Architect reveals $16M library upgrade

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.newsNew York-based architect Andrew Berman unveiled the $16 million plan to renovate the Montclair Public Library and the Bellevue Avenue Branch Library that would bring the community centers into the 21st...
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Montclair council puts off renewing Grabowsky’s ‘pocket’ liquor licenses

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Liquor licenses are a valuable commodity in Montclair, where there are only a dozen of them, and several Township Council members are concerned that two have been inactive, not in use at...
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Montclair liquor license sells for $1.25 million

By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.news Dai Kichi restaurant on Valley Road has opted to go BYOB after fetching a staggering $1,250,000 for its liquor license, the highest price paid in Montclair’s history. Last year, South Park sold...
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Complete Streets: suburban feel, safety paramount for Planning Board

by TINA PAPPAS for Montclair LocalAn emphasis on maintaining a suburban feel to curb appeal and safety measures is what Township Planning Board members want prioritized in the Complete Streets Implementation Plan, which was presented...

Montclair Council casts wary eye on drone use

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.newsMontclair is considering adding a new device to its toolbox: drones. But not all the Township Council is on board yet.Several council members reacted with skepticism and questions on Tuesday night when...
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Survey asks, should Montclair implement rent control?

By Jaimie Julia Winters winters@montclairlocal.newsA survey launched in December on whether Montclair should implement rent control will remain open until the end of the year as the NAACP seeks more input from the renters that...
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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...

Third-quarter tax payments now due by Sept. 5

The township has given property owners another reprieve on paying their third-quarter tax bills, extending the grace period to Sept. 5 from Aug. 25."The grace period was extended because of a delay in Essex...
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Tax bills are due: Some win, some lose with new property assessments

Tax bills reflecting the new assessments went out to residents in August.

Township’s $17.7 million bond sale proves a success, AAA rating reaffirmed

By LINDA MOSS moss@montclairlocal.news Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings has reaffirmed the township’s stellar AAA bond rating, which municipal officials claim helped lead to a successful sale of $17.7 million in refunding bonds last week.The bond...