Montclair pools open up for free Monday during heat wave

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Hundreds of residents took advantage of Montclair’s free pool day on Monday in order to get relief from the heat wave that hit early in the week. Temperatures climbed to 96 degrees,...
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MONTCLAIR 150: Second life for Montclair gems

By Frank Gerard Godlewski for Montclair Local Montclair is a triumphal legacy of architecture and design, fittingly called in 1922, “the finest suburban town in the United States… the splendid mountainside, which has inspired the architect...

Montclair 150: How Montclair’s schools came to be

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Few institutions have been as important to the life of Montclair as its schools. The last 150 years have seen Montclair’s schools change from a collection of modest school houses serving local farming...
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MONTCLAIR 150: The story of one of Montclair’s earliest homes

  By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news A small, nondescript clapboard home with an extraordinary history has stood at 369 Claremont Ave. since around 1780. Built by William Crane, it may have been one of the first homes,...

Montclair Public Library, Toni’s Kitchen kick off summer lunch programs

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news While most students are celebrating being off for the summer, the summer months also mean that many children won’t get enough food to eat. Several local groups are stepping in to fix...

Newsroom shooting victim once called Montclair home

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news One of the five victims of the Capital Gazette shooting on Thursday, June 28, has ties to Montclair as a former resident, writer, member of the school community and congregant of a...
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Neighbors protest 11-apartment Park Street proposal

Park Street neighbors have started a petition demanding the town not give its approval of a proposed 11-unit apartment building.

Bleachers meet with mixed reviews at MHS graduation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair High School’s solution to the seating shortage for graduation — to set up bleachers outside the amphitheater on Park Street — appears to have been met with mixed reactions from some...

Montclair residents, clergy protest child separations at border

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The separation of children from their parents at the United States border has prompted protests from groups and houses of worship in the Montclair area. Since April, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers have...
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New citizens welcomed in Montclair

Twenty-nine area residents from 17 different countries became U.S. citizens last Friday at Montcalir Art Museum.