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Developers downsize controversial Lackawanna Plaza project

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Following fierce opposition from residents and historic preservationists, developers have dramatically downsized their plans for Lackawanna Plaza, in terms of mass, density and residential units. The site plan submitted last Friday, Dec. 1,...

Friends of Bonsal Preserve raise concerns over planned tree cutting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news The North Jersey District Water Supply Commission is reportedly planning to cut down a swath of trees alongside a water line running through Montclair and other towns. And that project could mean...

Council passes SALT resolution, hears grant requests

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Saying that proposed federal-tax changes will be devastating for New Jersey residents, the Township Council weighed in on the issue Tuesday night by passing a resolution against the legislation that will eliminate...

Montclair extends leaf-blower use until Dec. 30

The township has extended the use of leaf blowers until Dec. 30, officials said Tuesday. "Due to the mild fall weather and given that many trees in the township still have leaves on them resulting...

Township expects odorous-water issue resolved by Monday

Problems with the township's water, including it having an unusual odor, should be resolved by Monday, according to the municipal Department of Utilities. Montclair on Sunday alerted residents to problems with local water because of...

Montclair Council votes on salaries, pushes off garden resolution

By ELIZABETH OGUSS oguss@montclairlocal.news A vote on a proposed resolution that would have adopted guidelines for community gardens was postponed at Tuesday night’s Township Council meeting, but the council did act to approve free parking for...

Montclair planning board proposes overhaul of zoning guidelines

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair's planning board wants to do some housekeeping on its zoning guidelines. The board introduced a rough draft of revisions to the township's zoning ordinance during Monday night's workshop meeting, including a new...

Council to consider police, public works salary ordinances

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The Township Council is scheduled to vote on salary ordinances for new contracts with the Montclair Police Department and municipal public-works employees in deals that generally give the workers roughly 2 percent...

Middle schoolers compete to do Montclair’s 150th anniversary logo

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news In the first event to kick off Montclair’s 150th anniversary celebration, the township is holding a contest for local middle-school students to design the logo for the municipality’s festivities next year. The township...

Council gets Complete Streets update, amends Orange Rd. redevelopment

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Tackling a varied agenda on Monday night, the Township Council heard details about implementing a Complete Streets program and voted to amend the Orange Road redevelopment plan to include townhouses and two-family...

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