Cliff fall at Mills Reservation officially ruled accident

The fatal cliff fall earlier this week at Mill Reservation has been ruled an accident, officials said Friday.Kerry Rivera, 49, of Wayne, was riding mountain bikes with his brother in the reservation on Monday...

Biker dies after fall from cliff at Mills Reservation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA Wayne man died in a fall on Monday, June 26, while mountain biking in Mills Reservation.Authorities say that Kerry Rivera, 49, and his brother were riding mountain bikes in the reservation...

Victim in Mills Reservation accident identified as Paterson firefighter

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe man who died after falling over a cliff at Mills Reservation on Monday has been identified.Kerry Rivera, 49, a Wayne resident, was a firefighter for the Paterson Fire Department, the Essex...

Township seeks bids for flashing crosswalk lights

Roughly two weeks after a resident was struck and killed while crossing Grove Street, the township is soliciting bids for six flashing lights for pedestrian crosswalks.Montclair plans to purchase "six rectangular rapid flashing beacon...

Montclair Council casts wary eye on drone use

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is considering adding a new device to its toolbox: drones. But not all the Township Council is on board yet.Several council members reacted with skepticism and questions on Tuesday night when...

Friends express heartbreak over death of Montclair State faculty member

By ERIN ROLL and LINDA MOSS> roll@montclairlocal.news moss@montclairlcoal.news This week still-stunned friends, family and colleagues continued to mourn and memorialize Mary DeFilippis, the Montclair State University faculty member who was struck and killed by a vehicle on...

Montclair introduces draft of safe streets plan

Montclair is rolling out a plan to make the township's streets safer and more user-friendly, with possibilities of infrastructure upgrades on high-traffic streets and increased education and enforcement.The township has released a draft plan of...

Township requests lighting upgrade at scene of Grove Street accident

BY ERIN ROLL and LINDA MOSSroll@montclairlocal.news moss@montclairlocal.news The township has asked PSE&G to upgrade the lighting at the intersection where a Montclair State University faculty member was struck by a vehicle and sustained fatal injuries, according...

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...

Council prohibits parking at dead-end of Mount Vernon Road

By LINDA MOSS moss@montlcairlocal.news The Township Council last week introduced an ordinance that bans parking at the dead-end of Mount Vernon Road, a measure taken after residents complained that dog-walkers were illegally parking on their street...