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Elections: Campaigning during COVID, candidates try to stay connected without a handshake

With Montclair’s council and mayoral election just weeks away, how can candidates campaign during a pandemic when they can’t go door to door, can’t attend fund-raisers or shake hands?
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...

Real estate firm to seek less storefront space at Warner building

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news A real estate firm last week lost its bid to lease roughly half the first floor of the renovated Warner Communications building, but it will be coming back to the Township Zoning...

Montclair extends leaf-blower use until Dec. 30

The township has extended the use of leaf blowers until Dec. 30, officials said Tuesday."Due to the mild fall weather and given that many trees in the township still have leaves on them resulting...

Group fights rent control law expected to be voted through tomorrow

A newly formed group of property owners is fighting the creation of a rent control law introduced in March and expected to be voted through by Montclair’s township council on Tuesday, April 7.

Montclair may create new zoning category for Claremont Avenue properties

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt was a “no-holds-barred” discussion of policy at Monday night’s planning board meeting, and the township may get a new zoning category out of it.Montclair may add a new zone for office...
Green Business

Montclair continues work with Green Business Program

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Last year, Montclair rolled out a new program, in partnership with Montclair State University, to encourage local businesses to adopt eco-friendly practices. This year, the partners hope that the Green Business Program will...
water sewer

Why your sewer bill is higher, but water is the same

While water rates stayed flat for 2018, sewer rates went up this year for Montclair households.

Montclair skateboarders looking for a place to call home

After three previous attempts, a movement to get a dedicated place for the skaters, who claim they are harassed out parks and off streets, is now catching momentum.