In brief: Council approves stairwell replacement bond

The Montclair Township Council voted to approve a bond ordinance to pay for staircase repairs at Montclair High School March 5.The $2,031,000 bond covers the demolition and replacement of four staircases, the asbestos removal...
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In brief: Montclair to increase crossing guards

The Montclair Police Department is seeking school crossing guards to work two to four hours per day, according to assignments.The number of school crossing guards will increase by 10 to 60 total.Crossing guards regulate...
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Montclair High Students rally against climate change

By DEBORAH ANN TRIPOLDI tripoldi@montclairlocal.newsChants of “Climate change is not a lie! Do not let our planet die!” and “Hey ho, hey ho, climate change has to go!” could be heard on the streets of...
South End

Town extends no-knock down moratorium another 30 days

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsMontclair officials today, March 15, extended its halt on issuing demolition permits on one, two, three and four family homes.Officials first issued the moratorium on Feb. 15 due to public outcry...

Montclair bond ordinance includes street paving, ambulance rebuild

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair wants to re-pave and re-curb several of its streets, buy new segways for the Montclair Police Department, rebuild an ambulance and some snow plows, and buy new trucks for the Department...

Traffic alert: Bloomfield Ave. Bridge repairs to shut down lanes beginning tonight, March 14

Preparing for summertime construction lane reductions, the Bloomfield Avenue bridge will experience overnight lane closures on Bloomfield Avenue beginning tonight, March 14, through the early morning hours.Beginning at 9 p.m., Thursday, March 14, until...
Budget

Municipal budget reflects no municipal tax increase

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsResidents will not see a tax increase in their municipal tax bill for 2019.The introduced $91,112,587 municipal budget carries the same tax rate as last year at $0.783 per $100...
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Left-hand turns debate: Planning board advised to revisit

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairocal.newsThe council, concerned with long backups and pedestrian safety, is directing the planning board to revisit Lackawanna Plaza traffic plans that include left-hand turns in and out of a planned supermarket...

Montclair Police Blotter, March 14

BURGLARY/THEFT Thursday, Feb. 28—Theft of an engagement ring from a locker in the women’s locker area at YMCA, 25 Park St. The locker was padlocked and there was no sign of forced entry. Wednesday, March 6—Attempted...

School budget first draft, including staff cuts, approved

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair school district’s preliminary $127 million budget will result in the elimination of 14 part-time paraprofessional jobs. Cuts to 10 full-time teachers has been decreased to six.The Board of Education approved the...