClairVoyant: Montclair High’s Class of 2020 Went Through Plenty

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, I realize your deadline was yesterday afternoon, but any reflections related to last night's virtual commencement for Montclair High's Class of 2020? Sincerely, Brad the Grad Much respect, admiration, and sympathy for those seniors. During 12th...