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Township gets Lackawanna redevelopment plan, with 350 dwelling units

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.newsThe first draft of a redevelopment plan, a 92-page document, for Lackawanna Plaza has been submitted to township officials, and it would permit 350 apartment units to be built on the site.The...

Debate rages over whether Montclair is being over-developed

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Montclair is experiencing a commercial real estate boom, with roughly 1,000 residential units either under construction, approved or proposed for the Bloomfield Avenue corridor. And the question of whether these apartments and...

Fidget spinners popular in Montclair, but one school bans them

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsSpinners have come to Montclair, and at least one school in town has already banned them.The miniature three-pronged metal and plastic toys — originally marketed as helpers for children with anxiety and...

PlanetCivic starts project to find, fix broken streetlights around Montclair

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThere’s a problem in Montclair that the group PlanetCivic wants to shed a light on — literally.The civic-issues website launched a mapping project this year to locate all the burnt-out or broken...

Council prohibits parking at dead-end of Mount Vernon Road

By LINDA MOSS moss@montlcairlocal.news The Township Council last week introduced an ordinance that bans parking at the dead-end of Mount Vernon Road, a measure taken after residents complained that dog-walkers were illegally parking on their street...

Yogi Berra’s former Montclair mansion goes on market for $3.2 million

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe listing says “Live like a Hall of Famer.” And if you have $3.199 million, you can in fact take up residence in the Tudor mansion that Yankee legend Yogi Berra once...

‘Real Housewives’ husband OK to build house, Valley Road medical turned down

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The husband of one of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” is clear to build a house in the township, but zoning officials turned down another real estate developer’s application regarding a...

DeSalvo exiting Township Planning Board

Courtesy of Jason DeSalvoBy LINDA MOSS moss@montclair.newsJason DeSalvo is stepping down from the Township Planning Board, where he is vice chairman, when the body completes its review of the Seymour Street redevelopment site plan.DeSalvo, who...
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Montclair assistant superintendent being considered for Teaneck job

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsMontclair’s assistant superintendent of equity is reported to be in the running for the superintendent position in Teaneck.An announcement on that district’s website last week indicated that Kendra Johnson is one of...

Father-son duo graduate from William Paterson University together

By LINDA MOSSmoss@montclairlocal.news Like father, like son. Duvinson Jeanty, a 63-year-old Haitian immigrant and Montclair resident and his son Benjamin, 27, are living the American Dream. Both men graduated from William Paterson College last week, the...