Gun Buyback, Ex-Teacher Guilty Plea Highlight Last Week

Plus the Top 5 reviewed restaurants, 7-Eleven robbery and a couple scammed out of their wedding bands.

Montclair Gun Buyback Nets 716 Weapons

More than 700 guns — including an AR-15 high-capacity assault weapon similar to the one used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting — were turned in this weekend in Montclair during a countywide gun buyback program.

Former Teacher Of The Year Accepts Plea In Teen Sex Case

A Montclair resident who was honored as the Essex County Teacher of the Year in 2012 pleaded guilty Tuesday to endangering the welfare of a child, according to the Essex County Prosecutor's Office. 

Montclair's 'Transit Rich Assets' Key to Future Growth

Recommendations for how best to utilize Montclair’s land and housing resources, known as the unified land-use element of the township’s Master Plan, was unveiled Tuesday at a 4th Ward community meeting where about 60 residents turned out. 

Montclair district's practice of student tracking -- pairing students of similar educational aptitude into learning groups -- was questioned this week about its effect on race in the classroom.

Top 5 Montclair Restaurants Reviewed on Yelp!

Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's New York Times food critic, praising and damning behind the anonymity of a computer screen.

So how does the average joe review the many restaurants in Montclair?

A man robbed the 7-Eleven in Montclair of more than $120 in lottery tickets with a large knife, according to Montclair Police. 

Jazz House Kids Hosts Spa Day for Newark Students

More than a dozen girls from John F. Kennedy School for special needs students in Newark indulged in a spa day on Thursday morning at the new location for Jazz House Kids.

Makeup artists from Montclair's own Bobbi Brown studios, manicurists and masseuses were on hand to pamper every need of the students and parents

Professor Talk: So You Want to Write a Memoir?

What does it take to write your own memoir? What would you pass down to posterity? And more importantly, what is a memoir? 

Montclair Patch recently spoke with an expert in the field: Rita D. Jacobs, professor in Montclair State University’s English Department. 

An Upper Montclair married couple was conned out of their wedding bands, thousands of dollars of jewelry and more by two people claiming to be roof repairmen, according to Montclair Police. 

YMCA: Stand Up for Your Health

YMCA of Montclair's John Morgan offers a few quick tips to stay in shape.

Adopt This Bunny: Poppy [Video/Pictures]

Looking for a fluffier alternative to a kitten or an animal that doesn't bark when someone knocks at the door? Then look no further.

Poppy is a young, adorable, fleecy Flemish giant mix rabbit that is up for adoption at the Montclair Township Animal Shelter. Grey with long, black-tipped ears, this domestic rabbit is also spayed and ready for a permanent home.

Taxi Bursts Into Flames In Lackawanna Plaza

A taxicab erupted into flames Tuesday afternoon when electrical wires under the car began to spark, but caused no injuries or damage to surrounding buildings, Montclair fire officials said. 

St. Patrick's Day Benefit for Montclair Ambulance Unit Upcoming

The Montclair Ambulance Unit will hold its third annual St. Patrick's Day Benefit on March 16 at the Commonwealth Club, at 26 Northview Ave.

The honoree for this year's ceremonies will be Joseph Hartnett, former Montclair township manager.

Reader's Corner: Charlotte's Web and a Glass of Wine

Bookseller Liane Freed of Watchung Booksellers says kid literature is not only for kids.

Glenfield Middle School Celebrates Black History Month

Glenfield Middle School's 14th annual African American Career Day was held Feb. 15 in celebration of Black History Month. 

State Senate Challenger Endorsed By Former NJ Attorney General

Recently, former New Jersey Attorney General Peter C. Harvey endorsed state Senate candidate Mark Alexander in the 34th District Democratic Primary.

A Look Behind Trader Joe's Label [Poll]

Trader Joe's grocery stores are known for their small-town approach, "two-buck chuck" wine, and selling everyday items at discounted prices under its own label. 

But why are Trader Joe's labels so much cheaper than similar products sold at ShopRite, Kings, Foodtown and the like?


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