Nishuane Water Well Update, MSU Says New College Scorecard is 'Misleading,' Better Know Montclair Bread Co.

Check out the top stories in Montclair this week.

Flash Mob Dances to End Violence Against Women [Photos/Video]

Montclair joined activists around the world on Valentine’s Day by standing up and dancing for women’s rights. 

Women, men and children of all ages gathered on Church Street to participate in One Billion Rising, part of the 15th annual V-Day, to end violence against women and girls. Music played over speakers as the activists filled up the entire sidewalk between Petit Paris and Tapastry Restaurant.   

Township Receives Transcripts From Nishuane Water Well Hearings

The township has received the transcripts from the two January public hearings about a proposal to construct a water well facility in Nishuane Park. 

Montclair State University is contending the increases in tuition costs at the school reported in a new federal database are “misleading.”

The owner of Parsippany's now-closed Ablaze Baseball, and former teacher and coach at Montclair Kimberley Academy pled guilty to having a sexual affair with a 14-year-old girl, officials said this week.

Better Know A Business: Montclair Bread Company

Rachel Crampsey, owner of the Montclair Bread Co., dishes about the advantages of baking your own bread and her upcoming class at the Montclair Adult School.

People's Choice Awards: Montclair Wins Big

The arts continue to thrive in Montclair. 

Montclair carried four out of the 14 categories in the fifth annual JerseyArts.com People's Choice Awards where nearly 7,000 total ballots were cast. 

Earl Craig Williams Jr., who grew up in Montclair, passed away on Jan. 29. Williams was 64 and passed away in his home in Somerset.

Montclair Delegation Takes Home Awards at Model Congress

A delegation of Montclair High School students took home 25 awards recently at the University of Pennsylvania's Model Congress Conference.

Support for Rail-Trail Delayed; Animal Welfare Committee Formed

Mayor Robert Jackson and the council delayed a vote on a resolution Tuesday supporting a cooperative effort between Montclair and surrounding municipalities to plan and develop a rail-trail park within Belleville, Bloomfield, Glen Ridge, Montclair and Newark. 

A Montclair resident returned home to find her Bloomfield Avenue home burglarized, according to police.

Watchung Booksellers Share Best Nonfiction Picks

Marisela Santiago, of Watchung Booksellers, offers a few nonfiction book suggestions for the perennial fiction reader.

Adopt This Pup: Mazzi the English Bulldog

This bulldog needs a home to call all her own. 

Mazzi is a three-year-old English bulldog who was recently surrendered to the Montclair Township Animal Shelter. She is docile, stocky with brown and white fur, and loves to have her butt scratched. 

[Poll of the Week] Texting While Driving: Should Cops Be Able To Check Your Cell Phone?

There is no doubt texting while driving is not safe, but should police officers be able to check your phone during a motor vehicle stop?

At least in New Jersey you don't have to worry about it, according to one state police chief.  

YMCA: Get Ready to Roll With These Fitness Tips

YMCA fitness team member Tom Massot offers a few suggestions to mix up your regular workout routine!

Montclair Township wants residents to know that Public Service Electric & Gas has altered its customers to a scam involving prepaid debt cards.

The registration deadline for Montclair Junior Baseball and Softball leagues has been extended until Thursday, Feb. 28.


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