Business owners speak out on plastic bag ban

A group of merchants are concerned that an ordinance currently being drafted on a single-use plastic bag ban could hurt their small businesses.

In brief: Brainstorm recyclables session at Montclair State

BAKE to PARTAKE Upcycling is a startup that is aware of the need for eco-friendly initiatives and bringing mass awareness. The upcycling project by students Brandon Edwards, Alexis Orfan, Eva Matusow, and Khayri Chenault...

In brief: Information session on energy aggregation set for May 9

For residents seeking more information on the energy aggregation information packet they received in the mail, the township has scheduled a public information session.

News in brief: Hazardous waste collection day

The Essex County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day will be May 4, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Essex County Fleet Maintenance Facility at 99 West Bradford Ave. in Cedar Grove.Materials being collected...

Montclair hair salon tries out green recycling methods

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsUpstairs at Bangz Salon on South Fullerton Avenue, you’ll find three large cardboard boxes filled with trash awaiting shipping. One contains a large bag of hair sweepings from the salon floor. Another...

Deer cull results in large numbers

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThis year’s Essex County deer culling program resulted in high numbers with 99 identified at Hilltop Reservation and 101 at South Mountain Reservation.The program was held over 12 days, between Jan....

Community news brief: County announces Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program

 For more than 10 years, the Rutgers Environmental Stewards Program has trained adult volunteers in current environmental issues affecting New Jersey so they can help solve environmental problems in their communities. Each week, participants...

Acting Locally conference draws a crowd in Montclair

By ROBIN WOODS For Montclair LocalLocals interested in finding out more about local food sustainable communities, renewable energy and clean air and water found answers to many of their questions this past Saturday, Jan. 19,...

Photos: Acting Locally Environmental and Activist Conference

The Northeast Earth Coalition's Fourth Annual Acting Locally for a More Sustainable World Conference, attracts about 100 attendees in the Madonna Hall of Immaculate Conception RC Church, Saturday, Jan. 19.

Culture in brief: Environmental summit in Montclair

On Saturday January 19, 10 a.m.-5 p.m, the Northeast Earth Coalition presents the fourth "Acting Locally for a More Sustainable World Conference."