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Parking ordinance tabled over residents’ concerns

By KELLY NICHOLAIDES For Montclair LocalParking restrictions were tabled pending review following residents’ criticism at the Dec. 17 Township Council meeting.Council members Renée Baskerville and Robin Schlager motioned to remove the ordinance from the agenda...
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Montclair gets $17,000 donation to help decrease school lunch debt

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Public Schools got a very welcome present just ahead of the holidays, when the district received a donation of $17,896 from the Lunch Crisis Organization.That money will be used to...

Montclair gets a buyer for new liquor license

By KELLY NICHOLAIDES For Montclair LocalOn its second attempt to sell its new liquor license, Montclair approved a $1.051 million transfer to real estate investor and Montclair restaurateur David Placek of Placek Enterprises, LLC.Placek, former...

Photos: Aging in Montclair seniors celebrate growth with a holiday party

Aging in Montclair's (AIM) "A Renaissance New Year's Party." The growing (100 new members in 2019 alone) non-profit marks the decade's end of their 2015 founding, with raffles and refreshments, music and gift-giving at the...
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Police investigating possible vandalism to ice menorah on Church Street

by ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsAuthorities are looking into reports that the ice menorah on Church Street, which was set up for a special community event to mark the first night of Hanukkah, may have been vandalized.Deputy...

Photos: Winter Solstice Ceremony welcomes brighter days

The shortest day of the year is recognized with rituals, readings and meditation for the Winter Solstice ceremony of the UUCM Sacred Wheel CUUPS (Covenant of Unitarian Universalist Pagans), in the Rotunda of the...
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Interim superintendent shares vision for Montclair schools

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsInterim Superintendent Nathan Parker was brought in as Montclair’s interim superintendent of schools in August, as the district searches for a permanent superintendent. As of Dec. 19, Parker has now been at...

Wheeler, Oakcroft residents concerned with property rights with historic designation

About 30 residents of Oakcroft and Wheeler streets concerned with property rights spoke out against declaring their two neighborhoods as local landmark districts at the Dec. 10 Montclair Historic Commission meeting.
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Bellevue Theater backers reveal plans for updates to historical theater

Plans for the renovated Bellevue Theater include six theaters, a restaurant and a bar, but no parking.

Planning board wants more input on biking options

Planning board members are again voicing their concerns with the creation of bike paths in Montclair, this time even with a temporary measure.