storm

Township digs out from storm

By ERIN ROLL and LINDA MOSS roll@montclairlocal.news moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair spent Wednesday continuing to dig out of a late winter nor’easter that dropped at least half a foot of snow and sleet on Montclair and the surrounding area...
Lorraine

Planning board rejects Lorraine Ave. expansion

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe Township Planning Board made decisions on two controversial applications on Wednesday night, voting down one to expand the former Warner Communications building on Lorraine Avenue and approving a revised plan that...
insurance

Montclair Fire Department gets new insurance rating

The Montclair Local has received this press release from Katya Wowk, communications director for the Township of Montclair:The Montclair Township Fire Department reached an important milestone in its continued commitment to excellence – the...
dog-park

Council mulls Brookdale dog-park issues

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Local officials are weighing ways to help residents who live on Mount Vernon Road, who claim that cars are speeding down their street and illegally parking in order to take their canines...
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...
revaluation

Appraiser begins Montclair’s township-wide revaluation

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Last week inspectors started visiting properties in Montclair, a municipality with some of the highest taxes in the state, to kick off the township’s revaluation. The process will involve on-site visits to roughly...
Syria Supper Club

Montclair-based Syria Supper Club links refugees, residents

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsLast Sunday 25 people came to a Syria Supper Club dinner in Montclair, partaking of dishes such as hummus, tabouli, rice with lentils and coconut cake, all prepared by a Syrian refugee...
Resistance

Keeping up the ‘Resistance’

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsIn homes in Montclair and across North Jersey, residents are breaking bread with Syrian refugees, sharing food and conversation. These dinners, aimed at fostering understanding and communication, are being organized by the...
swastika

Montclair police investigate swastika graffiti

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.news Police are investigating after someone apparently spray-painted a swastika on a rock in Nishuane Park. The graffiti was noticed on a rock near the park’s basketball court early last week. Montclair Police Lt....
BOE

Montclair BOE releases more details of budget

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Schools could be seeing some staff reductions in the 2017-2018 school year. The board of education presented some more  details of the preliminary budget during a workshop meeting Monday night...