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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...
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Price-posting ordinance pulled from council agenda

Following opposition from local merchants and her own belief that it just wasn’t ready for a vote, Fourth Ward Councilwoman Renée Baskerville withdrew a proposed ordinance on Tuesday night that would have required  service...

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....
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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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Piscopo still weighing independent bid for governor

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news “Saturday Night Live” veteran and North Jersey native Joe Piscopo didn’t tip his hand on Wednesday at a luncheon for local Republicans, still declining to say whether he will run for governor...

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 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...

Opinion: What happened to my father’s GOP?

By BOB RUSSO As a teenager growing up in Newark in the 1950 and ’60s, I helped my father run his small business while attending great public schools. I saw him support President Dwight D....

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...