Talia (she/her) is the education reporter for Montclair Local and is always looking for ways to view stories through a solutions journalism lens. She has spent time in newsrooms of all sizes and scopes. From National Public Radio in Washington D.C. to Transitions Online in Prague, Talia has written around the world and across topic areas. She has written stories about indigenous language revitalization in Alaska, social justice marches on Washington, and land use in Charlottesville, VA. Most recently, she worked for Public Herald, a nonprofit investigative news organization covering fracking in the United States.
Notes from Montclair school board committee meetings often not shared with public
The reports are not required, but provide insight into board conversations and processes.
Montclair school district to hire a director of communications and community engagement
Director will serve as a liaison between the district and parents, students, staff and community.
Montclair school district continues to wait for bond reimbursement information from state
District has asked for response by Aug. 27, hopes to stay on track for November election.
Changes made to Montclair school district’s special education program
Efforts address audit’s findings, aim to better consistency across schools and communication.
Several changes made to Montclair school district calendar since first approval
School board members acknowledge a lack of communication about the revisions.
Montclair named an official Monarch City, only the second in New Jersey
Recognition is the result of years of community efforts, Northeast Earth Coalition founder says.
Attorney sues Montclair, first responders, alleging years of stalking and harassment
Complaints says acts were retaliation for attorney’s work on a case against a fireman.
Montclair school board expects to hear from state soon about bond reimbursement
Cost of long term facilities plan could be reduced by a third for taxpayers.
Resident-funded traffic calming project awaits approval from Montclair Township
Bike&Walk Montclair and Dodd Street residents hope to slow drivers by installing three chicanes.
Montclair Community Farms mobile produce stand a boon to seniors
It offers locally grown and discounted produce.