PHOTOS: Butterfly release in Crane Park

PHOTOS BY KATE ALBRIGHT Approximately 200 people showed up for the end-of-summer Crane Park Monarch Butterfly release on Sept. 15. About 300 butterflies were raised by Trina Paulus author of “Hope for the Flowers”. Neighbors of...
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Water commission served with notice of violation over Bonsal tree clearing

The North Jersey District Water Supply Commission, which cleared over 70 trees at Alfonzo F. Bonsal Preserve in July in maintenance of its waterline, has been issued a notice of violation by the Department of Environmental Protection.
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Lackawanna plaza hides a secret brook

Underneath much of Montclair runs a bubbling brook covered and culverted long ago to make way for sewers and development.
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Environment Commission to research open space tax for residents

Would you pay $38 a year to create and maintain more open space in Montclair?

In desperate need: Residents asked to water new trees

Who’s watering Montclair’s new trees? Apparently, no one. “An alarming number” of the 332 trees newly planted by the township are dead and dying due to a combination of lack of water and the harsh, hot summer weather.
Ditch the bag

Montclair, get ready to ditch the bag

The movement to reduce the use of disposable plastics in the community is gaining momentum.
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Town to join five others to bid for clean energy

Montclair took the next step in joining a government energy aggregation on June 12. The council voted 5 to 2 in favor of the move.
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Tree loss could be 65 at Bonsal Preserve

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairloca.news In the midst of tree clearing at Alfonzo F. Bonsal Preserve due to Clifton’s sewer line replacement project, Montclair was notified last week that the New Jersey District Water Supply Commission...
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Can Montclair get cleaner energy at less cost?

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news What’s a government energy aggregation and why is Montclair looking into joining one? Energy aggregation is when a town or a group of towns go out to bid for its residents as...
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Saying no thank you to straws in Montclair is spreading

By Tara Kolton for Montclair Local Word is continuing to spread around Montclair that straws truly suck for the environment. A program to reduce the use of non-reusable plastics throughout the community is gaining momentum. A group...