Frelinghuysen challenger Sherrill woos supporters in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsTownship resident Mikie Sherrill, who seeks to oust incumbent U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen from office, on Monday fielded some tough questions from potential voters who lauded her on one hand, but also...

Friends express heartbreak over death of Montclair State faculty member

By ERIN ROLL and LINDA MOSS> roll@montclairlocal.news moss@montclairlcoal.news This week still-stunned friends, family and colleagues continued to mourn and memorialize Mary DeFilippis, the Montclair State University faculty member who was struck and killed by a vehicle on...

Montclair’s PlanetCivic goes statewide

Just in time for the November election, the Montclair-based group PlanetCivic on Friday expanded beyond taking on just local issues to statewide ones. The group, founded by township resident Javier Guardo, has set up...

Could more businesses join green business registry?

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair has encouraged at least two dozen businesses to sign up for its sustainable business program, and the township hopes that others will join later on in the year.As of last week,...

Departing Lacordaire headmaster left a major mark

by STEFANIE SEARS for Montclair LocalAfter 10 years as Lacordaire Academy’s head of school, the first man in the school’s history to serve in that position, Brian Morgan is preparing to retire.Morgan came to Lacordaire...

Montclair introduces draft of safe streets plan

Montclair is rolling out a plan to make the township's streets safer and more user-friendly, with possibilities of infrastructure upgrades on high-traffic streets and increased education and enforcement.The township has released a draft plan of...

Montclair BOE: Don’t expect new superintendent until January

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair school district may not be getting a new superintendent until January at the earliest.That’s the latest prediction from the Board of Education.At its June 7 meeting, the board gave the...

Protests continue over school staff cuts

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt was an intense, often emotional, meeting for the Montclair Board of Education on June 7, as members of the community continued to protest a series of proposed school staff cuts that...

Township requests lighting upgrade at scene of Grove Street accident

BY ERIN ROLL and LINDA MOSSroll@montclairlocal.news moss@montclairlocal.news The township has asked PSE&G to upgrade the lighting at the intersection where a Montclair State University faculty member was struck by a vehicle and sustained fatal injuries, according...

Planning board sounds off on council, rejects Seymour traffic study

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Planning Board on Monday night sounded off over the Township Council taking control of one major redevelopment project in town, and sent a traffic-impact study on a second project slated...