Montclair council could pass plastic bag ban tonight

The mayor and council will hold a public hearing and vote on the plastic bag ordinance tonight, July 23.

Montclair spends more than $9K on goose control over four-month period

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsCanada geese are a routine — if not always welcome — sight in some of Montclair’s parks, including along the banks of the pond in Edgemont Park, and the lawn and softball...

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...

Straw use drops at some Montclair eateries

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt has been about two months since Clean Water Action began inviting Montclair-area restaurants to take part in a project to reduce plastic straw use. And some of those businesses have seen...

Community garden takes root on Pine Street

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThere is a new project taking root on Pine Street.With the closing of the Pathmark grocery store in Lackawanna Plaza, many nearby residents were concerned about the neighborhood having a local source...
Bonsal Preserve

Tree loss could be 65 at Bonsal Preserve

By Jaimie Julia Winters In the midst of tree clearing at Alfonzo F. Bonsal Preserve due to Clifton’s sewer line replacement project, Montclair was notified last week that the New Jersey District Water Supply Commission...

Sustainability conference kicks off third year in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL“The earth is not flat; the earth is round,” said Jerry Vorbach, one of the presenters at the Acting Locally for a More Sustainable World Conference.“What?!” Gray Russell, the township sustainability officer,...

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.
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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.
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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.