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League, NAACP plan protest to get rejected votes counted

The League of Women Voters of the Montclair Area and the NAACP of Montclair are holding an event to emphasize the  fact  that 10 percent of the votes cast in the Montclair election were not counted and to press for changes to avoid this happening again.

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,...

GOPs ask NJ Transit for permission to create pro-gun mural

The Montclair Republican Club has requested permission from NJ Transit to create a pro-Second Amendment mural across from a recently installed mural with an anti-gun violence message on the Chestnut Street trestle. 

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.

Montclair tests out paper ballots on Election Day

Instead of pushing an X on a voting machine, voters who cast ballots at the Montclair Fire Department headquarters on Pine Street on Nov. 5 filled in dots on a paper ballot with a pencil.

Lt. Gov. Oliver signs equal pay law in Montclair

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

Legislative redistricting explored in Montclair

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalPrinceton resident Reed Gusciora planned to move in order to run for re-election to Assembly after his legislative district changed. Instead of introducing himself to new constituents, he looked for...
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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...
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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...

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...