Montclair State faculty member killed in Grove Street accident

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA Montclair State University faculty member was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Grove Street Wednesday night, according to a statement released by the university.Mary DeFilippis, 73, was the academic adviser...

Montclair granted $142,500 from state for microgrid study

Montclair will be receiving $142,500 from the state to do a microgrid feasibility study, part of a total of $2.1 million that will be handed out to 13 town centers.The N.J. Board of Public...
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Keil’s changes hands after 85 years

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Since 1933, Keil’s Pharmacy has been a landmark in Montclair, run by three generations of the Kiel family. Last week, however, the family announced it was selling its store to Benzer...

Schools celebrate completion of pilot ESL program for parents

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair school district recently completed a pilot version of an English as a Second Language program for district parents.And the program coordinators — including Dr. Kendra Johnson, the district’s assistant superintendent...

Montclair Sentinels’ backpack giveaway a success, organizers say

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Sentinels’ 10th annual school supplies giveaway on Sunday at Glenfield Park was such a big success that it’s not over yet, said the event’s organizers.The giveaway provides school supplies to...

Montclair Fund for Women unveils new grant cycle

The Montclair Fund for Women has kicked off its 2018-2019 grant-making cycle and will be accepting proposals from nonprofit organizations through Feb. 16. Montclair Fund for Women’s grant-making focuses on programs that promote social and economic...

Ross Kasun out of Montclair superintendent race

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt may be down to two people in the Montclair superintendent race.On Tuesday, it was reported that Ross Kasun, one of the three candidates, had withdrawn from consideration for the post in...

Montclair High graduation: Class of 2018 graduates with reminder to work for better world

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt was a festive night Thursday as 516 members of Montclair High School's Class of 2018 began the next chapter of their lives.Amid the pomp and circumstance of the traditional graduation ceremony...
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Edgemont teacher honored as teacher of the year

Smita Dharsi is a second-grade teacher at Edgemont, Montclair’s Montessori school and one of 23 educators across New Jersey who were named Educators of the Year.