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Township gets Lackawanna redevelopment plan, with 350 dwelling units

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.newsThe first draft of a redevelopment plan, a 92-page document, for Lackawanna Plaza has been submitted to township officials, and it would permit 350 apartment units to be built on the site.The...

PlanetCivic starts project to find, fix broken streetlights around Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThere’s a problem in Montclair that the group PlanetCivic wants to shed a light on — literally.The civic-issues website launched a mapping project this year to locate all the burnt-out or broken...

Council prohibits parking at dead-end of Mount Vernon Road

By LINDA MOSS moss@montlcairlocal.news The Township Council last week introduced an ordinance that bans parking at the dead-end of Mount Vernon Road, a measure taken after residents complained that dog-walkers were illegally parking on their street...

Mayor wants Lackawanna developers at May 23 council meeting

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.news Saying he wants “to keep their feet to the fire,” Mayor Robert Jackson is inviting the developers of the controversial Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment project to the May 23 Township Council meeting for...
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Plans for Seymour Street plaza fuel combative meeting

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news At a contentious meeting, corporate redevelopment officials Monday defended their ability to bring quality arts and entertainment events to a planned plaza near the Wellmont Theater, saying their efforts aren’t “half-assed” and that...

Protesters march to protest delay in Lackawanna grocery

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsRoughly two dozen demonstrators, many chanting and carrying placards, on Sunday afternoon marched down Bloomfield Avenue and through Montclair's center business district to protest the delay in getting a supermarket to replace...
Lewis Estates

Planning board approves Lewis Estates subdivision

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news After months of controversy, the historic Lewis Estates property is destined to be subdivided into a suburban development, with eight new houses replacing the site’s 1906 mansion, which will be razed unless...
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Price-posting ordinance pulled from council agenda

Following opposition from local merchants and her own belief that it just wasn’t ready for a vote, Fourth Ward Councilwoman Renée Baskerville withdrew a proposed ordinance on Tuesday night that would have required  service...
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Shoveling out from winter in Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt’s a common feature of winter in Montclair, whenever there is a snowstorm in the forecast: the reminders from the township, through social media and e-blasts, for homeowners and business owners to...
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Activists get primer on N.J. government

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Assemblywoman Sheila Oliver summed up the takeaway Tuesday night at a packed meeting on New Jersey government, a session meant to be a guide for would-be activists to navigate the system and...