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Heavy, early snowfall creates commute from hell for Montclair residents

By Erin Roll and Jaimie Julia Winters erinroll@montclairlocal.news, winters@montclairlocal.newsWhen Montclair Local put out a query to Montclairites on Thursday asking how they were enjoying the early-season snowfall, the responses came pouring in and they weren't pretty."Go...
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Montclair man arrested in connection with slashing incident

 By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news A 22-year-old Montclair man has been arrested for assault after he allegedly slashed a young woman's thigh with a razor blade on Sunday.Jacob Raia of Montclair was arrested in connection with...

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.
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Montclair teens detained after being seen with pellet guns near school

Three Montclair teens were detained by police Tuesday after a passerby spotted them with what seemed to be weapons, but turned out to be pellet guns.The three male juveniles - a 15-year-old and two...
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COVID-19: New Jersey fears second wave as cases continue to rise

Ed Lifshitz, director of communicable disease services for the state, said the numbers are not higher than anticipated, but are still a cause for concern. Overall, he said, the cases are spreading in many different places. 

Vehicle strikes Montclair firefighter in the hand

Police are investigating after a motorist’s vehicle apparently struck a Montclair firefighter’s left hand on Monday.Police Lt. David O’Dowd said on Tuesday that the incident occurred when firefighters saw a vehicle driving erratically on...
Civil Rights Commission

Civil Rights Commission works on community-police relations

By Tina Pappasfor Montclair LocalA step towards a more unified Montclair through improved police and community relations remains the top focus of the township’s Civil Rights Commission. The commissioners met with local police recently to...

Newsroom shooting victim once called Montclair home

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOne of the five victims of the Capital Gazette shooting on Thursday, June 28, has ties to Montclair as a former resident, writer, member of the school community and congregant of a...

Updated: Montclair’s Bloomfield Ave. intersections to get safety upgrades

By LINDA MOSS and ERIN ROLL moss@montclairlocal.news roll@montclairlcoal.newsEssex County will be making traffic-safety improvements to 12 intersections along Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, including some of the town's most treacherous ones, using a $9.7 million federal grant...
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Pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes remain at around 40

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe number of pedestrians struck by vehicles on the streets of Montclair is not on the decline, according to a report issued by the town’s Pedestrian Safety Committee.In 2018, 41 pedestrians...