Good news and bad news for Montclair (On the Other Hand)
Richie Chevat says he was wrong.
At last, good news for our long-suffering town (On the Other Hand)
Montclair, I have great news! Finally, after suffering through a long series of administrative failures, intragovernment conflicts, missed opportunities, crumbling infrastructure (I’m looking at you, Edgemont Park footbridge) and general mismanagement of everything from schools to pools, we can experience a collective moment of joy, a sigh of relief, a small but important respite from that sinking
What the pandemic taught us about teaching (On the Other Hand)
"Teachers cannot be replaced by screens, and education cannot be automated for the simple reason that children are not standardized."
Building up is tearing down Montclair’s essence (On the Other Hand)
The master plan for Montclair has no magic powers, Richie Chevat says.
The case of the languishing Montclair projects (On the Other Hand)
Have you read the latest summer mystery, “The Case of the Closed Swimming Pools”? asks Richie Chevat.
Looking for statues in Montclair (On the Other Hand)
When it comes to statues, Montclair is a desert, Richie Chevat says.
Who’s in charge of Montclair schools? No one (On the Other Hand)
Richie Chevat says the Board of Education seems unwilling or unable to manage the superintendent through "total chaos."
Triggered by taxes: I’ll vote for that (gulp!) $870 increase in Montclair (On the Other Hand)
But, Richie Chevat says, property taxes are inherently unfair in the first place.
Rent control and a tale of two Montclairs (On the Other Hand)
Richie Chevat says it's a lot easier to get behind a cause when it doesn't cost you anything.
Out of Control: Montclair’s fight with the Very Rich Landlords Who Oppose Rent Control Association (On the Other Hand)
Richie Chevat says the Montclair Property Owners Association seems to be pushing against rent control just because it can.