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Essex Freeholder Brendan Gill on new consulting firm, politics and the future

MONTCLAIR – Essex County Freeholder Brendan Gill is a veteran New Jersey politico whose name often gets tied to titles when political observers speculate about the future, such as congressman or county executive. 574 more words

Fall Math Notes I: The Area Table

This fall, I’ve been teaching a math workshop for grade school kids (grades 3-6) in my town. Once a week for an hour and a half, covering the typical topics for kids this age: multiplication, division, place value, fractions. 595 more words


All in the PARCC Family: On presentations and transparency

Dear Readers,

We received this from a district parent who attended the PARCC Family Presentation at the George Inness Annex of MHS on 11/13/2014:

Gail Clarke, who led the PARCC Family Presentation, mentioned that the PARCC has been field-tested around the state and that the results were excellent.  643 more words


…Somebody Else’s Troubles (11/23/14)

18:11 – Selections from our Sunday Morning Worship Service at The Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair by Rev. Charles Blustein Ortman.


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Montclair, Church St. rocking "walkable downtowns"

Kudos for Montclair and Church Street in particular as a great place to dine, walk and shop.

Yes, Montclair has been named a semi-finalist in the ‘Great American Main Street’ Award which will be announced in March, 2015.   66 more words

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November was about one thing… Thanksgiving.

We spent a lot of time on it at school. The Pilgrims’ grueling two month voyage across the ocean on the Mayflower in search of religious freedom, that terrible first winter, the back-breaking work of settling Plymouth. 781 more words

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The Story Behind Those Now - Vanished Budget Surpluses


Dear Readers,

Below is an expanded version of comments on the budget audit made by district parent, Christine McGoey at the Montclair Board of Education meeting on Monday, November 17, 2014: 1,340 more words