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Drivers Should Slow Down, Says Montclair Police Officials


MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Township of Montclair and Montclair Police Department have issued a reminder to drivers to slow down and to pedestrians to be safe.

“Montclair Township strongly urges people driving in town to slow down; especially after dark when pedestrians are most at risk,” said Lt. Stephanie Egnezzo, Commander of the Montclair Police Traffic Bureau.

Now that Daylight Saving Time has ended, many commuters are returning home from work after dark which is historically the most dangerous time for people walking, Montclair officials stated in a release. In the three years from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2015, 45% of pedestrian-vehicle crashes occurred between the hours of 3:00 and 9:00 p.m.

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Wednesdays and Thursdays were the days with the highest number of crashes in Montclair and the months of December and January showed the highest reported numbers of pedestrian crashes, according to Township Engineer Kimberli Craft.

“We remind drivers to slow down and be on the lookout for people crossing the street – especially on bus routes like Grove Street and Valley Road,” said Lt. Egnezzo.

Bus commuters are cautioned to wait for the bus to pull off before crossing the street. Stepping from behind a stopped bus may cause a collision if a driver doesn’t see you in time to stop or stops short.

“It’s the law to yield to pedestrians but in order to do so safely, the pedestrian has to be seen," said Lt. Egnezzo. "We encourage pedestrians to make sure they can be seen by drivers when crossing the street. Simple measures like carrying a flashlight or using the flashlight app on your cell phone can help make you more visible when walking in or near the road."

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April 17, 2018

NUTLEY, NJ - This morning's downpours sent torrents of water into the Third River causing it to over flow its banks.

Passaic Avenue at Brookside was closed by the Nutley Police Department shortly after TAPinto Nutley arrived to capture these images of the flooding. 

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After Comparing Democrats to Nazis, Leaders Call for Resignation of Montville Committeewoman

April 12, 2018

MONTVILLE, NJ – The Montville Township Committee voted to censure Committee Member June Witty for a personal Facebook post she made on April 8 which compared Democrats to Nazis. All four members of the five-person committee asked for her resignation.

The post, a chart which states that Nazis believed in “media mind control,” “no guns,” abortion, and ...

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Montclair Summer Jobs: Various Positions Available

April 24, 2018

The Township of Montclair Department of Recreation and Cultural Affairs has the following employment opportunities for the 2018 Summer Programs:

Day Camp Counselors – responsible for leading recreational programs for small groups of children ages 5-12 years old.

Art/Drama Instructors - responsible for implementing an Art or Drama program for campers ages 5-12 years ...