Week in Review: Resident Seeks NJ Senate Seat, Edgemont Pond Contamination and Students Lobby for 4-Way Stop

Here is what happened in Montclair this past week!

Montclair to Host County Gun Buy-Back

Montclair will be teaming up with Essex County to get guns off the street.

The township and county will be holding a gun buy-back in February where anyone can bring in their guns for cash. The gun buy-back wasannounced last month soon after the school shooting of 20 children and seven adults in Newtown, Conn.

Montclair's Mark Alexander Seeks NJ Senate Seat

A Montclair resident will challenge a longtime Democratic incumbent for her New Jersey Senate seat this year. 

Mark Alexander will go head to head against Nia Gill (D-Montclair) in June’s Democratic primary for the state’s 34th District Senate seat. Alexander, a Seton Hall University law professor, said he will be looking to inject a new and independent voice on property taxes, transportation and equality issues -- such as same-sex marriage.  

Soil Contamination Stymies Edgemont Park Dredging Plan

Tests done in preparation for the dredging of Edgemont Park pond found higher than expected soil contamination levels, forcing planners to scrap an extensive improvement plan.

Students Get Their Way: 4-Way Stop To Be Put in at Forest and Chestnut Streets

Montclair Cooperative School students won a four-way victory on Tuesday night. 

The student-lead effort to place a four-way stop at a hazardous intersection next to the school gained approval from the Montclair Council yesterday and is expected to be in place within a month. 

Store Spotting: New Businesses in 2013

A flurry of new businesses set up shop in Montclair before and after the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. 

The next time you are walking up or down Bloomfield Avenue, check out some of these new storefronts!


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