Nishuane development proposal causes Superfund contamination questions to resurface

A proposal to subdivide a lot into three in order to build two new homes on Nishuane Road has neighbors questioning not only tree loss and lot density, but also potential environmental issues on the property, which neighbors a former Superfund site.

Montclair Police Blotter, Aug. 15

BURGLARY/THEFT Wednesday, Aug. 7—A visitor to the Montclair Public Library, 50 South Fullerton Ave., reported that $105 was removed from his wallet after temporarily leaving it unattended. Thursday, Aug. 8—An employee of Moso Café, 307 Orange...
Montclair Center BID

Montclair Center BID names board chairman as interim director

BY ERIN ROLL & JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS roll@montclairlocal.newsJason Gleason, the current Montclair Center Business Improvement District board chairman, has been named as the BID's interim director.The Montclair Center Business Improvement District board announced the appointment...
Moms Demand Action

After recent shootings, anti-gun violence group calls for stricter laws, students to update mural...

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThree recent mass shootings Texas, Ohio and California are having a resonating effect in Montclair, including among residents advocating for stricter gun control measures and those attempting to memorialize those lost to...

In brief: BID looking to add more art to downtown

The Montclair Center BID has received a Transformation Grant from the Main Street New Jersey Program and will use the $25,000 grant award to infuse downtown Montclair with visual art, through the commission and...

Montclair’s new superintendent to be announced, Johnson to be honored

Montclair’s new interim superintendent of schools will be named at a special meeting planned for Thursday, Aug. 15. 

The end of Scabby? Developments could deflate the rat for good

Since 1990, Scabby the Rat has stood tall and menacing outside of businesses or construction job sites that don’t use union workers.
Watchung HVAC

Watchung HVAC units continue drawing noise complaints

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe noise from the new heating and air conditioning units at Watchung School are continuing to draw complaints from residents.In March, residents first complained about late night construction work surrounding the placement...
Lackawanna tesimony

Lackawanna developers want in on residents’ suit against town

The attorney for the Lackawanna Plaza developers has filed a motion to allow his clients to intervene in the suit by a group of residents against the planning board and the township over the project’s approval.

Montclair church sends group to help refugees at border

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOne man was escaping gang violence, another death threats due to his sexuality. A father sought a safer home for his children than conflict-ridden El Salvador. Reading about the issues asylum seekers...