Montclair High graduation: Class of 2018 graduates with reminder to work for better world

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news It was a festive night Thursday as 516 members of Montclair High School's Class of 2018 began the next chapter of their lives. Amid the pomp and circumstance of the traditional graduation ceremony...
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Why your sewer bill is higher, but water is the same

While water rates stayed flat for 2018, sewer rates went up this year for Montclair households.
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PHOTOS: Montclair High holds pre-prom at Van Vleck

Montclair High School held its senior prom on June 19. Students and family met at the Van Vleck Mansion and Gardens for the traditional pre-prom picture taking.

Montclair schools start looking at Pre-K expansion efforts

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news With the announcement of new state funding for Pre-K, Montclair may seek funding in hopes of expanding its Pre-K services. Currently the Montclair Community Pre-K handles Montclair’s three and four year olds. The...

Montclair BOE can’t excuse itself from case against Turner, DOE says

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Department of Education has denied Montclair Board of Education’s request to excuse itself from a complaint filed against BOE member Franklin Turner by a resident challenging his residency status. In response to...
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Citing ‘recent issues’ Lackawanna developer postpones hearing

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news About 20 residents and historians attended the planning board hearing Monday night, June 18, with plans of presenting opposition to Lackawanna redevelopers’ proposal to raze the historic train sheds, only to...

Report: Latino, African American students underrepresented in advanced classes in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair has work to do with helping Latino and African American students to be represented in advanced classes. A status update on participation in Montclair’s honors and AP courses, as well as the...
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Montclair schools will address student absenteeism

The Montclair school district will have to come up with a plan to address its absenteeism rate among students. Last school year, about 14 percent of Montclair High School’s students were “chronically” absent from school....

Eleven-apartment Park Street redevelopment postponed

By Tina Pappas for Montclair Local A lengthy hearing on a proposed apartment building at 256 Park St. resulted in postponement of the application. Residents raised concerns about aesthetics and increased traffic problems arising from the 11...

Gifted and talented program to come up for review in Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Is Montclair’s gifted and talented program meeting the needs of students? Do all gifted students have a chance of getting into the program? The school district hopes to find these answers over the...