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Montclair BOE talks homework, equity policies

Montclair’s homework policy and the district’s equity policy were two of the main items discussed during Wednesday night’s Board of Education meeting at the George Inness Annex. At the start of the meeting, a group...
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Police urge residents to lock doors, windows after burglaries

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsPolice are investigating a series of residential burglaries in Montclair’s southwest corner. The Montclair Police Department sent out an advisory to residents on Thursday reporting that there have been at least 12 reported...
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Montclair schools talk homework policy

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is going to be taking a look at its homework policy this spring. The district’s homework policy was scheduled to come up for discussion at the April 12 board of education meeting. “There...
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BID to develop app for Montclair events, businesses

The Montclair Center Business Improvement District is working on a cellphone app so that residents and visitors will have information about local events and businesses at their fingertips, according to the organization. The idea is...
residents

Third Ward residents voice concerns about redevelopment

BY CHRISTIE ROTONDO For Montclair Local Third Ward Township Councilman Sean Spiller addressed residents’ concerns and provided updates on plans for the Seymour Street Redevelopment Area and the future of the shuttered Pathmark at Lackawanna Plaza...

Opinion: What happened to my father’s GOP?

By BOB RUSSOAs a teenager growing up in Newark in the 1950 and ’60s, I helped my father run his small business while attending great public schools. I saw him support President Dwight D....
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New ladder truck for Montclair Fire Department

The Montclair Fire Department unveiled on Tuesday a new firefighting apparatus addition to its fleet – a Pierce Arrow XT 105’ Aerial Ladder Truck. The unveiling took place at a dedication ceremony at Fire...
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Township to review parking facilities

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The township’s utility official plans to evaluate the physical condition of the municipal parking facilities, including the Crescent and Bay Street decks, and to recommend that the contract for operating the locations...

Montclair residents respond to PARCC legislation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA State Assembly resolution that advises against using PARCC tests as a graduation requirement in New Jersey is meeting with praise from some Montclair parents. The Assembly voted, 69-3, in favor of ACR-215...
Drums of Thunder

State, township give kudos to Drums of Thunder bandleader

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsLook around the walls of the first-floor hallway of Hillside Elementary School, and you’ll find photo after photo of Drums of Thunder out on the road: in front of the Washington Monument,...