Montclair Community Pre-K plans new playground

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair Community Pre-K could have a new outdoor play space by next fall. The pre-school community has decided that its existing playground is in need of a makeover and hopes to have...

Woodman Field Bleachers reopened

The bleachers at Woodman Field should be welcoming fans by the next Montclair High School football home game.

High School to get temporary classrooms Oct. 24, staircase construction delayed due to asbestos

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair High School will be getting portable classrooms in late October, as the district prepares to start rebuilding four staircases in the old section of the school. However, an inspection found traces...

Montclair High School students describe disruptions after staircase collapse

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news With four staircases and two floors blocked off at Montclair High School, students and staff have had to adjust to a change in routine. A staircase collapse this month has caused 31 classrooms...
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New board member on BOE

Priscilla Church is the BOE’s newest member.
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Edgemont teacher honored as teacher of the year

Smita Dharsi is a second-grade teacher at Edgemont, Montclair’s Montessori school and one of 23 educators across New Jersey who were named Educators of the Year.

Architects recommend repairs to other staircases at Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news An inspection of Montclair High School's stairwells found that with the exception of four now-closed staircases in the main building, none of the staircases at Montclair High School are in imminent danger...

Montclair High School students plan overhaul of Chestnut Street murals

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news In 1996, it stood as a sign of hope in the face of gun violence. Twenty-two years later, the mural beneath the Chestnut Street trestle bridge is faded, peeling and covered in graffiti....

Montclair school architects discuss staircase damage, timeframe for repairs

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair will rebuild four of the high school’s staircases after one collapsed last week prompting the closure of the stairwells and blocking entrance to 31 classrooms, officials announced. Upwards of 80 people showed...

Montclair High School closes additional staircases, classrooms during repairs

Montclair High School’s staircase problems continued Friday, even after the school resumed normal operating hours following the Sept. 7 staircase collapse.