Montclair Brewery hopes to clear last hurdles to April opening

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Brewery’s owners are still shooting for an end of April opening, even with a list of repairs and an additional two more parking spaces the town is now requiring.But the opening...
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Montclair declares itself ‘welcoming community’ for immigrants

By LINDA MOSS Staff WriterBefore a packed audience, and in a compromise opposed by some residents, the Township Council on Tuesday night voted to declare the municipality a “welcoming” community, rather than a sanctuary, for...
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Municipal tax bill to rise $81 for average homeowner

By Tina Pappas for Montclair LocalMontclair homeowners could see an 1.68 percent increase on their municipal tax bill for 2018. The council introduced the budget at the Feb. 20 council meeting. The budget is preliminary and...

Montclair clergy arrested during Dream Act protest at congressman’s office

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThree Montclair clergy were among six people arrested during a rally and protest calling for an extension of the Dream Act.Rabbi Elliott Tepperman of Bnai Keshet and Revs. Ann Ralosky and John...

Unpaid school lunch balances add up to more than $100,000

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMore than 1,500 students in the Montclair Public Schools had unpaid school lunch balances at the end of the 2016-17 school year totaling more than $100,000, according to data collected by the...

Proposed new bee rules cause concern for local beekeepers

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA piece of legislation working its way through the state government may mean some difficulties for New Jersey beekeepers, including in the Montclair area, if it is passed.The state is considering several...
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Montclair prepares for winter storms

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsMontclair's department of public works is readying for two winter storms predicted for tonight, Thursday, and again Saturday evening.After an early November snowstorm caused road backups, long commutes and stranded vehicles,...

Fourth Ward meeting rescheduled for Jan. 30

The Fourth Ward community meeting slated for next Tuesday has been rescheduled for Jan. 30. at 7 p.m.Fourth Ward Councilwoman Renée Baskerville, who is hosting the meeting, on Thursday announced that due to unforeseen...

Council hears plan for four-story Glenridge Avenue parking deck

By Elizabeth Oguss Oguss@montclairlocal.news The Township Planning Board on Monday night gave mixed, but overall positive, reviews to preliminary plans for the Midtown Parking Deck, a four-story facility with 315 parking spaces that will replace an...
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Montclair schools prepare for bleak budget situation

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair continued taking a look at its proposed school budget for 2018-2019 at Monday night's BOE meeting, and the district is finding itself faced with several less-than-desirable budget outcomes.The budget in its...