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Two house fires occur within 12 hours of each other

Both fires are under investigation as of Tuesday, Dec. 29, Montclair Deputy Fire Chief Robert Duncan said. 
Vaccine clinics

COVID-19: Vaccine clinics begin across the state

Officials on Monday reported 2,745 new cases, compared to 2,329 on Dec. 27, bringing the total to 463,965 cases. Some 21 new deaths were reported, compared to 20 the previous day, bringing the total to 16,706. 

False alarm shuts down Bloomfield Avenue on Christmas Eve

Traffic and last minute Christmas shopping along Bloomfield Avenue was disrupted as the Montclair Police Department shut down the street and locked down businesses today, Dec. 24.
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. 
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Montclair police blotter, Dec. 22

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.
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COVID-19: New Jersey, other states see expected vaccine shipments decreased

Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said the state’s allotment of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines has decreased from 492,075 doses to 392,800: a decrease of 20 percent, or 99,275 vaccines. 
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Montclair police blotter, Dec. 19

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.

Montclair doctor was one of the first to receive COVID vaccine

For Dr. Rovie Mesola of Montclair, getting the COVID-19 vaccine on Thursday, Dec. 17, was both humbling and overwhelming.
raccoon

Animal safety: Raccoon bites dog

Sonia Rapaport's 3-year-old Portuguese water dog Teddy got in a scuffle with a raccoon yesterday. What to do if you're in a brawl.
COVID vaccine

Montclair, county plan for vaccine rollout

Health care workers and long-term care residents will be the first to get vaccinated against the virus. New Jersey however has a goal to vaccinate 70 percent of adults over the next six months.