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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...

Montclair schools, township hold panel talk on education budget process

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair Board of Education, in partnership with state and township elected officials, conducted a panel talk on the school budget process at Trinity Presbyterian Church Monday night. The panelists included State Sen....

Murphy to speak at Montclair Democratic Committee dinner

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy will be the keynote speaker at the Montclair Democratic County Committee’s (MDCC) annual dinner next week. The event at the Valley Regency in Clifton will also honor the local organizations...

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....

Massive crowd welcomes Hillary Clinton to Montclair’s Watchung Booksellers

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The line literally stretched around the block — and well beyond — for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book signing at Watchung Booksellers Tuesday evening. The former secretary of state, first lady and presidential candidate...

SiriusXM’s Obeidallah to conduct Montclair town hall with Murphy

BlueWaveNJ is teaming up with SiriusXM host, and North Jersey native, Dean Obeidallah to hold a town hall meeting in Montclair this Saturday with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy, the progressive group said Tuesday. "Mr....

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