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Montclair schools get new food service vendor

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOn the first day of school today, Montclair elementary school students can choose between waffles with syrup, turkey sausage and sweet potato fries, or a burger with cheddar cheese and barbecue sauce...

Montclair BOE holds one last meeting before first day of school

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWednesday night’s board of education meeting, the last one before school started the next day, was a relatively short one.However, the board took a few minutes to wish the students and their...

Montclair parents express frustration over wait for first-day information

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsSome Montclair parents are complaining that they didn’t receive important first-day-of-school information until a few days before the schools were set to open.The Montclair school district posted a lot of first-day information,...

Montclair weighs in on subject of school rankings

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsEvery year the ratings and rankings are released: the best colleges, the best high schools. And every year the debate is renewed: Do these rankings really count for anything?The answer in Montclair:...

Montclair community responds to news of teacher recalls

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair will be bringing back some of the teaching staff that were facing layoffs because of the budget cuts.Last week, the district announced a recall of some of the teachers and paraprofessionals...

Montclair Sentinels’ backpack giveaway a success, organizers say

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Sentinels’ 10th annual school supplies giveaway on Sunday at Glenfield Park was such a big success that it’s not over yet, said the event’s organizers.The giveaway provides school supplies to...

Repairs and renovations underway at Montclair schools ahead of opening

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWhile Montclair’s kids were out at the beach, at summer camp or at the park this summer, the schools were getting ready for the new school year with some building upgrades.The Montclair...

Montclair State prepares to open new School of Communication and Media

Montclair State University is getting ready to open its brand-new School of Communication and Media.The new building, which is billed as being the most technologically advanced broadcast and media facility at any university in...

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,...

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...