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NJ buys old rail line for linear park that will touch Montclair
The Greenway will transform a piece of Montclair — though small. Proposals have the new park extending only about 500 feet into the town.
Montclair’s Brendan Gill to head county panel on gun violence
Essex County Commissioner President Wayne L. Richardson appointed Brendan W. Gill chairman of the new Anti-Gun Violence Committee.
Montclair and Essex County residents mobilize after overturning of Roe v. Wade
Residents take to the street and Spiotta park to show their support for abortion rights.
Court ruling on abortion draws swift reaction in Montclair and beyond
Demonstrators gather to protest the decision; officials urge legislation to protect rights.
Payne bests Oakley in 10th District Democratic primary
The Associated Press called the race at about 9:30 p.m., with 20% of the vote counted.
11th Congressional District primary election results: Live updates June 7
Republican voters in the 11th Congressional District Tuesday were choosing which candidate would challenge Democrat Mikie Sherrill in the November general election.
10th Congressional District primary election results: Live updates June 7
Polls close at 8 p.m. See this post for vote tallies as they become available from the Essex County Clerk's office.
Report: Firefighters admitted being paid to take others' shifts
A report by Montclair Affirmative Action Officer Bruce Morgan also finds what he called “disturbing issues” in the day-to-day operations of the fire department, and no attempt to avoid conflicts during a recent promotions exam the fire chief's own son took.
1 inquiry into Black Montclair firefighters’ allegations of bias is done; another remains
The report was delivered to officials including Township Manager Timothy Stafford — who had authorized the promotions test rubric that firefighters say was slanted against them.