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Pelham to remain as NAACP president

Al Pelham will continue to lead the Montclair branch of the NAACP as its president.

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...

Essex County favors Democrats by large margin, approves legalization of marijuana

Essex County voters overwhelmingly chose Democratic candidates in the Nov. 2 elections. Voters also voted in favor of all three public questions, one of which would legalize marijuana in New Jersey. 

PHOTOS: Montclair erupts in celebration over Biden win

Montclairians take to the streets to celebrate.
Reproductive Freedom Act

Town hall talk discusses New Jersey’s proposed Reproductive Freedom Act

New Jersey legislators introduced the Reproductive Freedom Act following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Sept. 18.

Concerned with elections, mail service overall, Montclair protests at post office

Montclair activists joined thousands across the state who gathered outside post offices on Friday, Aug. 21.

Lt. Gov. Oliver signs equal pay law in Montclair

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

Montclair election results: Spiller ahead of Baskerville by 195 votes

by JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsThe updated vote tally for Montclair’s 2020 municipal election shows Sean Spiller with an unofficial 195-vote win over Renee Baskerville in the race for mayor, according to the Essex County clerk’s...
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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.

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...