Bellevue Theatre recommended for rehabilitation designation

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Planning Board has recommended that the Bellevue Theatre property be deemed an area in need of rehabilitation — with one caveat. The members of the board are requesting that...

The 1896 St. Paul’s Church in Montclair could be razed

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsA church built by Montclair’s early Swedish settlers in 1896, but abandoned for decades, could be the latest piece of township history to meet the wrecking ball. The Historic Preservation Commission on...

Glenridge businesses owners decry lack of notification on road closure, want action on rat...

Glenridge Avenue business owners say they have been dealing with a rodent problem since May, as well as a recent unannounced road closure that is keeping deliveries and customers at bay. 

Montclair’s Estate area up for landmark designation

The Estate Section of Montclair could be the next area to receive a landmark designation, which could require the owners of about 180 homes to fall under a historic preservation review when some facade changes are proposed.

Recreational marijuana can be sold in Montclair

The council has voted to allow two marijuana retail shops and five other cannabis-related businesses within Montclair’s borders.

Masks required at NJ schools this fall — In Montclair, that’s status quo

In Montclair as of Friday, 71% of people of any age were vaccinated, putting it well ahead of the state figure of 58%.

Cannabis zoning plan questioned by planning board

Planning Board members, charged with making recommendations on where cannabis businesses can be located in Montclair, have raised concerns over the equity of where the council has proposed allowing them. 

Rehab designation for Bellevue Theatre could delay reopening

The Bellevue operated continuously for 95 years until its closure four years ago, when Bow Tie Cinemas ended a lease there. 

Montclair takes on Climate Action Plan

Montclair will create a Climate Action Plan in response to New Jersey’s Global Warming Response Act Report, issued last year. 
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Plans for Montclair’s first biking, walking path put off

A plan to seek funding for what would have been Montclair’s first designated bike and walking path has been postponed.