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Planning board has Lackawanna Plaza back, now what?

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsThe controversial Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan is going back to the Township Planning Board, but exactly what happens then and the timetable for any action is still under discussion.And even as the...

Township tax office open Saturday for prepaying taxes

The Township Tax Collector’s office will be open this Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. so that property owners who want to pay their 2018 taxes in advance have additional time to do...

Montclair approves township budget with slight increase of $81 on average

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsMontclair property owners will see an increase of 1.68 percent on the municipal portion of their 2018 tax bill after the council approved the budget at its March 20 meeting.Last year,...
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Affordable housing down-payment loan is now a grant

By Tina Pappas for Montclair Local Future home buyers who now purchase affordable housing units administered through the township will not have to pay back a loan offered to help with down payments. The loan, now a...
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Township Council introduces 2017 municipal budget

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news The Township Mayor and Council introduced an $85.8 million 2017 municipal budget, up roughly 3 percent from last year, representing a relatively small local property tax increase, at their conference meeting Tuesday...

Planning board blasts Seymour Street proposals

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news A loading zone on Church Street, by outdoor cafes and shops? A 4-foot-wide sidewalk in front of a six-story building on South Willow Street? Parking spaces eliminated during construction of a major...

Montclair spends more than $9K on goose control over four-month period

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsCanada geese are a routine — if not always welcome — sight in some of Montclair’s parks, including along the banks of the pond in Edgemont Park, and the lawn and softball...

Montclair to start accepting 5 plastics for recycling

By ERIN ROLL roll@montclairlocal.newsIt’s a happy day for Montclair residents who have been throwing out their yogurt cups and other plastics that aren’t marked with a 1 or 2.Starting on Monday, Nov. 6, residents will...
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Former Rascals set to turn into Montclair Social Club supper club

By LINDA MOSS moss@montlcairlocal.news The new tenant at the former Rascals Comedy Club space has outlined plans to transform the venue, vacant for a decade, into a bar-restaurant with live entertainment called the Montclair Social Club. The...

Commission fights to save historic Lackawanna train sheds that could be razed for parking

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.news“Montclair joyous in new terminal - Era of better feeling,” the New York Times headline read in 1913 after the opening of Lackawanna Terminal in Montclair. In 1981, railroad historian Mark...