Mountainside

Mountainside Park baseball field to get $600K improvements

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalImprovements planned for Mountainside Park will alleviate swampy conditions that occur after rain.  In November, the Montclair Parks Recreation and Cultural Affairs Advisory Board made the recommendation of a new...
deer

Environment commission pushes for deer assessment

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalTo get a handle on the extent of the deer problems in Montclair, the Environmental Commission will recommend that the township conduct an assessment.“We spoke to a bunch of organizations...
parking fines

Parking fines to more than double in parts of downtown

By Kelly Nicholaides for Montclair LocalIn a move to address parking issues in Montclair, the mayor and council unanimously passed ordinances to allow residents more flexibility in parking, while doubling parking violation fines in mostly...
homeless

Homeless numbers on the rise; need could be greater this winter

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsAs social workers and volunteers who work with the area’s homeless population prepare for the winter season, they are anticipating a greater need based on numbers just released by #NJCounts.On a...
deer count

MEC investigating deer count to assess numbers

The Montclair Environmental Commission is recommending that a deer count be conducted to assess the number of deer and their locations.
unleash pups

Montclair dog owners want a place to unleash pups

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsCary Chevat told the Township Council that for years he’s been doing something illegal. Chevat and a group of dog owners have been meeting up at Edgemont Memorial Park late at...
rent control

Renters fighting back on large rent increases by new owners

After receiving leases with up to 30 percent rent increases, residents fight back.

Montclair rehires contractor for fall tree planting

The mayor and council approved a contract for fall tree planting with the landscaping company used for the last two years to plant trees along the tree belts.
Renée Baskerville

Baskerville honored with Outstanding Regional Elected Official Award

The New Jersey Federation of Democratic Women (NJFDW) will present Councilwoman Renée Baskerville with its 2018 Outstanding Regional Elected Official Award.
off-street parking

Off-street parking a challenge for some

Homeowners are looking to tear down their garages and build new ones telling the Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment that existing space is not enough in their older garages.