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Montclair proposes ‘one-of-a-kind’ law to slow the alarming decline of pollinator insects

Montclair may soon approve a “one-of-a-kind” ordinance mandating that only native species be planted on town property.  The Jose German-Gomez Native Species Act, named for a town environmentalist, would “will put Montclair at the forefront of communities working hard to re-populate our local environments with native vegetation so that we can support insects, butterflies, birds and other creatures …

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Changes could be coming to Montclair’s Watchung Plaza intersection

More than 940 people have signed a petition looking for changes to make the intersection that connects Park Street, Watchung Avenue and Watchung Plaza safer — and township and county officials say they’re making progress toward that aim. Local residents and business owners say they’ve seen repeated crashes at the intersection — most recently on …

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Montclair tenants, property owners reach historic rent control agreement

After two years of contentious rhetoric and legal maneuvering, Montclair’s tenants and property owners have settled on wording for a revised rent control ordinance, Mayor Sean Spiller announced Thursday. The agreement came at the eleventh hour, after negotiations broke down last fall and the town council voted last week to put the original ordinance to …

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Montclair Public Library Budget Receives Over $3M in Full Funding

The Montclair Public Library will receive full funding, according to Township officials. On March 10, the Board of Trustees approved a revised budget request of $3,367,267 from the Township of Montclair, which includes $2,867,267 in mandated funds and $500,000 in discretionary funds. “As we proceed through the budget process, I’m pleased to announce that through …

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Montclair Councilors Team Up To Introduce ‘Jose German-Gomez Native Species Act’

On Monday, in collaboration with Councilor Bob Russo and Councilor Lori Price Abrams, Councilor Peter Yacobellis announced the introduction of the “Jose German-Gomez Native Species Act. Councilor Robin Schlager also signaled strong support. Jose German-Gomez In addition to requiring that only native plants, defined as a plant occurring the northeast region of the U.S. before …

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Montclair Skate Park Plan Moving Forward, After Favorable Analysis From Insurance Company

Skate Essex will move ahead with plans to expand its skate park at Rand Park in Montclair, with the township’s insurance provider having returned a favorable risk analysis and review of insurance costs, according to Councilman Peter Yacobellis. Additionally, Skate Essex announced on March 3 that The Skatepark Project (formerly The Tony Hawk Foundation) has …

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Montclair Property Owners Group Sues Town Again After Rent Control Negotiations Break Down

For the past two years, a Montclair landlord group has been fighting against the rent control ordinance passed by the town council in 2020. Now, they are fighting the rent freeze the council enacted at the beginning of the pandemic, and extended several times. On Monday, the Montclair Property Owners Association (MPOA) filed a supplemental …

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In Montclair, Protests, Calls For Peace, Efforts To Aid Victims Of Russia’s Invasion Of Ukraine

Over the last several days, Montclair residents, civic and faith leaders, business owners and others have been making their appeals for peace in Ukraine, making known their protest of Russia’s invasion and doing what they can to help those suffering through the attack. As attacks on Ukraine increased and more residents fled the country, Councilman …

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Montclair Council Endorses NJ Reparations Task Force

The Montclair Township Council has approved a resolution endorsing the “New Jersey Reparations Task Force” bill, which if passed will create a committee to conduct research and develop recommendations to address the generational harms caused by New Jersey’s role in slavery and its legacy of systemic racial discrimination. The bill is being sponsored by seven …

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Will This Montclair Intersection Finally Get A Makeover?

Remember when the Montclair master plan came out and it included a traffic light at Watchung Plaza. That was back in 2013. Fast forward to 2022 and we are still talking about the Montclair intersection we love to avoid, although some experts back in 2007 thought differently. “Something has to change at this treacherous intersection. …

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