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In Brief: Montclair is a Jersey Healthy Town

Montclair has been designated a New Jersey “Healthy Town” by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute.
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Council to vote on Lackawanna tonight

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news Tonight, the council is expected to vote on its approval of the 154-unit housing and retail Lackawanna redevelopment, which could make way for a much needed supermarket, but may not include...
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Renters fighting back on large rent increases by new owners

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

Montclair deals with fake parking permits, valet regulating

Parking permits are at such a premium in Montclair that people are forging them, according to township officials.
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Municipal tax bill to rise $81 for average homeowner

By Tina Pappas for Montclair LocalMontclair homeowners could see an 1.68 percent increase on their municipal tax bill for 2018. The council introduced the budget at the Feb. 20 council meeting. The budget is preliminary and...

Montclair planning board proposes overhaul of zoning guidelines

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair's planning board wants to do some housekeeping on its zoning guidelines.The board introduced a rough draft of revisions to the township's zoning ordinance during Monday night's workshop meeting, including a new...

Montclair collected $28 million in prepaid 2018 taxes

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news An estimated 2,500 Montclair property owners, some waiting on a line that snaked out into the Township Municipal Complex’s parking lot last Saturday, forked over roughly $28 million during the past week...
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Parking fines to more than double in parts of downtown

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalIn a move to address parking issues in Montclair, the mayor and council unanimously passed ordinances to allow residents more flexibility in parking, while doubling parking violation fines in mostly...

Planning Board approves Seymour Street redevelopment site plan

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsFollowing a five-hour-long meeting, the Township Planning Board voted 9-0 early Tuesday morning to approve the site plan for the redevelopment of Seymour Street, aiming to create an arts and entertainment mecca...

Preservationists lament future of Lewis Estates house

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The Lewis Estates house is steeped in history. But it may not have much of a future. "The potential demolition of the Lewis residence at 44 Pleasant Ave. will be a true loss...