COVID-19: Unemployment applications on decline, hospitalizations increase for second straight day

The state saw a 20 percent decrease in the number of new unemployment filings last week.
hospital visitors

COVID-19: Hospitals can admit visitors again, but with precautions

All visitors will be screened with a temperature check upon entrance. Any visitor showing symptoms of COVID-19 will not be admitted. Additionally, any visitor who refuses to wear PPE will not be admitted.

Montclair police blotter: Aug. 21, 2020

The police blotter is provided to Montclair Local at the discretion of the Montclair Police Department and may not reflect the complete scope of police activity.
vaccine distribution

COVID-19: New Jersey in process of preparing vaccine distribution plan

The announcement on Oct. 26 comes as New Jersey sees new COVID-19 case numbers exceed 1,000 a day. Saturday, Oct. 24, saw the highest number of COVID-19 cases at 1,994 since early May. 
COVID-19 deaths

COVID-19: Daily death toll exceeds 100 for first time since June

It is the first time since June 13 that there have been more than 100 deaths reported on a given day, Gov. Phil Murphy said, and the first time since the end of May that there were two or more consecutive days with more than 100 deaths. 

No ‘major discipline’ in 2nd half of 2020 for Montclair Police

No Montclair law enforcement officers were subject to discipline in the second half of 2020, according to reports newly released by the state Attorney General's Office.  

Montclair granted $142,500 from state for microgrid study

Montclair will be receiving $142,500 from the state to do a microgrid feasibility study, part of a total of $2.1 million that will be handed out to 13 town centers.The N.J. Board of Public...

No one injured in Montclair residential fire

No one was reported to be injured when a fire broke out at an Elmwood Avenue residence Monday afternoon.Deputy Chief Robert Duncan said Tuesday that crews had been summoned to Elmwood Avenue at 1:20...
Nor' Easter

Roads closed, trees down and power lost in Wednesday’s Nor’ Easter

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsAbout 7 percent of Montclair residents are without power and over 100 streets are completely blocked or partially closed due to the March snowstorm that hit on yesterday, March 7. About...

New bill could require schools to install panic buttons

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA new bill awaiting the governor’s signature will require public schools, including Montclair’s, to have silent alarms and emergency lights installed.The bill, known as Alyssa’s Law, cleared both the Assembly and the...