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After recent shootings, anti-gun violence group calls for stricter laws, students to update mural...

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThree recent mass shootings Texas, Ohio and California are having a resonating effect in Montclair, including among residents advocating for stricter gun control measures and those attempting to memorialize those lost to...

Montclair Police Blotter, Aug. 8

BURGLARY/THEFT Tuesday, July 30—Police responded to a basement apartment on North Fullerton Avenue on a report of a burglary that occurred between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. The resident said $1,700 in cash was missing...

Charges filed in Lackawanna clock heist, but questions remain

A Monroe, N.Y., man has been charged in connection with the disappearance of the historic clock at Lackawanna Plaza, but the details of the incident remain a mystery.

In brief: Montclair welcomes two new officers

Two Montclair probationary police officers were sworn in during a ceremony held Friday, July 26.

Montclair Police Blotter, Aug. 1

BURGLARY/THEFT Tuesday, July 23—A male entered the CVS, 514 Bloomfield Ave., removed 12 pairs of “Zipper” headphones, and fled without paying. The suspect is described as an African American male, bald head and medium build,...
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Montclair launches bike helmet ticket program

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIf you’re wearing a helmet while riding your bicycle around Montclair this summer, you may get ticketed by the police - but it’s a very special kind of ticket.The Montclair Police Department...

In brief: Montclair creates counterfeit parking permit law

The council passed an ordinance to make it illegal to copy or produce a counterfeit parking permit or alter an expired parking permit.

In brief: National Night Out is set for Aug. 6

Montclair’s annual National Night Out event is set for Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 5 to 8 p.m.

Reports: Three children have fallen through Van Vleck Greenhouse

The recent greenhouse accident at Van Vleck House and Gardens is not the first the arboretum has experienced.

Montclair Police Blotter, July 25

BURGLARY/THEFT Wednesday, July 17—Two unlocked vehicles were entered sometime during the evening hours of July 16 on Oak Place. Both vehicles were rummaged through, and a set of Apple AirPods were taken. Wednesday, July 17—A bicycle,...