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Montclair Named Official Monarch City

The Northeast Earth Coalition announced Saturday that Montclair, NJ has been named an official Monarch City by Monarch U.S.A. following approval of an application for same. This week, the Northeast Earth Coalition applied with Monarch City USA, a national organization that promotes the protection of the Monarch butterfly, for recognition as a “Monarch City USA.” …

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$2 Million Coming To Montclair To Repair Water Infrastructure

Rep. Mikie Sherill said the money will go toward lowering levels of PROF and perchlorates in the township water supply. Montclair will receive more than $2 million to make “significant” updates to the water and sewer system in the township, Rep. Mikie Sherill (D-NJ-11) announced. Sherill had supported funding for projects in her district as …

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Insider NJ releases its ‘LGBTQ-plus Power List,’ honors local changemakers

Insider NJ has released its 2022 “LGBTQ-plus Power List,” which features 100 spots for the most politically influential members of the LGBTQ community in New Jersey. “There’s a pronounced and conspicuous glass ceiling for LGBTQs in New Jersey politics,” the introduction to the list reads. “Sure, the gatekeepers are happy to have us as ‘the …

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Montclair Council declines on limiting heights on Bloomfield Ave.

After the Planning Board suggested zoning changes decreasing allowable building heights from six stories to four on Bloomfield Avenue to be in line with the township’s master plan, the Township Council and its Economic Development Committee rejected them. Now a group of land use, housing and preservation advocates is pushing back on that rejection and …

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NJ expands monkeypox vaccine availability to at-risk populations

New Jersey is opening monkeypox vaccine eligibility to people considered at higher risk for the disease, even as vaccine supplies remain limited nationwide and local governments wait on shipments that are quickly outpaced by demand. The JYNNEOS vaccine had already been available to New Jersey residents with known exposures to monkeypox, which is spread through …

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NJ Councilman Worries About Monkeypox Impact On Gay Community

Montclair councilman Peter Yacobellis is concerned about monkeypox, both as a gay man and an elected official. Here’s why. Peter Yacobellis is concerned about monkeypox, both as a gay man and an elected official. But it’s not just the disease’s potential health effects the Montclair councilman is worried about – it’s society’s response to it. …

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Montclair Starbucks workers to vote on joining union; understaffing a key concern

Employees of the Starbucks in downtown Montclair will vote this summer on whether to join Starbucks Workers United, according to a release from Workers United, the international union supporting the Starbucks movement. In a letter to Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, James Cruz, a member of the store’s organizing committee, said the store is understaffed, workers …

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Local Reaction To SCOTUS Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade; Solidarity Rally in South Orange

Today, the Supreme Court ruled to overturn Roe v. Wade in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion after almost 50 years and sending shock waves through communities around the country and raising concerns about contraception and same sex marriage rights. President Biden, speaking from the White House Friday morning, condemned …

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Adopt A Mountie Program Launched To Support MHS College Bound Seniors In Need

Montclair Councilman Peter Yacobellis has teamed up with long time community leader Aminah Toler of Montclair Mutual Aid, Donna Montague; Daniel and Megan Roberts to launch a program to help some graduating Montclair High School Seniors, in financial need, head off to college with essentials they’ll need for their dorms. Leaders call on generous residents …

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Effort To Boost ‘Project Oasis’ In Montclair Raises $10,000

More than 100 donors in the Montclair community have joined an effort to revitalize and restore the Project Oasis summer program for youth, and raised thousands of dollars in the process. In late April, the Rev. Craig Dunn, head of the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation (MNDC) and Councilman Peter Yacobellis announced an online fundraising effort …

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