Fraternity advisor at Montclair State accused of theft

A former fraternity advisor at Montclair State University (MSU) is accused of stealing nearly $44,000 from the fraternity over a two-year period.Joseph Specchio was arrested on July 30 on charges of third-degree theft, writing...

Substation failure caused power loss to 10,000 homes

A widespread outage knocked out power to nearly 10,000 households in Montclair, Glen Ridge, Bloomfield, West Orange and Newark Wednesday night, Sept. 11.
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After fatalities, NJ Transit installs fencing near Watchung Avenue Station

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIn the wake of two train fatalities in Montclair in less than a year, NJ Transit has installed fencing and additional warning signs at the end of two streets near Watchung Station...

Montclair Police Blotter, Sept. 12

ARRESTS Saturday, Sept. 7—A 39-year-old Orange man was arrested on Orange Road and charged with three counts of burglary after it was determined that he had entered several vehicles. Possible thefts included over $35 in...
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Son of Charleston shooting victim to speak at UBC

Chris Singleton, the son of a shooting victim in Charleston 2015, will speak at Union Baptist Church on Saturday, Sept. 7, at 3 p.m.

When it comes to lead, paint, not water, most likely the culprit in Montclair

Lead paint, not water, is the leading culprit to the higher levels of lead in some of Montclair’s children.

Montclair Police Blotter, Sept. 5

ROBBERY Thursday, Aug. 29—A pedestrian reported that while walking east on Glenridge Avenue in the area of Baldwin Street, a white sedan with New Jersey plates pulled alongside of him. A male exited the front...

Narcan access saving lives — Stronger drugs call for strong weapon

The number of Naloxone deployments used by police and EMS to reverse an overdose is on the rise. 
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Kitchen fire forces temporary closure of Cuban Pete’s

A fire broke out in the kitchen at Cuban Pete's early Sunday evening, Sept. 1, causing the restaurant to close for the remainder of the day.All of the patrons were evacuated from the restaurant...
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Deputy Chief Frazzano headed to Marco Island PD

Tracy Frazzano, the first woman to be Montclair’s deputy chief of police, is leaving to become the first female chief of the police department in Marco Island, Fla.