Wait and see approach to Grove Street left hand turns with new development

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe debate over no left-hand turns from Grove Street into the future Lidl parking lot is back in the hands of the Montclair council.Planning board members voted not to recommend the...

Will development put a burden on our schools?

Is the development boom in Montclair going to bring a sizable number of new students into the district, which, in turn, could create a need for more facilities?

Brief: Contested development on the rise in Watchung Plaza area

A Park Street commercial building that housed financial and flooring companies was demolished this week to make way for a retail and housing development.The application for the three-story, 11 unit housing and retail...

Citing ‘recent issues’ Lackawanna developer postpones hearing

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news About 20 residents and historians attended the planning board hearing Monday night, June 18, with plans of presenting opposition to Lackawanna redevelopers’ proposal to raze the historic train sheds, only to...

Lackawanna mall conversion funding in the ’80s raises questions at hearing

By Jaimie Julia Winters  winters@montclairlocal.newsIn 1982, Montclair entered into a public-private agreement for the conversion of the historic Lackawanna Plaza into a mall, the demolition of the existing overpass on Grove Street and  the construction...

Pig & Prince restaurant pulls out of Lackawanna

Pig & Prince restaurant owner and chef Mike Carrino announced he would be closing down the restaurant on Saturday, June 8.
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Store gets bigger, push for a more pedestrian-friendly Lackawanna

New plans for Lackawanna Plaza include a larger supermarket and more repurposing of the train platform columns, but less parking.

Ten developments, 20 years: report looks at what worked, what hasn’t

A report commissioned by the Historic Preservation Commission gives a history of Montclair’s redevelopment — the good and the bad — over the last 20 years.
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Town looks to limit building heights

A proposed change to limit building heights in the area of Bloomfield Avenue and Church Street from six to four stories for prospective developments has the mayor concerned it could open the town to lawsuits.

Pine Street gallery owner, neighborhood advocate evicted

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsPine Street is known for its stoops. That’s how Mary Z. Scotti, a stoop-sitter herself, knew she would fit right in.“While other parts of Montclair are investing in parklets, we have...