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Family-owned cannabis dispensary set to launch in Montclair

A New Jersey couple with longstanding, successful careers in the radio broadcast industry is taking their love of music to an even higher level. By early 2024, Steve and Patty Steele Kushner plan to open a themed recreational dispensary in Montclair that celebrates the deep-rooted connection between cannabis and music. Located at 135 Valley Road, …

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Peter Yacobellis Launches Bid For Montclair Mayor In 2024

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Peter Yacobellis has officially thrown in his hat for the 2024 mayoral race in Montclair. Yacobellis – a self-identified “Millennial” who would be the town’s first openly gay mayor – currently serves as an at-large town council member. He was elected in 2020, nailing down 5,472 votes, which he says is the …

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Montclair councilors to propose Vision Zero to eliminate traffic-related deaths

The Montclair Township Council is expected to consider a measure creating a working group that would study ways to at first reduce, and then eliminate, traffic-related deaths in the township within five years. The resolution, establishing a Vision Zero Task Force, is scheduled to be heard at the May 16 council meeting. “We’re seeing year-over-year …

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2 Cannabis Businesses In Montclair Will Be Located In Same Building

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Two proposed cannabis businesses in Montclair saw big milestones at council and planning board meetings this week, and they’re both located in the same building: TLEHL Inc. and Genuine Grow. The Montclair Planning Board gathered for a public meeting on Monday, April 24 to discuss several items, including a cannabis-related application from …

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Montclair Recreation Little League throws out first pitch for second season of new affiliation

The weather cooperated for the Montclair Recreation Little League parade that went around Edgemont Park in a celebration of the game. The parade started the second season where Montclair Parks and Recreation Department became affiliated with Little League. Last season, the inaugural season of the new affiliation saw an uptick in participation to 130 kids …

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Montclair Council OKs Changes To Minimum Lot Depths For Subdivisions

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Montclair Town Council voted to pass an ordinance that makes changes to minimum lot depths for subdivisions during their latest public meeting. The ordinance, O-23-08, was passed on second reading during Wednesday’s council meeting (read it below). It aims to address concerns that “recent subdivisions in established neighborhoods have lot depths that are …

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Montclair Council introduces nearly $100M budget; final approval 2 months away

As the Montclair Township Council convened Monday night, March 27, in front of each council member at the wood-paneled dais was the prospective municipal budget – a plan for the fiscal year beginning July 1, laying out expenditures just shy of $100 million and a 1.95% tax increase. At the ready were Montclair’s chief financial …

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Montclair Unanimously Passes Resolution to Hire Social Worker

Montclair, NJ – The need for a social worker, something Montclair Gateway to Aging in Place members had been asking for at council meetings for months, was validated Tuesday night. Montclair Township Council voted unanimously on a resolution to create a salaried position of social worker within the Department of Health and Human Services’s division …

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Montclair Awards Its First Cannabis Manufacturing License

A new recreational marijuana business is coming to Montclair. MONTCLAIR, NJ — A new recreational marijuana business is coming to Montclair. The Montclair Town Council unanimously voted to pass a resolution that awards the town’s first Class 2/Category E cannabis manufacturing license to TLEHL Inc. during their meeting on Tuesday. It clears the way for …

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Here’s why a Montclair nonprofit is donating LGBTQ-inclusive books to local preschools

Books featuring LGBTQ+ characters and stories appeared on banned book lists, came under fire at many local government meetings and disappeared from libraries, particularly in schools, in recent years. Just last month, Glen Ridge Public Library voted to keep six contested books discussing LGBTQ+ topics on its shelves. This sparked the team of volunteers at Out …

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