cleaner energy

Cleaner energy in 2019? Energy aggregation puts off going to bid

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe government energy aggregation Montclair joined over the summer, part of an effort to seek cleaner energy at lower rates, will probably not get that energy until next year.Montclair teamed up...
electric car charging

Need a recharge? Township leading area in number of car charging spots

By Wilma Hurwitz for Montclair LocalThere’s a revolution in transportation happening right in front of our eyes – new plug-in cars that spew out no air pollution, reduce greenhouse gas emissions significantly, cost less for...
Ditch the bag

Montclair readies for statewide plastic bag ban

Although legislation that would ban plastic bags throughout the state picked up momentum last week, Montclair is still pushing its businesses to act now in the reduction of single-use plastics.
Montclair's deer

What’s to be done with Montclair’s deer?

The Montclair Environmental Commission is tackling residents’ complaints of an increase of deer grazing in their backyards.

Montclair Monarchs are released in Crane Park

Trina Paulus released hundreds of Monarch Butterflies in her Montclair home. Last Saturday they were released in Crane Park.

PHOTOS: Butterfly release in Crane Park

PHOTOS BY KATE ALBRIGHTApproximately 200 people showed up for the end-of-summer Crane Park Monarch Butterfly release on Sept. 15. About 300 butterflies were raised by Trina Paulus author of “Hope for the Flowers”. Neighbors of...
water company

Water commission served with notice of violation over Bonsal tree clearing

The North Jersey District Water Supply Commission, which cleared over 70 trees at Alfonzo F. Bonsal Preserve in July in maintenance of its waterline, has been issued a notice of violation by the Department of Environmental Protection.
secret brook

Lackawanna plaza hides a secret brook

Underneath much of Montclair runs a bubbling brook covered and culverted long ago to make way for sewers and development.
open space tax

Environment Commission to research open space tax for residents

Would you pay $38 a year to create and maintain more open space in Montclair?

In desperate need: Residents asked to water new trees

Who’s watering Montclair’s new trees? Apparently, no one.“An alarming number” of the 332 trees newly planted by the township are dead and dying due to a combination of lack of water and the harsh, hot summer weather.