Civil Rights Commission aims for Montclair to be more inclusive

Montclair scored only 58 out of 100 points on Human Right’s Campaign’s 2018 Municipal Equality Index for LBGTQ rights.

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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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...
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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...

Town vows to fix Edgemont’s boggy mess

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsWith only two weeks until baseball season begins and the rainy months ahead, Edgemont Memorial Park users are wondering what town officials are doing to correct water drainage problems that have...

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...

Municipal budget reflects no municipal tax increase

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsResidents will not see a tax increase in their municipal tax bill for 2019.The introduced $91,112,587 municipal budget carries the same tax rate as last year at $0.783 per $100...

Montclair applies for Green Acres funds for repairs to Essex, Nishuane, Mountainside parks

Montclair is applying for Green Acres funds for improvements to Nishuane Park, Essex Park and Mountainside Park.

Town budget could reflect a lower municipal tax bill

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsResidents could see a slight decrease in the municipal portion of their tax bill, according to a preliminary budget presented at the Feb. 19 council meeting.Residents owning the average assessed home...
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Montclair to use strobe lights to deter Canada geese from nesting at Edgemont Park

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair wants to tell the Canada geese to “light out” of the park this spring.The township has invested in a set of amber lights, as part of a pilot project to deter...