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Monday, December 18, 2017

Plans for Seymour Street plaza fuel combative meeting

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news At a contentious meeting, corporate redevelopment officials Monday defended their ability to bring quality arts and entertainment events to a planned plaza near the Wellmont Theater, saying their efforts aren’t “half-assed” and that...

Protesters march to protest delay in Lackawanna grocery

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Roughly two dozen demonstrators, many chanting and carrying placards, on Sunday afternoon marched down Bloomfield Avenue and through Montclair's center business district to protest the delay in getting a supermarket to replace...

Planning board approves Lewis Estates subdivision

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news After months of controversy, the historic Lewis Estates property is destined to be subdivided into a suburban development, with eight new houses replacing the site’s 1906 mansion, which will be razed unless...

Price-posting ordinance pulled from council agenda

Following opposition from local merchants and her own belief that it just wasn’t ready for a vote, Fourth Ward Councilwoman Renée Baskerville withdrew a proposed ordinance on Tuesday night that would have required  service...

Shoveling out from winter in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news It’s a common feature of winter in Montclair, whenever there is a snowstorm in the forecast: the reminders from the township, through social media and e-blasts, for homeowners and business owners to...

Activists get primer on N.J. government

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver summed up the takeaway Tuesday night at a packed meeting on New Jersey government, a session meant to be a guide for would-be activists to navigate the system and...

Township digs out from storm

By ERIN ROLL and LINDA MOSS roll@montclairlocal.news moss@montclairlocal.news Montclair spent Wednesday continuing to dig out of a late winter nor’easter that dropped at least half a foot of snow and sleet on Montclair and the surrounding area...

Montclair continues work with Green Business Program

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Last year, Montclair rolled out a new program, in partnership with Montclair State University, to encourage local businesses to adopt eco-friendly practices. This year, the partners hope that the Green Business Program will...

Appraiser begins Montclair’s township-wide revaluation

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Last week inspectors started visiting properties in Montclair, a municipality with some of the highest taxes in the state, to kick off the township’s revaluation. The process will involve on-site visits to roughly...

Township Council introduces 2017 municipal budget

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The Township Mayor and Council introduced an $85.8 million 2017 municipal budget, up roughly 3 percent from last year, representing a relatively small local property tax increase, at their conference meeting Tuesday...

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