Past Newsletters


Town Council Action Taken

COUNCIL ACTION TAKEN Beyond the headline grabbing action, this Council just made massive investments (human and regular capital) in public health. From health education to outbreak preparedness, from addressing lead exposure for children to taking the first step to banning gas leaf blowers, we took a big leap forward in a way that I hope …

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Town Council Action Tomorrow

COUNCIL BUSINESS UPDATES – MEETING TOMORROW It’s Council Time! Tomorrow night, we’re having the first Council Meeting in five weeks. We have quite the agenda. As usual, you can come to the meeting in person at 205 Claremont Ave. or you can watch the meeting on TV34 or on YouTube here. The Four Headline-Generating Agenda Items: …

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Let’s send some local kids to camp

Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation (MNDC) and Council Member Peter Yacobellis Teaming Up Again for Project Oasis Fundraiser (Write “Project Oasis” in the “Additional Note” section) The Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation (MNDC) and Council Member Peter Yacobellis are teaming up again to raise funds online to sustain and expand Project Oasis, MNDC’s signature summer program for local youth. Project Oasis aims to …

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A Montclair Powered Campaign

Update on Mayoral Campaign Since I announced my campaign a few weeks ago, over 100 residents have contributed — helping me maintain an important principle of mine: That this campaign largely be funded by regular people in Montclair and not big special interests from Trenton or anywhere else. And with exception for some family members …

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Air Quality Alert

The National Weather Service issued an Air Quality Alert this afternoon for New York City and parts of the Tri-State, including our area, due to smoke from the Canadian wildfires drifting across the region. The designation declares the air to be unhealthy for sensitive groups. Sensitive groups include: people with lung disease such as asthma, older adults, …

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This is not Okay

Speaking Out This week I learned that the attorney defending Montclair sought to, on behalf of the Township, have comments that I’ve made publicly regarding Ms. Rao, her case and what I believe to have been retaliation from some in this government, struck from the record. It remains unclear who gave him the guidance or …

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