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Thousands of paper swans honor children separated at the border

Maya Stein began making origami swans on June 20 to recognize every child separated from his or her parents seeking asylum at the border under the administration’s current zero tolerance immigration policy.

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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Campaign signs on Montclair High School lawn questioned

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Who placed the campaign signs on the Montclair High School Lawn?  No one knows it seems, but it goes against township code. Signs supporting candidate Mikie Sherrill were placed on the Midland Avenue...
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Montclair councilman considering 11th District run

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Could Township Councilman Bill Hurlock be running against Mikie Sherrill for Congress in the 11th District? It’s a possibility, the First Ward councilman said last Friday. “It’s something I’m seriously considering. I’ve had several...

Montclair clergy plead not guilty following DREAM Act sit-in

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Three Montclair clergy members had their first day in court on Tuesday, but it’s not over yet. Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of Bnai Keshet and Revs. Ann Ralosky and John Rogers, both of First...
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Frelinghuysen to step down at end of term

One of Montclair’s congressional representatives will not be seeking reelection this year. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) announced Monday that he will be retiring when his term expires at the end of 2018. “My years in public...

GOP tax reform may hit Montclair home values hard

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Montclair homeowners should brace for a double-digit decrease in their property values if proposed Republican federal tax reform passes. That’s the alarming message that Township Mayor Robert Jackson had this past weekend at...

DiVincenzo kicks off re-election campaign for Essex executive

With Governor-Elect Phil Murphy by his side, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. kicked off his re-election campaign for a fifth term Monday. DiVincenzo announced his plans during a press conference at Essex County Veterans...

Cloverhill Place residents ready for Murphy to get to work

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news For a number of residents on Cloverhill Place, there was no choice but to cast their ballots for Democrat Phil Murphy in the state’s Nov. 7 gubernatorial election, who defeated Lt. Governor...