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Lewis Estates

Planning board approves Lewis Estates subdivision

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news After months of controversy, the historic Lewis Estates property is destined to be subdivided into a suburban development, with eight new houses replacing the site’s 1906 mansion, which will be razed unless...

Montclair man arrested in Newark on robbery, assault charges

A Montclair man was arrested following a fight and a robbery in Newark early Saturday morning.Jason Josaphat, 27, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, robbery and aggravated assault on a police officer, according...

Thief steals collection money from Montclair’s Immaculate Conception

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news A thief made off with part of the collection money from a Sunday morning Mass at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, and township police are investigating the crime.At 11:15 a.m. Sunday...
Fentanyl

Street fentanyl takes Montclair drug enforcement to new level

Fentanyl, an opioid prescribed only for those in the last stages of chronic illnesses, is now being sold on the street and killing people at an alarming rate in New Jersey.

Detention hearing for James Ray III moved to Friday

A detention hearing for Montclair lawyer James has been moved to Friday, Nov. 16. Ray is charged with the shooting and killing of his live-in girlfriend Angela Bledsoe.Ray was to have appeared before Superior Court...
pet law

Bring pets inside in cold weather, it’s the law

One of the most common forms of animal cruelty involves cases of animals left outside in dangerous weather.
blotter

Young woman fights off alleged abductor

An 18-year-old fought off a man who grabbed her on Park Street and attempted to abduct her on Sunday, April 21, police said.

Denmark man visiting gardens honored for helping young boy who fell through Van Vleck...

A man from Denmark, who sprung into action after a 7-year-old boy climbed on top of the greenhouse at Van Vleck House and Gardens and fell through the glass last week, has been awarded the Life Saving Award by the Montclair Police Department.
Missing couple

Vanished couple’s family still seeking information on what happened in Barbados

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA man has come forward stating he rented the same jet ski the same day a missing Montclair couple vanished during a jet ski excursion in Barbados three months ago. He claims...
blotter

Montclair Police Blotter: Dec. 10, 2019

ARRESTS Saturday, Dec. 7 - A 25-year-old Paterson man was charged with driving while intoxicated on Park Street.Saturday, Dec. 7 - A 54-year-old Montclair man was arrested on North Fullerton Avenue after he was found...