Narcan access saving lives — Stronger drugs call for strong weapon

The number of Naloxone deployments used by police and EMS to reverse an overdose is on the rise. 
Moms Demand Action

Call for ban on 10-plus round ammunition comes to Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe council chambers at the Montclair Township municipal building were a sea of bright red Moms Demand Action T-shirts Wednesday morning.“Say ‘Moms!’” someone shouted as the group posed for photos with Rep....

Best-selling author, Montclair resident Dorothea Benton Frank dies at 67

Longtime Montclair resident Dorothea Benton "Dottie" Frank, the bestselling novelist acclaimed for her books about heroines from her beloved Lowcountry of South Carolina, died Monday night.
Kitchen fire

Kitchen fire forces temporary closure of Cuban Pete’s

A fire broke out in the kitchen at Cuban Pete's early Sunday evening, Sept. 1, causing the restaurant to close for the remainder of the day.All of the patrons were evacuated from the restaurant...
Montclair High School

Montclair High School teacher files suit against school, district

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA Montclair High School math teacher has filed a lawsuit against the school, another math teacher and the district, alleging that she was subjected to harassment and a hostile work environment.Marleen Awad...

New interim superintendent is ‘hitting the ground learning’

Nathan Parker is the third interim superintendent in 14 years in a school district aiming for stability in leadership and with a need to address racial disparities in student achievement gaps.

Planning Board postpones decision on MAM grounds overhaul

Planning board approval for upgrades to the grounds of the Montclair Art Museum has been postponed due to questions over fencing details and safety concerns.
Cheryl Hopper

African American teachers file suit alleging discrimination

Six African American Montclair teachers have filed a suit against the Board of Education alleging they were discriminated against from teaching extra classes that would have resulted in extra wages.
dog

Deputy Chief Frazzano headed to Marco Island PD

Tracy Frazzano, the first woman to be Montclair’s deputy chief of police, is leaving to become the first female chief of the police department in Marco Island, Fla.

Montclair Police Blotter, Aug. 29

VANDALISM Thursday, Aug. 22—The rear window to a vehicle parked on Oxford Street was broken. It is unknown what caused the window to break. Nothing was reported missing from the vehicle. BURGLARY/THEFT Thursday, Aug. 22—An employee of...