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Celebrating Ben Jones’ spiritual vision at Montclair Art Museum

Ben Jones is a socialist, who brings his activism and social consciousness into his art. Montclair Art Museum celebrates his work this month.
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Church sells part of property to developer

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsTwo new homes will be built on Plymouth Street behind the First Congregational Church of Montclair. The church sold the property to developer Steven Plofker to raise funds.On Oct. 24,...
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UPDATE: Montclair woman, 28, killed by train near Watchung Avenue

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsA Montclair woman was killed when she was struck by an eastbound NJ Transit train early Tuesday morning, Nov. 13.The victim was identified as 28-year-old Joan Juengling, NJ Transit spokesperson Lisa...
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Parking fines to more than double in parts of downtown

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalIn a move to address parking issues in Montclair, the mayor and council unanimously passed ordinances to allow residents more flexibility in parking, while doubling parking violation fines in mostly...

Ask Task: Come on, get happy

Allison Task is "in the gratitude and happiness business.: In her final "Ask Task," she gives tips on how to use gratitude to become happy.

Montclair Basketball: Former Mounties return as coaches

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsNot much has changed for the Montclair girls basketball team. Sure, there are many new players, but the plays, the games, the wins and losses all progress just like they do any...

Mythmakers keep stories alive at Montclair’s Van Vleck House

By ERIN ROLL“Stories live because one person tells another, tells another, tells another,” said the Mythmakers.That was the lesson that Gerald Fierst and Richard Stillman imparted to an eager audience at the Van Vleck...

Packed crowd voices concerns with Lackawanna redevelopment plans

By Jaimie Julia Winters  winters@montclairlocal.newsAfter 13 months of back-and-forth testimony on the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan, residents had their say in front of the planning board Monday night, with some raising trust issues with the...

After-school safety in Montclair comes up for discussion

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsUpper Montclair is a favorite after-school hangout spot for generations of Montclair middle-school-age students, especially students from the nearby Buzz Aldrin Middle School and mostly on Fridays.A fight between two Buzz Aldrin...

Brief: Four-way stop to be erected immediately at North Mountain, Van Vleck

The council approved the installation of a four-way stop at Van Vleck Street and North Mountain Avenue on Feb. 19. Another resolution passed that night declared the need for the stop sign at the...