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Montclair schools to bring back teachers, paraprofessionals

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsSome of the teachers and paraprofessionals who thought they were out of work owing to cuts in this year’s budget will be back in school in September.At its Monday, Aug. 21, meeting,...

Photos: Montclair Jazz Festival

The eighth annual Montclair Jazz Festival, on Saturday, Aug. 12, brought about 12,000, the largest crowd ever, to Nishuane Park to see headliners and student bands perform on two stages for nine hours of...

Honoring a saint, riding a ring of fire in Montclair

The Feast and Carnival of Saint Sebastian Wednesday, Aug. 23-Sunday, Aug. 27 Wednesday-Friday, 5-10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 3-10 p.m.Kaveny Field and Christopher Street area Vespers service: Aug. 26, 7 p.m. Solemn high Mass:...
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Jackson joins mayors in ADL anti-racism pact

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson has joined nearly 300 mayors across the nation, including 13 others from New Jersey, who are teaming up with the Anti-Defamation League in a pledge to fight racism...

Montclair BID plans to revive First Night celebration

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsAfter what will have been a six-year hiatus, First Night Montclair may be resurrected this year.The Montclair Center Business Improvement District, known as the BID, is planning to revive the New Year's...

Real estate firm to seek less storefront space at Warner building

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news A real estate firm last week lost its bid to lease roughly half the first floor of the renovated Warner Communications building, but it will be coming back to the Township Zoning...

Residents circulate petition against Redeemer expansion

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Residents who live near Redeemer Church of Montclair have gathered roughly 30 signatures on a petition opposing the house of worship’s plan to build a two-story addition. At least one of those people,...

Pit-bull owner said dog had never bitten, had shots

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe woman whose pit bull bit a man outside Raymond’s restaurant last weekend told patrons at the eatery that her canine had never acted that way before, according to a police report...

Girls Basketball: Former Montclair star Alisa Wiggins heads to Europe with Kansas State

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsFormer Montclair High School basketball star and current Kansas State freshman Alisa Wiggins can add another bullet point to her resume after this summer: world traveler.Wiggins has just returned from a trip...

Montclair Syrian refugee resettlement moves forward

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news So far one of them has a job at a popular local restaurant, but the clock is ticking for two Syrian immigrants who arrived in Montclair in June to find permanent housing. Alsayed...