Montclair has low school breakfast participation rate, report claims

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOver 1,000 Montclair children are eligible for free and reduced-price breakfast served at their schools, but only about 13 percent of eligible students actually take advantage of it. Furthermore, the district has...

Laura Hertzog resigns from Montclair Board of Education

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsBoard president Laura Hertzog resigned from the Montclair Board of Education Thursday, May 16, the same night the board elected new leadership including Eve Robinson as president.Latifah Jannah was elected as vice...

Montclair Community Pre-K to break ground for playground in summer

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Community Pre-K expects to break ground on its new playground in June.Pre-K officials met with the Historic Preservation Commission on April 25 and the planning board on May 2. A...

Lackawanna Train Station makes top 10 most NJ endangered historic sites

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsWhile the Lackawanna Plaza train sheds await the wrecking ball, Preservation New Jersey has just declared the entire site as one of 10 on its list of New Jersey’s Most...

Here’s what a no-demo law looks like in Montclair

The first step in moving the approval of demolition permits on historic structures from the building department to the Historic Preservation Commission was approved by the council last Tuesday.
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Planning board passes on Orange Road application decision

A density issue surrounding a 46-unit apartment building proposed for Ferrara’s Auto Body property on Orange Road will be decided by either the zoning board or the council.

Chalk on tires case resonates in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Ohio ruled that chalking tires is a violation of the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits searches of property without a warrant. The court ruling applies to...

Two more Montclair clergy identified in abuse report

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThree months after the Archdiocese of Newark released a report identifying six clergy with Montclair ties who had been accused of sexual abuse, a New Jersey law firm has identified two more,...

Some Montclair NJ Transit riders to be diverted to Hoboken beginning in June

Beginning June 17, NJ TRANSIT will be temporarily diverting select Midtown Direct rail service on the Montclair-Boonton Line (MOBO) to Hoboken, in order to accommodate vital Amtrak repair work that will take two tracks...

Montclair Police Blotters, May 16

BURGLARY/THEFT Tuesday, May 7—A juvenile resident observed an intruder inside the detached garage of her home on Carteret Street. When the intruder was alerted to the presence of the juvenile, he left the area on...