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32 Passover Meal and Lunchbox Ideas

A week without bread? Bernadette Baum has some delicious alternatives.

Montclair Planning Board – The Lackawanna Redevelopment Saga Continues

The Montclair Planning Board held a special meeting on May 14 to move the currently stalled application over the redevelopment of the Lackawanna Plaza project.  The Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) expressed serious concerns over...

Zoning Board: Montclair Mega Mansion Withdrawn, Multifamily Houses Approved, Poolhouse Plan Appealed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

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 Development Review Committee Looks At French Restaurant, Plofker House Plans, Acme Building Improvements

Montclair’s reputation as a town of restaurants is expected to grow with the addition of yet another place for dining, as the Montclair Development Review Committee (DRC) reviewed plans for a new French restaurant...

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...

Montclair Historic Preservation Commission Hears about Lackawanna Plaza, Signage for New Restaurant

The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) continued to hear testimony on the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan at its February 15 meeting.  The commission received Bruce Stieve of the Hoboken firm Marchetto Higgins Stieve on...

Montclair Development Review Committee Considers New Park Street Building, Montclair Social Club Restaurant

Members of the Montclair Development Review Committee (DRC), including Planning Director Janice Talley, Planning Board member Martin Schwartz, and architectural consultant Baton Ross, went over applications coming before the Planning Board in the near...

UPDATED: Plofker Projects On Trial at Long Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment Meeting

Steven Plofker, fresh from opening the Hotel George at Claremont and North Mountain Avenues, left with a mixed result for his project on the southeast corner of Grove and Walnut Streets at the Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment

History, Diversity Celebrated at 2018 Montclair Memorial Day Ceremony (VIDEO)

Montclair held its first outdoor Memorial Day ceremony in three years on May 28, but the township‘s 2018 observance of Memorial Day was special for reasons other than the cooperative weather.  The ceremony coincided...

Montclair Historic Preservation Commission Reviews 256 Park Street Project

The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) heard from developers Brian Mazzei and Michael Nirchio about their plans for a mixed-use building in the Watchung Plaza area intended to complement the neighborhood, with architect Paul...

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 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...

Montclair DRC Gets First Look at Mountainside Plans

The long-awaited plans for the redevelopment of Hackensack University Center-Mountainside are finally coming into focus, as representatives from the hospital center and their architects and traffic experts met with the Montclair Development Review Committee...