Rent control forum renews movement, but economists urge caution

 BY KELLY NICHOLAIDES for Montclair LocalTestimonials about soaring rents, tenants’ rights questions, the effects of gentrification and a renewed push for rent control in Montclair dominated discussion at a Universal Rent Control Forum on April...

New arborist consultant hired

The Montclair Mayor and Council will sign a contract with RichView Consulting for aborist services on April 23.

Clean energy supplier chosen for Montclair residents

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsThe community energy aggregation Montclair joined last summer, as part of an effort to seek cleaner energy at lower rates, has chosen a supplier.Maplewood, the lead town in the six-town community...

Co-home eyes Montclair housing for developmentally disabled adults

The developmentally disabled community’s social isolation in Montclair is marked by obstacles to independence such as employment and affordable housing.

New liquor license fails to sell, again

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsWhat was supposed to be a financial boon for Montclair resulted in no takers in Montclair’s second round of bidding for its new $1 million liquor license.The application process began...

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...