rail

NJ Transit conducting study on Montclair-area rail line

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsNJ Transit has launched a study involving the Boonton Line, which locals have pegged as a future recreational bike and walking path — the Ice and Iron Greenway — running through Montclair.Over...
March

More than 1,000 Montclair students take part in March 14 walkout

By GWEN OREL and ERIN ROLL orel@montclairlocal.news roll@montclairlocal.newsStudents from numerous Montclair public schools walked out of class last Wednesday, March 14, to take part in a nationally organized walkout to protest gun violence.More than 1,000 students...

Montclair approves township budget with slight increase of $81 on average

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsMontclair property owners will see an increase of 1.68 percent on the municipal portion of their 2018 tax bill after the council approved the budget at its March 20 meeting.Last year,...

Police: Montclair man swung dog on leash, injuring it

A Montclair man is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he allegedly swung a dog around on a leash and caused it to hit a tree.Lawrence Athill, 64, was arrested following the incident...

Town readies for more snow

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsIt may be the first day of spring and the crocuses are sprouting, but the forecast calls for 11 to 15 inches of snow tomorrow, March 21. And as of Tuesday...

Montclair BOE approves preliminary budget, with some difficulty

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Board of Education officially approved the preliminary budget for submission to county officials Monday night, but not without some turbulence.The board had to take a second vote after the first...
Glenfield

Parents claim Glenfield students threatened with detention over walkout

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsSeveral Glenfield parents are alleging their children were threatened with detention for participating in last week’s walkout, an allegation the district denies.The March 14 walkout saw students across the country, including Montclair,...

Montclair Brewery hopes to clear last hurdles to April opening

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Brewery’s owners are still shooting for an end of April opening, even with a list of repairs and an additional two more parking spaces the town is now requiring.But the opening...
BOE

Montclair schools to get $7.4 million in state aid

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is set to receive an additional $500,000 in state aid for the 2018-2019 school year.The state Department of Education released the aid numbers for each district Thursday, March 15. Montclair is...
senior

Montclair Advisory Committee seeks your input on future senior housing

 By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news At the most recent Montclair Planning Board meeting, 96-year-old Samuel Debnam’s plan to subdivide his lot where he has had a home for 73 years was denied. Given rising property taxes,...