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...

Montclair family prepares for global “world-schooling” trip

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThere are some things that have to be done before setting out on a road trip: put holds on the newspaper and mail deliveries, ask the neighbors to water the plants and...

Montclair schools to bring back teachers, paraprofessionals

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsSome of the teachers and paraprofessionals who thought they were out of work owing to cuts in this year’s budget will be back in school in September.At its Monday, Aug. 21, meeting,...

Fund balance sheet sheds light on Montclair schools’ finances

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsBudget planning season is under way in Montclair’s schools.At the Board of School Estimate meeting on Nov. 29, the board presented the fund balance sheet, which included numbers on revenues and expenses...

Montclair BOE approves preliminary budget, with some difficulty

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Board of Education officially approved the preliminary budget for submission to county officials Monday night, but not without some turbulence.The board had to take a second vote after the first...

Montclair BOE can’t excuse itself from case against Turner, DOE says

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Department of Education has denied Montclair Board of Education’s request to excuse itself from a complaint filed against BOE member Franklin Turner by a resident challenging his residency status.In response to...

Montclair school architects discuss staircase damage, timeframe for repairs

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair will rebuild four of the high school’s staircases after one collapsed last week prompting the closure of the stairwells and blocking entrance to 31 classrooms, officials announced.Upwards of 80 people showed...