Staff cuts criticized at Board of School Estimate meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsPersonnel cuts were on the minds of many audience members as the Board of School Estimate took a first look at the 2017-2018 Montclair public schools’ budget. The budget went before the Board...

Township police offer remedies for dog-parking problems

By LINDA MOSS The Township Police Traffic Bureau has delivered its recommendations for alleviating problems caused by dog-walkers illegally parking on Mount Vernon Road, seeking quick access to Brookdale Park and its canine facility. But...

Montclair High School cheerleaders call for coach to be reinstated

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair High School cheerleading squad came before the Montclair Board of Education Wednesday night urging the district to reinstate the school's head cheer coach.In a prepared statement, squad member Nafia Hampton...

Byerte Johnson: a life full of music and light

Hundreds gathered to celebrate the life of beloved musician and educator Dr. Byerte Johnson on Jan. 12, 2019.

Planning board approves new facade for Orange Road deck

BY LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsTownship planners heard an alternate plan for the proposed subdivision of the Lewis Estates property on Monday, and also gave conditional approval for a developer to renovate the façade of the Orange...

Township Planning Board approves three-car garage

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsWith several caveats, the Township Planning Board Monday night granted the owner of a four-family dwelling on the corner of Midland Avenue and Walnut approval to build a three-car garage.Following a hearing...

Edgemont teacher honored as teacher of the year

Smita Dharsi is a second-grade teacher at Edgemont, Montclair’s Montessori school and one of 23 educators across New Jersey who were named Educators of the Year.
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Planning board approves Lewis Estates subdivision

By LINDA MOSS After months of controversy, the historic Lewis Estates property is destined to be subdivided into a suburban development, with eight new houses replacing the site’s 1906 mansion, which will be razed unless...

With protest set, officials look to speed up Lackawanna project

By LINDA MOSS With a protest about the project looming this weekend, some township officials want the approval process for the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment, and the replacement of the shopping center’s long-shuttered Pathmark, to be...

Glenfield students urge BOE to keep math teacher’s job

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsConcerns over staff cuts in the Montclair Public Schools continued at Monday night’s Board Of Education meeting, as Glenfield Middle School students and parents turned out to show their support for a...