unleash pups

Montclair dog owners want a place to unleash pups

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Cary Chevat told the Township Council that for years he’s been doing something illegal. Chevat and a group of dog owners have been meeting up at Edgemont Memorial Park late at...
rent control

Renters fighting back on large rent increases by new owners

After receiving leases with up to 30 percent rent increases, residents fight back.

Montclair rehires contractor for fall tree planting

The mayor and council approved a contract for fall tree planting with the landscaping company used for the last two years to plant trees along the tree belts.
Renée Baskerville

Baskerville honored with Outstanding Regional Elected Official Award

The New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women (NJFDW) will present Councilwoman Renée Baskerville with its 2018 Outstanding Regional Elected Official Award.
off-street parking

Off-street parking a challenge for some

Homeowners are looking to tear down their garages and build new ones telling the Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment that existing space is not enough in their older garages.
Montclair

Montclair approves new affordable housing administrator

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair Local The Montclair Mayor and Council approved an $18,900 contract on Sept. 4 with Community Grants, Planning & Housing LLC to serve as an administrative agency for Montclair’s affordable housing stock. The...

Montclair gets revenue increase with new arena contract

The township will get a small increase this year, from 5 to 6 percent, in gross revenue collection from Clary Anderson Arena, in accordance with a contract awarded on Aug. 28.
assessments

Tax bills are due: Some win, some lose with new property assessments

Tax bills reflecting the new assessments went out to residents in August.
loan now grant

Affordable housing down-payment loan is now a grant

By Tina Pappas for Montclair Local Future home buyers who now purchase affordable housing units administered through the township will not have to pay back a loan offered to help with down payments. The loan, now a...
liquor license

Population increase means another liquor license for Montclair

After years of teetering on the brink, Montclair’s population has surpassed 39,000, and with that growth comes a new liquor license that could earn millions of dollars for the township.