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In brief: Join Ring to get Montclair crime alerts

The Montclair Police Department joins ‘Neighbors’ by Ring to provide users with real-time, local crime and safety information.

Mask it up, Montclair!

As hundreds of Montclairians waited in line to be tested for COVID-19 at the Wally Choice Center in Glenfield Park last week, a “mask enforcement” team handed out masks and gave the 101 on wearing them, which is now required even outdoors.

COVID-19: Essex opens appointment-only testing site Thursday

Tomorrow, March 26, Essex County will open its first drive-through testing site in Weequahic Park, Newark, for Essex County residents who are COVID-19 symptomatic. 

Montclair Police Blotter, Jan 17

BURGLARY/THEFT Tuesday, Jan. 8—Burglary to a garage on Graham Terrace. Access was gained through a window. It is unknown if anything was taken. Tuesday, Jan. 8—Theft of a bicycle from an unlocked garage on High Street. Wednesday,...

Narcan access saving lives — Stronger drugs call for strong weapon

The number of Naloxone deployments used by police and EMS to reverse an overdose is on the rise. 

Montclair man arrested in Newark on robbery, assault charges

A Montclair man was arrested following a fight and a robbery in Newark early Saturday morning.Jason Josaphat, 27, was arrested and charged with criminal mischief, robbery and aggravated assault on a police officer, according...
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...
James Ray

James Ray headed to court on Friday

By Erin Roll and Jaimie Julia Winters roll@montclairlocal.news, winters@montclairlocal.newsJames Ray III is expected in Superior Court on charges of killing his girlfriend and mother of his child, Angela Bledsoe, on Friday, Nov. 16.A hearing, scheduled...

Paying the rent during COVID- Montclair landlords, tenants working together

Montclair landlord David Placek got a shoutout from Gov. Phil Murphy on Saturday for giving his tenants a “rent holiday.”
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COVID-19: New Jersey releases more guidance on recreation venues ahead of Thursday reopening

The opening of casinos joins a list of new openings tomorrow that include outdoor amusement and water parks, museums and libraries, and indoor recreation areas such as bowling alleys and shooting ranges. Gyms and fitness centers have been allowed to open for individualized instruction only.