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MontClairVoyant: Buckle Up for a Bus-Themed Column

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, With our town's elementary schools reopening in hybrid mode April 12 after over a year of remote instruction, I saw some students standing at bus stops this week. What were they waiting...

MontClairVoyant: NJSLA Confidential – Those Tests Aren’t Good

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, A few days ago, our school district sent out a letter that included seven sad words -- a number that brought to mind late comedian George Carlin's seven "dirty" words. What were...

MontClairVoyant: April Fools Follies Follow March Madness

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, If/when our town's elementary schools reopen April 12, students will easily social-distance much more than six feet from each other during this continuing time of COVID. Impressed? Sincerely, Protocol Pro's Prose Very impressed! Um, wait,...

MontClairVoyant: A Season for Treason and Reason

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Montclair is known for having many famous past and current residents. Can you alphabetically list some of them, while including one fake name at the end? Sincerely, Sela Britties Buzz Aldrin, Yogi Berra, Stephen Colbert,...

MontClairVoyant: COVID and Cuomo and Coming Construction

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Mountainside Medical Center began offering COVID vaccinations to Montclair teachers three days after a March 12 press conference announcing that would happen. Great news? Sincerely, Go Tell It on the Mountainside Yes! The greatest March...

MontClairVoyant: Settlement Means April Will Be the School-est Month

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The Montclair School District (MSD) and Montclair Education Association (MEA) reached a settlement March 9 for elementary schools to reopen April 12 for hybrid learning. Comment? Sincerely, Post-March Demarche A bit of a tight deadline...

MontClairVoyant: Teacher Vaccinations and Luxury Rental Escalations

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Starting March 15, New Jersey will FINALLY expand COVID vaccine eligibility to teachers and school staff -- which could have a big impact on ending all-remote instruction in Montclair. Why was NJ...

MontClairVoyant: Rent Control in Jeopardy, and That’s No Game Show

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Before you get into today's main column topic -- a judge's dismaying rent-control reversal -- what's your reaction to the news that a small number of Montclair parents sued the school district...

MontClairVoyant: Lawsuit Against Teachers Is Regrettable and Not Forgettable

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Was a judge correct to deny the Montclair School District's attempt to force remote-teaching educators to return to classrooms during COVID? Sincerely, Jonathan Livingston Legal Yes. It's still uncertain if buildings are safe, and many...

MontClairVoyant: This Column Features Support of Teachers

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, As debate rages over whether Montclair schools should partly reopen in hybrid mode during COVID, are you troubled by the anti-teacher words and actions we've been seeing from some in town? Sincerely, I.M....

MontClairVoyant: Lackawanna and Lack of a…School Agreement

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The Montclair School District reportedly filed a lawsuit against the Montclair Education Association on Tuesday, and news broke that same February 2 day of Lackawanna Plaza being sold. Which will you discuss...

MontClairVoyant: School-Reopening Debate Is Heated During a Cold Winter

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Montclair's 11 public school buildings met via Zoom to discuss whether they should reopen for families who want that. Can those brick-and-cement structures now ask you some questions, going alphabetically by school...

MontClairVoyant: Rent Control Gets a New Lease on Life

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, A Superior Court judge last Friday struck down the Montclair Property Owners Association's attempt to kill the rent control measure passed by the Township Council last April. Your reaction? Sincerely, A. Partments Yay!...

MontClairVoyant: Montclair Isn’t Quiet About Trump’s White Riot

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, There's been lots of Montclair reaction to a far-right white mob of Trump supporters storming the U.S. Capitol building on January 6. Your reaction? Sincerely, N. Surrection At maximum, Trump should be removed from office...

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