Council to take over Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment process

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsIn an effort to expedite the project, the Township Council is taking over control of the redevelopment of Lackawanna Plaza, mandating that a detailed plan for it be drawn up by June...

Montclair businesswoman receives 20-year award

Photo courtesy of Carrie Babcock Former Montclair resident Carrie Babcock, co-owner of the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Cedar Grove, until recently of Upper Montclair, was recently honored with a 20-Year Award by the Fred Astaire...

Mayor wants Lackawanna developers at May 23 council meeting

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.news Saying he wants “to keep their feet to the fire,” Mayor Robert Jackson is inviting the developers of the controversial Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment project to the May 23 Township Council meeting for...
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Plans for Seymour Street plaza fuel combative meeting

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news At a contentious meeting, corporate redevelopment officials Monday defended their ability to bring quality arts and entertainment events to a planned plaza near the Wellmont Theater, saying their efforts aren’t “half-assed” and that...
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With protest set, officials look to speed up Lackawanna project

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news With a protest about the project looming this weekend, some township officials want the approval process for the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment, and the replacement of the shopping center’s long-shuttered Pathmark, to be...
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Developer says no deal yet with ShopRite for Lackawanna

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsConstruction of a new supermarket to replace Pathmark at Lackawanna Plaza is likely several years off, with the developers still talking to ShopRite about committing as an anchor tenant, with no deal...
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BID to develop app for Montclair events, businesses

The Montclair Center Business Improvement District is working on a cellphone app so that residents and visitors will have information about local events and businesses at their fingertips, according to the organization. The idea is...
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Zoning Board approves Chase Bank branch, T-Mobile antennas

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.news Township zoning officials on Wednesday night gave JPMorgan Chase Bank site-plan approval to build a new bank branch on North Fullerton Avenue and to permit T-Mobile to reposition and add several rooftop...
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Planning board rejects Lorraine Ave. expansion

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe Township Planning Board made decisions on two controversial applications on Wednesday night, voting down one to expand the former Warner Communications building on Lorraine Avenue and approving a revised plan that...
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Montclair continues work with Green Business Program

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Last year, Montclair rolled out a new program, in partnership with Montclair State University, to encourage local businesses to adopt eco-friendly practices. This year, the partners hope that the Green Business Program will...