outdoor classroom

Parents suggest district look into outdoor classrooms at schools during COVID-19

The group’s proposal states: “Outdoor classrooms are the solution to maintaining the hybrid model initially proposed by Montclair Public Schools. The proposed outdoor classrooms would address the ventilation issues by cutting class size by 50 percent, with an estimated implementation cost of less than $75 per student.” 
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COVID-19: Murphy pleads for party hosts to use caution at gatherings

Gov. Phil Murphy pleaded with party hosts to be responsible when hosting gatherings, after a graduation party in Middletown is suspected of contributing to a local increase in cases, and after police in Jackson broke up a 700-person party over the weekend. 
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Updated petition filed, but landlords seek amendments over referendum

Opponents of Montclair’s rent-control ordinance have filed an amended referendum petition with the township after their first petition was rejected by the township clerk in October.
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Montclair not-for-profits apply for funds to continue good work

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalSeven civic groups and organizations asked Montclair for a combined $221,900 in grant funding for programs aimed at teaching financial literacy, lifting people out of poverty, mentoring, preventing homelessness, helping...
Montclair Child Development Center

Montclair Child Development Center marks 50 years of serving children, families

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Child Development Center (MCDC) was officially designated as a Head Start center in 1969. Since that time, approximately 10,000 children have graduated from the facility.Today, the center has one of...

COVID-19: Stay-at-Home Order to remain in effect

Although the curve of new COVID-19 cases remains flat, the curve needs to “bend down and stay down” before the state can begin opening back up, said Gov. Phil Murphy at today’s debriefing. 

Incumbent Democrat Fontoura to face GOP’s Pansini for Essex County sheriff

Incumbent Essex County Sheriff Armando B. Fontoura has won the Democratic primary for Essex County Sheriff, and will face Republican challenger Nicholas Pansini in the November election.With 503 of the county’s 548 districts reporting...

In brief: Montclair High School ‘stairgate’ ends

Montclair High School students have moved out of the trailers, now that construction has been completed on the school’s staircases. 
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Campaign signs on Montclair High School lawn questioned

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWho placed the campaign signs on the Montclair High School Lawn?  No one knows it seems, but it goes against township code.Signs supporting candidate Mikie Sherrill were placed on the Midland Avenue...

Montclair collected $28 million in prepaid 2018 taxes

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news An estimated 2,500 Montclair property owners, some waiting on a line that snaked out into the Township Municipal Complex’s parking lot last Saturday, forked over roughly $28 million during the past week...