Montclair do-gooders receive over $500K to continue nonprofit work

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalMontclair and a host of its social services groups received a combined $503,218 in Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant funding for roadway improvements and programs to aid...

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,...

Fullerton parking rates drop pending review, Bay Street increase put on hold

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsResidents not happy with a rise in parking fees at the Fullerton Parking Deck could see some relief. At least temporarily.Beginning this Thursday, Feb. 7, the rates return to 75 cents...

Montclair Public Library asks for $400,000 increase in funding

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Library is hoping to add several new staff positions, give its existing staff raises, keep the Bellevue Avenue branch open for more hours, and buy a new sorting machine...

News brief: Township looking to place backyard cats

Montclair Township Animal Shelter "Barn Cats" and "Back Yard Buddies" are feral, un-socialized, or free-roaming cats (also called "Community Cats") who cannot be placed in a home environment. Placing them as outdoor cats in...
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Non-lethal approach explored for geese problem

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalCanada geese are welcome in Montclair, but their feces draw the ire of athletes on recreational Edgemont and Yantacaw fields that currently provide prime real estate for the fowl. The...

Year in Review: Top news stories of 2018

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsWhile Montclair celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2018, the town was moving forward creating an urban hub. Multi-use development proposals kept the planning board busy.  While the MC Hotel is expected...

Should Y members get break on parking fees?

By Jaimie Julia Winters and Kelly NicholaidesResidents are not happy with a rise in parking fees at Montclair Parking facilities that hit in January. Rates went from 75 cents to $2 an hour at...
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Montclair not-for-profits apply for funds to continue good work

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalSeven civic groups and organizations asked Montclair for a combined $221,900 in grant funding for programs aimed at teaching financial literacy, lifting people out of poverty, mentoring, preventing homelessness, helping...

Montclair Seniors in Taxis program will not run in 2019

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s Seniors in Taxis program has reached the end of the line.The township announced on Thursday that the pilot program for discounted taxi fares for senior citizens would not be continuing in...