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Homeless Center, Teacher Evaluation Plan, Gun Buy-Back Top This Week's News

Check out the top stories in Montclair last week!

Former Social Security Office May Be Used For Homeless Assistance

A federally owned building that has remained vacant for nearly a year could become an outreach center to help the homeless in the coming months.

Nishuane Park Deed Does Not Preclude Water Well

Nishuane Park was given to Montclair more than a 70 years ago as public land, but there are no restriction’s preventing the township from building a proposed water treatment facility on that land, officials said.

Student achievement and more rigorous standards will be used next year to evaluate teachers and principals in Montclair. 

Gun Buy-Back Program in February

Montclair and four other municipalities are joining together to get as many guns off the street as possible. 

Montclair Residents Join Fight For Stricter Gun Control

Montclair is joining the growing chorus calling for stricter gun regulations. 

Dozens of Montclair residents piled in a bus and drove to Lincoln Park in Jersey City on Saturdayfor the Jersey Strong Rally to curb gun violence.

Cars Stolen While Left Warming Up

The Montclair Police Department reported the following incidents of stolen vehicles while they were left unoccupied and running during the morning hours.

Two Montclair men and two juveniles were charged in an attempted robbery involving a weapon that later turned out to be a pellet gun, according to Montclair Police. 

Professor Talk: Super Bowl XLVII and Sibling Rivalries

For the first time in Super Bowl history, the two head coaches pitted against one another will be brothers. On Sunday starting at 6:30 p.m., John Harbaugh's Baltimore Ravens will compete against his younger brother Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers. 

All this sibling rivalry got Jonathan Caspi, Ph.D., of Montclair State University's Family and Child Studies program, thinking about the sibling dynamics involved in one of the biggest stages in the world.

Tips To Stay Fit From The Montclair YMCA

Health and Wellness Director of the YMCA of Montclair Washima Solomon offers a few simply ideas to help keep the pounds off

Montclair Developer Wins Governor's Environmental Award

A Montclair developer is one of 11 businesses, universities and civic leaders to win an environmental award from Gov. Chris Christie's office for its accomplishments in enhancing and protecting the state’s environment. 

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