Montclair continues with solar trash compactors, but at lower cost

Montclair has renewed its contract with Bigbelly, the solar trash receptacle company that has installed and maintains 70 containers throughout town.
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Compromise: Edgemont could get 6 parking spots in response to senior outcry

The park house at Edgemont Memorial Park will get six new parking spaces after seniors lobbied the town over the lack of parking with the new configuration of the driveway and loss of the parking area.

Town: No separation date for deputy chief

Montclair Police deputy chief Tracy Frazzano is collecting a salary of $7,251 on a bi-weekly basis.

Residents circulate petition against Redeemer expansion

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Residents who live near Redeemer Church of Montclair have gathered roughly 30 signatures on a petition opposing the house of worship’s plan to build a two-story addition. At least one of those people,...

Montclair council pushes for rent freeze

Pointing to the COVID-19 crisis and the economic instability it has wrought, Montclair’s mayor and council are moving to put a temporary moratorium on rent increases.

Planning Board to review plans for Midtown Parking Deck

BY LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe Township Planning Board is scheduled next week to review plans for the Midtown Parking Deck, a four-story facility with 315 parking spaces that will replace an existing municipal surface lot.The deck...

Landlord/ Tenant Committee told to stop dispute mediations

The township attorney has directed the Landlord/ Tenant Housing Committee not to conduct “mediations, ‘hearings,’ or other interventions” in landlord-tenant disputes.  

Middle schoolers compete to do Montclair’s 150th anniversary logo

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news In the first event to kick off Montclair’s 150th anniversary celebration, the township is holding a contest for local middle-school students to design the logo for the municipality’s festivities next year. The township...

Parking fines doubled in Third Ward areas

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsThe signs are up. A move doubling parking violation fines in certain Third Ward areas approved late last year has been implemented.To mitigate parking shortages in the downtown area — caused...

Upper Montclair retail site to get overhaul, affordable housing

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsA landmark building on Valley Road, a bakery decades ago, is getting a major renovation that will include a multifamily dwelling, which will have the first affordable-housing unit in Upper Montclair.A developer...