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polls

An election like no other – At the polls and around town, Montclairians speak...

By Nov. 2, the day before Election Day, the Essex County Board of Elections reported that 19,000 Montclairians had already voted via mail-in ballots.
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...

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 campaign contributions reported

While mayoral candidate Sean Spiller has raised $36,835, his opponent, Renée Baskerville, has raised $4,500. 
Piscopo

Piscopo to appear at Montclair GOP lunch

Comedian, former "Saturday Night Live" cast member and New Jersey native Joe Piscopo will "headline" the Montclair Republican Clubs luncheon on March 29. Piscopo is said to be weighing a run as a GOP...

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.
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...

Watchdog think tank targets Spiller

A watchdog group has issued a seven-page report with claims that mayoral candidate Sean Spiller’s position as a high-ranking officer at the New Jersey Education Association combined with his influence over the school district if he were to become Montclair’s next mayor would be a conflict of interest.
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.

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.