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Montclair police, clergy setting up chaplain program

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Police Department will be adding some chaplains to its ranks. The department is bringing back a chaplain program as part of its community outreach efforts, as well as to assist during...
municipal budget

Township Council introduces 2017 municipal budget

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The Township Mayor and Council introduced an $85.8 million 2017 municipal budget, up roughly 3 percent from last year, representing a relatively small local property tax increase, at their conference meeting Tuesday...

ShopRite eyes Lackawanna Plaza for superstore

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news ShopRite may be coming to Lackawanna Plaza as an anchor tenant, but the township won’t be moving its municipal complex and police headquarters to the property. At her Fourth Ward meeting Tuesday night,...
Lewis

Planning Board grills Lewis developer on variance

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsA developer faced questions from the Township Planning Board and residents on Monday night about a setback variance it is seeking in order to subdivide and build eight houses on the site...
process

Montclair BOE predicts challenging 2017-18 budget process

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair School District is bracing itself for a complicated budget season. Montclair got a first look at its 2017-2018 school budget on Monday evening. And Interim Superintendent Ronald Bolandi cautioned the board...
store

Bloomfield Avenue fabric, craft store prepares to close

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAfter seven years serving crafters in the Montclair area, Rock Paper Scissors will be saying goodbye this weekend.The Bloomfield Avenue fabric and craft supplies store is closing its doors for good this...
solar

Solar trash compactors installed in Montclair business district

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe next time you need to throw away your crumpled-up food wrappers or chewing gum while you’re walking along Church Street, there will be a different receptacle to drop your trash in.Montclair...
welcoming

Montclair declares itself ‘welcoming community’ for immigrants

By LINDA MOSS Staff WriterBefore a packed audience, and in a compromise opposed by some residents, the Township Council on Tuesday night voted to declare the municipality a “welcoming” community, rather than a sanctuary, for...