Syria Supper Club

Montclair-based Syria Supper Club links refugees, residents

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsLast Sunday 25 people came to a Syria Supper Club dinner in Montclair, partaking of dishes such as hummus, tabouli, rice with lentils and coconut cake, all prepared by a Syrian refugee...
Resistance

Keeping up the ‘Resistance’

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsIn homes in Montclair and across North Jersey, residents are breaking bread with Syrian refugees, sharing food and conversation. These dinners, aimed at fostering understanding and communication, are being organized by the...
swastika

Montclair police investigate swastika graffiti

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Police are investigating after someone apparently spray-painted a swastika on a rock in Nishuane Park. The graffiti was noticed on a rock near the park’s basketball court early last week. Montclair Police Lt....
BOE

Montclair BOE releases more details of budget

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Schools could be seeing some staff reductions in the 2017-2018 school year. The board of education presented some more  details of the preliminary budget during a workshop meeting Monday night...
Streets

Montclair pursues SAFE Streets program

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA long-term project in Montclair to make more of the township’s streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as motorists, could be taking a few more steps forward this spring. Montclair is...
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Montclair police, clergy setting up chaplain program

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Police Department will be adding some chaplains to its ranks. The department is bringing back a chaplain program as part of its community outreach efforts, as well as to assist during...
municipal budget

Township Council introduces 2017 municipal budget

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The Township Mayor and Council introduced an $85.8 million 2017 municipal budget, up roughly 3 percent from last year, representing a relatively small local property tax increase, at their conference meeting Tuesday...

ShopRite eyes Lackawanna Plaza for superstore

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news ShopRite may be coming to Lackawanna Plaza as an anchor tenant, but the township won’t be moving its municipal complex and police headquarters to the property. At her Fourth Ward meeting Tuesday night,...
Lewis

Planning Board grills Lewis developer on variance

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsA developer faced questions from the Township Planning Board and residents on Monday night about a setback variance it is seeking in order to subdivide and build eight houses on the site...
process

Montclair BOE predicts challenging 2017-18 budget process

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair School District is bracing itself for a complicated budget season. Montclair got a first look at its 2017-2018 school budget on Monday evening. And Interim Superintendent Ronald Bolandi cautioned the board...