December's Top 10 Stories

Here is a rundown of the most popular stories of the month in Montclair.


These were the top 10 most read stories in the month of December on the Montclair Patch. 

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Montclair

Marijuana has arrived in Montclair. 

Greenleaf Compassion Center, located at 395 Bloomfield Ave., opened on Dec. 6 and became the first medical marijuana dispensary in New Jersey. 

Bomb Threat at Montclair High School

A bomb threat referencing Montclair High School prompted the evacuation of students and faculty around 2 p.m. on Dec. 18.  

NASA: World Won't End on Dec. 21

Does talk of Dec. 21 give you chills? Do you believe that the Mayan calendar predicts our demise? 

NASA scientists are not worried. 

Hofstra Student from Montclair Charged with Burglarizing Dorm Rooms

A basketball player at Hofstra University who lives in Montclair was arrested along with three other students for burglarizing multiple dorm rooms at the university. 

'It Wasn't Me' Hoboken Man Named as Shooter Writes

The man identified in media reports as the shooter in the second deadliest school shooting in American history has told friends that he thinks his developmentally disabled brother may have committed the crime, Patch reported.

End of the World Poll: Is the Apocalypse Really Coming on Dec. 21?

Time for another Patch poll, and it's simple this time: Do you expect the world to end on Dec. 21, 2012?

Montclair Council Terminates Parking Authority

The Montclair Parking Authority is no more. 

The township council unanimously voted on Tuesday to dissolve the 10-year-old parking authority. By another unanimous vote, the council created the Montclair Parking Utility which will assume all control of the moribund parking authority starting Jan. 1, 2013. 

Ryan Lanza was at his job in Manhattan when news outlets began to report that he had massacred 20 school children in a sleepy Connecticut town.

Council Takes Control of CentroVerde's Affordable Housing Units

The township council will have sole discretion over where Montclair Center Gateway Project’s affordable housing units will end up.  

Montclair School District Nets $13.9M Surplus

The Montclair School District’s balance sheet will end the year well in the black.

A financial audit report presented to the Board of Education by Nisivoccia LLC, a certified public accounting firm, found that the district will close the year with a surplus of $13.9 million. 


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