Week In Review: Missing Person, Improvements to Edgemont Park, Mayor Talks About Task Force and More

Check out the top stories in Montclair last week!

Missing Person Reported to Montclair Police

A Verona man, last heard from by his Montclair parents on Dec. 12, has been reported missing, according to police. 

William Culbertson, 22, is described as being white, 6-foot, 3-inches tall, about 275 lbs., and has blond hair and blue eyes. 

The move to consolidate Montclair’s government and police department buildings in one place will lower debt, stabilize taxes and increase revenues for the township, according to Mayor Robert Jackson. 

The township is set to invest about $800,000 to improve and restore Edgemont Park.

Before the end of 2012, the council approved funds to dredge the pond and update other areas of the park -- such as the playgrounds and storm drainage.

Update: Boil Advisory Lifted for Parts of Elston Road

The boil water advisory has been lifted for residents living on Elston Road between Valley Road and Norwood Avenue. 

Montclair Water Bureau reported Thursday afternoon it has competed the repairs to a water main break which occurred on Sunday on Elston Road, according to a township press release. Tests show the water is safe. 

Montclair Man Arrested for Burglary in Wall Township

A Montclair man was charged with stealing $100,000 in jewelry and other items from a Bailey’s Corner Road home, according to an arrest warrant.

Township Collecting Christmas Trees Curbside

Montclair Township will have curbside Christmas tree collection during the month January. Place all trees on the curb for pickup. All decorations, lights, metal tinsel, ornament wires and nails and plastic bags must be removed from the tree before placing it at the curb. 

Opinion: We Need a Plan for the Next Sandy

Montclair resident Tony Zaza suggests what should be in place to prevent or minimize the effects of the next Sandy.

Opinion: State Rules Will Help Residents Understand Montclair Government

Former Councilor Cary Africk talks about how state legislation will help Montclair residents understand their own government.

Pack a Lunch With a Healthy Punch

In the spirit of the new year and resolutions galore, we're looking at interesting, healthy lunch box options.

Montclair's Top Stories of 2012

There were a lot of articles posted on the Montclair Patch in 2012, but these stories were the elite. When it came to the numbers, these were the most read stories of the year. 



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