Montclair do-gooders receive over $500K to continue nonprofit work

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalMontclair and a host of its social services groups received a combined $503,218 in Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant funding for roadway improvements and programs to aid...

Montclair gets revenue increase with new arena contract

The township will get a small increase this year, from 5 to 6 percent, in gross revenue collection from Clary Anderson Arena, in accordance with a contract awarded on Aug. 28.

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...
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Montclair not-for-profits apply for funds to continue good work

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalSeven civic groups and organizations asked Montclair for a combined $221,900 in grant funding for programs aimed at teaching financial literacy, lifting people out of poverty, mentoring, preventing homelessness, helping...

Town doesn’t owe Grabowsky for legal fees, appeals court says

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsAn appeals court has ruled that the township doesn't have to pay the legal fees, roughly $123,000, that Montclair commercial landlord Dick Grabowsky incurred when he successfully sued over a proposed assisted-living...

Montclair NAACP seeks input on rent control

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair branch of the NAACP is looking for community feedback on the issue of rent stabilization, soliciting comments on the civic-engagement platform PlanetCivic.William Scott, chairman of the local NAACP’s Housing Committee,...

Plofker seeks to build retail-office at Grove-Walnut corner

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair developer Steven Plofker has yet another project in the works, now looking to replace a car-rental business and car wash at the corner of Grove and Walnut streets with a retail-office...

News brief: Township looking to place backyard cats

Montclair Township Animal Shelter "Barn Cats" and "Back Yard Buddies" are feral, un-socialized, or free-roaming cats (also called "Community Cats") who cannot be placed in a home environment. Placing them as outdoor cats in...
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Montclair bond ordinance includes street paving, ambulance rebuild

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair wants to re-pave and re-curb several of its streets, buy new segways for the Montclair Police Department, rebuild an ambulance and some snow plows, and buy new trucks for the Department...

Planning board to hold special meeting on Lackawanna

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsLackawanna Plaza plans proposed by Pinnacle and the Hampshire Real Estate companies for a mixed-use development will be heard by the planning board on Monday, May 14.The mixed-use project would transform...