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New interim superintendent is ‘hitting the ground learning’

Nathan Parker is the third interim superintendent in 14 years in a school district aiming for stability in leadership and with a need to address racial disparities in student achievement gaps.

Montclair Athletics: Several teams await head coach approvals

While the Montclair Board of Education finally approved field hockey coach Mary Pat Mercuro, baseball and girl's basketball still have not been approved.

Montclair Basketball: Immaculate beats West Side, 64-51, heads back to ECT finals

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsWEST ORANGE—The boys basketball teams for Immaculate Conception and West Side high schools met for the third time this year Tuesday night. Each team had won a previous meeting during the regular...

Video: Montclair Orchestra’s French Connection benefit for Notre Dame

French composers Bizet and Berlioz are featured as well as Hayden, in this final concert of the season, the French Connection, with Hector Berlioz's "Les Nuits d'eté" (Summer Nights) sung by guest baritone soloist...

News in brief: Laptop Upcycle receives grant

HackNCraftNJ/Laptop Upcycle recently received a $3,000 grant from The Montclair Foundation. Laptop Upcycle gives high quality laptops and free WiFi to those who need them, and has a group of volunteers working in Laptop...

Montclair’s Bloomfield Avenue overhaul in the works

Essex County hopes to break ground on a major overhaul of Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair in 2020, with construction lasting until the fall of 2021.

Montclair High School students urge school to keep dance as PE credit class

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School students can take dance classes to fulfill their physical education requirement. But that soon may change.Students say the school is planning to re-classify dance as an elective, which means...

Photo: Lights for Liberty, A Vigil to End Human Concentration Camps

— PHOTOS BY KATE ALBRIGHTOn Friday, July 12, “Lights for Liberty: A Vigil to End Human Detention Camps” brought hundreds to the lawn of the First Congregational Church in Montclair. Throughout the nation thousands...

Police: Montclair saw 31 motor vehicle thefts in 2017

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt was a moderately busy year for the Montclair Police Department in terms of stolen motor vehicles, though the numbers of incidents were close to what they had been in previous years.The...

Township seeks bids for operation of municipal parking decks

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is seeking bids from companies to manage the township's three municipal parking decks and the one that's planned for Glenridge Avenue.The existing decks -- the Crescent, Bay Street and North Fullerton...