Montclair High School dance classes can’t fulfill PE credit, district says

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School students can no longer take dance classes to fulfill their physical education requirement.The decision to reclassify dance as an elective was met with disappointment by about 20 students who...
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Lackawanna mall conversion funding in the ’80s raises questions at hearing

By Jaimie Julia Winters  winters@montclairlocal.newsIn 1982, Montclair entered into a public-private agreement for the conversion of the historic Lackawanna Plaza into a mall, the demolition of the existing overpass on Grove Street and  the construction...
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Does color matter? Montclair Historic Preservation Commission, developer battle over black and white

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalFor prominent Montclair developer Steven Plofker, window frame paint color at the Carriage House located on the property shared by The George dominated his points of disagreement with the Montclair...

Year in Review: Top news stories of 2018

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsWhile Montclair celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018, the town was moving forward creating an urban hub. Multi-use development proposals kept the planning board busy.  While the MC Hotel is expected...

Montclair High School students urge school to keep dance as PE credit class

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School students can take dance classes to fulfill their physical education requirement. But that soon may change.Students say the school is planning to re-classify dance as an elective, which means...

Once free, residents now charged to attend Adult School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair residents will now have to pay tuition to take classes at the Adult School of Montclair as part of the school’s new policy.But that tuition comes with a 50 percent discount.In...

Warming centers open due to frigid weather

 Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because extreme cold weather is in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Thursday, Jan. 10 through Monday, Jan. 14. In Montclair, the overnight warming station...

Montclair Police: Luring incident a misunderstanding

A suspected luring incident in Montclair was actually an Uber driver making a scheduled pickup.
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Will development put a burden on our schools?

Is the development boom in Montclair going to bring a sizable number of new students into the district, which, in turn, could create a need for more facilities?
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Town stops MC Hotel rooftop construction

By Jaimie Julia Winters  winters@montclairlocal.newsRooftop construction at the MC Hotel has been halted after the town discovered that mechanicals had been placed in an area not approved by the town.“There is an issue that mechanical...