Should Church Street become a pedestrian plaza?

Montclair resident Lucy Ziesing began a petition on Change.org asking the council to consider closing off Church Street to vehicular traffic.

Town seeks to fill affordable housing with town workers, residents

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsThe town will begin marketing new affordable housing units with preference given to current residents, or households including full-time employees of either the Township of Montclair or the Montclair Board of...

Transit transparency: Monthly reports will tell you how your commute is going

For commuters who depend on NJ Transit to get them in and out of the city every weekday, they will soon know just how bad — or good — their commute actually is.

Montclair Police Blotter, Aug. 22

BURGLARY/THEFT Wednesday, Aug. 14—An Alexander Avenue resident reports that over an approximate two week period, two signs were stolen from his property. Saturday, Aug. 17—Sometime between 9:15 a.m. and 10:55 a.m., the cover to the passenger’s...

Two staircases, all floors accessible for Montclair High’s opening day

BY ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School will have at least two of its four staircases rebuilt in time for the start of the 2019-2020 school year.With the completion of the two staircases, students and staff...

Parking fines doubled in Third Ward areas

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsThe signs are up. A move doubling parking violation fines in certain Third Ward areas approved late last year has been implemented.To mitigate parking shortages in the downtown area — caused...

Montclair could create valet regulations

The town is expected to create a valet parking ordinance in order to govern the practice that is currently unregulated, but being used by some restaurants.

July 2019 Property Sales in Montclair

The following Montclair properties were reported sold during the month of July according to Zillow:July 1—50 Pine St. #C60I1 (bed and bath no listed), $231,666 July 1—169 Union St. (bed and bath not listed), $1.66...
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New interim superintendent named for Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsDr. Nathan Parker, former superintendent of Summit School District, has been named as Montclair’s new interim superintendent.Parker’s appointment was announced during a special board of education meeting at the George Inness Annex...

Montclair’s MC Hotel is open, taking reservations, and keeping it very local

The MC Hotel is booking overnight guests, taking dinner reservations for the Allegory restaurant and welcoming locals to the lobby bar as of today, Aug.15.