Beefed-up police, radar, education campaign aim to curtail accidents

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The township is taking steps to improve pedestrian safety, including hiring more police officers, employing radar and even mounting a public-information campaign to educate drivers and those crossing local streets. That was the...

Montclair schools to take second look at student advocate position

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair school district said during a recent Board of Education meeting that it wouldn’t be able to hire a student advocate for the 2017-2018 school year. But after last Thursday night’s Civil...

Political potluck: Murphy candidacy prompts unease in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news On Cloverhill Place in Montclair, residents are apprehensive about the looming Nov. 7 gubernatorial election. They are part of a Democratic enclave, and they expect their party’s candidate, Phil Murphy, to win....

Montclair Community Pre-K marks 20th anniversary

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair Community Pre-K is marking its 20th anniversary this year. The entire school — past and current students, staff, and parents — was the grand marshal for this year’s Fourth of July Parade....

Vehicle strikes Montclair firefighter in the hand

Police are investigating after a motorist’s vehicle apparently struck a Montclair firefighter’s left hand on Monday. Police Lt. David O’Dowd said on Tuesday that the incident occurred when firefighters saw a vehicle driving erratically on...
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Planning board has Lackawanna Plaza back, now what?

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The controversial Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan is going back to the Township Planning Board, but exactly what happens then and the timetable for any action is still under discussion. And even as the...

Teachers to Montclair BOE: We are here

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Monday night’s BOE meeting was a busy one. A large number of teachers, many sporting Montclair Education Association T-shirts and sweatshirts, were in attendance. Petal Robertson, MEA chair, explained to the board during the...

Sister-city group marches in Montclair, Columbus Day parade

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church this past Sunday rolled out the red carpet for a delegation from Montclair’s sister city Aquilonia, and also heard tell of a purported miracle that happened...

Mural, community gardens come under council scrutiny

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Montclair is grappling with establishing guidelines for the private use, for community gardens and even street art, of public land and what recourse the township should have against those who don’t seek...

MHS students present BOE with list of concerns, suggestions for class offerings

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair High School needs to better publicize its academic courses, some of its students say. But the school also needs to teach practical, life-based skills, like balancing a checkbook, figuring out car insurance...