Edgemont Park set for nearly $900,000 revamp

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Edgemont Park’s nearly $900,000 makeover will include new matching benches and lights, widened paths and a new entrance driveway for the on-premise shelter building. The planned work will make the 15.5-acre park “more...

Montclair may create new zoning category for Claremont Avenue properties

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news It was a “no-holds-barred” discussion of policy at Monday night’s planning board meeting, and the township may get a new zoning category out of it. Montclair may add a new zone for office...

Eleven-apartment Park Street redevelopment postponed

By Tina Pappas for Montclair Local A lengthy hearing on a proposed apartment building at 256 Park St. resulted in postponement of the application. Residents raised concerns about aesthetics and increased traffic problems arising from the 11...

Montclair Sentinels’ backpack giveaway a success, organizers say

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair Sentinels’ 10th annual school supplies giveaway on Sunday at Glenfield Park was such a big success that it’s not over yet, said the event’s organizers. The giveaway provides school supplies to...

Montclair parents report being charged for school lunches their children didn’t buy

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The Montclair Public Schools’ central office claims that the school district has a six-figure lunch balance deficit. But many parents say that the balance is inflated because families are being repeatedly billed for...

Planning board sounds off on council, rejects Seymour traffic study

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The Montclair Planning Board on Monday night sounded off over the Township Council taking control of one major redevelopment project in town, and sent a traffic-impact study on a second project slated...

Montclair PD: Drunk man demands free liquor, locks employees inside store

By Erin Roll roll@montclairlocal.news A drunk Montclair man allegedly entered Caggiano's Liquors on Glenridge Avenue last week demanding free liquor and then locking employees inside the store, according to police. Jamal Liggins, 38, was arrested following the...
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Petition started to save Lackawanna train sheds

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news A petition to save the Lackawanna Train Station train sheds to be re-purposed as a supermarket has been started on PlanetCivic. The mixed-use project, almost four years in the making, would transform...
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Educator privacy, DACA come up for discussion at Montclair BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The national discussion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and the Dream Act came back to the local level on Feb. 7, as the board of education discussed a resolution concerning...

Montclair Students Make Case for Solar

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Some Montclair High School students are encouraging the district to take a look at solar energy. Noa Putman, Victoria DeLaRosa and Gabbi Carson are all sophomores in MHS’s Center for Social Justice, a...