Town gives businesses two weeks to get tent permits, inspections

Citing safety concerns, Montclair is now requiring business owners who use tents or igloos to extend their operations outdoors to get permits and be inspected. 
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Marijuana public question passes – but it’s not legal just yet

The regulations will likely mimic those on cigarettes and alcohol, which limit sales to people 21 years of age or older. Marijuana likely will be sold through dispensaries with weight limits per purchase. Public consumption will be illegal, and motorists who use it could be subject to DUI charges.
Cuban Pete's locked down

Cuban Pete’s locked down by court order

On Monday morning, Oct. 26, county officials and police arrived at Cuban Pete's Restaurant and Tapas and put padlocks on its gates. 
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Schools open in-person learning for some special education students

Some families of special education students have said that their children have not been doing well, academically or socially, with distance learning. Students who usually receive in-person services such as physical or occupational therapy cannot meet with therapists in person, while paraprofessionals who usually work with a child in person have to conduct one-to-one sessions electronically. 
Cuban Pete's

Cuban Pete’s agrees to comply with executive orders to avoid closure

The restaurant was cited for violating state executive orders against indoor dining on three occasions on Aug. 7, Aug. 23 and Oct. 4. In August, prior to the state allowing indoor dining, police and Montclair Health Department officials were called to the restaurant for reports of patrons dining inside the restaurant. 
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Plastic bag law will ban plastic and paper bags, foam containers

Since December of last year, Montclair has had its own ordinance prohibiting single-use plastic bags in large chain stores.

Kings stays local, Lidl stays distant for Montclair shoppers

King's grocery store will stay in Montclair despite bankruptcy, while Lidl appears to be some time away from arriving at Lackawanna Plaza.

Which Montclair eateries will welcome diners back indoors this weekend?

Montclair restaurants will be welcoming diners back inside this weekend.
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COVID-19: Restaurants, movie theaters can reopen Sept. 4

On Aug. 31, Gov. Phil Murphy announced that eateries can start offering indoor dining, and movie theaters and indoor performance venues can reopen, but will be subject to capacity limits and social distancing guidelines. 

Montclair movie-going on hold

Movie theaters in New Jersey are closed for now. The Bellevue will re-open; it is unclear what will hapen to the Clairidge.