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,...
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.
Price-posting

Price-posting ordinance pulled from council agenda

Following opposition from local merchants and her own belief that it just wasn’t ready for a vote, Fourth Ward Councilwoman Renée Baskerville withdrew a proposed ordinance on Tuesday night that would have required  service...

DiVincenzo kicks off re-election campaign for Essex executive

With Governor-Elect Phil Murphy by his side, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. kicked off his re-election campaign for a fifth term Monday.DiVincenzo announced his plans during a press conference at Essex County Veterans...

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 schools, township hold panel talk on education budget process

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Board of Education, in partnership with state and township elected officials, conducted a panel talk on the school budget process at Trinity Presbyterian Church Monday night.The panelists included State Sen....

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...
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...
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...
Activists

Activists get primer on N.J. government

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver summed up the takeaway Tuesday night at a packed meeting on New Jersey government, a session meant to be a guide for would-be activists to navigate the system and...