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...
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Moving closer to a supermarket in the fourth ward

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Two supermarket chains are now interested in opening up in the redeveloped Lackawanna Plaza, according to developer Brian Stolar. Continuing 10 months of testimony, the planning board heard from Stolar Monday night,...
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James Ray claims self-defense in girlfriend’s killing

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A Montclair man accused of killing his girlfriend in October is claiming self-defense. James Ray III, 55, appeared in Essex County Superior Court on Monday, Nov. 26, before Judge Ronald Wigler. He is...
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MKA turns final construction phase into learning experience

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news For the past five months, the Montclair Kimberley Academy community has grown to include construction workers, bulldozers, engineers and lots of cones. The school’s Orange Road campus for pre-K through third-graders...

Montclair Education Association objects to student equity advocate presentation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair Education Association members voiced objections to what they said is a lack of communication with teachers concerning students' allegations of discrimination, sexual harassment or academic sabotage. On Nov. 7, new student equity...
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Small Business Saturday in Montclair

Montclair Center BID invites the community to shop locally on Small Business Saturday, Saturday, Nov. 24. The kickoff for the day’s events will take place on Church Street at 11 a.m.  Shoppers can stop...

Friends remember Montclair’s Joan Juengling

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Those who knew Montclair resident Joan Juengling, who perished in a train accident last week, said that her beauty shone inside and out. As family and friends prepared for funeral services this week,...
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Montclair Police looking for Saturday night’s shooting suspect

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Police are looking for the public's help in locating a Montclair man who police said shot and wounded a man Saturday night on Bloomfield Avenue and Mission Street. Police have named 28-year-old...