Thursday, June 4, 2020

Montclair

Comodo Castle? Cybersecurity CEO Behind Montclair Mega Mansion

Hearst Castle is 68,500 square feet.The Breakers is 62,482 square feet. Will Montclair be getting the Comodo Castle at 60,000 square feet? Melih Abdulhayoglu, CEO and founder of the Clifton-based Comodo companies, who according to...

Montclair HPC: Mega Mansion Seeks 11 Parking Spaces; Commission Incensed At Lackawanna Outcome

Members of the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) at the first meeting met Thursday, at the first meeting since the Planning Board’s passage of the Lackawanna Plaza application for a new Lidl supermarket refused...

Montclair Zoning Board: Chase Parking Questioned; Washington Street Project Plans Revealed

The Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment held a long meeting on Wednesday, March 20 discussing four applications in as many hours, but each application did not take an hour.  One application for an addition...

UPDATE Montclair Responds To Teardown Pushback, Issues 30-Day Moratorium on Demolition Permits

Update/March 15: The township extended the moratorium on the issuance of all new demolition permits for 1-, 2-, 3- and 4-family buildings or structures for an additional 30 days. Montclair is responding to an outcry...

Montclair a Coolest Suburb? Yeah, We Knew

News flash from Travel + Leisure Magazine: Montclair is one of the coolest suburbs in America.

Fatal Fire in West Caldwell

An official scorer for Major League Baseball perishes in a morning house fire.

Montclair Township Council Honors Former Resident For Military Service, 2019 Proposed Budget Discussed

A special ceremony was held to honor a former Montclair resident for his military service. Barry DeShong, was a student at Montclair High School, when in 1942 he enlisted in the United States Marine...

Montclair HPC: Lackawanna Plaza Controversy, Carport and Addition Referrals

The Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan is the issue that won’t go away.  At least that was made clear that at the meeting of the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) on Thursday, March 28, which...

Montclair Crime, Public Schools and Safety Concerns Discussed at First Ward Community Meeting

The usual issues of traffic safety and development came up at First Ward Councilor William Hurlock’s March 27 community meeting at the Bellevue Avenue branch of the Montclair Free Public Library.  However, Montclair crime...

Police Investigating Homicide in Montclair (UPDATED)

Montclair Police Department and the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Homicide/Major Crimes Task Force are investigating fatal shooting of Angela M. Bledsoe, 44, of Montclair. Yesterday, at approximately 11:48 p.m. Montclair Police received a call...

Montclair HPC to Developers: Hands Off Lackawanna Plaza Train Shed

With the Lackawanna Plaza redevelopment plan currently under review by the Montclair Planning Board one might think that the Montclair Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) was through going over it.  Not so fast: The HPC...

Montclair’s Lackawanna Train Terminal Makes 2019 List of 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in...

Preservation New Jersey, Inc. (PNJ) announced its annual list of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in New Jersey today and Montclair's Lackawanna Train Terminal is on it. Here's how Preservation New Jersey describes the...

Summer Of Hell: The Sequel? Look What’s Coming To NJ Transit Montclair-Boonton Line

A $30 million Amtrak project will wreak some havoc (but hopefully not full blown transit hell) for Montclair-Boonton line commuters. The trouble starts on June 17, 2019, when NJ Transit will start temporarily diverting select...

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...