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Frelinghuysen challenger Sherrill woos supporters in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsTownship resident Mikie Sherrill, who seeks to oust incumbent U.S. Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen from office, on Monday fielded some tough questions from potential voters who lauded her on one hand, but also...

Opinion: What happened to my father’s GOP?

By BOB RUSSOAs a teenager growing up in Newark in the 1950 and ’60s, I helped my father run his small business while attending great public schools. I saw him support President Dwight D....

Lt. Gov. Oliver signs equal pay law in Montclair

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

Murphy to speak at Montclair Democratic Committee dinner

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy will be the keynote speaker at the Montclair Democratic County Committee’s (MDCC) annual dinner next week. The event at the Valley Regency in Clifton will also honor the local organizations...

Activism: Moms take to the streets

Across the nation and here in Montclair, moms are protesting and taking to the streets for political issues they care about.
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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...

Montclair’s Mikie Sherrill elected to U.S. Congress

By Jaimie Julia Winters  winters@montclairlocal.newsMontclair's Mikie Sherrill has won the seat for New Jersey's 11th Congressional District. Sherrill, a Democrat, is a former U.S. Navy helicopter pilot and a former federal prosecutor and ran against...
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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.

ELECTIONS: Mayoral candidates discuss education issues facing Montclair’s district

Montclair’s Parent Teacher Association decided to sponsor a mayoral candidates forum on educational issues