Montclair PD: Drunk man demands free liquor, locks employees inside store

By Erin Roll roll@montclairlocal.news A drunk Montclair man allegedly entered Caggiano's Liquors on Glenridge Avenue last week demanding free liquor and then locking employees inside the store, according to police. Jamal Liggins, 38, was arrested following the...

Watchung apartment complex gets nod

The planning board approved a plan for an 11-unit apartment building, although the site plan has been met with heavy opposition from neighboring residents for some time.
age in place

Postponement for 96-year-old who wants to sell half his lot to ‘age in place’

Property owner Sam Debnam, 96, wants to sell half of his 150-by-100-foot lot to developer Mitchell MacGregor, who plans to build a single-family house on the site.

Montclair PD: Man wanted in Miller Street stabbing

By Erin Roll roll@montclairlocal.news Police in Montclair are searching for a man wanted on charges of stabbing a man on Miller Street Monday night. Authorities say that Donald “Ibn” Silvera, 40, is wanted for stabbing a 48-year-old...
Terry Lawrence Demming

Montclair mourns loss of Terry Demming, 7, son of former council member

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair community is mourning the loss of seven-year-old Terry Demming, known as the “funniest boy in class and a great friend,” who died over July 4 weekend. Terry Demming drowned in a...
Washington Avenue

Washington Avenue subdivision, 11-apartment development to be heard tonight

A proposal to split a lot on Washington Avenue in order to build a second home on the property is back at the planning board seeking approval. The planning board will hear the new application tonight, July 9.
tax law

Will the new tax laws hurt not-for-profits?

Not-for-profits are dealing with a sea of confusion when it comes to the new tax laws passed in December.
parking spots

Compromise: Edgemont could get 6 parking spots in response to senior outcry

The park house at Edgemont Memorial Park will get six new parking spaces after seniors lobbied the town over the lack of parking with the new configuration of the driveway and loss of the parking area.
business

Montclair 150: In business – Some closed; others stood test of time

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news Beginning in the 1850s, businesses opened in what is now Montclair reflecting the needs of a rural community. As the Industrial Revolution hit and the population grew, businesses’ services and offerings...

Some fireworks legalized for sale in New Jersey

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news This summer, area celebrants can legally buy fireworks in New Jersey, but don’t get too excited. Rather than giving off the big bang you would expect, you get more of a sparkle,...