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Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens, Parking Authority Dissolved, Police Incidents and More

The Week in Review gives you a rundown of what happened in Montclair during the last seven days!


Medical Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Montclair

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

Montclair Council Terminates Parking Authority

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. 

Federal funding is up for grabs, and qualifying organizations presented their cases for why they deserve a piece of that pie on Tuesday night.  

GSP Watchung Ave. Bridge Project Nears Completion

Commuters who pass through the Garden State Parkway's Exit 151 interchange will finally see an end to construction delays. 

'Tis the Season for Free Parking in Montclair

You can leave the loose change at home when you do your holiday shopping in Montclair until Dec. 26.

Family Hides During Attempted Home Invasion

Family members hid in a bedroom after hearing someone try and break through the front door of their home on William Street, according to police.

A man returned to his home on Gates Avenue to find his front and back door open, and several items missing from inside, according to police. 

Local Soup Kitchen Gets Early Holiday Gift

A recent donation to a local food pantry will continue to give the gift of giving for years to come.

Where to Donate Holiday Gifts for Needy Children

Once again this year, there is no shortage of organizations in town holding holiday toy drives for needy children. While doing your holiday shopping this year, make that extra purchase and donate a new, unused gift to any one of the organizations below. 

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? See how your neighbor's voted by clicking on the link!


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