Montclair man charged with killing girlfriend arrested in Cuba on Oct. 28

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA Montclair man crossed the border into Mexico and caught a plane to Cuba after he allegedly shot his girlfriend at their shared home on North Mountain Avenue last month, according to...

Montclairites tell it all for future generations

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsOver 40 residents will have their histories in connection to Montclair recorded for posterity. The Montclair History Center launched the Many Voices of Montclair oral history project with its first session...

Town officials counter board member’s assertions of development wrongdoing

The township council Thursday “denied any wrongdoing” by its members or town employees regarding the controversy over the Montclair Center Gateway Redevelopment Plan.
pedestrian safety

Pedestrian-motor vehicle crashes remain at around 40

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe number of pedestrians struck by vehicles on the streets of Montclair is not on the decline, according to a report issued by the town’s Pedestrian Safety Committee.In 2018, 41 pedestrians...

Church subdivision allows for the construction of two homes

By TINA PAPPAS for Montclair Local A church in need of funds to maintain its historical building is seeking approval to sell off land to a developer. First Congregational Church, located at 40 South Fullerton Ave., plans...

Montclair school architects discuss staircase damage, timeframe for repairs

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair will rebuild four of the high school’s staircases after one collapsed last week prompting the closure of the stairwells and blocking entrance to 31 classrooms, officials announced.Upwards of 80 people showed...

Homeless man seen in Montclair High School auditorium lobby

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA homeless man entered Montclair High School by an unsecured door Friday morning, district officials said.A student arriving at the school just before 7 a.m. on Jan. 4 spotted the man in...

MC Residences developer changes parking, height

The developer of the proposed 46-unit MC Residences has reduced the planned height of the residential and retail project, and will not rely on the neighboring Orange Road garage to fulfill its parking requirement.
rent freeze

Tenants, landlords urged to be honest in rent freeze reports

Montclair officials enacted a rent freeze last year to protect tenants during the economic downturn due to COVID-19. Now, a Landlord-Tenant Housing Advisory Committee official says that while some landlords have violated the ordinance, some tenants have filed false claims about landlords concerning the freeze. 

Montclair council approves spending up to $1.35M to expand parking, facilities

The town plans to purchase the former PNC Bank building and parking lot at 57 Park St., spending as much as $1.35 million.