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Immaculate Basketball: ECT, NJSIAA finals losses fuel Lions this offseason

The Immaculate Conception high school girls basketball team is using finals losses last year to fuel bringing a title to Montclair in 2021.

Big question: Will Montclair schools open Jan. 25 if teachers stay home?

Montclair Superintendent Jonathan Ponds shared many more details of his schools reopening plan, but the teachers union hasn't committed to coming back.

Essex County, N.J. have the facilities, but not the doses of COVID-19 vaccine

New Jersey and Essex County has the infrastructure to get Montclairians the vaccine, but supply from the federal government is an issue.

Montclair, I’m listening for your voices (Letter from the new editor)

New Montclair Local editor Louis C. Hochman has a lot of work ahead to earn your trust and your partnership. He's excited to take it on.
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Vote Montclair prepares to launch petition on elected BOE referendum

Since 1963 there have been five failed attempts to move Montclair to an elected BOE, the most recent in 2009. At that time, Montclair was one of 46 Type II districts, but many of them switched to elected BOEs after the legislature passed a law allowing schools to move their elections from April to November. 

Mayor: Even in a year of COVID, Montclair’s spirit unbroken

Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller delivered his State of the Township address Tuesday night at that evening's township council meeting.

Pelham to remain as NAACP president

Al Pelham will continue to lead the Montclair branch of the NAACP as its president.

Montclair’s elementary teachers didn’t show up in schools Tuesday

They continued remote work. The district is mum on lots of open questions.
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COVID-19: Murphy calls for end to divisive attitudes over vaccine

“Understanding everyone’s desire to get vaccinated as soon as possible, we understand people are anxious,” Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli said.

Celebrating rent control win on Church Street (Photos, Video)

Rent control proponents celebrated on Church Street on Saturday, Jan. 16.