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...
Canada geese

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...
assessments

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...
Mountainside

Mountainside Park baseball field to get $600K improvements

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalImprovements planned for Mountainside Park will alleviate swampy conditions that occur after rain.  In November, the Montclair Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board made the recommendation of a new...
deer

Environment commission pushes for deer assessment

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalTo get a handle on the extent of the deer problems in Montclair, the Environmental Commission will recommend that the township conduct an assessment.“We spoke to a bunch of organizations...
parking fines

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...