$2 million for school repairs approved

 By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Board of School Estimate approved a $2 million bond for staircase repairs and asbestos removal at Montclair High School Tuesday night, Jan. 15.The five-person board - Mayor Robert Jackson, council...

Montclair has low school breakfast participation rate, report claims

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsOver 1,000 Montclair children are eligible for free and reduced-price breakfast served at their schools, but only about 13 percent of eligible students actually take advantage of it. Furthermore, the district has...

Planning board member claims town employee dropped the ball on density issue

A planning board member is alleging that a township employee may have intentionally allowed for a much denser housing development than was intended in the Montclair Center Gateway Redevelopment plan for one future Orange Road development.

Montclair BID chief grilled by council on farmers’ market plan

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news A farmers’ market is coming to Crane Park, and a community garden is also in the works for the plot of land, although the initiator of those two projects apologized to the...

Police: Montclair woman in stable condition after stabbing

A Montclair woman is in stable condition after being stabbed in what police describe as a domestic violence incident.Police Lt. David O’Dowd said that police responded to a residence at 11 a.m. on Monday...
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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...
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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...

Montclair deals with fake parking permits, valet regulating

Parking permits are at such a premium in Montclair that people are forging them, according to township officials.
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Mental health fellowship launched in memory of MHS grad

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsJared Zimmerman’s family and friends remember him as an adventurer who once convinced his siblings to go with him on a midnight hike on a family vacation, and who always had throngs...

Council hears plan for four-story Glenridge Avenue parking deck

By Elizabeth Oguss Oguss@montclairlocal.news The Township Planning Board on Monday night gave mixed, but overall positive, reviews to preliminary plans for the Midtown Parking Deck, a four-story facility with 315 parking spaces that will replace an...