Edgemont teacher honored as teacher of the year

Smita Dharsi is a second-grade teacher at Edgemont, Montclair’s Montessori school and one of 23 educators across New Jersey who were named Educators of the Year.

Architects recommend repairs to other staircases at Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAn inspection of Montclair High School's stairwells found that with the exception of four now-closed staircases in the main building, none of the staircases at Montclair High School are in imminent danger...

Montclair High School students plan overhaul of Chestnut Street murals

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIn 1996, it stood as a sign of hope in the face of gun violence.Twenty-two years later, the mural beneath the Chestnut Street trestle bridge is faded, peeling and covered in graffiti....

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...
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Montclair High School closes additional staircases, classrooms during repairs

Montclair High School’s staircase problems continued Friday, even after the school resumed normal operating hours following the Sept. 7 staircase collapse.

Montclair teen wins $25,000 scholarship for air quality research

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsEeshan Tripathii is working on a project that may make it safer to breathe indoors.It has earned the Montclair resident $25,000 and he is not even out of high school yet.Tripathii came...

Lawsuit against Montclair BOE dropped

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA Montclair resident has abandoned a lawsuit alleging the board of education did not adhere to proper procedure on advertising the meeting in which the board voted to appoint a new superintendent....

Montclair BOE member whose residency was questioned resigns

Franklin Turner resigns from Montclair BOE.
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Montclair High School to close for additional day after stairwell collapse

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School will be closed for at least one additional day following last week's stairwell collapse.District officials made the decision to close the school on Tuesday to allow building inspectors and...

Montclair High School to be closed Tuesday after stairwell collapse

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School will be closed for safety reasons on Tuesday, Sept. 11, as building inspectors examine all of the school's staircases in the wake of a stairwell collapse on Friday.Several officials,...