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Montclair Discusses Recreational Marijuana Legalization At Forum

  Montclair Fourth Ward Councilor Dr. Renée Baskerville hosted a public forum about the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana on February 26.  She put together a panel that brought diverse points of view from different...

Montclair Planning Board Reviews, Makes Recommendation for Amending Hahne’s Parking Lot Redevelopment Ordinance

The Montclair Planning Board had what was likely its shortest and quietest meeting in months, with the Lackawanna Plaza supermarket application finally out of the way.  The bulk of the 75-minute meeting on February...

Montclair BoE: Discussion of Preliminary Budget Shortfall, Technology Initiative, Security

The Montclair Board of Education meeting on February 19 was sparsely attended, but Business Administrator Emidio D’Andrea presented the preliminary outline of the 2019-20 school budget to the board members and to Schools Superintendent...

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 Development Review Committee Reviews Projects For Washington Street, Bloomfield Avenue

The Montclair Development Review Committee (DRC) got through a relatively long agenda – which originally three topics for discussion and a public hearing – in an hour at its February 7 meeting.  The third...

BOE Discusses Montclair High School Graduation, PARCC, Race Issues

The Montclair Board of Education had an uncharacteristically short workshop meeting on Febraury 6.  One issue concerning Schools Superintendent Kendra Johnson and the board was where the Class of 2019 would hold its graduation...

Montclair Township Council: Parking Fees, Water, Health Department, Sister City of Graz

The Montclair Township Council covered an array of topics at its February 5 meeting, and two perennial subjects - parking and water.  Gary Obszarny, Montclair's director of utilities, spoke to the council about both...

Montclair Fourth Ward Community Meeting: Public Safety, Affordable Housing, Gentrification

Montclair Fourth Ward Councilor Renée Baskerville held her first community meeting of 2019 on January 29 at the First Montclair House on Walnut Street and discussed topics ranging from parking and public safety to...

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...

Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment: Sign Company Remodeling, Bathroom Dormer, New Garage

The Montclair Zoning Board of Adjustment had a relatively light agenda for its January 23 meeting, its first meeting of 2019, and only six members were in attendance.  Half of the meeting was devoted...

Montclair Council: Library Funding, Hahne’s Lot Redevelopment, Shutdown Social

The Montclair Township Council held its first regular meeting of 2019 on January 22, and Mayor Robert Jackson and the councilors, (Second Ward Councilor Robin Schlager was absent), took the opportunity to begin hearings...

Montclair Planning Board: Lackawanna Plaza Hearing Continues, Frank Rubacky Makes a Presentation

The Montclair Planning Board inched closer to resolving the controversial Lackawanna Plaza supermarket application at a hearing in its January 14 meeting, though not as quickly as hoped. Resident Frank Rubacky gave a presentation,...

Montclair Council Discusses Parking Increase at Fullerton Deck; Considers Four Way Stop Sign at...

The Montclair Township Council’s first meeting of 2019 on January 8 featured a light agenda, but there was a great deal of discussion of its last item – an ordinance involving the inclusion of...

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