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Political potluck: Murphy candidacy prompts unease in Montclair

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news On Cloverhill Place in Montclair, residents are apprehensive about the looming Nov. 7 gubernatorial election. They are part of a Democratic enclave, and they expect their party’s candidate, Phil Murphy, to win....

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.

Massive crowd welcomes Hillary Clinton to Montclair’s Watchung Booksellers

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe line literally stretched around the block — and well beyond — for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book signing at Watchung Booksellers Tuesday evening.The former secretary of state, first lady and presidential candidate...
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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...

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.
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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...
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Montclair NAACP Youth Council holds mayoral candidates’ forum

The forum was co-moderated by MHS juniors Genesis Whitlock and Shayla George, who serve as the president and vice president, respectively, of the Montclair NAACP Youth Council. George is also the president of the MHS Black Student Union.

Photos: Montclair Trump Impeachment rally joins hundreds nationwide

 A mostly middle-aged and senior crowd, racially mixed, with some youths, turned out in the cold and drizzling rain, messaged protestor Claudia Sherwood, "I felt a respect and dedication to the democratic process from...

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.
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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.