In brief: BID looking to add more art to downtown

The Montclair Center BID has received a Transformation Grant from the Main Street New Jersey Program and will use the $25,000 grant award to infuse downtown Montclair with visual art, through the commission and...

The end of Scabby? Developments could deflate the rat for good

Since 1990, Scabby the Rat has stood tall and menacing outside of businesses or construction job sites that don’t use union workers.

Montclair’s plastic-bag ban tabled for now

Montclair failed to pass a single-use plastic bags ban Tuesday night, July 23.

Kiwanis Club reappears in Montclair

A new Kiwanis Club has recently been rechartered in Montclair.
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Montclair Center BID director resigns

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS Executive director Jennifer Brown will be leaving the Montclair Center Business Improvement District Aug. 2, after working with  the organization less than a year. The Board of Directors of the Montclair Center...

Montclair local garners journalism awards

The New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists awarded Montclair Local prestigious awards on June 22. Keystone Society of Professional Journalists awarded Montclair Local honors last month.

Property owners taxed less with 2019 BID budget

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsProperty owners within the Montclair Center Business Improvement District (BID) will see a decrease in this year’s special assessment tax bill.The township approved the BID’s $627,550 for the 2019-20 fiscal year...

Love them or hate them – Sidewalk cafes are back for the summer

By KELLY NICHOLAIDES for Montclair LocalEateries are taking their business outside as temperatures rise and sidewalk cafe customers spring for outdoor dining. However, some owners have been hit with violations.There are 71 establishments that...

Montclair hair salon tries out green recycling methods

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsUpstairs at Bangz Salon on South Fullerton Avenue, you’ll find three large cardboard boxes filled with trash awaiting shipping. One contains a large bag of hair sweepings from the salon floor. Another...

Blue notes: musicians on Trumpets Jazz Club closing (includes video)

Musicians, audience members and club owners talk about their love for Trumpets Jazz Club & Restaurant. The venue is up for sale.