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Township weathers ‘bomb cyclone’ storm, mulls homeless

By LINDA MOSS and ERIN ROLL moss@montclairlocal.news roll@montclairlocal.news  In the wake of last week’s “bomb cyclone” winter storm, the township towed dozens of illegally parked vehicles, issued dozens of summonses and had to deal with water-pipe breaks...
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Montclair CFO wants to mandate employee direct deposit

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsWith only nine township employees not opting for direct deposit and three recent incidents of double paycheck cashing, Padmaja Rao, Montclair’s chief financial officer, thinks making the township’s payroll mandatory direct...
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Montclair dog owners want a place to unleash pups

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsCary Chevat told the Township Council that for years he’s been doing something illegal. Chevat and a group of dog owners have been meeting up at Edgemont Memorial Park late at...

In the shadow of redevelopment boom, township battles with upkeep of vacant properties

BY KELLY NICHOLAIDES for MONTCLAIR LOCALThe amount Montclair paid out to attorneys that deal with vacant property issues increased by 36 percent last year, illustrating what some residents say is a problem in the township....

UUCM urges township to be more inclusive for LGBTQ people

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAlthough Montclair scored high in an assessment of how welcoming it is toward the LGBTQ community, township and community officials want to do more. According to the Human Rights Campaign’s recently released...

Judge prohibits Montclair’s rent control enforcement during state of emergency

An Essex County Superior Court judge has granted a temporary stay blocking the implementation of Montclair’s newly created rent control ordinance.

Protesters march to protest delay in Lackawanna grocery

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsRoughly two dozen demonstrators, many chanting and carrying placards, on Sunday afternoon marched down Bloomfield Avenue and through Montclair's center business district to protest the delay in getting a supermarket to replace...

Preservationists lament future of Lewis Estates house

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The Lewis Estates house is steeped in history. But it may not have much of a future. "The potential demolition of the Lewis residence at 44 Pleasant Ave. will be a true loss...
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Hurlock to hold First Ward meeting Oct. 19

First Ward Counciman William Hurlock will hold a community meeting Thursday, Oct. 19, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bellevue Avenue Branch of the Montclair Public Library, 185 Bellevue Ave.The meeting is open...
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Montclair Council votes on salaries, pushes off garden resolution

By ELIZABETH OGUSS oguss@montclairlocal.newsA vote on a proposed resolution that would have adopted guidelines for community gardens was postponed at Tuesday night’s Township Council meeting, but the council did act to approve free parking for...