Town to join five others to bid for clean energy

Montclair took the next step in joining a government energy aggregation on June 12. The council voted 5 to 2 in favor of the move.

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...
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Environment Commission to research open space tax for residents

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

It’s garbage and it’s art: Montclair Film Festival’s Spotlight Project, the Climate Campaign Partnership

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsThis year, for the second time, the Montclair Film Festival sponsored a Spotlight Project for local teens. Last year’s project focused on immigration and was geared to high school students. This year,...
Puerto Rico

Montclair residents fear for relatives in ravaged Puerto Rico

By LINDA MOSS When Montclair’s José German-Gomez phoned his sister in Puerto Rico the day that Hurricane Maria hit the island, he could hear sounds of the devastating storm in the background. “It was incredible, the...
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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.
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PHOTOS: Trina Paulus releases monarch butterflies

Trina Paulus bred monarch butterflies in her Montclair home. She released them at Crane Park on Sunday afternoon, Aug 20.
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...
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Bonsal tree clearing, Clifton sewer relocation begins

By Jaimie Julia The town of Clifton has begun felling trees on the northern edge of Alonzo F. Bonsal Preserve, beginning a year-long project to replace and relocate a sewer line in the Passaic...

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,...