Residents circulate petition against Redeemer expansion

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Residents who live near Redeemer Church of Montclair have gathered roughly 30 signatures on a petition opposing the house of worship’s plan to build a two-story addition. At least one of those people,...

Planning board approves Plofker’s plans for former Diva Lounge

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair developer Steven Plofker won township approval Monday night to transform the site of the former Diva Lounge into a combination retail and multi-family development, adding a six-story building at the rear...

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...
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Seymour redevelopment positioned as arts mecca, revitalizer

BY LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news This week the Township Planning Board gave one of Montclair’s two major redevelopments, Seymour Street, approval to go forward, a project meant to create an arts and entertainment mecca near the Wellmont...
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Township Council mulls Bigbelly expansion, bamboo ban

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe future of Bigbelly and bamboo in Montclair ended up on the agenda for discussion at the Township Council conference meeting on Tuesday night.Montclair deployed 40 of the Bigbelly units, solar trash...

Township’s $17.7 million bond sale proves a success, AAA rating reaffirmed

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has reaffirmed the township’s stellar AAA bond rating, which municipal officials claim helped lead to a successful sale of $17.7 million in refunding bonds last week.The bond...
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Animal shelter teams up with NBC again for pet-adoption drive

 The Montclair Township Animal Shelter will once again be partnering with WNBC-TV and Telemundo 47/WNJU to host NBCUniversal-owned TV stations' "Clear the Shelters" third annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, Aug. 19.That day...

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...

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...

Alternative Lackawanna plan diverts from developers’ options

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Township Council members have two redevelopment plans in their hands for Lackawanna Plaza, including one that satisfies the cries of historic preservationists who want the landmark train station at the site incorporated...