Newsroom shooting victim once called Montclair home

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOne of the five victims of the Capital Gazette shooting on Thursday, June 28, has ties to Montclair as a former resident, writer, member of the school community and congregant of a...

Detention hearing for James Ray III moved to Friday

A detention hearing for Montclair lawyer James has been moved to Friday, Nov. 16. Ray is charged with the shooting and killing of his live-in girlfriend Angela Bledsoe.Ray was to have appeared before Superior Court...
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Bring pets inside in cold weather, it’s the law

One of the most common forms of animal cruelty involves cases of animals left outside in dangerous weather.

Young woman fights off alleged abductor

An 18-year-old fought off a man who grabbed her on Park Street and attempted to abduct her on Sunday, April 21, police said.

Montclair Police Blotter, July 18

BURGLARY/THEFT Tuesday, July 9—An employee at Pig and Prince Restaurant, 1 Lackawanna Plaza reported approximately $5,000 worth of alcohol and a clock worth approximately $100,000 was removed from the business. The incident is under investigation. Wednesday,...

Montclair Police settle new contracts

The Montclair Mayor and Council approved a new police contract on Sept. 10.

Montclair Police Blotter: Dec. 3, 2019

ARREST Wednesday, Nov. 27 - A 32-year-old Montclair man was arrested for DWI following a motor vehicle stop on Lincoln Street. THEFT FROM MOTOR VEHICLE Tuesday, Nov. 26 - A man reported that while unloading items from...

COVID-19: Essex County up to seven cases

New Jersey identified 19 more positive tests for COVID-19 on March 14, bringing the state’s total to 69 cases. 
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COVID-19: New Jersey nowhere near end of outbreak, Murphy says

While New Jersey is starting to see some encouraging trends on the rate of COVID-19 cases, Gov. Phil Murphy warned on Tuesday that the COVID-19 outbreak is far from over.

As residents try to keep COVID at bay, poisonings are on the rise

Poison control centers are reporting a 20 percent increase in calls related to exposures from household cleaning products and disinfectants compared to last year, according to state officials.