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...
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COVID-19: New Jersey to offer $50 million in federal aid to small businesses

This week, non-essential retail businesses were given permission to open back up on Monday, but for curbside delivery only, two months after all non-essential businesses were ordered to close.

Montclair Police Blotter, Oct. 31

ARRESTS Thursday, Oct. 24—A 51-year-old Carlstadt woman was arrested on Grove Street and charged with driving while intoxicated. Friday, Oct. 25—A 28-year-old Verona man was arrested on Valley Road and charged with driving while intoxicated. Friday, Oct....

Gun buyback takes 332 guns off the streets

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsA one-day Essex County gun buyback program resulted in 332 guns being taken out of circulation, according to county law enforcement.Authorities paid out $41,530 for all the guns, said Essex County...

Navigating the system: Locals frustrated trying to get their benefits

More than one million New Jerseyans have filed for unemployment since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March.

Montclair’s Safe Streets Implementation Plan stalled for over a year

A plan to implement safer streets and create easy alternatives to cars in Montclair has remained stalled for over a year.

Two more Montclair clergy identified in abuse report

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThree months after the Archdiocese of Newark released a report identifying six clergy with Montclair ties who had been accused of sexual abuse, a New Jersey law firm has identified two more,...

Police Blotter: Jan. 30

Police Blotter: Jan. 30
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Murphy gives permission for child care to reopen and summer day camps to begin

On Friday, May 29, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that daycare centers that have been closed due to the pandemic can reopen on June 15. Since March, only daycares which cared for children of essential workers have been open.

PHOTOS/ VIDEO: Montclair unveils new fire engines

The Montclair Fire Department presented its two new Pierce-Saber® fire engines during an unveiling ceremony held Tuesday, March 5, at Fire Headquarters. The new engines have waterous two-stage pumps which can pump up to...