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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 the July 4 weekend. Terry Demming drowned in...
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Train strikes vehicle on tracks in Upper Montclair

A NJ Transit train collided with a vehicle stopped on the tracks near the Upper Montclair train station late Monday afternoon. The accident occurred around 4:45 p.m. at the Bellevue Avenue grade crossing. The train...

Montclair gets state grant to explore idea of microgrid

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Imagine if there were another Sandy-sized power outage in Montclair. It will probably happen. But what if there was a small energy grid, separate from the township’s main grid, that could keep a handful...

Montclair Avenue families ask permission to close off street on Halloween

By ERIN ROLL and LINDA MOSS roll@montclairlocal.news moss@montclairlocal.news Pleading that their street attracts more than 3,000 trick-or-treaters each year, a group of Montclair Avenue residents went to the Township Council Tuesday night to ask that their street...
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Arrest made in fatal stabbing of Orange woman

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Ahighah Broomes, 21, of Orange, has been arrested and charged with the fatal stabbing of Akirah Townes that occurred today, April 27. Townes, 20, of Orange, was stabbed outside of a home on Hartley...
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Arrest made in weekend shooting that resulted in a gunshot to the nose

The victim, who had sustained a gunshot to the nose, had walked from the site of the shooting to Mountainside Hospital.
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Township swears in 10 police chaplains

The Township Council on Tuesday night swore in nine chaplains, representing various faiths, as part of a new Montclair Police Department program. The police chaplains, clergymen and -women, represent houses of worship throughout Montclair. Police Chief...

Montclair businesses, groups, houses of worship start Harvey relief projects

By ERIN ROLL and LINDA MOSS roll@montclairlocal.news moss@montclairlocal.news Montclair has mobilized to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey, with fundraising and relief efforts launched by local groups, houses of worship, and at least one taco truck. The most...

Firefighter injured in Montclair house fire

A firefighter was taken to the hospital with minor injuries during a house fire on Upper Mountain Avenue on Tuesday, Jan. 2. The Montclair Fire Department was alerted to the fire at 3:23 p.m., Deputy...

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...