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...
assessments

Tax bills are due: Some win, some lose with new property assessments

Tax bills reflecting the new assessments went out to residents in August.

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.
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Appraiser begins Montclair’s township-wide revaluation

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Last week inspectors started visiting properties in Montclair, a municipality with some of the highest taxes in the state, to kick off the township’s revaluation. The process will involve on-site visits to roughly...

Residents unhappy with revised Lorraine Ave. plan

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news To avoid litigation, a developer has amended his plan for the former Warner Communications facility on Lorraine Avenue, and is now looking to create an addition that will make the property look...
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Planning board gives final OK to Seymour St. redevelopment

Renderings of the redevelopment of Seymour Street that the Township Planning Board was given during hearings on the project. LINDA MOSS/STAFF By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsA project by the Wellmont Theater that's envisioned as a regional arts...