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SOPAC Presents Independent Voices: Virtual Conversation with NY Times Columnist and Editor Bret Stephens,...

South Orange, NJ - South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) will present its first event of the 2020-21 season, "Independent Voices: An Evening with Bret Stephens," moderated by Budd Mishkin. The event will...

MontClairVoyant: Jane Austen Is Better Than ‘Dense and Densibility’

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Does the Planning Board's recent approval of the too-big MC Residences on Orange Road leave a sour taste in your mouth? Sincerely, In a Pickle So much so that I started an online petition to rename...

Montclair Brewery Celebrates Second Annual Outdoor Oktoberfest With Social Distancing

Montclair, New Jersey -- Montclair Brewery is celebrating their second Oktoberfest since their opening in 2018. The event is taking place on Saturday, September 26 from 11:30 to 10:30 p.m. Their outdoor festival is...

J.R.M.S , A Montclair Father-Daughter Duo, Release Uplifting Album

Montclair father, Jeremy Ryan, and his nine-year-old daughter, Madison Skye, are on a mission to bring positivity into the world through music. The duo, performing as J.R.M.S., has released an eight-song album, You Me...

MontClairVoyant: When a Judge Won’t Budge, Democracy Holds a Grudge

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Is it accurate to say a Superior Court judge ruled September 11 against counting wrongly-rejected ballots from Montclair's all-mail spring election? Sincerely, Richard Right Accurate except for the word "Superior," because there was nothing "Superior" about...

MontClairVoyant: Hey, MPOA! Go Away, Okay?

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, A judge ruled that the Montclair Property Owners Association can have the cell-phone numbers and email addresses of residents to seek signatures for a November referendum to try killing much-needed rent control. Reaction? Sincerely, Tearful...

MontClairVoyant: A Six-Letter Word (Racism) Is a National and Local Expletive

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Joseph Putrino is no longer principal of Renaissance after showing a video said to be offensive at a September 2 online meeting of school-district staff. Reaction? Sincerely, Ann L. Lyze Racism is a plague on this...

Check My Nails: Montclair Salon Gets Creative With Alfresco Nail Services

Reopening for personal care businesses happened at the end of June, which meant devotees of nail salons could return for a French manicure or much needed pedicure. Even with new safety guidelines, the return...

MontClairVoyant: Where the Streets Have Faux Names

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, It's late August in this news-filled summer, so how about a silly change of pace for one week? I have just the thing: a column containing made-up origins of Montclair street names. For...

Van Vleck House & Gardens To Host First Annual Autumn Plant Sale

Get ready for fall planting by joining Van Vleck House & Gardens at their first-annual Autumn Plant Sale. This in person plant sale will be safe and smaller and feature interesting fall plants and...

MontClairVoyant: A Rising Tide (of Angst) Lifts All-Remote (Schooling)

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, During this Covid time, Montclair's school year will start with all-remote instruction rather than a choice of remote or a remote/in-school hybrid. Reaction? Sincerely, Revision Decision I thought the hybrid plan was worth a try, but...

Old Montclair Building’s Revival Reconnects to Living Past: Meet Grayford’s 1931

Montclair, NJ - Take a stroll down Montclair’s Bloomfield Ave. these days, and you might forget that the tallest commercial building, at least by sight, used to be just four stories. With the arrival...

MontClairVoyant: After the Tropical Storm, a Topical Swarm (of Topics)

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Sadly, Montclair this week was still feeling the impact of August 4's Tropical Storm Isaias. Lingering power outages, downed trees, fallen branches, etc. Were you affected? Sincerely, Wan With the Wind Less than many other residents....
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Support Local Black-Owned Businesses Now – Here’s How

With the ongoing fight to dismantle systemic racism in our society, an actionable way to support our community is to shop at Black-owned businesses.