independent

Piscopo still weighing independent bid for governor

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news “Saturday Night Live” veteran and North Jersey native Joe Piscopo didn’t tip his hand on Wednesday at a luncheon for local Republicans, still declining to say whether he will run for governor...
Frelinghuysen

Frelinghuysen to step down at end of term

One of Montclair’s congressional representatives will not be seeking reelection this year.Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) announced Monday that he will be retiring when his term expires at the end of 2018.“My years in public...
Jeh Johnson

News in brief: Jeh Johnson, Jim Axelrod at Temple Ner Tamid

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will be in dialogue with Jim Axelrod of CBS News on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 7:30 p.m., at Temple Ner Tamid, 936 Broad St., Boomfield.They will speak...

Jonathan Alter to speak on Jewish values in the age of Trump

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.news“When you think about tikkun olam, it’s ‘repair the world,’” said Jonathan Alter. “This dude ain’t repairing the world. You can say a lot about him but he’s not repairing the world.”Tikkun...

Lt. Gov. Oliver signs equal pay law in Montclair

An equal pay law was signed by Acting Governor Sheila Oliver in Montclair.
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...

Massive crowd welcomes Hillary Clinton to Montclair’s Watchung Booksellers

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe line literally stretched around the block — and well beyond — for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book signing at Watchung Booksellers Tuesday evening.The former secretary of state, first lady and presidential candidate...

GOPs ask NJ Transit for permission to create pro-gun mural

The Montclair Republican Club has requested permission from NJ Transit to create a pro-Second Amendment mural across from a recently installed mural with an anti-gun violence message on the Chestnut Street trestle. 

Political potluck: Murphy candidacy prompts unease in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news On Cloverhill Place in Montclair, residents are apprehensive about the looming Nov. 7 gubernatorial election. They are part of a Democratic enclave, and they expect their party’s candidate, Phil Murphy, to win....
canvassers

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...