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UPDATE: Montclair street closures planned for this weekend

A plea from residents and business owners alike to close streets to enhance dining and pedestrian experiences during the COVID crisis has been answered by the Montclair Center BID, which will front the costs.

Personal grooming shops reopen in next step for Montclair

Barbers, salons, tattoo and nail parlors all got back to business in Montclair, and customers are happy to see it even with new COVID-19 restrictions.

COVID-19: Indoor dining delayed indefinitely

Gov. Phil Murphy put the re-opening of indoor dining on pause indefinitely Monday.
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COVID-19: New Jersey opens doors in Stage 2

As COVID-19 surges in several states, New Jersey opens more businesses and activities, entering Stage 2 of what the state calls "The Road Back."
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COVID-19: New Jersey releases guidance on indoor entertainment facilities

With indoor dining and recreational facilities set to reopen on July 2, state officials have released additional guidance.

Helping businesses launch post-COVID

An incubator space at 10 Lackawanna Plaza gives new entrepreneurs a way to test the waters at little cost and with much-needed support in uncertain times.

Montclair Retail, Restaurants get relief with open doors and limited outside dining

Montclair's restaurants and retail outlets got some relief last week as limited outdoor dining and inside shopping opened up for New Jersey businesses.
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COVID-19: Officials warn of possible flare-ups, including among young people

Further guidance is expected later this week about the reopening timeline for indoor entertainment venues, such as arcades.

COVID-19: New Jersey opens, by appointment

New Jersey begins opening many services next week, by appointment only. Essex County will have a food drive event on Thursday, June 25.
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COVID-19: Personal care businesses to reopen Monday; library to start curbside pickup

On Monday, June 22, the following businesses can reopen: cosmetology shops; barber shops; beauty salons; hair braiding shops; nail salons; electrology facilities; spas, including day spas and medical spas, at which solely elective and cosmetic medical procedures are performed; massage parlors; tanning salons; and tattoo parlors.