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Lackawanna Plaza

Historic Preservation Commission digs into Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment

by TINA PAPPAS for Montclair LocalThe Montclair Historic Preservation Commission reviewed details of the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan on Thursday, Feb. 15, with an eye toward preserving the sites historic character.Chairwoman Kathleen Bennett said that...
South End

Piece of Montclair’s South End history razed for 8-home development

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news The former home of African-American sports hero and business leader Aubrey Lewis was razed last Wednesday, making way for eight single-family homes in the South End of Montclair. The home, built in...

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,...
climate change

What is Montclair doing to address climate change?

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOn Friday Sept. 20, Montclair middle and high school students participated in a walkout, one of hundreds taking place around the world, calling attention to climate change. That same evening, residents gathered...
Taxes

Tax appeal deadline is April 1; we tell you how to file

The April 1 deadline to file a tax appeal on the value of your home and property is approaching. 

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...

Board approves Willow St. building conversion to retail, two apartments

BY LINDA MOSS  moss@montclairlocal.newsThe Township Planning Board on Monday night approved the conversion and expansion of a two-story building on North Willow Street to permit retail space on the first floor and two two-bedroom apartments...

Beefed-up police, radar, education campaign aim to curtail accidents

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe township is taking steps to improve pedestrian safety, including hiring more police officers, employing radar and even mounting a public-information campaign to educate drivers and those crossing local streets.That was the...

Montclair residents flock to prepay 2018 taxes

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Claudia Erwin on Wednesday became one of the hundreds of Montclair residents who during the past week or so have trekked to the Township Tax Collector’s Office to prepay their 2018 property...
Edgemont

Edgemont house parking plans hit snafu

By Jaimie Julia Winterswinters@montclairlocal.newsPortions of the $900,000 Edgemont Park upgrade are not meeting with the approval of seniors who frequent the park house.Along with other improvements planned throughout the park, plans call for the...