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Mother still seeks justice after loss of son to bus incident 6 years ago

Deshon Johnson was a 22-year-old college student with a promising future when he was struck and killed by a bus on the corner of Broad Street and Bay Avenue in Bloomfield on July 18, 2012.

Montclair hedge fund owner sentenced for six years

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A Montclair hedge fund owner has been sentenced to six years in prison for defrauding two investors of $4 million. Nicholas Lattanzio, 62, was sentenced Thursday in federal court in Newark, according to...
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New bill could require schools to install panic buttons

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A new bill awaiting the governor’s signature will require public schools, including Montclair’s, to have silent alarms and emergency lights installed. The bill, known as Alyssa’s Law, cleared both the Assembly and the...

Montclair PD: Drunk man demands free liquor, locks employees inside store

By Erin Roll roll@montclairlocal.news A drunk Montclair man allegedly entered Caggiano's Liquors on Glenridge Avenue last week demanding free liquor and then locking employees inside the store, according to police. Jamal Liggins, 38, was arrested following the...

Montclair PD: Man wanted in Miller Street stabbing

By Erin Roll roll@montclairlocal.news Police in Montclair are searching for a man wanted on charges of stabbing a man on Miller Street Monday night. Authorities say that Donald “Ibn” Silvera, 40, is wanted for stabbing a 48-year-old...
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 the July 4 weekend. Terry Demming drowned in...

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.