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Montclair schools staff: Classroom temperatures get as low as 40s, 50s

District administrators say they respond to complaints, are working against the limits of an aging HVAC system.

Montclair journalist, professor Kelly Whiteside picked for College Football Playoff Selection Committee

The Montclair State University associate professor's first decision will be to help choose who will be in the Final Four of college football.

Montclair residents ask: Why weren’t we heard?

Some Montclair residents are questioning why Mayor Sean Spiller deviated from the previously published agenda at a recent Township Council meeting to hold public comment later in the night, after a vote that could lead to an expanded temporary skate park at Rand Park had already taken place. 

Republicans want NJ Supreme Court to toss tiebreaker’s new explanation for redistricting

The new map leaves most of Montclair's the Fourth Ward in Donald Payne's 10th District, and moves more of the township into Mikie Sherrill's 11th.

A dozen homes still under boil water advisory after Highland Avenue water main break

About a dozen homes remained under a boil water advisory Monday, after a water main break on Highland Avenue the day before caused water and power shutoffs for several more residences.The Montclair Water Bureau...

Young filmmakers, screenwriters: Montclair Film wants to hear from you

Arts organization is holding two contests for students.

A ‘Shot of Redemption’ — Montclair Brewery owner takes prize on ‘Master Distiller’

Leo Sawadogo was invited to return to the Discovery+ show, but couldn't tell anyone he'd won for months.

Montclair High girls grab second Essex County swim title in a row

The Montclair High School girls swim team took home the Essex County Championships for a second time in a row, while the boys landed in third.

Montclair homes with Black Lives Matter signs targeted by anonymous letters

“This person is making assumptions about us," one recipient said. "They don’t know what we do in our spare time to back our beliefs and help others."

Students petition: Make Lunar New Year a Montclair schools holiday

“I never felt like my culture as a Chinese American was taken seriously,” Leon Wang, president of the Asian Student Union, told the Montclair school board.