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11th District?

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...
Frelinghuysen

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...

Murphy names Baskerville to transition team for health committee

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Governor-elect Phil Murphy has named Fourth Ward Councilwoman Renee Baskerviile to serve on his transition team regarding health care, the township said Monday. During the course of the next two months Baskerville, a...

Montclair Dems celebrate Murphy win, Gills’ re-elections

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news It couldn’t have been a more celebratory Election Night at the Democratic campaign headquarters in Montclair Tuesday, with gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy winning by a large margin in town and hometown politicians...

Exit poll: Montclair voters go for Murphy

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Braving the brisk and rainy weather, Montclair residents came to the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots for governor, with New Jersey being only one of two states in the nation with...