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...

Police looking for boyfriend charged with Union Gardens murder

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsKenneth Jones of Montclair has been charged with the fatal stabbing of Tameeka Johnson, 41, also of Montclair.Johnson's murder is the third in Montclair this year.On Nov. 12, Montclair Police...

Friends remember Montclair’s Joan Juengling

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThose who knew Montclair resident Joan Juengling, who perished in a train accident last week, said that her beauty shone inside and out.As family and friends prepared for funeral services this week,...
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Montclair Police looking for Saturday night’s shooting suspect

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsPolice are looking for the public's help in locating a Montclair man who police said shot and wounded a man Saturday night on Bloomfield Avenue and Mission Street.Police have named 28-year-old...

Detention hearing for James Ray moved again to Nov. 26

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe detention hearing for James Ray III has been postponed again, due to a change in his defense attorney and a need to extend the discovery period.Ray's new attorney, Thomas Ashley, also...
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$15 M signal reconfiguration set for Bloomfield Avenue

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsEssex County is planning a $15 million signal reconfiguration project on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, expected to begin next year.The Planning Board has met with the county on the plans and...
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Heavy, early snowfall creates commute from hell for Montclair residents

By Erin Roll and Jaimie Julia Winters erinroll@montclairlocal.news, winters@montclairlocal.newsWhen Montclair Local put out a query to Montclairites on Thursday asking how they were enjoying the early-season snowfall, the responses came pouring in and they weren't pretty."Go...

Firefighters battle house fire during snowstorm

Fire crews responded to a major fire at a multi-family house on Valley Road and Walnut Street Thursday evening, during a heavy snowstorm.Deputy Chief Robert Duncan said as of 7:45 p.m., crews were still...
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James Ray headed to court on Friday

By Erin Roll and Jaimie Julia Winters roll@montclairlocal.news, winters@montclairlocal.newsJames Ray III is expected in Superior Court on charges of killing his girlfriend and mother of his child, Angela Bledsoe, on Friday, Nov. 16.A hearing, scheduled...

Montclair teens detained after being seen with pellet guns near school

Three Montclair teens were detained by police Tuesday after a passerby spotted them with what seemed to be weapons, but turned out to be pellet guns.The three male juveniles - a 15-year-old and two...