Library’s summer lunch program gives out more than 1,400 lunches

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Library Foundation launched its “Nourishing the Mind and Body” lunch program this summer, with help from Partners for Health Foundation and Toni’s Kitchen.The program provides lunch each weekday to...
Operation Back Pack

Montclair-area groups collecting school supplies for children in need

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAugust is zipping by, which means the start of back-to-school shopping for many families.According to the National Retail Federation, a retail trade association, the average family will spend more than $660 for...
entertainment

Seymour redevelopment positioned as arts mecca, revitalizer

BY LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news This week the Township Planning Board gave one of Montclair’s two major redevelopments, Seymour Street, approval to go forward, a project meant to create an arts and entertainment mecca near the Wellmont...
solar

Township Council mulls Bigbelly expansion, bamboo ban

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe future of Bigbelly and bamboo in Montclair ended up on the agenda for discussion at the Township Council conference meeting on Tuesday night.Montclair deployed 40 of the Bigbelly units, solar trash...

Township’s $17.7 million bond sale proves a success, AAA rating reaffirmed

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has reaffirmed the township’s stellar AAA bond rating, which municipal officials claim helped lead to a successful sale of $17.7 million in refunding bonds last week.The bond...
Animal Shelter

Animal shelter teams up with NBC again for pet-adoption drive

 The Montclair Township Animal Shelter will once again be partnering with WNBC-TV and Telemundo 47/WNJU to host NBCUniversal-owned TV stations' "Clear the Shelters" third annual nationwide pet adoption drive on Saturday, Aug. 19.That day...

Planning Board approves Seymour Street redevelopment site plan

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsFollowing a five-hour-long meeting, the Township Planning Board voted 9-0 early Tuesday morning to approve the site plan for the redevelopment of Seymour Street, aiming to create an arts and entertainment mecca...

SUV crashes into car at Porter Place, Harrison Avenue

by LINDA MOSS and ERIN ROLL moss@montclairlocal.news roll@montclairlocal.newsAn SUV struck a car at the corner of Porter Place and Harrison Avenue Friday afternoon, with the Montclair Fire Department using the jaws of life to remove passengers...

Third-quarter tax payments now due by Sept. 5

The township has given property owners another reprieve on paying their third-quarter tax bills, extending the grace period to Sept. 5 from Aug. 25."The grace period was extended because of a delay in Essex...

Residents wonder if Montclair could one day put food waste out for recycling collection

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsCould Montclair residents one day be able to put their organic food waste out for recycling pickup, or drop it in a designated recycling bin around town?The question has been posed on...