new board member

New board member on BOE

Priscilla Church is the BOE’s newest member.
educator

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.
off-street parking

Off-street parking a challenge for some

Homeowners are looking to tear down their garages and build new ones telling the Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment that existing space is not enough in their older garages.

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....
water company

Water Commission responds to Bonsal tree clearing

Water commission maintains it does need a permit to maintain easement.
hearing

Preservation commission presents ‘viable’ plan to save train sheds

The Historic Preservation Commission voted Monday night to amend a resolution reiterating its recommendations that the train sheds at Lackawanna Plaza be saved.

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.

Montclair teen wins $25,000 scholarship for air quality research

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Eeshan Tripathii is working on a project that may make it safer to breathe indoors. It has earned the Montclair resident $25,000 and he is not even out of high school yet. Tripathii came...