Intellectual freedom essential for libraries

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA parent objects to her son’s choice in a library book because it conflicts with religious beliefs. A parent wants to have a book removed from a school library shelf over “objectionable...

Montclair reacts to new LGBTQ curriculum law

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsNew Jersey schools are now required to teach the contributions of LGBTQ people in history as part of their curriculum.Senator Teresa Ruiz, one of the sponsors of the law, said it is...

Montclair Hockey: MKA falls to opportunistic Wesftield team, 4-1, in McInnis semis

By Andrew Garda garda@montclairlocal.newsPrior to No. 2-seeded Montclair Kimberley Academy's McInnis Cup game against 3-seeded Wesftield, Cougars head coach Tim Cook remarked that the Blue Devils were an opportunistic group."It'll be fine, and then all...

Special bonds: Montclairites celebrate their special friendships

Compiled and photographed by Kate Albright  for Montclair LocalPhotographer Kate Albright met with and photographed locals to get their sweet stories on their “true loves.” The following stories celebrate the special bonds between these friendships.Elodie...
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Valentine’s Day round-up: Love stories we love to tell

We asked you to tell us about loving couples or loving gestures for Valentine's Day. Dogs, children, and old Hollywood... and two references to bagels!

African American, Asian students on the decline in Montclair

 By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe overall number of students listed as African American and Asian has declined in Montclair schools in recent years, while the white student population has remained consistent and the Hispanic student...

Montclair Water Bureau may add surcharge to pay for testing, mapping

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalMontclair’s water pipes, some of which are 150 years old, need to be mapped, and valves must be tested. Residents may see a surcharge as a result, town officials confirmed.The...

Clergy in abuse cases had ties to Montclair parishes

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsSix Catholic clergy members who had served in Montclair churches over the past 80 years are included on a list of clergy accused of sexual abuse released by the church on Wednesday,...

Montclair Local garners 16 NJPA coverage awards

In its first year qualifying, Montclair Local has garnered 16 New Jersey Press Association Awards for its coverage of Montclair throughout 2018.Competing against weekly papers from throughout the state, judges commended Montclair Local, including...
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Oscar shorts: The Underdog turns 10

All of the Oscar-nominated short films will screen at Buzz Aldrin Middle School on Saturday, for the 10th annual "Underdogs."