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Twenty-three COVID-19 cases, two deaths recorded at Montclair long-term care facility

Out of 10 facilities in the township, Montclair Manor is the only one currently experiencing an outbreak, according to the state data. Eight other Essex County long-term-care facilities also have outbreaks now.
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COVID-19: Officials warn against large gatherings, indoor parties amid virus transmission among young people

State officials rebuked a group of YouTube influencers whose appearance in Seaside Heights on Monday, Sept. 14, drew 1,500 young adults, many without masks, and required several different police agencies to break it up. 

Forty units approved for Orange Road

After a year of testimony over density, parking and affordable housing, the Planning Board has approved a 40-unit residential and retail development on Orange Road at the former Ferrara’s Auto Body property. 
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Montclair State students appeal for tuition refunds amid online learning

For a full-time in-state undergraduate, tuition is $6,040 per semester, along with a $48 student government fee and $445 in “mandatory fees,” for a total of about $6,535. 
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COVID-19: Start of school leads to discussion of virus transmission

Murphy and Ed Lifshitz, director of the communicable diseases service of the state Health Department, said the state is not aware of any reports of in-school transmission. 

COVID-19: Young adults, teens contracting the virus growing in numbers

The 19-24 age group now has the highest percentage of positivity of COVID-19 in the state, Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said at today’s briefing. 
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Judge denies request to count rejected Montclair May election ballots

A judge has dismissed a suit by 15 Montclair residents, including mayoral candidate Renee Baskerville, asking Essex County officials to count and include the votes that were rejected in the township’s mail-in-only municipal election in May. 
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Parents suggest district look into outdoor classrooms at schools during COVID-19

The group’s proposal states: “Outdoor classrooms are the solution to maintaining the hybrid model initially proposed by Montclair Public Schools. The proposed outdoor classrooms would address the ventilation issues by cutting class size by 50 percent, with an estimated implementation cost of less than $75 per student.” 

Award-winning year for Montclair Local

Montclair Local and its staff have won the New Jersey Press Association’s General Excellence Award for the second year in a row. 

Laptop backlog threatens equity in Montclair District

A nationwide backlog of Chromebooks left Montclair School District and its students looking for alternate ways to avoid an equity gap.