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...
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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...
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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...