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Elected or appointed school board? An ‘inflection point’ for Montclair

Several community leaders say they're not ready to pick a side, but they support the question going to voters.

Montclair GOP Club seeks apology from councilman over comments

A letter written by Councilman Bob Russo has drawn the ire of the Montclair Republican Club.

Mayor: Even in a year of COVID, Montclair’s spirit unbroken

Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller delivered his State of the Township address Tuesday night at that evening's township council meeting.

Pelham to remain as NAACP president

Al Pelham will continue to lead the Montclair branch of the NAACP as its president.
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Baskerville will not be running for NAACP president

Renee Baskerville’s bid for president of the Montclair NAACP has been pulled by the National NAACP, which has taken over the local election due to infighting.

National NAACP intervenes into Montclair election due to infighting

The national NAACP is taking over the Montclair NAACP’s first contested election in nearly a decade.

Sherrill, Payne: We’re safe after ‘obscene attack on our democracy’

Rep. Mikie Sherrill, a Montclair resident, was in the Capitol building as it was breached.

PHOTOS: Montclair erupts in celebration over Biden win

Montclairians take to the streets to celebrate.
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Montclair voters hold rally at Watchung Plaza to ensure every vote counts

The weather was warm for autumn, with sunny skies and temperatures in the upper 60s. “We ordered this weather direct from John Lewis and Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” joked Cotter, who remarked that the late representative and Supreme Court justice were likely “upstairs” monitoring the election. 

Pundits of Montclair: Familiar faces talk elections

Tim O’Brien, Jonathan Alter and Jeh Johnson have all been appearing on television news shows for years. They expect to talk about the 2020 election, too.