DiVincenzo kicks off re-election campaign for Essex executive

With Governor-Elect Phil Murphy by his side, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo Jr. kicked off his re-election campaign for a fifth term Monday.DiVincenzo announced his plans during a press conference at Essex County Veterans...

Montclair Sanctuary Alliance forms, Hanukkah celebration Thursday

Montclair Sanctuary Alliance has formed to protect undocumented immigrants. Its physical space will be at Bnai Keshet.

Developers downsize controversial Lackawanna Plaza project

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsFollowing fierce opposition from residents and historic preservationists, developers have dramatically downsized their plans for Lackawanna Plaza, in terms of mass, density and residential units.The site plan submitted last Friday, Dec. 1,...

Montclair BOE discusses assessment of special education program

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsA proposed resolution to do an assessment of Montclair's special education program was among the items brought up during a long, occasionally tense board of education meeting Wednesday night.In its current form,...

Friends of Bonsal Preserve raise concerns over planned tree cutting

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsThe North Jersey District Water Supply Commission is reportedly planning to cut down a swath of trees alongside a water line running through Montclair and other towns. And that project could mean...

Council passes SALT resolution, hears grant requests

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsSaying that proposed federal-tax changes will be devastating for New Jersey residents, the Township Council weighed in on the issue Tuesday night by passing a resolution against the legislation that will eliminate...

Montclair extends leaf-blower use until Dec. 30

The township has extended the use of leaf blowers until Dec. 30, officials said Tuesday."Due to the mild fall weather and given that many trees in the township still have leaves on them resulting...

Montclair ice cream shop’s logo stirs up controversy

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The new downtown Dairy Air Ice Cream Co. was blasted this week for its derrière-themed name and provocative cow logo, which some found offensive and demeaning to women. The kerfuffle has apparently...

Township expects odorous-water issue resolved by Monday

Problems with the township's water, including it having an unusual odor, should be resolved by Monday, according to the municipal Department of Utilities.Montclair on Sunday alerted residents to problems with local water because of...

Montclair schools hold think tank to discuss health and sex education curriculum

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsHow should Montclair be teaching its students about health and sexuality?The school district is in the process of overhauling its curriculum for health and sexual education.As part of that process, the...