Montclair Board of School Estimate talks capital projects, budget

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMonday night’s Board of School Estimate meeting was dedicated to a review of Montclair’s pending capital projects, and a discussion of district goals as the schools prepare for the 2019-2020 budget process.As...

Montclair Community Pre-K releases playground design

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsConstruction of Montclair Community Pre-K’s “natural playground” is expected to begin in early summer.Upon completion it will contain six different zones with activity centers: an edible garden, a discovery garden, an exploration...
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Montclair school officials announce four options for graduation venues

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School officials and the BOE are weighing their options on graduation venues after not being able to utilize the amphitheater this year.The school’s usual venue will not be accessible since...

Robber at CVS claimed to have a gun, Montclair police say

By Erin Roll roll@montclairlocal.newsPolice are investigating an early morning robbery that occurred Wednesday at the CVS pharmacy on Claremont Avenue in Montclair.At 1:51 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 6, a man approached the counter seemingly to...

Human sexuality education classes offered for K-1st graders this spring

A sexuality education program for kindergarteners and first graders is planned for spring at Unitarian Universalist Congregation at Montclair on Church Street.

Montclair Police Blotter, Feb. 7

BURGLARY/ THEFT Tuesday, Jan. 29— Power tools were taken from a construction trailer on Glenridge Avenue. Tuesday, Jan. 29 —Theft of delivered packages containing clothing items from the front vestibule of an apartment building on Pine...

Montclair’s Safe Streets Implementation Plan stalled for over a year

A plan to implement safer streets and create easy alternatives to cars in Montclair has remained stalled for over a year.

Fullerton parking rates drop pending review, Bay Street increase put on hold

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsResidents not happy with a rise in parking fees at the Fullerton Parking Deck could see some relief. At least temporarily.Beginning this Thursday, Feb. 7, the rates return to 75 cents...

Montclair Public Library asks for $400,000 increase in funding

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Library is hoping to add several new staff positions, give its existing staff raises, keep the Bellevue Avenue branch open for more hours, and buy a new sorting machine...

News brief: Township looking to place backyard cats

Montclair Township Animal Shelter "Barn Cats" and "Back Yard Buddies" are feral, un-socialized, or free-roaming cats (also called "Community Cats") who cannot be placed in a home environment. Placing them as outdoor cats in...