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Murphy gives permission for child care to reopen and summer day camps to begin

On Friday, May 29, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that daycare centers that have been closed due to the pandemic can reopen on June 15. Since March, only daycares which cared for children of essential workers have been open.

Montclair real estate market holds steady in the face of COVID-19

While real estate has struggled nationally during the COVID-19 pandemic, Montclair has held steady according to local real estate agents.
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Montclair police blotter: May 29, 2020

The police blotter is provided to Montclair Local at the discretion of the Montclair Police Department, and may not reflect the complete scope of police activity.

COVID-19: Unemployment applications on decline, hospitalizations increase for second straight day

The state saw a 20 percent decrease in the number of new unemployment filings last week.
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Montclair plans in-person graduation on July 9 in addition to virtual ceremony

Last Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that in-person graduations would be allowed after July 6 and with social distancing practices in place.

Montclair schools seek to expand meal distribution during closure

When schools first closed back in March, the district, working with nutrition vendor Pomptonian, offered grab-and-go meals at three different schools - Hillside, Nishuane and Montclair High School - while Toni’s Kitchen provided bags of groceries. On April 6, based on demand, the meal distribution was consolidated into one pickup spot at Toni’s Kitchen.

As COVID-19 continues housing advocates worry over long-term effects on renters

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsWith almost half of Montclair’s residents paying rent rather than a mortgage and COVID-19 bringing severe job and wage loss, government officials and housing advocates are doing what they can to...

COVID-19: More New Jerseyans getting tested

New Jersey has exceeded its goal of conducting 20,000 residents per day by the end of this month.
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Community shares possible solutions for Montclair’s achievement gap in “Let’s Talk About It”

The Montclair NAACP Youth Council held a “Let’s Talk About It” event on Sunday, May 24, for the public to share their thoughts on what is contributing to Montclair’s long-standing achievement gap, and how those issues could probably be addressed.

Montclair WWII veteran reflects on his service

Montclair World War II veteran James Brunson turned 101 on May 10, and has a wealth of experience to share with the generations which followed his.