Montclair’s Russian spy house fetches $340,000 in cash

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe home that was once owned by Russian spies, whose arrest in 2010 shocked Montclair, has finally been sold after being on the block for years.The two-story colonial at 31 Marquette Road,...

Montclair schools to get slight increase in state aid

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Public Schools will get a bit more state aid for 2017-18 than last year, but not much.On Friday, July 14, the state Department of Education released revised state aid numbers to...
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Montclair schools unveil draft form of sex education curriculum

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s schools have unveiled a draft version of a family life and sexuality curriculum that will be implemented on a trial basis this fall.Parents have been petitioning for an updated sex education...

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...

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...

Residents unhappy with revised Lorraine Ave. plan

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news To avoid litigation, a developer has amended his plan for the former Warner Communications facility on Lorraine Avenue, and is now looking to create an addition that will make the property look...

Planning board blasts Seymour Street proposals

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news A loading zone on Church Street, by outdoor cafes and shops? A 4-foot-wide sidewalk in front of a six-story building on South Willow Street? Parking spaces eliminated during construction of a major...

Montclair man faces animal-cruelty charges in road-rage incident

By LINDA MOSS and ERIN ROLL moss@montclairlocal.news roll@montclairlocal.news After an incident that sparked public outrage and put Montclair in the media spotlight once again, a township man this week was charged with animal cruelty for throwing a...

Police announce arrest in vehicle burglaries, thefts

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsPolice have made an arrest in several burglaries that have taken place around Montclair’s northern end over the last week.Danny Gonzalez, 20, of Newark, was arrested on July 14 and charged with...

Township looking to file charges in dog road-rage incident

By LINDA MOSS and ERIN ROLL moss@montclairlocal.news roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair authorities are planning to bring animal-cruelty charges against a man who pulled a small dog out of a vehicle and hurled it into traffic in a road-road incident...