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League, NAACP plan protest to get rejected votes counted

The League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area and the NAACP of Montclair are holding an event to emphasize the  fact  that 10 percent of the votes cast in the Montclair election were not counted and to press for changes to avoid this happening again.

Making sure your vote counts in a time of mail-in ballots

Voters in New Jersey’s July 7 primary election will have the opportunity to “cure” mail-in ballots that are rejected by their county. 

Photos: About 1,000 marchers rally in Montclair for Black Lives Matter

Approximately 1,000 people marched in the streets of Montclair on Saturday, June 6, to protest police brutality and call for accountability from local and national law-enforcement agencies. Photos by Adam Anik. For a report...

Montclair’s Black Lives Matter-Crack the Blue Wall rally draws 1000 marchers

Over 1000 Montclairians gathered in response to the killing of George Floyd for the Black Lives Matter-Crack the Blue Wall march on Saturday, June 6.

Montclair election results: Spiller ahead of Baskerville by 195 votes

by JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsThe updated vote tally for Montclair’s 2020 municipal election shows Sean Spiller with an unofficial 195-vote win over Renee Baskerville in the race for mayor, according to the Essex County clerk’s...

ELECTIONS: Spiller leads in mail-in votes so far

Sean Spiller is taking the lead in the mayoral race against Renee Baskerville as of tonight, May 12.

Watchdog think tank targets Spiller

A watchdog group has issued a seven-page report with claims that mayoral candidate Sean Spiller’s position as a high-ranking officer at the New Jersey Education Association combined with his influence over the school district if he were to become Montclair’s next mayor would be a conflict of interest.

Montclair campaign contributions reported

While mayoral candidate Sean Spiller has raised $36,835, his opponent, Renée Baskerville, has raised $4,500. 
Montclair NAACP forum

Montclair NAACP Youth Council holds mayoral candidates’ forum

The forum was co-moderated by MHS juniors Genesis Whitlock and Shayla George, who serve as the president and vice president, respectively, of the Montclair NAACP Youth Council. George is also the president of the MHS Black Student Union.

ELECTIONS: Mayoral candidates discuss education issues facing Montclair’s district

Montclair’s Parent Teacher Association decided to sponsor a mayoral candidates forum on educational issues