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Montclair Football: West Orange scores 26 unanswered, stuns Mounties in opener

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsWEST ORANGE—The Montclair High School football team began the defense of their 2017 North 1, Group 5 Championship Thursday night, but a new season brought new problems. After staking out a 16-0...

House razed last week was never issued demo permit

BY JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsContractors who began razing a Central Avenue home last week without a permit have been issued a stop work order, violations and fines, according to township officials.No demolition permit was issued...
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Township Council mulls Bigbelly expansion, bamboo ban

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe future of Bigbelly and bamboo in Montclair ended up on the agenda for discussion at the Township Council conference meeting on Tuesday night.Montclair deployed 40 of the Bigbelly units, solar trash...
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In brief: Montclair Public Library air conditioning broken

The air conditioning at the Montclair Public Library has been out of order for two days.Library staff announced via social media that the air conditioning at the main building on South Fullerton Avenue stopped...
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Piece of Montclair’s South End history razed for 8-home development

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news The former home of African-American sports hero and business leader Aubrey Lewis was razed last Wednesday, making way for eight single-family homes in the South End of Montclair. The home, built in...
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Real resolutions: New Year’s high and low

Montclair Local staff and Montclair residents share their "high," i.e. aspirational, resolutions, and "low," or very practical, ones.
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North Fullerton Avenue apartment fire caused by electrical failure, MFD reports

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsFour households have been displaced after an electrical fire caused an early morning blaze on Nov. 24 at a North Fullerton Avenue apartment building.The two-alarm fire was caused by an electrical malfunction,...

Montclair’s Immaculate Conception launches Codey Field renovation

by Andrew Gardagarda@montclairlocal.newsIf you’ve driven down Orange Road in the South End over the last month, you might have noticed a football field suddenly appearing along the side of the road.That’s Codey Field, and...

Montclair may create new zoning category for Claremont Avenue properties

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt was a “no-holds-barred” discussion of policy at Monday night’s planning board meeting, and the township may get a new zoning category out of it.Montclair may add a new zone for office...