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...
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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...

Upper Montclair station parking lot closed for paving

The Upper Montclair Train Station Bellevue-Erie Commuter Parking Lot will be milled beginning on or about Tuesday, June 25, weather permitting. During this construction period the lot will be closed throughout the duration of...

Council prohibits parking at dead-end of Mount Vernon Road

By LINDA MOSS moss@montlcairlocal.news The Township Council last week introduced an ordinance that bans parking at the dead-end of Mount Vernon Road, a measure taken after residents complained that dog-walkers were illegally parking on their street...

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...

Accident victims, residents plead for 30 mph limit on Grove Street

One man described how he was thrown up in the air and slammed down on the ground. A woman told how her husband’s femur bone shot up into his hip.

Council passes SALT resolution, hears grant requests

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsSaying that proposed federal-tax changes will be devastating for New Jersey residents, the Township Council weighed in on the issue Tuesday night by passing a resolution against the legislation that will eliminate...
Lackawanna Plaza

Historic Preservation Commission digs into Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment

by TINA PAPPAS for Montclair LocalThe Montclair Historic Preservation Commission reviewed details of the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan on Thursday, Feb. 15, with an eye toward preserving the sites historic character.Chairwoman Kathleen Bennett said that...
South End

Piece of Montclair’s South End history razed for 8-home development

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news The former home of African-American sports hero and business leader Aubrey Lewis was razed last Wednesday, making way for eight single-family homes in the South End of Montclair. The home, built in...

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,...