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Montclair BoE Shockers: Hertzog Quits Board, 5/20 Montclair High Staircase Plan Scrubbed

Dr. Alfred Davis, Jr. attended his first Montclair Board of Education meeting as its newest member, replacing Joseph Kavesh and keeping at least one male member on the board, but his debut at the...

Montclair Zoning Board: Walnut Street Development, Plans for Grove Street House

The Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment went through five applications in a 3½-hour meeting on May 15.  Two applications took a considerable amount of time, while two more were dispatched within a short time. ...

Montclair BoE Forum Addresses Montclair High School Staircases, Board Processes and Committees

The Montclair Board of Education held a forum at the Charles Bullock Elementary School on May 8 that was designed to explain to the public how board members go about their job and its...

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...

Montclair Planning Board Passes Lackawanna Plaza Resolution, MC Residences Application Delayed

Though it may be awhile before the Lackawanna Plaza project is completed, or, given ongoing opposition to the project, even starts, members of the Montclair Planning Board appeared to have finally put the issue...

Montclair Art Museum Debuts Plans For A New Plaza With A Water Wall and...

It seems appropriate that the Montclair Development Review Committee (DRC) would go over an application involving the arts at its meeting on May 2, the first Thursday of the month – a Thursday evening...

Montclair BoE: High School Staircases, School Harassment and Bullying, Teachers’ Contract Unresolved

Clocking in at 304 days without a new contract, some 100 members of the Montclair Education Association (MEA) made their presence known at Wednesday's Montclair Board of Education meeting, which was also International Workers’...

Montclair Planning Board Discusses Township’s SAFE Complete Streets Plan and Use of “Sharrows”

The Montclair Planning Board had no new applications to consider at its April 29 meeting.  Instead, business centered on going over a report from the board’s Master Plan Subcommittee on the implementation of the...

Montclair HPC: Hampton House Redo, Pre-K Playground Project and Demolition Ordinance

The Montclair Historic Preservation Commission heard reviews of three applications at its April 25 meeting, along with an update on the anti-demolition ordinance Township Ira Karasick is working on.  Karasick, who serves as the...

Montclair Council: Left Turns Into Lackawanna Plaza, 5G Antenna, Watchung School HVAC, Rent Forum

The Montclair Township Council meeting on April 23, run by Third Ward Councilor Sean Spiller in his capacity as deputy mayor, was the setting for an uncharacteristically contentious debate over a second-reading ordinance.  Usually,...

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...

MEA, Parents Descend on Contentious Montclair BoE Meeting, Demanding Action And a Contract

The Montclair school-year budget process may be over, but there is still a lot of work to be done by the Montclair Board of Education, as evidenced by the huge crowd of teachers, parents...

Montclair Planning Board Approves Bellaire House Accessory Building; Lackawanna Resolution Delayed Again

The Montclair Planning Board started out with four applications to consider for its April 8 meeting but only heard and approved one.  The application to add a second floor to a one-story commercial structure...

Montclair Board of School Estimate Passes 2019-20 School Budget

The Montclair Board of School Estimate (BoSE) adopted the $132 million budget for the school districts 2019-20 year, and it also approved the corresponding $118.2 million tax levy for it.  The process took all...