straw

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...
Puerto Rico

Montclair residents fear for relatives in ravaged Puerto Rico

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news 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...
monarch butterflies

Montclair’s Trina Paulus to hold last Monarch release Sunday, Sept. 24

Trina Paulus is holding the last Monarch release of the season at 73See Gallery, 73 Pine St., this Sunday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 4 p.m. Butterfly books and literature will be handed out...

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...
monarch butterflies

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.
Climate

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,...
kindie rock

It’s all happening at the zoo: Montclair artists plan Earth Day kindie rock music...

By GWEN OREL orel@montclairlocal.newsPlants and animals and children just seem to go together. That’s one reason Montclair’s Jason Didner wanted to hold a “kindie rock” concert at Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange on Earth...
green roof

MKA unveils its new green roof

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair Kimberley Academy had the grand opening of its new green roof just in time for Earth Day. The school held an opening reception on Tuesday for members of the media and the...
Pine

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...
solar

Solar trash compactors installed in Montclair business district

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe next time you need to throw away your crumpled-up food wrappers or chewing gum while you’re walking along Church Street, there will be a different receptacle to drop your trash in.Montclair...