Newsroom shooting victim once called Montclair home

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOne of the five victims of the Capital Gazette shooting on Thursday, June 28, has ties to Montclair as a former resident, writer, member of the school community and congregant of a...

Detention hearing for James Ray III moved to Friday

A detention hearing for Montclair lawyer James has been moved to Friday, Nov. 16. Ray is charged with the shooting and killing of his live-in girlfriend Angela Bledsoe.Ray was to have appeared before Superior Court...
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Montclair police, clergy setting up chaplain program

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Police Department will be adding some chaplains to its ranks. The department is bringing back a chaplain program as part of its community outreach efforts, as well as to assist during...

Township looking to file charges in dog road-rage incident

By LINDA MOSS and ERIN ROLL moss@montclairlocal.news roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair authorities are planning to bring animal-cruelty charges against a man who pulled a small dog out of a vehicle and hurled it into traffic in a road-road incident...

BPU visits Montclair during tour of proposed microgrid sites

Montclair had a visit from members of the state Board of Public Utilities Wednesday afternoon as the township investigates the prospect of installing a microgrid: a backup grid that could supply power to key...
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Montclair embarks on U Drive, U Text, U Pay

The Montclair Mayor and Council have approved $6,600, for a 2018 U Drive, U Text, U Pay Distracted Driving Crackdown Campaign. Law enforcement agencies throughout New Jersey will be using a combination of traditional...

Montclair floods cause massive damage

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsResidents spent the early part of the week recovering from a flash flood that left basements deluged and cars stranded throughout the township over the weekend.A fast-moving storm deposited up to...

Montclair Police under review in connection with Glen Ridge crash

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsA high-speed chase involving Montclair Police officers, which ended with two dead following a crash in Glen Ridge, is under investigation by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.The preliminary investigation indicates that...
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Police investigating robbery at Grove Street convenience store

Police are investigating a robbery that occurred at a Montclair convenience store on Wednesday. According to a statement from the Montclair Police Department, a man entered the Grove Convenience Store, 133 Grove St., just after...

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...