Montclair to require library agreement or no additional funding without it

The Montclair Township Council is expecting the library to enter into an agreement to get funding above the state statutory requirement and to create a more transparent budget process. 

Some say threat of jail for petty disorderly offenses in Montclair should be stricken

If you get a parking ticket, violate Montclair’s leaf blower, noise or loitering laws, don’t clean up after your dog, feed the geese, trespass on a railroad or don’t license your bicycle you could face jail time — at least theoretically — according to Montclair’s codes. The 90-day clause is attached to hundreds of small violations. 

At the Montclair polls for Election Day 2021, few signs of trouble so far

Thousands of people had voted in advance, through mail-in ballots and early voting.

Nonprofits can keep Pine Street home

The nonprofit groups that feared losing their home at 11 Pine St. can now remain, Montclair Township officials say.

Montclair Library audit finds issues in library budget

A forensic audit of the Montclair Public Library’s budget found problems including more than half a million dollars in overstated expenses, and recommends several practices consultants say will smooth the budgeting process going forward.

Deputy mayor says Bellevue could be open by year’s end

The Bellevue Theatre property has been declared an area in need of rehabilitation, which could smooth the process of the redevelopment of the historic theater and will give the owners a tax abatement.

Plan to nix fines at broken meters fails

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Township Council Tuesday considered — and then nixed — a plan to stop ticketing drivers who park at broken meters. Instead, the township plans to combat the increasing number...

Out-of-commission parking meters on the rise and cell service could be to blame

Eleven percent of the parking meters throughout Montclair are now out of commission, up from the 4.5% reported in June. And residents have taken to social media to vent their frustration over getting tickets for parking at inoperable meters.

Montclair Board of School Estimate to review $60M facilities work Thursday

Upgrades across district, including on aging ventilation systems.

Landlords plead: End Montclair’s rent freeze

Montclair landlords are urging the township to end its rent increase freeze, as New Jersey’s  public health emergency for the coronavirus pandemic was lifted in June, and property owners are dealing with increased costs.