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Elections: Long hours, hot days, cold nights don’t stop these door knockers

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsIn a state known for its toxic waste dumps, most homeowners don’t slam the door on a Clean Water Action canvasser, especially one that is nine months pregnant, said Montclair resident...

Montclair’s Mikie Sherrill elected to U.S. Congress

By Jaimie Julia Winters  winters@montclairlocal.newsMontclair's Mikie Sherrill has won the seat for New Jersey's 11th Congressional District. Sherrill, a Democrat, is a former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and a former federal prosecutor and ran against...
midterms

Steady voter turnout for midterms in Montclair

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThere's been a steady string of voters in Montclair despite the rain poll workers are reporting. Those voters include Montclair resident Mikie Sherrill who is running for the 11th district congressional...
Joe Biden

Joe Biden rallies crowd at Montclair University

Vice President Joe Biden was at Montclair State University Wednesday, Sept. 5, campaigning for Congressional candidate Mikie Sherrill.
folds for freedom

Thousands of paper swans honor children separated at the border

Maya Stein began making origami swans on June 20 to recognize every child separated from his or her parents seeking asylum at the border under the administration’s current zero tolerance immigration policy.

Montclair residents, clergy protest child separations at border

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe separation of children from their parents at the United States border has prompted protests from groups and houses of worship in the Montclair area.Since April, Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers have...
Campaign signs

Campaign signs on Montclair High School lawn questioned

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWho placed the campaign signs on the Montclair High School Lawn?  No one knows it seems, but it goes against township code.Signs supporting candidate Mikie Sherrill were placed on the Midland Avenue...
11th District?

Montclair councilman considering 11th District run

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsCould Township Councilman Bill Hurlock be running against Mikie Sherrill for Congress in the 11th District?It’s a possibility, the First Ward councilman said last Friday.“It’s something I’m seriously considering. I’ve had several...

Montclair clergy plead not guilty following DREAM Act sit-in

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThree Montclair clergy members had their first day in court on Tuesday, but it’s not over yet.Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of Bnai Keshet and Revs. Ann Ralosky and John Rogers, both of First...