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...

New Lacordaire Academy headmaster enjoying opportunity to grow

By STEFANIE SEARS for Montclair Local Dr. William Hambleton has had plenty of experience with Catholic schools. He has been head of school at La Salle Academy and School of the Holy Child, both in New...

Lawyer: Bow Tie opted not to renew lease on Montclair’s Bellevue Theatre

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Bow Tie Cinemas chose not to renew its lease on Montclair's Bellevue Theatre, according to the attorney representing the theater's owner. And the theater chain is also reportedly planning to remove the Bellevue's...

Residents start petition to save Montclair’s Bellevue Theatre

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news A petition to save the Bellevue Theatre from closing has been launched. Montclair resident Lena Fine started a petition on Change.org Thursday evening, after it was announced that Bow Tie Cinemas' lease on...

Bow Tie: Montclair’s Bellevue Theatre to close as of Nov. 13

By ERIN ROLL and LINDA MOSS roll@montclairlocal.news moss@montclairlocal.news To the shock and dismay of many township residents, Bow Tie Cinemas' last day of operation at the beloved Bellevue Theatre in Upper Montclair will be this Sunday, Nov....

Montclair BOE talks special education, superintendent search

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Montclair is hoping to do a review of its special education program starting next year. The logistics of how to get that review going were discussed at last week’s BOE meeting. At issue was...

Academy at Glenfield takes center stage at Montclair BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Glenfield Middle School is the home of a pilot counseling program for students. The Academy at Glenfield started last school year, as an in-house program to help students address issues that they might...

Plofker details plans for townhouses on First Congregational site

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Saying that the township needs quality housing for empty-nesters, local developer Steven Plofker on Wednesday night outlined his proposal to build four high-end townhouses on a parcel of land he plans to...

Montclair classrooms invest in “flexible seating”

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Imagine being a student going into the classroom. But instead of only rows of identical desks, there may be a high desk that you can stand at, with a special hinged bar that...

Montclair Dems celebrate Murphy win, Gills’ re-elections

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news It couldn’t have been a more celebratory Election Night at the Democratic campaign headquarters in Montclair Tuesday, with gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy winning by a large margin in town and hometown politicians...