Sex ed talk takes center stage at BOE meeting

 By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe controversy over an abstinence-leaning sexual health presentation for middle school students continued at the May 3 Board of Education meeting, in which voices remained calm but feelings ran high.Representatives from the First Choice...

Montclair mourns passing of interim special services director

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair school district is mourning the loss of one of its administrators. Ted Kozlik, the district’s interim director of special services, died on Wednesday at the age of 72.“We are extremely saddened...

Sex education talk raises concerns among Glenfield parents

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA planned talk at Glenfield Middle School about sex and puberty was canceled after parents protested over what were perceived to be abstinence-only leanings by the presenting group.It was reported that the...
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With protest set, officials look to speed up Lackawanna project

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news With a protest about the project looming this weekend, some township officials want the approval process for the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment, and the replacement of the shopping center’s long-shuttered Pathmark, to be...
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Lackawanna protest, march planned for Sunday

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsA Fourth Ward resident is organizing a demonstration and march for this Sunday to protest the delay in getting a supermarket to replace the closed Pathmark at Lackawanna Plaza.Daniel Cruz is also...

MKA gets OK for new tennis courts, Plymouth St. multifamily put off

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Kimberley Academy last week won zoning approval to replace its six tennis courts with five new ones, but a developer was sent back to the drawing board over his plan to...
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Where do the schools stand on progress with equity issues?

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsTwo years ago, the Montclair public school district assembled an advisory panel to discuss how the schools were doing on equity and diversity issues. Now the schools are doing a status check to...

MKA hopes for new primary school cafetorium, parking spaces

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Kimberley Academy is hoping to embark on a construction project over the next year. The school wants to build a new cafetorium, as well as additional parking space, at its Brookside campus...
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Township swears in 10 police chaplains

The Township Council on Tuesday night swore in nine chaplains, representing various faiths, as part of a new Montclair Police Department program.The police chaplains, clergymen and -women, represent houses of worship throughout Montclair.Police Chief...
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Township adopts $85.8 million municipal budget

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair homeowners on average should expect a $451 increase in their overall taxes this year, less than last year’s rise of $550, with the municipal and school budgets approved by the Township...