Warming centers open due to frigid weather

 Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated because extreme cold weather is in the forecast. The Code Blue will be in effect from Thursday, Jan. 10 through Monday, Jan. 14. In Montclair, the overnight warming station...

Montclair Police: Luring incident a misunderstanding

A suspected luring incident in Montclair was actually an Uber driver making a scheduled pickup.

What the Use of Force report shows for Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIn 2016, use of force by police declined dramatically in Montclair.The number of use of force cases declined from 48 cases in 2015 to nine in 2016.Of Montclair’s 103 officers, 70 were...
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Police release composite sketch in Montclair attempted luring incident

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Police Department has released a composite sketch of a man believed to have been involved in an attempted luring incident earlier this week.On Jan. 2, an 11-year-old girl reported that...

Homeless man seen in Montclair High School auditorium lobby

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA homeless man entered Montclair High School by an unsecured door Friday morning, district officials said.A student arriving at the school just before 7 a.m. on Jan. 4 spotted the man in...
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Montclair student approached in attempted luring incident

 By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsPolice and school district officials are alerting parents and students of a possible attempted luring on Alexander Avenue after a young girl reported being approached by a man asking her if she...

Montclair sees only five package thefts at holidays, police say

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsTis the season… for stolen packages, usually. But as of Dec. 28, the Montclair Police Department had received only five reports of package theft for November and December combined, said Montclair Police...

Montclair Police Department receives accreditation

The Montclair Police Department has received accreditation status with the New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police (NJSACOP). Harry J. Delgado, New Jersey State Association of Chiefs of Police accreditation program manager, presented...
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Mayor wants safety concerns at apartment complex addressed

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalUnion Gardens at 50 Greenwood Ave. has been the site of 30 police responses in 2017 and 22 in 2018 — the latter including the township’s third homicide of 2018....
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Parents seek traffic calming measures at Bellevue, Upper Mountain

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalDozens of vehicles will pass through the intersection of Bellevue and Upper Mountain avenues before motorists allow pedestrians — many of whom are students — to cross, a resident told...