Montclair granted $142,500 from state for microgrid study

Montclair will be receiving $142,500 from the state to do a microgrid feasibility study, part of a total of $2.1 million that will be handed out to 13 town centers.The N.J. Board of Public...

Pig & Prince owner offers his history of Lackawanna Plaza

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The owner of Pig & Prince restaurant, housed in the former waiting room of the Lackawanna Plaza train station, offered an impromptu history of his restoration and preservation of the local landmark...

Schlager to take Montclair deputy mayor post July 1

Second Ward Councilwoman Robin Schlager will assume the position of Township Deputy Mayor effective Saturday, July 1. Schlager will be taking over the post from William Hurlock, the First Ward councilman who has been serving...

Montclair ready to welcome sister city Aquilonia in October

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The Montclair delegation that went to the township’s sister city, Aquilonia in Italy, said last week said that by all measures the trip was a success. And they are already making plans...

Developer Plofker proposes townhouses on Orange Road

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsAt a Fourth Ward meeting Tuesday night, a developer unveiled his proposal to build seven townhouses on a small parcel on Orange Road, even as residents were expressing their dismay over the...

Planning board gives thumbs-down to Lackawanna plan

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe Township Planning Board, lamenting that it was rushed in its study, on Monday night dissected and roundly condemned the proposed redevelopment plan for historic Lackawanna Plaza, saying it doesn’t comply with...
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Montclair council puts off renewing Grabowsky’s ‘pocket’ liquor licenses

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Liquor licenses are a valuable commodity in Montclair, where there are only a dozen of them, and several Township Council members are concerned that two have been inactive, not in use at...

Council hears more on town traffic issues

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsIn the wake of an accident that killed a woman taking an evening walk, residents voiced their concerns about local road safety, particularly on Grove Street, as well as other traffic problems...

Montclair Council casts wary eye on drone use

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is considering adding a new device to its toolbox: drones. But not all the Township Council is on board yet.Several council members reacted with skepticism and questions on Tuesday night when...

Montclair’s PlanetCivic goes statewide

Just in time for the November election, the Montclair-based group PlanetCivic on Friday expanded beyond taking on just local issues to statewide ones. The group, founded by township resident Javier Guardo, has set up...