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...
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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...

Density dispute postpones Orange Road development hearing

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe Planning Board’s hearing for a 46-unit, four-story apartment and retail building proposed for Orange Road by developer Brian Stolar was halted before it even got started Monday night, March 11,...

Glenridge parklet coming for six months come May

While the Glenridge Parklet will be making its way back onto the streets of Montclair, the Walnut Street one may not.
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School officials ‘deeply disappointed’ in modest state aid increase

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair's schools will get an increase in state aid for the 2019-2020 school year, but it isn't much.The school district will receive $7,605,632 in aid this year, according to data posted on...

February 2019 property sales in Montclair

The following Montclair properties were reported sold during the month of February according to Zillow:Feb. 1—13 New St. (3 bed, 2 bath), $195,000 Feb. 1—94 North Mountain Ave. (3 bed, 3 bath), $499,000 Feb. 4—25 Mulford...