Montclair Police Blotter, March 14

BURGLARY/THEFT Thursday, Feb. 28—Theft of an engagement ring from a locker in the women’s locker area at YMCA, 25 Park St. The locker was padlocked and there was no sign of forced entry. Wednesday, March 6—Attempted...

Montclair Police Blotter, March 7

BURGLARY/THEFT Tuesday, Feb. 26—Burglary to Fujiya Ramen, 413 Bloomfield Ave. Entry was gained by smashing a front window. A cash register containing approximately $1,500 was taken. Tuesday, Feb. 26—Theft of a wheel from a bicycle,...

PHOTOS/ VIDEO: Montclair unveils new fire engines

The Montclair Fire Department presented its two new Pierce-Saber® fire engines during an unveiling ceremony held Tuesday, March 5, at Fire Headquarters. The new engines have waterous two-stage pumps which can pump up to...

Montclair talks pros, cons of legalizing recreational cannabis

BY ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsWith recreational marijuana use nearer to becoming legal in New Jersey, Montclair held a forum to discuss the pros and the cons to legally lighting up in the Garden State.On Feb. 26,...

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The Montclair Police Department joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to provide users with real-time, local crime and safety information.
pedestrian safety

Pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes remain at around 40

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe number of pedestrians struck by vehicles on the streets of Montclair is not on the decline, according to a report issued by the town’s Pedestrian Safety Committee.In 2018, 41 pedestrians...

Montclair Police Blotter, Feb. 28

BURGLARY/THEFT Tuesday, Feb. 19—Attempted theft of a delivered package on Grove Street. When confronted by the homeowner, the suspect dropped the package and left the area on a bicycle.  He is described as an African...

Brief: School bus safety initiative launched

The Montclair Police Department Traffic Bureau has spent the last few months working on a School Bus Safety initiative, with the goal to address the ongoing safety issues and concerns in Montclair and across...

Police nab man who could have burglarized 50 Montclair homes

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsA former Montclair resident has been arrested in connection with 50 residential burglaries and attempted burglaries — some while the residents were at home — in the South-west and northern sections...
St. Cassian

Clergy abuse victim: “This shadow of pain and shame”

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt is not your fault.That is what Danielle Polemeni wants survivors of childhood sexual abuse to know.Polemeni’s family belonged to St. Cassian in Upper Montclair in the 1980s. The church was the...