Some families of special education students have said that their children have not been doing well, academically or socially, with distance learning. Students who usually receive in-person services such as physical or occupational therapy cannot meet with therapists in person, while paraprofessionals who usually work with a child in person have to conduct one-to-one sessions electronically.
The restaurant was cited for violating state executive orders against indoor dining on three occasions on Aug. 7, Aug. 23 and Oct. 4. In August, prior to the state allowing indoor dining, police and Montclair Health Department officials were called to the restaurant for reports of patrons dining inside the restaurant.
Since December of last year, Montclair has had its own ordinance prohibiting single-use plastic bags in large chain stores.
King's grocery store will stay in Montclair despite bankruptcy, while Lidl appears to be some time away from arriving at Lackawanna Plaza.
Montclair restaurants will be welcoming diners back inside this weekend.
On Aug. 31, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that eateries can start offering indoor dining, and movie theaters and indoor performance venues can reopen, but will be subject to capacity limits and social distancing guidelines.
After being shut down due to the pandemic in March, gyms will be permitted to reopen at 25 percent capacity. Equipment must be positioned six feet apart, and regularly sanitized. Both staff and members will be required to wear masks.
Police arrived at the restaurant on Bloomfield Avenue at 8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 23, after receiving a noise complaint. When officers arrived, they saw three indoor tables occupied by at least 15 people, Police Capt. Scott Buehler said.
Over 570 Montclair companies have received funds from the federal Paycheck Protection Program since April, helping keep about 6,120 employees on payrolls, according to the Small Business Administration.