Montclair kicks off collection drive for Puerto Rico

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair has launched a collection drive to assist help those affected by Hurricane Maria, which has devastated Puerto Rico, the township said Wednesday.Mayor Robert Jackson, the Township Council, the Montclair Police, Fire...

Woman injured, light pole knocked over in Montclair accident

A woman was taken to the hospital following a motor vehicle accident, which also knocked over a light pole, in Montclair Wednesday morning.Police Lt. David O’Dowd said that a 65-year-old Montclair man was traveling...

Township guidelines are in the works for community gardens

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Montclair may soon set guidelines for community gardens on municipal property, establishing regulations for such sites.The Township Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board has compiled a list of requirements and parameters...

Massive crowd welcomes Hillary Clinton to Montclair’s Watchung Booksellers

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe line literally stretched around the block — and well beyond — for Hillary Rodham Clinton’s book signing at Watchung Booksellers Tuesday evening.The former secretary of state, first lady and presidential candidate...

Township officials draft new zoning ordinance

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair's zoning ordinance is undergoing an overhaul to update it, eliminating its confusing sections and inconsistencies. A draft of the new ordinance is under review by members of two township bodies, the...

Montclair Bloods gang member sentenced on racketeering

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsA Montclair man, described by authorities as a soldier "of the Sex Money Murder set of the Bloods street gang," was sentenced Monday to 264 months -- 22 years -- in prison...
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Planning board gives final OK to Seymour St. redevelopment

Renderings of the redevelopment of Seymour Street that the Township Planning Board was given during hearings on the project. LINDA MOSS/STAFF By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsA project by the Wellmont Theater that's envisioned as a regional arts...

Woman injured when bus brakes suddenly in Montclair

A NJ Transit bus passenger had to be taken to the hospital Monday morning when the bus suddenly braked, causing her to be injured.Police Lt. David O’Dowd said that the passenger, an adult female,...

Montclair spends more than $9K on goose control over four-month period

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsCanada geese are a routine — if not always welcome — sight in some of Montclair’s parks, including along the banks of the pond in Edgemont Park, and the lawn and softball...

Council to discuss lowering Grove Street speed limit to 30 mph

 By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsFollowing a fatal accident on the county road this summer, the Township Council will discuss lowering the speed limit on Grove Street to 30 mph at its first meeting in October. The...