burglaries

Police urge residents to lock doors, windows after burglaries

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsPolice are investigating a series of residential burglaries in Montclair’s southwest corner. The Montclair Police Department sent out an advisory to residents on Thursday reporting that there have been at least 12 reported...
ladder

New ladder truck for Montclair Fire Department

The Montclair Fire Department unveiled on Tuesday a new firefighting apparatus addition to its fleet – a Pierce Arrow XT 105’ Aerial Ladder Truck. The unveiling took place at a dedication ceremony at Fire...
parking

Township to review parking facilities

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The township’s utility official plans to evaluate the physical condition of the municipal parking facilities, including the Crescent and Bay Street decks, and to recommend that the contract for operating the locations...

Woman found dead in Montclair apartment

Authorities are investigating after a woman was found dead in a Montclair apartment earlier this week. Police were called to the woman’s apartment on Grove Street on Sunday. Essex County Assistant Prosecutor Thomas Fennelly said Friday...
pedestrian

Montclair-based doctor dies in pedestrian accident

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Authorities are investigating after a Montclair-based doctor was killed in a pedestrian accident this week. Jan Huston-Pryor, 66, is believed to have been struck by a motor vehicle near her home in Essex...
Animal Shelter

Montclair Animal Shelter persists after fire

Linda Moss Moss@montclairlocal.news Nearly a year after a devastating fire, with repairs not completed yet, the Montclair Township Animal Shelter is soldiering on and successfully finding homes for dogs and cats. As part of its efforts,...
train

Train strikes vehicle on tracks in Upper Montclair

A NJ Transit train collided with a vehicle stopped on the tracks near the Upper Montclair train station late Monday afternoon. The accident occurred around 4:45 p.m. at the Bellevue Avenue grade crossing. The train...
insurance

Montclair Fire Department gets new insurance rating

The Montclair Local has received this press release from Katya Wowk, communications director for the Township of Montclair:The Montclair Township Fire Department reached an important milestone in its continued commitment to excellence – the...
swastika

Montclair police investigate swastika graffiti

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Police are investigating after someone apparently spray-painted a swastika on a rock in Nishuane Park. The graffiti was noticed on a rock near the park’s basketball court early last week. Montclair Police Lt....
Streets

Montclair pursues SAFE Streets program

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA long-term project in Montclair to make more of the township’s streets safer for pedestrians and bicyclists, as well as motorists, could be taking a few more steps forward this spring. Montclair is...