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Montclair mayor now expects referendum on rent control
Negotiations between tenants and landlords, looking to head off a referendum with a new ordinance all the parties could agree upon, fell apart last week.
Montclair’s Nia Gill wants investigation into NJ nursing home COVID deaths
Republicans have long sought to investigate Gov. Phil Murphy’s handling of COVID-19 in long-term care centers.
Plans would redraw the Fourth Ward — and Montclair leaders say that’s bad for diversity
Ward commissioners will meet this week, either to decide to keep a map already adopted Jan. 12, or to consider three proposals that would significantly reshape the south end of Montclair's political borders.
Republicans want NJ Supreme Court to toss tiebreaker’s new explanation for redistricting
The new map leaves most of Montclair's the Fourth Ward in Donald Payne's 10th District, and moves more of the township into Mikie Sherrill's 11th.
League of Women Voters aims to hold Montclair school board forum Feb. 17
Two seats will be up for election March 8.
Montclair mayor’s State of the Township address Tuesday
The meeting will be broadcast live on TV34 and simulcast on the Montclair Government YouTube channel.
As expected, Scutari defeats Montclair’s Gill for senate president
Democrats had already chosen Scutari in closed-door proceedings several weeks ago.
For some Montclair businesses, the coronavirus surge is just too much
Mike Guerriero, owner of Guerriero’s Gelato, and Rachel Wyman, owner of Montclair Bread Company, say they want to see more support from local officials as they're overwhelmed by constant staff exposures to coronavirus.
Tougher anti-bullying bill ‘Mallory’s Law’ now awaits Murphy’s signature
The bill has made it through both the state Senate and Assembly.
More of Montclair moving into 11th Congressional District, Fourth Ward stays in 10th
New Congressional District maps shore up support for Mikie Sherrill in the 11th, but give Tom Malinowski a tougher battle in the 7th.