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Mayor Jackson Discusses BOE Appointments and Education Issues At Montclair NAACP Meeting

The current status of balanced representation on the Montclair Board of Education and possible skewed student classifications were among the topics discussed with Mayor Robert Jackson during the Montclair NAACP education committee meeting held...

Montclair Council Tables Single-Use Plastic Bag Ordinance

Montclair Town Council members tabled an ordinance to prohibit the availability of single-use plastic bags at local businesses during a council meeting held Tuesday, July 23. The ordinance had passed in its first reading...

Montclair Gets A New Judge; Recreation Director Honored

Montclair has a new municipal court judge. Joseph C. Angelo was sworn in Tuesday night at the Montclair Township council meeting. Angelo thanked Mayor Jackson and each of the council members for the "incredible...

Residents Urge Montclair Council To Prohibit Use of Single-Use Plastic Bags

An ordinance to prohibit the use of single-use plastic bags passed in its first reading at the Township Council meeting held on June 25. During the public comment on the ordinance earlier in the...

Montclair Proclaims National Gun Violence Awareness Week During Council Meeting

Montclair Township Council, joined by Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense, made a proclamation Tuesday night declaring National Gun Violence Awareness day. Jaime Bedrin, regional co-organizer for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in...

Congresswoman Mikie Sherrill Pushes Gateway Project at Amtrak Summer Track Work Info Session

Upcoming Amtrak track work into Penn Station this summer, was the focus of an informational session in Montclair held at the Buzz Aldrin Middle School auditorium on Wednesday, May 29. The upgrades are part...

Resolution for 2019 Montclair Center Biz Improvement Budget Passed, Several Proclamations Held

Council members passed a resolution to adopt the Montclair Center Business Improvement (BID) budget for 2019 at the recent Township Council meeting held on May 21. The amount of $597,300 shows an increase of...

Edgemont Park Drainage Issues Being Addressed Along With Park Improvements

Edgemont Park is currently receiving its final stages of its park improvements. The latest upgrades are geared to help alleviate recurring flooding. Among the last of the improvements is a drainage system that will...

Montclair Parents Pan Plan To Cut 10 Paraprofessionals At Montclair BOE Meeting

Members of the public implored Montclair BOE members not to cut paraprofessionals in the coming year's budget as a response to a <a href="https://baristanet.com/2019/02/montclair-boe-budget-dilemma-cuts-to-staff-being-considered-to-bridge-2-2-million-shortfall/" budget shortfall of close to $2.2 million. The public comment...

Montclair BOE Budget Dilemma: Cuts To Staff Being Considered To Bridge $2.2 Million Shortfall

School district officials and administrators of the Montclair Board of Education have been working to close a $2.2 million shortfall in projected spending and revenue for the upcoming school year. A discussion was held...

Montclair Township Council Honors Former Resident For Military Service, 2019 Proposed Budget Discussed

A special ceremony was held to honor a former Montclair resident for his military service. Barry DeShong, was a student at Montclair High School, when in 1942 he enlisted in the United States Marine...
Aging in Montclair

Montclair’s Older Adults Have Different Needs, But Preparedness Is Key

With more and more people living longer these days, experts say it takes smart planning to ensure that they are properly cared for and looked after well into their golden years. According to Penny...

Montclair School District Enrollment Reveals Decrease of Black Students; Restorative Justice Implementation Analyzed

A steady drop in the African-American student body was at the central topic during a presentation given on the 2018-2019 Montclair School District enrollment report highlights. It was given by Felice A. Harrison-Crawford, Ed....

Montclair Planning Board Hears Alternate Plan For Preserving Lackawanna Train Station Site

Lackawanna Station's train sheds -- and whether to preserve them -- was at the heart of the debate at the recent Planning Board meeting on Dec. 17. Historic Preservation Committee (HPC) officials, and members...