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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...

Montclair campaign contributions reported

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

Freeholders no longer; Murphy signs bill to change name

The word freeholder will die as an official governmental title at year’s end.
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...

Lt. Gov. Oliver signs equal pay law in Montclair

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

Sherrill, Payne: We’re safe after ‘obscene attack on our democracy’

Rep. Mikie Sherrill, a Montclair resident, was in the Capitol building as it was breached.

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....

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.
Campaign signs

Campaign signs on Montclair High School lawn questioned

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWho placed the campaign signs on the Montclair High School Lawn?  No one knows it seems, but it goes against township code.Signs supporting candidate Mikie Sherrill were placed on the Midland Avenue...