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Montclair Parks Appreciation Weekend!

Volunteers can join Councilman Peter Yacobellis, the Montclair Parks Recreation & Cultural Affairs Advisory Committee (MPRCA-AC), and park advocacy groups on Saturday, November 7th and Sunday, November 8th, at the inaugural Montclair Parks Appreciation Weekend event to green and clean Canterbury, Erie, Porter, Rand (Skate Park), Tuers, and Yantacaw Brook Parks. MASKS ARE REQUIRED.

Op-Ed: How The Covid-19 Crisis ‘Is Forcing Us To Modernize Election Procedures’

When I decided to run for local office a few months ago, I could not have anticipated that I’d be campaigning during a government-mandated quarantine, without the opportunity to have in-person contact with voters. I had been looking forward to campaigning, but due to the coronavirus outbreak, there would be no knocking on doors and …

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Montclair Opens New Skate Park

The attendees included Mayor Sean Spiller, MHS Skate Club president Antonello Terrana, Councilman Peter Yacobellis, Councilwoman Robin Schlager, and Shred.Co founder Evan Dittig. The skate club, together with Skate Essex, has campaigned for Montclair to have a skate park for the last year. This spring, the council gave its approval for Rand Park to become …

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Covid-19 Recovery Will Require Local Response

Peter Yacobellis, candidate for Montclair Councilor-at-Large, has released the following statement on Montclair’s recovery from the coronavirus crisis and a 7-point plan outlining COVID-19 recovery priorities at the municipal level.

Montclair Candidates Forum 2020

Forum Put together by League of Women Voters – Montclair Area, The Montclair Local, and Aging in Montclair (AIM). Forum was held via Webex.

In Praise Of Cuomo’s Leadership

These times of crises also serve to expose the fractures and weaknesses within our leadership, the catastrophic consequences of their failures, and the separate and stand-alone crisis of widespread fear, uncertainty and panic that results when we do not trust our leadership.