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Third-quarter tax payments now due by Sept. 5

The township has given property owners another reprieve on paying their third-quarter tax bills, extending the grace period to Sept. 5 from Aug. 25."The grace period was extended because of a delay in Essex...
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Planning Board deadlocked on Washington Avenue subdivision vote

by TINA PAPPAS for Montclair LocalA developer’s plan to subdivide a single-family lot with the hopes of adding another home has been turned down by the Montclair Planning Board.Mitchell MacGregor, owner of Mitchell MacGregor Contracting...

Montclair approves township budget with slight increase of $81 on average

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsMontclair property owners will see an increase of 1.68 percent on the municipal portion of their 2018 tax bill after the council approved the budget at its March 20 meeting.Last year,...

Township Planning Board approves three-car garage

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsWith several caveats, the Township Planning Board Monday night granted the owner of a four-family dwelling on the corner of Midland Avenue and Walnut approval to build a three-car garage.Following a hearing...
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Serving Montclair residents for 30 years

By Mark Porter for Montclair LocalOn Montclair Township’s website is the declaration that the Municipal Clerk’s Office is “your doorway to local government.”For the past 30 years, Linda S. Wanat has been its doorkeeper.As of...

Commission fights to save historic Lackawanna train sheds that could be razed for parking

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news“Montclair joyous in new terminal - Era of better feeling,” the New York Times headline read in 1913 after the opening of Lackawanna Terminal in Montclair. In 1981, railroad historian Mark...

Brief: Marijuana legalization forum to be held Feb. 26

Fourth Ward Councilwoman Renée Baskerville will host a town hall meeting to discuss the pros and cons of legalizing recreational marijuana use and sales in the township and the state on Tuesday, Feb. 26,...
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Township to buy 30 more Bigbelly trash receptacles

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsYou'll soon be seeing more Bigbellies around town.On Tuesday night the Township Council awarded a $43,800 contract to Bigbelly Solar Inc. to purchase 30 of its solar-powered, 150-gallon trash compactors. The firm...
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Montclair on the verge of banning the bag

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalThe ubiquitous single-use plastic bags at supermarkets, retail chains and small businesses pile up in oceans and pollute landscapes. Their scourge on ecosystems is fueled by fast consumer-driven lifestyles. The...

Mountainside growing in medicine

By Tina Pappasfor Montclair Local Plans for Hackensack University Medical Center/Mountainside Hospital’s 45,735-square-foot medical office building on Bay Avenue and a parking lot on Walnut Crescent met with the approval of the Montclair and Glen...