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Olympian Alexis Sablone is leaving a mark on Montclair’s skate park

Sablone, who visited this week, will be designing skateable sculptures for Rand Park, and whatever home Montclair skaters find next.
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Baskerville will not be running for NAACP president

Renee Baskerville’s bid for president of the Montclair NAACP has been pulled by the National NAACP, which has taken over the local election due to infighting.
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Tenants, landlords urged to be honest in rent freeze reports

Montclair officials enacted a rent freeze last year to protect tenants during the economic downturn due to COVID-19. Now, a Landlord-Tenant Housing Advisory Committee official says that while some landlords have violated the ordinance, some tenants have filed false claims about landlords concerning the freeze. 
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COVID-19 vaccine opened up to senior citizens, people with underlying conditions

As of Jan. 13, a total of 264,681 vaccine doses had been administered, including 236,503 first doses and 28,045 second doses. The total is expected to go up “exponentially” over the next week, Murphy said. 

National NAACP intervenes into Montclair election due to infighting

The national NAACP is taking over the Montclair NAACP’s first contested election in nearly a decade.

1,000 of Mountainside’s health workers get vaccine — but 700 to go

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMore than 1,000 health-care workers at Mountainside hospital in Montclair have received at least their first doses of coronavirus vaccine, about a month after they first became available. That still leaves about...

Winter registration opens at Adult School of Montclair Public Library

Winter registration is open for classes at the Adult School of Montclair Public Library, with online classes starting Tuesday, Jan. 19.
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COVID-19: New Jersey launches vaccine tracker on state COVID-19 information page

Also: The state is dropping graduation assessment tests this year.

Bellevue Theater owner plans housing with a theater component for the historic facility

The Bellevue Theatre owner says he is considering a residential and retail project with a theater on the ground level, after plans to renovate the historic theater fell through last week. 
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Bellevue Theatre redevelopers withdraw plans for reopening

The group planning to remodel and reopen Montclair’s historic Bellevue Theatre has pulled out — at least temporarily.