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Montclair schools, civil rights commission voice concerns about DACA

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The announcement that the Trump administration was planning to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is causing concern in Montclair, including from the township’s Civil Rights Commission. In late August, it was...

Council committee calls for downsizing of Lackawanna Plaza plan

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Agreeing with many major recommendations made by planners and historic preservationists, a special Township Council committee on Monday night said that the proposed Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan should be downsized — to...

Montclair police, Applegate to host ‘Cone with a Cop’

You can join the Montclair Police Department and Applegate Farm for "Cone with a Cop" on Saturday, Sept. 23. Bring your kids to Applegate for a talk over an ice cream cone, and ask any...

Two people charged in Montclair vehicle crash

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Two Montclair residents are facing charges as a result of a motor vehicle accident early Sunday morning. The rollover accident on South Mountain Avenue resulted in charges against both the driver, Anthony Singh,...

Montclair man arrested in Newark on robbery, assault charges

A Montclair man was arrested following a fight and a robbery in Newark early Saturday morning. Jason Josaphat, 27, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, robbery and aggravated assault on a police officer, according...

Follow-up court date set for Montclair man in alleged animal-cruelty case

The Montclair man accused of animal cruelty in a July 12 road rage incident is due back in court later this month. Marc Dionne had a court appearance before Judge John Gizzo in Essex County...

Montclair schools get new food service vendor

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news On the first day of school today, Montclair elementary school students can choose between waffles with syrup, turkey sausage and sweet potato fries, or a burger with cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce...

Montclair BOE holds one last meeting before first day of school

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Wednesday night’s board of education meeting, the last one before school started the next day, was a relatively short one. However, the board took a few minutes to wish the students and their...

Lewis Estates mansion fate remains unclear

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news As of this middle of this week the future of the historic Lewis Estates house -- for sale for $10 or less -- remained unknown. A developer set a deadline of this Tuesday,...

Montclair parents express frustration over wait for first-day information

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Some Montclair parents are complaining that they didn’t receive important first-day-of-school information until a few days before the schools were set to open. The Montclair school district posted a lot of first-day information,...