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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Montclair State faculty member killed in Grove Street accident

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A Montclair State University faculty member was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Grove Street Wednesday night, according to a statement released by the university. Mary DeFilippis, 73, was the academic adviser...

BID to develop app for Montclair events, businesses

The Montclair Center Business Improvement District is working on a cellphone app so that residents and visitors will have information about local events and businesses at their fingertips, according to the organization. The idea is...

Montclair attorney pleads guilty to role in $4 million insurance fraud ring

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A Montclair attorney has pleaded guilty to charges related to his alleged role in a $4 million medical insurance fraud ring. Mark Gertner pleaded guilty to third-degree third-degree criminal running, according to an...

Staff cuts take center stage at BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Parents, students and community members continued to speak out against several proposed staff cuts during Wednesday's Township Board of Education meeting. The district is expecting to cut several staff positions next year, including...

Montclair weighs in on subject of school rankings

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Every year the ratings and rankings are released: the best colleges, the best high schools. And every year the debate is renewed: Do these rankings really count for anything? The answer in Montclair:...

Woman found dead in Montclair apartment

Authorities are investigating after a woman was found dead in a Montclair apartment earlier this week. Police were called to the woman’s apartment on Grove Street on Sunday. Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly said Friday...

Montclair man arraigned in Newark on animal cruelty charges

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A Montclair man accused of animal cruelty after a road rage video went viral on the internet pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance on Tuesday. Marc Dionne, 22, appeared before Judge...

Panel: Opioid crisis poses challenge for law enforcement, counselors

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Montclair Police Det. Sgt. Charles Cunningham described the pain of losing a loved one to drug abuse, and several others had tragic tales to tell on Thursday night, too. During an “Opioid Crisis”...

Planning Board approves Seymour Street redevelopment site plan

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Following a five-hour-long meeting, the Township Planning Board voted 9-0 early Tuesday morning to approve the site plan for the redevelopment of Seymour Street, aiming to create an arts and entertainment mecca...

Accident victims, residents plead for 30 mph limit on Grove Street

One man described how he was thrown up in the air and slammed down on the ground. A woman told how her husband’s femur bone shot up into his hip.

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