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MontClairVoyant: Meditating on MLK and Montclair

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Was Martin Luther King Day celebrated this past weekend with various events in and near Montclair? Sincerely, Local Locus Absolutely! Not sure if all area towns had events honoring MLK, but the closest...

MontClairVoyant: Hybrid Has Motored Back to Montclair

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, What do you think of our school district's hybrid compromise as the Omicron variant distressingly roars through Montclair and elsewhere? Sincerely, Both Sides Now Odd to teach some students as they sit in...

MontClairVoyant: Seeing COVID with 2021 and 2022 Vision

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, In Montclair and elsewhere, COVID cases are soaring due to Omicron, many students might not immediately return to in-person learning next month due to Omicron, some businesses have temporarily closed due to...

MontClairVoyant: A Vote for the Mask. And a Building Ask

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Approaching fast are the winter school break, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and more, but Montclair news keeps on coming. Did it ever stop? Sincerely, Boring Isn't Alluring Only once, in 1492 -- just before Christopher...

MontClairVoyant: Remember the Drain! (Of Taxpayer Money)

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Ira Karasick, who left the township attorney job in disgrace this month after making a racially charged remark, will reportedly receive about $75,000 from Montclair through mid-2022. Reaction? Sincerely, That Dinero Isn't...

MontClairVoyant: News to Remember in the Month of December

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, The Montclair Property Owners Association is threatening to sue after the Township Council extended the COVID-caused rent freeze through March 2022. Comment? Sincerely, Court and Snark For an organization pleading financial struggles...

MontClairVoyant: The Issue of Rent Makes a Dent

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, A November 30 appellate court ruling might send Montclair's rent-control measure -- blocked by the Montclair Property Owners Association (MPOA) since 2020 -- to a referendum next year. Comment? Sincerely, Working the...

MontClairVoyant: Things ‘to Be or Not to Be’ Thankful for in Montclair

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Today is Thanksgiving, so can you make this week's column positive? Sincerely, The Cranberries I can partly do that, but some negative things are roaring through town, too. As the band 10,000 Maniacs...

MontClairVoyant: Greenlighted ‘Greenway,’ and Library Treated in Mean Way

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Does the way some Township Council members have been treating our library remind you of a Stephen King novel? Sincerely, Lots of Carrie-ing On I wouldn't go that far. Maybe more like an...

MontClairVoyant: About a BOE — Greater? — Nine Days Later

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Can you do a post-mortem on the welcome results of the November 2 referendum that will change Montclair's Board of Education from appointed to elected? Sincerely, Autopsy Minus an Auto The "for" vote...

MontClairVoyant: A Board Is Selected, and It’s Elected!

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, Your reaction to the results of Tuesday's referendum on whether to change Montclair's appointed Board of Education to an elected one? Sincerely, The Village Choice There was a referendum on November 2? Must...

MontClairVoyant: A Local-Lens Look at an Election’s Selections

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, In what way did you or will you vote in the November 2 election? Sincerely, Ballad of the Ballot The second of these options: 1. Mail ballot. 2. In person on Election...

MontClairVoyant: Doting on Multiple Referenda Voting

DEAR MONTCLAIRVOYANT, As the November 2 referendum nears on whether to change Montclair's Board of Education from appointed to elected, what else would you like to see go to referendum? Sincerely, Votes as...

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...

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