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Montclair clergy plead not guilty following DREAM Act sit-in

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThree Montclair clergy members had their first day in court on Tuesday, but it’s not over yet.Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of Bnai Keshet and Revs. Ann Ralosky and John Rogers, both of First...
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Historic Preservation Commission digs into Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment

by TINA PAPPAS for Montclair LocalThe Montclair Historic Preservation Commission reviewed details of the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan on Thursday, Feb. 15, with an eye toward preserving the sites historic character.Chairwoman Kathleen Bennett said that...
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Interfaith Hospitality: Montclair church offers neighborly love

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The congregation at Shomrei Emunah is attending church on Shabbat mornings, member Josie Zeman says. The worshipers at the Jewish synagogue at 67 Park St. have made Central Presbyterian Church, also...
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Educator privacy, DACA come up for discussion at Montclair BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe national discussion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Dream Act came back to the local level on Feb. 7, as the board of education discussed a resolution concerning...

Breakout game catching on among Montclair middle school classes

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA group of students at Buzz Aldrin are learning to think outside the box.Actually, they are learning how to break into the box.Shivan Persad and Jacqueline Brower, teachers at Buzz Aldrin Middle...
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Pre-K discussion leads to tense moment between Montclair BOE members

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe future of Montclair’s pre-K program came up for discussion at the Feb. 7 Board of Education workshop meeting, but not without some tense moments over the subject of money.The board presented...
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Zoning Board agrees to convert Plymouth Street building to two-family home

By TINA PAPPAS for Montclair LocalThe township Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a use variance Wednesday night to convert a mixed-use residential building and medical office on Plymouth Street into a two-family dwelling.The application was...
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Third case of whooping cough identified at Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA total of three people at Montclair High School are reported to have tested positive for pertussis, or whooping cough.Katya Wowk, the township communications director, said Wednesday that a third case at...

Open Book/Open Mind: Lawrence O’Donnell talks of past and present

Lawrence O'Donnell made the audience laugh and sigh when he spoke about his book, “Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics,” on Sunday, Feb. 4.
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Montclair BOE talks public Pre-K, DACA

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe future of Montclair’s Pre-K program came up for discussion during Wednesday night’s BOE workshop meeting.The board presented a resolution that calls for the district to look into providing publicly-funded Pre-K options...