Rent control petition filed with town, but it won’t make the November ballot

The group of petitioners associated with the Montclair Property Owners Association [MPOA] has filed its petition with the Montclair Town Clerk to put the Rent Control Ordinance up for a referendum vote.

Arts instruction, safely, during COVID-19

Local schools, including Glenfield Middle School, MKA and MSU, are finding ways to address arts instruction creatively during COVID. 
tax appeals

More Montclair residents, businesses file tax appeals

Whether it was the pandemic or the deadline extension, Montclair has seen a higher number of appeals this year, with 129 filed with the county, compared to 101 filed in 2019. An additional 166 were filed with the state.
student equity advocate

Groups call for student equity advocate position to be reinstated

Schools Superintendent Jonathan Ponds said that he is aware of the concerns raised by some community members and students over the position’s not being filled, and that the matter is under investigation at this time. 
covid schools

COVID-19: State officials begin to see COVID-19 cases in schools

Schools are required to close if they identify two or more cases in separate classrooms, which would indicate an outbreak not confined to a particular group of students. 

In Brief: DWI crackdown begins Thursday, Sept. 24, in Montclair

Montclair Police Department will be conducting a DWI Checkpoint Thursday, Sept. 24, the first of several.

Moving forward on SAFE Streets in Montclair

Montclair’s SAFE Complete Streets Implementation Plan is closer to becoming part of the master plan after Planning Board members voted on Monday, Sept. 21, to incorporate it, but only after a preamble is written up.

Montclair Township census response at only 73 percent

Montclair and New Jersey lag behind many other states in filling out the 2020 Census, which will impact federal representation and funding.
hit and run

UPDATE: Two police officers, civilian injured in police pursuit

Police and ambulance crews were called to the Crescent Parking Deck on South Fullerton Avenue at approximately 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22. 
virtual learning

Virtual learning is a difficult experience for young children, parents tell BOE

At the Sept. 21 Board of Education meeting, families reported that their children were experiencing stress, anxiety and exhaustion from spending long hours in front of a computer, and loneliness from not being with teachers and classmates.