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Montclair gets state grant to explore idea of microgrid

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsImagine if there were another Sandy-sized power outage in Montclair.It will probably happen.But what if there was a small energy grid, separate from the township’s main grid, that could keep a handful...

In Brief: Town extends leaf blower period

Leaf blower use extended.

Montclair BOE talks goals, hits and misses

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Board of Education spent the afternoon of Monday, July 10 giving itself a report card of sorts for 2016-2017 and setting forth an early plan for 2017-2018.Exceeded expectations: Hiring dedicated...

In brief: Bridge work shuts down westbound Bloomfield

 Beginning next week, Bloomfield Avenue westbound will be closed and detoured weekdays for utility work at the Bloomfield Avenue Bridge, New Jersey Department of Transportation, officials said.Beginning at 8:30 a.m. Monday, June 3, until...

Montclair Dems celebrate Murphy win, Gills’ re-elections

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsIt couldn’t have been a more celebratory Election Night at the Democratic campaign headquarters in Montclair Tuesday, with gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy winning by a large margin in town and hometown politicians...
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COVID-19: New Jersey nowhere near end of outbreak, Murphy says

While New Jersey is starting to see some encouraging trends on the rate of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Phil Murphy warned on Tuesday that the COVID-19 outbreak is far from over.

Montclair schools hold think tank to discuss health and sex education curriculum

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsHow should Montclair be teaching its students about health and sexuality?The school district is in the process of overhauling its curriculum for health and sexual education.As part of that process, the...
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Lackawanna mall conversion funding in the ’80s raises questions at hearing

By Jaimie Julia Winters  winters@montclairlocal.newsIn 1982, Montclair entered into a public-private agreement for the conversion of the historic Lackawanna Plaza into a mall, the demolition of the existing overpass on Grove Street and  the construction...

Town doesn’t owe Grabowsky for legal fees, appeals court says

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsAn appeals court has ruled that the township doesn't have to pay the legal fees, roughly $123,000, that Montclair commercial landlord Dick Grabowsky incurred when he successfully sued over a proposed assisted-living...

Montclair family starts compassion project in memory of son

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAlex Patenaude’s gift for reaching out to other children was evident from the first day he started kindergarten at Nishuane.During the first parent-teacher conference of the year, the teacher told his parents,...