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Montclair BoE Discusses New Calendar, World Language Initiatives and Tight Staircase Replacement Timeline

The Montclair Board of Education held an uncharacteristically short meeting on April 3 with an equally uncharacteristically light agenda.  The 2018-19 school year budget was not a big topic of discussion, though there was...

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 BoSE Fine-Tunes 2019-20 School Budget in Last Meeting Before April 4 Vote

The Montclair Board of School Estimate (BoSE) met on April 1 for the last time before a final vote on the 2019-20 district school budget set for Thursday, April 4.  The overview of the...

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...

Montclair Planning Board Considers No-Left-Turn Ordinance; Approves Accessory Housing Application

The Montclair Planning Board had a light schedule for its March 25 meeting, as it considered an ordinance passed by the Township Council on first reading to prohibit left turns into the parking lot...

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...

Montclair Council, Residents Bid Farewell To Township Clerk Linda Wanat

Two second-reading ordinances – one extending the “No Parking Here to Corner” parking restriction on the northbound lane of Upper Mountain Avenue to a point 125 feet south of the intersection with Bellevue Avenue...

Montclair BOE Approves Tentative 2019-20 Budget; Paraprofessionals Slated For Cuts

The Montclair Board of Education approved a tentative budget for the 2019-20 school year at its March 18 meeting after hearing concerns from members of the Montclair Education Association (MEA) about cuts – mostly...

Montclair Planning Board: MC Residences Hearing Delayed Due, Redevelopment Plan Wording Discussed

The Montclair Planning Board meeting of March 11 was to have been the start of hearings for the final component of developer Brian Stolar’s ambitious effort to remake the block situated between Bloomfield Avenue,...

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 Zoning Board Considers Twin Townhouses For Walnut Street

The second monthly meeting of the Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment for 2019, originally scheduled for February 20, was postponed due to a dicey wintry mix of rain, ice and snow that day, so...

Montclair Council Says No Tax Increase Expected For 2019; Discusses Lackawanna Plaza, Town Parks,...

The Montclair Township Council introduced the municipal budget for 2019 at its March 5 conference meeting, with $91.1 million in appropriations and 55.2 million in taxes, which was unanimously approved for a hearing on...

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...

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