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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.

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...

Tree loss slated with Montclair Art Museum outdoor expansion

 By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsThe Montclair Art Museum is seeking variances to upgrade its grounds with a new outdoor plaza and water wall, a reflecting pond in the circle drive, and pathways throughout the property.Twenty-two...

Lackawanna Train Station makes top 10 most NJ endangered historic sites

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsWhile the Lackawanna Plaza train sheds await the wrecking ball, Preservation New Jersey has just declared the entire site as one of 10 on its list of New Jersey’s Most...

Here’s what a no-demo law looks like in Montclair

The first step in moving the approval of demolition permits on historic structures from the building department to the Historic Preservation Commission was approved by the council last Tuesday.
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Planning board passes on Orange Road application decision

A density issue surrounding a 46-unit apartment building proposed for Ferrara’s Auto Body property on Orange Road will be decided by either the zoning board or the council.
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Lackawanna conditions set: Supermarket must be built, historic elements must be maintained

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS & KELLY NICHOLAIDESIt’s final. The Lackawanna redevelopment application was memorialized on May 6, but not without some conditions — a supermarket must be provided, a mandatory restriction be placed on preserving...

Development to replace vacant Washington Street buildings

 for Montclair LocalAn application to demolish two vacant, dilapidated two-family dwellings at 11 and 13 Washington St. and construct new two-family building on each lot has been approved.Schreck Development, LLC revised plans to unify...

Hampton House revival? New landlords talk renovations

 BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsThe  Hampton House, with its well-known Art Moderne facade at the corner of Bloomfield and North Fullerton, will see a new life.Developers Gary DeBode and Dick Grabowsky, of Gare Vent M.B....

New law would give HPC control over house razings

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclaorlocal.newsA no-knock-down ordinance has been drafted that will give the Historic Preservation Commission a direct role in the decision-making process, according to township attorney Ira Karasick.Officials issued a home-demolition moratorium on...