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NJ’s First Refill Shop Opens in Maplewood, Could Montclair Be Next?

Deanna Taylor-Heacock was a stay-at-home mom who had always had an entrepreneurial spirit. "If I saw an empty storefront, I would talk to my friends about what would go there," she said. "I always had...

Looking Back Locally at 2019: The Year In Review

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Bloomfield’s Brilliant Idea: Selling Nearly 1,200 Vintage Bloomfield Street Signs In Online Auction

If you loved the old Bloomfield street signs and want a piece of township nostalgia, you can get it. Choose your favorite street sign and score a piece of Bloomfield history. Some 1,178 Bloomfield street...

Coeur et Sol to Open Market in Bloomfield

Growing up on a small family farm in Hunterdon County, Chelsa Hernandez has always had a feel for agriculture. So it was no surprise when she left her busy career in retail several years...

Montclair Marks Milestone With The MC Hotel – Now Open And Creating Community

Montclair celebrated a milestone Thursday with an opening celebration and ribbon cutting ceremony for The MC Hotel. The hotel, located at 690 Bloomfield Ave., is the first full service hotel in Montclair since 1939. "The...

A Good Sign At Bellevue Theatre

"If you build it, they will come." Passersby Saturday were seeing signs of life at the long-closed Bellevue Theatre and a positive message of things to come, with a line on the marquee referencing the...

Montclair Council Moves Forward With Anti-Demolition Protection of Historic Properties

The Montclair Township Council had a relatively brief conference meeting on May 7, passing some first-reading ordinances that clarify appointments to the Montclair Environmental commission and clarifying the process of referral of development applications...

Zoning Board: Montclair Mega Mansion Withdrawn, Multifamily Houses Approved, Poolhouse Plan Appealed

The Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment found itself with only two applications to consider at its April 18 meeting where there had originally been four.  An application for a six-unit multifamily dwelling on Walnut...

Montclair Council: Concerns Raised Over Sale of Water To Glen Ridge; Early Passage of...

The Montclair Township Council passed the 2019 municipal budget at its April 2 conference meeting, with appropriations totaling $91.1 million, including $55.2 million for municipal purposes, $2.6 million for library purposes, and $7.8 million...

Montclair DRC Reviews Plans For Carport, Dental Office Addition, Bellaire Accessory Building

The Montclair Development Review Committee (DRC) had a quick meeting on March 7 to go over three applications slated for the Planning Board.  Two applications involved minor site plans that required variances while a...

Montclair Planning Board Approves Lackawanna Application – Lidl Supermarket Coming (Updated)

Updated with corrected quote from Lidl's Nicholas Buckner Monday's Montclair Planning Board meeting started with a bang, and despite having led to a conclusion of the Lackawanna Plaza application at long last, it ended with...

Volunteer Fair This Sunday! Find Your Perfect Match

Local non-profits need your help! Discover the wide array of volunteer opportunities and support your favorite organizations this Sunday, February 3, at a free Volunteer Fair event, hosted by Montclair Film. Find out how you...

Montclair Planning Board – Finally, Public Comment On Lackawanna Plaza Project

The Montclair Planning Board finally allowed public comment at its January 28 meeting on the Lackawanna Plaza supermarket project that developers Pinnacle and Hampshire hope to undertake, which would include new housing on the...

Montclair HPC: Development Impact On Historic Preservation, Plus Two Application Reviews

The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) heard remodeling applications referred to it for their historic relevance – one for the Zoning Board of Adjustment, the other for the Planning Board.  But the main item...

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