Montclair Top Stories

June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - A bill that would give current high school sophomores and juniors an optional “bridge year” passed the New Jersey State Senate by a 39-0 vote and will go on to the New Jersey State Assembly for vote on June 15, where it is expected to pass. It also has the support of the Governor’s ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A peaceful protest is being planned in Montclair for this Saturday, June 6. Nearly five days following the death of George Floyd, a Minnesota man suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill to a merchant, Montclair Township community leaders have decided to gather on the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Local Montclair eatery, Stuffed Grassfed Burgers, has raised funds to support the Minnesota Freedom Fund. All profit made on May 30 was donated to support the cause of justice, organizers wrote on Facebook.  This was in response to national outrage over the killing of an ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Nearly five days following the death of George Floyd, a Minnesota man suspected of passing a counterfeit $20 bill to a merchant, Montclair Township Police Chief and officials have issued an announcement on the matter. Floyd, an African-American man, died in the Powderhorn ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Several groups in Montclair are collaborating to host activities and virtual discussions on race relations in America, according to officials. In response to national outrage over the killing of a man in Minneapolis, protests and civil unrest has sparked across the nation. George ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey had another 910 new confirmed positive cases of COVID-19, pushing our total to 159,608, Gov. Phil Murphy reported on Saturday via Twitter. Of the patients reported, 2,626 are in hospitals, 672 are in critical or intensive care, and 499 are on ventilator, according to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A food distribution event was held in Montclair on Thursday.  According to Essex County officials, 1100 boxes of food were given to families in need. Held at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair, the event is designed to help families who were negatively impacted by ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - More than 100 people gathered in Glen Ridge Sunday to peacefully protest the killing of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on Floyd's neck for nearly nine minutes. Speakers took the podium to express frustration and call ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Township officials have announced that all 4th of July activities have been canceled. For the first time in over 100 years, Montclair's annual 4th of July Celebration has been canceled. All planned public activities related to the holiday are part of the cancelation, ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Schools should consider screening visitors with noncontact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4 degrees, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released by the state Department of Education (DOH). The guidance, released on May 27, outlines three ...

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Plant it forward! Our horticulturalist at Van Vleck Gardens has curated a collection of hard to find and exquisite plants to plant this fall and enjoy next spring. The order form will be live at 9AM on Monday, June 1st and be active through June 14th at 9PM. Check out the photos of unique ...

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Parsippany, NJ – Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-20), Representative Peter King (NY-02), and 36 of their colleagues to introduce the bipartisan National Guard COVID-19 Earned Benefits Guarantee Act. According to recent reporting, the Administration ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — An Essex County Emergency Food Distribution Event will be held on Thursday, May 28th at the Charles H. Bullock School in Montclair to help families negatively impacted by coronavirus. The 1,000 boxes of food that will be distributed are meant to benefit families who have been ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The Essex County Office of Information has issued the following charts delineating coronavirus cases in the county, updating through the morning of Saturday, May 23. This data will not match any other report since cases are continually entering the system and local health ...

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Montclair, NJ – At Tuesday’s Montclair Council meeting a freeze on rent increases was adopted from May 1 to August 1, which is unenforceable and unconstitutional because it is retroactive, despite that The Montclair Property Owners Association pledged to not raise rents during the Pandemic 50 days ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council held its first meeting since the mayoral and council elections the previous week, with three council members calling in from home – Councilor-at-Large Robert Russo, First Ward Councilor William Hurlock, and Second Ward Councilor Robin Schlager.  Mayor ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board had a very light agenda at its virtual meeting on May 18, devoting the bulk of the time to continuing and concluding the application for a wall and a fence along the edges of the green space behind the Fullerton condominium apartment building.  The ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Board of Education has selected a new President. Longtime educator, Latifah Jannah is the new Board president and Priscilla Church is the now the vice president. During the virtual reorganization meeting of the Montclair Board of Education on Monday, Jannah accepted ...

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NUTLEY, NJ - Jennifer McCusker, Nutley resident and a single mother, tells of her battle with COVID-19. McCusker was sick in early March and hospitalized at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center. She believes she was the fifth person admitted at a time when the virus was just ...

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Montclair, NJ – The official results of the 2020 Montclair Municipal Election have been certified by the Essex County Clerk on Monday, May 18. For mayor, Sean Spiller received 5445 votes and Renee Baskerville, MD received 5250 votes. With a total of 10,946 ballots cast, Official results are ...

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FAIRFIELD, NJ - An elementary student at Edgemont won a second place prize in Pomptonian Food Service’s 2nd Annual Healthy School Lunch Challenge. Eliza Chiu competed against other New Jersey students as they rolled up their sleeves and brought their A-game. In honor of National Nutrition Month, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - In this unique time, our schools need unique responses to build community and to meet emerging needs that we would not have anticipated just months ago.  School closures have thrust teachers, students, and parents into remote learning, and while many are rising to the challenge, ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- Brookdale Pet Center has put their money where their mouth is, or in this case, local animals' mouths.  Back on May 5th we reported that the Broad Street pet shop was raising money to provide 1,000 pounds of pet food to the Human Needs Food Pantry in Montclair, NJ. This week, they ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Essex County Clerk's office has updated the election results for the Montclair Municipal Election on Friday. First round of results had Sean Spiller ahead of Renee Baskerville, MD by 450 votes. As of Friday, the results have been updated and with nearly 3000 additional votes ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ -- NJ Labor Department today announced that 800,000 unemployed and underemployed workers are now receiving state and federal benefits. ("That’s more people than the number of people who live in 5 US states," the Labor Dept. boasted on it Twitter page). Recognizing that many people ...

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MONCLAIR, NJ - Join the Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence’s (MFEE’s) TikTok Together Dance Challenge to raise funds for emerging needs in Montclair Public Schools!  MHS Senior Claire Daddabbo created the 29-second dance and performed it with her family to help MFEE raise critical funds.

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Preliminary elections results are in from the Montclair municipal election. As of 9:45PM on May 12, the Essex County Clerk has determined that Sean Spiller has 52.72% of the vote and Renee Baskerville, MD has 46.83% of the vote for mayor. With such a close race, there cannot be a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Emergency food distribution will begin on May 14 for Essex County residents, Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr., Essex County Executive and the Board of Chosen Freeholders announced. The food distribution events for Essex County residents every Thursday for the next two months. The County ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township donated $20,000 to Toni’s Kitchen and will match up to an additional $20,000 in donations towards the local food ministry’s continued efforts providing meals to those in need during the COVID-19 shutdown. The amount has now been raised to $80,000, with the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Today is Election Day in Montclair. If you still have not voted, you still have a chance. All ballots must be postmarked May 12 in order to be counted. You can also go to the Essex County Hall of Records if you didn't receive a ballot. Details are as follows: Voters can go in ...

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