After more than 15 months in immigration detention, and over five weeks in the Essex County Jail awaiting a final deportation hearing, Jorge Chajon, the Guatemalan detainee whose case Montclair faith-based organizers and their supporters have been anxiously following, is one step closer to freedom and return to his children, spouse and family...
Following last weekend’s white nationalist protest last weekend which left one counter-protester dead and others injured in Charlottesville, Va., Montclair Local reached out to a number of local leaders - community groups, town government, political organizations and religious groups - for their thoughts:
Al Pelham, president of the Montclair branch of the NAACP: It doesn’t surprise me that it hap
Montclair Jews gather outside Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen’s Morristown office this past Saturday night, to celebrate Havdalah, the closing of Shabbat, during Passover. Bnai Keshet’s Rabbi Elliot Tepperman holds a guitar. Tepperman, Bnai Keshet’s Rabbi Ariann Weitzman and Congregation Shomrei Emunah’s Rabbi David Greenstein lead participants in celebrating liberation issues that resonate with the Pas