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...

GOP tax reform may hit Montclair home values hard

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Montclair homeowners should brace for a double-digit decrease in their property values if proposed Republican federal tax reform passes. That’s the alarming message that Township Mayor Robert Jackson had this past weekend at...

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...
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...
ICE

In brief: Protest against treatment of Essex County ICE detainee Thursday

On Thursday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m., Bnai Keshet and Faith in Essex will protest treatment of a deportee front of the Newark Hall of Records, 465 MLK Boulevard.
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.
Resistance

Keeping up the ‘Resistance’

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsIn homes in Montclair and across North Jersey, residents are breaking bread with Syrian refugees, sharing food and conversation. These dinners, aimed at fostering understanding and communication, are being organized by the...
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Opinion: In primary, local GOP looks for different kind of victory

by John Van Wagner for Montclair Local This past May 18, history was made at the Bloomfield Town Pub. You heard it here first. There were no political luminaries there, no media coverage. Pub patrons on that...