Fraternity advisor at Montclair State accused of theft

A former fraternity advisor at Montclair State University (MSU) is accused of stealing nearly $44,000 from the fraternity over a two-year period.Joseph Specchio was arrested on July 30 on charges of third-degree theft, writing...

Payroll error results in lower paychecks for Montclair school staff

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA payroll issue resulted in Montclair public school teachers receiving less than their full paycheck during the first week of school.Teachers received their first pay stubs of the school year Friday, Sept....
Bias incidents

New Jersey bias incident report shows more cases involving minors

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWhile New Jersey is seeing an overall increase in bias crimes committed, Montclair is reporting a decline, according to the 2017-18 numbers supplied by the state.The numbers also reveal that almost half...

Town officials counter board member’s assertions of development wrongdoing

The township council Thursday “denied any wrongdoing” by its members or town employees regarding the controversy over the Montclair Center Gateway Redevelopment Plan.

Substation failure caused power loss to 10,000 homes

A widespread outage knocked out power to nearly 10,000 households in Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, West Orange and Newark Wednesday night, Sept. 11.

Teacher files lawsuit against Montclair BOE alleging discrimination

Montclair High School teacher Kenneth Schnitzer is suing the Montclair Board of Education, alleging discrimination as a white Jewish male in his attempts to be promoted to an administrative position.

After fatalities, NJ Transit installs fencing near Watchung Avenue Station

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIn the wake of two train fatalities in Montclair in less than a year, NJ Transit has installed fencing and additional warning signs at the end of two streets near Watchung Station...

Montclair Police Blotter, Sept. 12

ARRESTS Saturday, Sept. 7—A 39-year-old Orange man was arrested on Orange Road and charged with three counts of burglary after it was determined that he had entered several vehicles. Possible thefts included over $35 in...