Terry Lawrence Demming

Montclair mourns loss of Terry Demming, 7, son of former council member

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair community is mourning the loss of seven-year-old Terry Demming, known as the “funniest boy in class and a great friend,” who died over July 4 weekend. Terry Demming drowned in a...

Some fireworks legalized for sale in New Jersey

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news This summer, area celebrants can legally buy fireworks in New Jersey, but don’t get too excited. Rather than giving off the big bang you would expect, you get more of a sparkle,...

Montclair pools open up for free Monday during heat wave

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Hundreds of residents took advantage of Montclair’s free pool day on Monday in order to get relief from the heat wave that hit early in the week. Temperatures climbed to 96 degrees,...

Newsroom shooting victim once called Montclair home

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news One of the five victims of the Capital Gazette shooting on Thursday, June 28, has ties to Montclair as a former resident, writer, member of the school community and congregant of a...
Fentanyl

Street fentanyl takes Montclair drug enforcement to new level

Fentanyl, an opioid prescribed only for those in the last stages of chronic illnesses, is now being sold on the street and killing people at an alarming rate in New Jersey.

Road work, gas upgrades create detours in Montclair’s north end

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news An ongoing series of township road repairs and PSE&G gas line upgrades are creating a traffic headache for motorists in Montclair’s north end. Frederick Chichester lives at the end of Gordonhurst Avenue, a...

Montclair Fire Department responds to Walnut Street house fire, Gordonhurst Avenue truck fire

The Montclair Fire Department responded to two fires over the past week. On June 2 at 1:34 p.m., units responded to a two-alarm house fire on Walnut Street where heavy fire was venting from the...
drug recognition expert

Police officer first to be trained as drug recognition expert

Montclair Officer Elisa Arnaldy recently received her certification as a drug recognition expert through the New Jersey State Police. A drug recognition expert is skilled in detecting and identifying persons under the influence of drugs...
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...