Montclair High School cheerleaders call for coach to be reinstated

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair High School cheerleading squad came before the Montclair Board of Education Wednesday night urging the district to reinstate the school's head cheer coach. In a prepared statement, squad member Nafia Hampton...

Glenfield closes two classrooms due to damaged attic timbers

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Two classrooms at Glenfield Middle School are now closed after a building inspection found damaged roof trusses in the attic area over the classrooms. Glenfield Principal Cheryl Hopper sent a letter to parents...
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New 46-unit housing project proposed for Orange Road

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news A four-story apartment and retail building is proposed for Orange Road in between the MC Hotel, currently on the rise, and the Orange Road parking garage. The proposal for the 0.644-acre...
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Lackawanna developer ends six months of testimony

By Jaimie Julia Winters  winters@montclairlocal.news More than six months of testimony by the proponents of the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan rumbled to a conclusion on Monday with the issue of just what constitutes a train station...
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Environment commission pushes for deer assessment

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair Local To get a handle on the extent of the deer problems in Montclair, the Environmental Commission will recommend that the township conduct an assessment. “We spoke to a bunch of organizations...

Montclair Police under review in connection with Glen Ridge crash

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news A high-speed chase involving Montclair Police officers, which ended with two dead following a crash in Glen Ridge, is under investigation by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office. The preliminary investigation indicates that...

Police looking for boyfriend charged with Union Gardens murder

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Kenneth Jones of Montclair has been charged with the fatal stabbing of Tameeka Johnson, 41, also of Montclair. Johnson's murder is the third in Montclair this year. On Nov. 12, Montclair Police...

Montclair schools get donation from Lunch Crisis to help students pay for lunch

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair school district has received a donation to help offset a recurring problem: students not being able to pay for their lunches. The district received $3,000 from the Trenton-based group Lunch Crisis....

Montclair schools debate whether to allow homeschooled children to play sports

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair is debating whether to allow homeschooled children living in the district to play sports on a school-backed team. Currently, Montclair’s athletics participation policy does not allow homeschooled students to play sports in...
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Parking fines to more than double in parts of downtown

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair Local In a move to address parking issues in Montclair, the mayor and council unanimously passed ordinances to allow residents more flexibility in parking, while doubling parking violation fines in mostly...