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Updated: Montclair’s Bloomfield Ave. intersections to get safety upgrades

By LINDA MOSS and ERIN ROLL moss@montclairlocal.news roll@montclairlcoal.newsEssex County will be making traffic-safety improvements to 12 intersections along Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair, including some of the town's most treacherous ones, using a $9.7 million federal grant...
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News in brief: Montclair mom and entrepreneur on ‘Shark Tank’

Montclair mom and entrepreneur Nicki Radzely got a deal on "Shark Tank" for her company Doddle & Co.
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Plofker’s revised plans propose single-family homes by First Congregational

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair developer Steven Plofker has revised his plans for a plot of land he's buying from First Congregational Church, apparently now proposing to build two single-family homes rather than four townhouses on...

Montclair opens a new hotel: Bobbi Brown’s The George

The George, the new hotel from Bobbi Brown and Steven Plofker, will open at the end of February/beginning of March. Here's our report from a press preview.

Discussion continues over suspensions and equity in Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair schools’ suspension report and the apparent likelihood of students of color being more likely than their peers to be suspended were the focus of the Jan. 10 board of education...

Open Book/Open Mind: A year of electing dangerously, writes Lawrence O’Donnell

Things were terrible in American in 1968: and everything that was bad was changed by the resistance of that time, says Lawrence O'Donnell. He'll be discussing his new book “Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics” at the Montclair Public Library on Sunday, Feb. 4.
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Council OKs community garden guides, does reappointments

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe Township Council finished up a lot of business Tuesday night, finally on its third try adopting guidelines for community gardens, approving amended agreements for the Seymour Street redevelopment and making a...

Revaluation letters to go out to property owners this week

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair property owners should expect to get letters about their revaluations later this week, according to the township.The municipality announced the news in its email newsletter to residents Tuesday."The Township last year...
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Montclair microbrewery wins approval from township

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Raise your glasses and tip your mugs: The Township Planning Board Monday night gave Montclair’s first microbrewery the approvals it needs to open up shop. The board granted the two variances and the...
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Suspensions, special education continue to be focus at Montclair BOE meeting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe subject of suspensions and equity continued to come up for discussion at the Monday, Jan. 22, BOE meeting.The meeting - a relatively short one, lasting an hour and a half -...