Shomrei Emunah

Interfaith Hospitality: Montclair church offers neighborly love

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.news The congregation at Shomrei Emunah is attending church on Shabbat mornings, member Josie Zeman says. The worshipers at the Jewish synagogue at 67 Park St. have made Central Presbyterian Church, also...
MEA

Educator privacy, DACA come up for discussion at Montclair BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe national discussion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Dream Act came back to the local level on Feb. 7, as the board of education discussed a resolution concerning...

Breakout game catching on among Montclair middle school classes

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA group of students at Buzz Aldrin are learning to think outside the box.Actually, they are learning how to break into the box.Shivan Persad and Jacqueline Brower, teachers at Buzz Aldrin Middle...
Pre-K

Pre-K discussion leads to tense moment between Montclair BOE members

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe future of Montclair’s pre-K program came up for discussion at the Feb. 7 Board of Education workshop meeting, but not without some tense moments over the subject of money.The board presented...
Plymouth

Zoning Board agrees to convert Plymouth Street building to two-family home

By TINA PAPPAS for Montclair LocalThe township Zoning Board of Adjustment approved a use variance Wednesday night to convert a mixed-use residential building and medical office on Plymouth Street into a two-family dwelling.The application was...
whooping

Third case of whooping cough identified at Montclair High School

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA total of three people at Montclair High School are reported to have tested positive for pertussis, or whooping cough.Katya Wowk, the township communications director, said Wednesday that a third case at...

Open Book/Open Mind: Lawrence O’Donnell talks of past and present

Lawrence O'Donnell made the audience laugh and sigh when he spoke about his book, “Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics,” on Sunday, Feb. 4.
Pre-K

Montclair BOE talks public Pre-K, DACA

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe future of Montclair’s Pre-K program came up for discussion during Wednesday night’s BOE workshop meeting.The board presented a resolution that calls for the district to look into providing publicly-funded Pre-K options...
PARCC

Montclair reacts to governor’s PARCC announcement

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair may be saying goodbye to the PARCC test if Gov. Phil Murphy moves ahead with a campaign promise.In his campaign, the governor promised that New Jersey would eliminate the Partnership for...
Complete Streets

Complete Streets: suburban feel, safety paramount for Planning Board

by TINA PAPPAS for Montclair LocalAn emphasis on maintaining a suburban feel to curb appeal and safety measures is what Township Planning Board members want prioritized in the Complete Streets Implementation Plan, which was presented...