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Township to buy 30 more Bigbelly trash receptacles

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsYou'll soon be seeing more Bigbellies around town.On Tuesday night the Township Council awarded a $43,800 contract to Bigbelly Solar Inc. to purchase 30 of its solar-powered, 150-gallon trash compactors. The firm...

Accident victims, residents plead for 30 mph limit on Grove Street

One man described how he was thrown up in the air and slammed down on the ground. A woman told how her husband’s femur bone shot up into his hip.

Council sends Lackawanna redevelopment back to planning board

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe Township Council on Tuesday night sent a proposed redevelopment plan for Lackawanna Plaza back to the Planning Board.At a packed conference meeting, Mayor Robert Jackson suggested that the board be given...

No one injured in Montclair residential fire

No one was reported to be injured when a fire broke out at an Elmwood Avenue residence Monday afternoon.Deputy Chief Robert Duncan said Tuesday that crews had been summoned to Elmwood Avenue at 1:20...

Township to welcome Aquilonia delegation this week

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair officials and the township's Italian-American community this Thursday will welcome a delegation from the municipality's sister city Aquilonia, Italy.The meet-and-greet will be held at 5 p.m. at the Municipal Council Chambers,...

Township seeks bids for operation of municipal parking decks

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is seeking bids from companies to manage the township's three municipal parking decks and the one that's planned for Glenridge Avenue.The existing decks -- the Crescent, Bay Street and North Fullerton...

Montclair dog-throwing incident to go to grand jury

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe case of a Montclair man accused of animal cruelty in a July road-range incident will be referred to a grand jury, an Essex County Superior Court judge said Friday.Marc Dionne made...
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Hurlock to hold First Ward meeting Oct. 19

First Ward Counciman William Hurlock will hold a community meeting Thursday, Oct. 19, from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Bellevue Avenue Branch of the Montclair Public Library, 185 Bellevue Ave.The meeting is open...

“Do more and be more:” Essex County clerk implores active voters at League of...

By ROBIN WOODS for Montclair Local“I do not consider you an American unless you vote,” was the blunt opening of comments by Essex County Clerk Christopher J. Durkin at an event hosted by the League...

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...