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Montclair-Boonton

Montclair-Boonton train sideswiped in Amtrak derailment

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAn Amtrak train derailment Friday morning resulted in a snarled commute for hundreds of Montclair commuters. According to NJ Transit, an inbound Montclair-Boonton line train was arriving at Penn Station in New York...
pedestrian

Montclair-based doctor dies in pedestrian accident

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Authorities are investigating after a Montclair-based doctor was killed in a pedestrian accident this week. Jan Huston-Pryor, 66, is believed to have been struck by a motor vehicle near her home in Essex...
cuts

Staff cuts criticized at Board of School Estimate meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsPersonnel cuts were on the minds of many audience members as the Board of School Estimate took a first look at the 2017-2018 Montclair public schools’ budget. The budget went before the Board...
winter

Shoveling out from winter in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt’s a common feature of winter in Montclair, whenever there is a snowstorm in the forecast: the reminders from the township, through social media and e-blasts, for homeowners and business owners to...
BOE

Montclair school budget goes in for second review

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe school budget process moved into its next phase Monday night as the Board of School Estimate had a line-by-line review. Monday’s meeting was the first for Barbara Pinsak, the district’s new interim...
Animal Shelter

Montclair Animal Shelter persists after fire

Linda Moss Moss@montclairlocal.news Nearly a year after a devastating fire, with repairs not completed yet, the Montclair Township Animal Shelter is soldiering on and successfully finding homes for dogs and cats. As part of its efforts,...
Activists

Activists get primer on N.J. government

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver summed up the takeaway Tuesday night at a packed meeting on New Jersey government, a session meant to be a guide for would-be activists to navigate the system and...
T-Mobile

Zoning Board approves Chase Bank branch, T-Mobile antennas

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.news Township zoning officials on Wednesday night gave JPMorgan Chase Bank site-plan approval to build a new bank branch on North Fullerton Avenue and to permit T-Mobile to reposition and add several rooftop...
Piscopo

Piscopo to appear at Montclair GOP lunch

Comedian, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and New Jersey native Joe Piscopo will "headline" the Montclair Republican Clubs luncheon on March 29. Piscopo is said to be weighing a run as a GOP...
PARCC

PARCC testing to take place in Montclair, amid pending legislation

It is coming up on the spring testing season for Montclair and other New Jersey school districts, as the state moves into its second year of administering the PARCC tests in the classroom. The PARCC...