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Pelham to remain as NAACP president

Al Pelham will continue to lead the Montclair branch of the NAACP as its president.

Murphy names Baskerville to transition team for health committee

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsGovernor-elect Phil Murphy has named Fourth Ward Councilwoman Renee Baskerviile to serve on his transition team regarding health care, the township said Monday.During the course of the next two months Baskerville, a...

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.

New 10,000 square foot Wally Choice center eyed for Glenfield Park

The existing building would remain open until construction is completed.
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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.
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Town hall talk discusses New Jersey’s proposed Reproductive Freedom Act

New Jersey legislators introduced the Reproductive Freedom Act following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18.

Johnson wins hometown Montclair in gubernatorial primary

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Montclair’s hometown gubernatorial candidate, Jim Johnson, got the overwhelming support of the township in Tuesday’s primary, garnering nearly 40 percent more votes than the winner for the Democratic nomination for governor, Phil Murphy. Johnson,...

Blue Wave talks healthcare reform in Montclair

Blue Wave NJ hosted the forum to outline proposals for healthcare reform and remind residents that the enrollment period for state-mandated coverage is Nov. 1-Dec. 15.

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.

Cloverhill Place residents ready for Murphy to get to work

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news For a number of residents on Cloverhill Place, there was no choice but to cast their ballots for Democrat Phil Murphy in the state’s Nov. 7 gubernatorial election, who defeated Lt. Governor...