Former Montclair High student charged in U.S. Capitol riot

Elias Irizarry is not accused of any violence directly.

COVID-19: Schools to remain closed for the rest of the school year

With roughly five weeks left in the public school calendar, New Jersey becomes the 46th state to close schools for the remainder of the year.

In brief: Montclair welcomes two new officers

Two Montclair probationary police officers were sworn in during a ceremony held Friday, July 26.
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Police: Man attempted to lure 12-year-old on Oakcroft Avenue

Police are investigating a report of an attempted luring incident involving a 12-year-old girl on June 11.
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Township to review parking facilities

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The township’s utility official plans to evaluate the physical condition of the municipal parking facilities, including the Crescent and Bay Street decks, and to recommend that the contract for operating the locations...

Montclair State faculty member killed in Grove Street accident

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA Montclair State University faculty member was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Grove Street Wednesday night, according to a statement released by the university.Mary DeFilippis, 73, was the academic adviser...
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Montclair Police Blotter, June 13

BURGLARY/THEFT Tuesday, June 4—Theft of the contents of a delivered package containing a baby monitor from Forest Street. Wednesday, June 5—Theft of a bicycle from a garden shed on Orange Road. The shed door was pried...

COVID-19: Flattening the curve appears to be working, Murphy says

While the number of cases is still on the rise, today’s April 6 debriefing brought some good news to New Jerseyans about the COVID fight — the state is showing a decline in the growth rate of new cases, from 24 percent on March 30 to about 12 percent today. 
Safe Routes to School

Safe Routes to School tries to make it safer for kids to walk and...

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt is a long-running discussion in Montclair, especially for the parents of the town’s youngest residents: How should Montclair make its streets safer places to walk and bike? Montclair has been included in...
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COVID-19: Holiday season could be a difficult one, officials say

State epidemiologist Christina Tan said it is still too early to tell if the Thanksgiving holiday would result in a spike, since the incubation period for the virus is 14 days. But she said that is a concern that has been on the minds of health officials.