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School Budget Passes, 2 Plead Not Guilty in Murder Case, Tentative Teachers Union Contract

Check out the stories that made headlines this week in Montclair

$114M School Budget Passes

The Montclair School District’s $114 million school budget passed Thursday night and included no tax increase. 

Two Montclair Men Plead Not Guilty in Connection with Villanova Student's Murder

Two Montclair men charged in the murder of a 21-year-old Villanova University student on Williams Street last year pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Newark Superior Court. 

Congressman Pledges to Help Montclair Acquire Social Security Building

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-11) stopped by Montclair’s municipal building on Monday and told local officials he will do everything he can to help the township acquire the former Social Security Office Building sitting vacant on Bloomfield Avenue.  

Teachers Union Agrees on Tentative Contract

Montclair's teachers union agreed to a tentative contract agreement early Wednesday morning.

Three Board of Education Positions Up for Appointment

The Montclair Board of Education will have at least one new face in May.   

Three members of the board have come to the end of their three-year terms: Board President Robin Kulwin, and Board members Angelica Allen-McMillian and Deborah Wilson.  

Of the three, Allen-McMillian has related to Mayor Robert Jackson she will not seek reappointment.  

The longtime lover of "Sesame Street" actor Roscoe Orman, who played dad Gordon on the show, is accusing him of abandoning her for a younger woman and getting her evicted from their Montclair home, according to the New York Post. 

Montclair Police reported two thefts of delivered postal packages, a stolen vehicle parked outside a convenience store and an attempted burglary on Elmwood Avenue last week. 

Montclair Uses New Framework To Manage Municipal Budget

After years of cutting costs and reducing staff, Montclair is taking a new balanced approach to organizing its municipal budget.

This new framework was used during the first of four departmental budget hearings on Tuesday night. 

Montclair Women Arrested on Prescription Fraud Charges in Cedar Grove

Two Montclair women were arrested in Cedar Grove Thursday on prescription fraud charges, according to authorities.

Montclair Film Festival Announces Lineup

It’s showtime for the Montclair Film Festival.

This lineup for the second Montclair Film Festival was announced today and will feature more than 80 films and events — nearly doubling the first year’s total. 

“Bloomfield Avenue Hotline” Connects Montclair Museum with Bloomfield College

Modern technology may have made pay phones a thing of the past, but an artistic collaboration between Bloomfield College and the Montclair Art Museum is looking to revitalize the phone booth.

Adopt This Montclair Dog: Snaggle

This playful poodle could use some more space to run around in. 

Snaggle is an 8-year-old poodle mix up for adoption from the Montclair Animal Shelter. He is an energetic, small, 20-pound dog that loves to play with toys, and is friendly with children and other dogs. 

These photos of people and things around Montclair were taken by resident Michael Greene. 

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