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MontClairVoyant: BOE Referendum Leap and a Visit from the Veep

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, As the referendum nears to determine whether our town's Board of Education becomes elected, the local League of Women Voters has come out in favor of keeping the BOE appointed. Odd? Sincerely, Ann...

MontClairVoyant: March in October After Much in September

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Hundreds gathered in Montclair on October 2 to "october" for reproductive rights. Comment? Sincerely, Pro-Protesters I realize there have been multiple months of anti-women venom from far-right Republican judges and politicians, but hundreds...

MontClairVoyant: Pining Over a Possible Pine Street Change

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, With an ownership change reportedly in the offing at 11 Pine Street, four important community organizations are said to be in danger of losing their free leases there. Terrible? Sincerely, Bad News Rising ...

MontClairVoyant: Montclair Pride Festival Evokes Lit a Bit

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Out Montclair, the LGBTQ organization founded this year by Councilor-at-Large Peter Yacobellis, will hold its first Montclair Pride festival next June. Comment? Sincerely, Event Horizon Many are greatly looking forward to it! More...

MontClairVoyant: FEMA Finds Its Fairness Footing for Montclair

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Residents and businesses in Montclair and other Essex County towns are now rightly eligible to apply for federal disaster aid after getting slammed by Hurricane Ida. How did that belatedly happen? Sincerely, Rhea...

MontClairVoyant: Ida’s Aftermath Adds Up to Montclair Misery

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Four of our town's 11 public schools were unfortunately affected by Hurricane Ida's fierce remnants. What percentage is four of 11? Sincerely, Dev A. Station It's the first day of school and you're already...

MontClairVoyant: Eternally Opposed to Internal-Combustion Leaf Blowers

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, A Superior Court judge rejected a landscaping company's challenge to Montclair's 2021 ordinance that further limited the use of gas-powered leaf blowers. Who's among the fans of that good August 27 ruling? ...

MontClairVoyant: The Song Remains Not the Same in Montclair

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Concerts are being scheduled again at The Wellmont Theater, which is reopening after a long COVID closure. Which Montclair-relevant bands and songs should be featured there? Sincerely, 10,000 Maniacs Minus 9,999 I suggest prog-rockers...

MontClairVoyant: Our ‘Old School’ Town Wants New Money for Schools

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Why was the Board of Education initially hesitant to start the process of trying to raise lots of money for much-needed fixes for our town's mostly old school buildings? Sincerely, Not Pro-Procrastination ...

MontClairVoyant: The School Year Is Near and a Mask You Will Wear

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, With the September 9th start of Montclair's 2021-22 academic year less than a month away, masks will be required in all school buildings. Why is that a good idea? Sincerely, Murphy's Message 1....

MontClairVoyant: This Level of Money Isn’t Funny

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, A campaign fundraiser for Mayor Sean Spiller was scheduled to be held last night, August 4. Why was that event troubling on several levels? Sincerely, Pat the Money Several levels? The "United...

MontClairVoyant: Municipal Elections and Other Column Confections

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The township rejected Vote Montclair's petition to move municipal elections from May to November. Good move? Sincerely, Dee Cision No. Let the referendum happen. Switching to November could increase turnout as people also...

MontClairVoyant: Children’s Book Characters On the Loose!

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The second and third floors of Montclair's library reopened for browsing July 16, and the third floor is of course the children's section. What does that mean? Sincerely, Forever Youngsters It means that children's book characters...

MontClairVoyant: Discussing Greenway But Not Green Day

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Is the Essex-Hudson Greenway project -- which would create a long trail through Montclair and seven other towns -- in danger of not happening? Sincerely, The Path to Glower There's been...

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