Month in Review: Hurricane Sandy, Carjacking, Montclair EMT Laid to Rest and More

Here is your monthly rundown of top stories of the past 30 days!


Hurricane Sandy Pulls Plug on Montclair

The link is the thread of updates and bulletins during the two weeks after the super storm. This was the most read article of the month!

Sandy Photo Gallery

Many residents viewed these photos of the destruction Hurricane Sandy left in its wake. If you have any of your own, feel free to upload them to the article.

Montclair is bracing to pay out more than $400,000 for overtime and cleanup costs associated with Hurricane Sandy, according to early estimates.

The Montclair School District is expecting to get a bill for more than $100,000 to repair damage done by Super Storm Sandy, according to early estimates. 

Power Outages Darken 4 Schools

The first day of school for Montclair students in more than a week since Hurricane Sandy was interrupted by power outages. 

Montclair Ambulance Worker Dead in Newark Crash

An ambulance attendant died following a multi-vehicle crash this month in Newark that left three others injured.

Montclair EMT Killed in Crash Laid to Rest

More than 150 friends and family, including more than 40 ambulance workers, gathered together on Nov. 26. to remember Keith Chipepo, 29, of Montclair who was killed on Nov. 19 in a multi-vehicle crash in Newark that left three others injured.

27 Computers Stolen from Nishuane School

More than two dozen computers were stolen from Nishuane Elementary School soon after Hurricane Sandy rolled through town. 

Between Oct. 30 and 31, someone broke into Nishuane School and stole 27 iMac computers valued at $27,000, according to the Montclair School District. The school was one of many that had its power knocked out by the storm. 

Woman Carjacked Monday Morning

A man carjacked a vehicle in broad daylight on Nov. 26 and led Montclair police on a chase before escaping into Glen Ridge. 

Around 10 a.m. that day, a woman had left her car running -- a 2009 maroon Infinity FX35 -- while she filled her tires with air at the the Exxon gas station, at 264 Bloomfield Ave, according to police reports. Suddenly, a man jumped into the driver’s seat and began to drive away, police said. 

5 Burglaries Reported During Power Outages

While much of Montclair remained without power after Hurricane Sandy, there was a series of home burglaries. 






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