What’s in store at Lidl? Going inside ahead of Lackawanna move

 By Jaimie Julia Winters and Adam Anik winters@montclairlocal.newsWhen Lackawanna developer Robert Schmitt of Hampshire Cos. announced the potential new supermarket tenant for the fourth ward last week, some were skeptical, if not confused.Comments from...

Montclair do-gooders receive over $500K to continue nonprofit work

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalMontclair and a host of its social services groups received a combined $503,218 in Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant funding for roadway improvements and programs to aid...

Montclair Police Blotter, Feb. 21

BURGLARY/THEFT Wednesday, Feb. 13—Theft of an unattended cellphone from the driveway of a Central Avenue residence. Thursday, Feb. 14—Theft of a white Ford work van from a Greenwood Avenue parking lot. Sunday, Feb. 17—Theft of...

Brief: Four-way stop to be erected immediately at North Mountain, Van Vleck

The council approved the installation of a four-way stop at Van Vleck Street and North Mountain Avenue on Feb. 19. Another resolution passed that night declared the need for the stop sign at the...

New Jersey students can use PARCC scores, SATs or portfolios to graduate

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsNew Jersey has agreed to allow high school students to choose one of three pathways for graduation, at least for current juniors and seniors, after a state Supreme Court ruling found that...

Brief: Marijuana legalization forum to be held Feb. 26

Fourth Ward Councilwoman Renée Baskerville will host a town hall meeting to discuss the pros and cons of legalizing recreational marijuana use and sales in the township and the state on Tuesday, Feb. 26,...
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Montclair shooting suspect arrested in Newark

Three months after a shooting near a Montclair barber shop on Bloomfield Avenue a suspect has been apprehended, police said.Rueben Moore, 28, of Montclair, was arrested in Newark without incident on Feb. 13, after Montclair...

Montclair teachers receive governor’s educator of the year awards

Montclair Public Schools staff members were honored at the Feb. 6 Board of Education meeting for being named 2018-19 Governor’s Educator of the Year recipients. They were selected by their schools for their educational...

Town issues 30-day stop on home demolitions

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsMontclair has put a 30-day moratorium on the issuance of demolition permits on homes effective immediately, township manager Timothy Stafford announced today, Feb. 15.The razing of two older homes this...

Intellectual freedom essential for libraries

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA parent objects to her son’s choice in a library book because it conflicts with religious beliefs. A parent wants to have a book removed from a school library shelf over “objectionable...