Parking fines doubled in Third Ward areas

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsThe signs are up. A move doubling parking violation fines in certain Third Ward areas approved late last year has been implemented.To mitigate parking shortages in the downtown area — caused...

Montclair’s deputy mayor position still under fire, this time by the clergy

A group of clergy came out to decry Councilwoman Renée Baskerville not being appointed as deputy mayor in June. 
Missing couple

In brief: Council passes resolution in support of continued search for missing couple

The Montclair Township Council is calling on Montclair’s national representatives to do what they can to aid in the search for a missing Montclair couple in Barbados. 
Lackawanna

Students come up with alternate Lackawanna proposals

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair High School students have their own ideas on what should become of Lackawanna Plaza.A town square-like space, with gardens, or a playground for children. Housing units that would incorporate trees, green...

Engineer contract renewed; town sticks with outside firm

Township officials have decided to proceed with its decision to use an outside engineering consulting firm, rather than hiring an in-house engineer, and have bumped up the stipend by $100,000.

Brechka retires as rec director after 37 years

After serving for 37 years, Pat Brechka is imminently retiring from Montclair’s municipal government.

Fieldstone area could see future tree loss

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsOne of the first conflicts over tree removal between a group of residents and Montclair Township’s new arborist has ended with positive results, according to one resident.  However, residents in the Fieldstone...

Drains or rains? Edgemont Park still experiencing water problems

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsRecent work to fix what is being termed a the boggy mess at Edgemont Memorial Park has not alleviated drainage problems, according to some frequent park users. Last week, ducks floated...

Council chooses McMahon over Baskerville for deputy mayor

A resolution on Tuesday’s night agenda to appoint Councilwoman Renee Baskerville as deputy mayor never made it out of closed session.