BID will foot the bill to close streets to expand dining

A plea from residents and business owners alike to close streets to enhance dining and pedestrian experiences during the COVID crisis has been answered by the Montclair Center BID, which will front the costs.

Tax refund programs unfunded due to COVID’s impact

Two programs that offer relief for low- and middle-income New Jerseyans have been put on hold as a result of the financial impact of COVID-19.

Montclair school district names new assistant superintendent for equity, curriculum and instruction

Kalisha Morgan has been named as the new assistant superintendent for equity, curriculum and instruction for the Montclair school district.

COVID-19: Mask wearing in public now required

Face coverings when outdoors will now be required statewide.

Montclair justice advocates call for police transparency

Montclair justice advocates are asking the police department and town for increased transparency, including the use of body-worn cameras by officers.

Montclair postpones in-person graduations due to possible COVID spread

Due to a possible flare up of COVID-19 in Montclair, school district officials have postponed in-person graduation ceremonies expected to take place Thursday, July 9.

COVID-19: State officials concerned with rising transmission rate

The COVID-19 transmission rate in New Jersey is on the rise and officials are concerned.

Montclair police blotter: July 4, 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.
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Students, teachers find new ways to teach, discover during distance learning

With the shape of education in the fall in question, Montclair’s teachers have come up with innovative ways to teach students.

Montclair police discuss rise in fatal overdoses during COVID

In Montclair police have responded to 17 suspected overdoses in the first five months of 2020, four of which resulted in deaths.