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Council to take over Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment process

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsIn an effort to expedite the project, the Township Council is taking over control of the redevelopment of Lackawanna Plaza, mandating that a detailed plan for it be drawn up by June...

Navigating the system: Locals frustrated trying to get their benefits

More than one million New Jerseyans have filed for unemployment since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

Skateboard park to replace two of four courts at Rand Park

After lobbying for over a year, Montclair’s Skateboard Club will now have a place to call home.

Tenants fight for rent control after rents climb with new owners

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsYou may have met them marching in the July 4 parade or while they handed out cards to commuters at the train stations. Their message: “We want you to stay.”And last...

Washington Street YMCA memorial project takes another step forward

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA memorial to Montclair’s former Washington Street YMCA is getting a little closer to reality.The YMCA was razed in 2005 to make way for Charles H. Bullock School, which opened in 2010.The...

COVID-19: Long-term care facilities under siege

Now that nursing homes and long-term-care facilities are prohibiting visitors due to the spread of COVID-19, it can be difficult to find out what is going on inside. 
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Murphy approves in-person ceremonies for summer as Montclair makes graduation plans

Interim Superintendent Nathan Parker said Tuesday, May 26, that because Murphy just made the announcement that morning, the school officials had not yet discussed what it would mean for Montclair’s graduation plans.

Library’s summer lunch program gives out more than 1,400 lunches

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Library Foundation launched its “Nourishing the Mind and Body” lunch program this summer, with help from Partners for Health Foundation and Toni’s Kitchen.The program provides lunch each weekday to...

Montclair township council approves school bond

The Township Council approved a $4,859,950 bond for school district-wide capital projects at its meeting Tuesday night, Feb. 19.The list of repairs includes:Security improvements district-wide; Pre-K: heating plant repointing/bunker structure, improvements to the...

Montclair prepares for COVID-19 spread in New Jersey

New Jersey confirmed its first case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 3.