Civil Rights Commission

Civil Rights Commission works on community-police relations

By Tina Pappas for Montclair Local A step towards a more unified Montclair through improved police and community relations remains the top focus of the township’s Civil Rights Commission. The commissioners met with local police recently to...

Prosecutor’s Office: Incident being looked at as sexual contact, not assault

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news No charges have been filed in connection with a sexual incident that allegedly occurred between two students in a Montclair High School restroom, said Katherine Carter, a spokesperson for the Essex County Prosecutor’s...

Montclair Fire Department: Driver injured when tree falls on car in Glen Ridge

The Montclair Fire Department responded after a tree fell on a car in Glen Ridge, trapping the driver inside, during Tuesday's storm. Montclair Fire Deputy Chief Robert Duncan said Wednesday that the department got a...

Police investigating report of sexual assault at Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Police are investigating a possible sexual assault case involving two juvenile students at Montclair High School. Police Lt. David O’Dowd confirmed Wednesday the police are investigating a recent report of sexual assault at...

Montclair man charged for role in fraudulent sports drink scheme

By Erin Roll roll@montclairlocal.news A Montclair man is facing multiple charges related to his alleged role in a fraudulent sports drink investment scheme. Kevin Foster, 42, was charged with two counts of tax evasion and four counts...

Police investigating two accidents in four days involving children

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Police are investigating two pedestrian accidents involving children over the past week, both near schools. A four-year-old boy sustained minor injuries after being grazed by a car near Nishuane on Friday, May 4,...

March honors memory of Orange woman killed in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news It was a sea of purple T-shirts and gold balloons on Saturday in Orange, the hometown of Akirah Townes. Family and friends gathered for a memorial service and rally against domestic violence. Hundreds...

MKA gets parking lot, cafeteria approval

By Tina Pappas for Montclair Local Backups along Orange Road will be alleviated once a parking lot and driveway are upgraded at Montclair Kimberly Academy’s Brookdale Campus. The Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment approved the school’s...

Montclair stabbing suspect to undergo psychiatric testing

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Ahighah Broomes, accused of stabbing and killing his ex-girlfriend in Montclair last week, will remain behind bars pending a psychiatric evaluation. Broomes, 21, of Orange, appeared before Judge Nancy Sivilli during a brief...

Police: Two arrested after shooting in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A Montclair man is one of two people under arrest for allegedly shooting a man near Canterbury Park Sunday night, police said. Daevon Saunders-Roberts, 20, of Montclair, and Quanaisa Owens, 18, of Elizabeth,...