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Hundreds of Montclair Residents Raised Concerns at Councilor Yacobellis Town Hall

“At a very high level, there is a problem in Montclair.” — Councilor at large Peter Yacobellis Yacobellis said the above quote in response to questions from Montclair residents regarding their dissatisfaction with Montclair’s government. Residents, who packed Montclair Art Museum’s Leir Hall for Yacobellis’ third Town Hall (and the first in-person), were fired up …

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Montclair, Glen Ridge rescind water emergencies as service fully restored

Montclair Mayor Sean Spiller announced on Friday afternoon that broken water main in Nutley has been fully restored and the town is no longer under a state of emergency prohibiting residents from non-essential water use. The state of emergency was called on Saturday, a few days after the rupture in the 100-year-old, 6-foot diameter pipe managed …

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Citadel of Hope to Honor Montclair BOE President Latifah Jannah, Councilor Peter Yacobellis, Others

The Citadel of Hope announced the 2022 honorees for their annual Ladies Hi-Tea Brunch event taking place on Saturday, September 24th at the Montclair Women’s Club at 82 Union Street, Montclair. “God gives us people who are doing excellent work in the community, in education, and in the church to celebrate. People who work tirelessly, …

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NJ commits $20M to Greenway trail from Montclair to Jersey City. Here’s what’s next.

The dream of creating a state park along an abandoned rail line running from Montclair to Jersey City will become a reality after Gov. Phil Murphy’s announcement last week that the state has purchased the property and allocated $20 million to jump-start the project.  At last week’s press conference in Newark, officials and advocates used superlatives such as “transformative” for …

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NJ Agrees To Pay A Third Of Montclair’s Huge School Upgrade Project

The Montclair Public School District is launching a $188 million bond referendum in the November election. State officials have agreed to pony up nearly a third of the total cost if a massive series of proposed upgrades comes to fruition in the Montclair Public School District, administrators say. The Montclair Public School District is launching …

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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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