rent control

Renters fighting back on large rent increases by new owners

After receiving leases with up to 30 percent rent increases, residents fight back.

Council votes to lower Grove St. speed limit to 30 mph

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsIn a narrow vote after much debate, the Township Council introduced an ordinance Tuesday night that will reduce the speed limit on Grove Street, where a pedestrian was struck and killed this...

Clerk rejects second rent control petition – Referendum off the table for now

The amended referendum petition filed by opponents of Montclair’s rent-control ordinance has been rejected by the township clerk once again.
homeless

Homeless numbers on the rise; need could be greater this winter

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsAs social workers and volunteers who work with the area’s homeless population prepare for the winter season, they are anticipating a greater need based on numbers just released by #NJCounts.On a...
Liquor Licenses

Montclair liquor license sells for $1.25 million

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.news Dai Kichi restaurant on Valley Road has opted to go BYOB after fetching a staggering $1,250,000 for its liquor license, the highest price paid in Montclair’s history. Last year, South Park sold...
social

New Montclair Social Club gets new signage approved

by TINA PAPPAS for Montclair LocalSome eye-catching signage for a new restaurant with a more modern feel is on the way for the Montclair Social Club, slated to open in the spring. At the Feb....

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. 

Township looking to file charges in dog road-rage incident

By LINDA MOSS and ERIN ROLL moss@montclairlocal.news roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair authorities are planning to bring animal-cruelty charges against a man who pulled a small dog out of a vehicle and hurled it into traffic in a road-road incident...

MKA gets parking lot, cafeteria approval

By Tina Pappas for Montclair LocalBackups along Orange Road will be alleviated once a parking lot and driveway are upgraded at Montclair Kimberly Academy’s Brookdale Campus. The Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment approved the school’s...

Developer Plofker proposes townhouses on Orange Road

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsAt a Fourth Ward meeting Tuesday night, a developer unveiled his proposal to build seven townhouses on a small parcel on Orange Road, even as residents were expressing their dismay over the...