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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...
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Opinion: In primary, local GOP looks for different kind of victory

by John Van Wagner for Montclair Local This past May 18, history was made at the Bloomfield Town Pub. You heard it here first. There were no political luminaries there, no media coverage. Pub patrons on that...

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...

Johnson wins hometown Montclair in gubernatorial primary

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Montclair’s hometown gubernatorial candidate, Jim Johnson, got the overwhelming support of the township in Tuesday’s primary, garnering nearly 40 percent more votes than the winner for the Democratic nomination for governor, Phil Murphy. Johnson,...

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...

Montclair declares itself ‘welcoming community’ for immigrants

By LINDA MOSS Staff Writer Before a packed audience, and in a compromise opposed by some residents, the Township Council on Tuesday night voted to declare the municipality a “welcoming” community, rather than a sanctuary, for...

Frelinghuysen challenger Sherrill woos supporters in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Township resident Mikie Sherrill, who seeks to oust incumbent U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen from office, on Monday fielded some tough questions from potential voters who lauded her on one hand, but also...

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...

Keeping up the ‘Resistance’

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news In homes in Montclair and across North Jersey, residents are breaking bread with Syrian refugees, sharing food and conversation. These dinners, aimed at fostering understanding and communication, are being organized by the...

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