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Support Montclair Youth: Donate to Montclair Neighborhood Development Corp’s Project Oasis

Reverend Craig Dunn, head of the Montclair Neighborhood Development Corporation (MNDC) and Councilman Peter Yacobellis announced an online fundraising effort Wednesday to raise revenue to revitalize and restore the Project Oasis summer program for youth. The fundraiser seeks to bring in at least $9,000 to help expand program curriculum and allow more young people to …

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Glenridge Avenue section to be repaved, Montclair’s first dedicated bike path planned for one block

A stretch of Glenridge Avenue from Bloomfield Avenue to Forest Street is getting a makeover, complementing the new Midtown garage and upgrades along Bloomfield Avenue. The garage could open by the end of April, while the Bloomfield Avenue upgrades are expected to be done by the end of May. On April 5, the Township Council …

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NJ town will start mandating ‘native’ plantings on public land

Montclair could soon become the first town in New Jersey to adopt an ordinance designed to help sustain bees, butterflies and other pollinators that live in and pass through the Garden State. According to Montclair Councilman Peter Yacobellis, the measure calls for the municipality to use at least 70% native trees and other vegetation when …

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Montclair Council Advances Rent Control Ordinance, Small-Property Landlords Concerned; New Traffic Rules Voted On

The Montclair Township Council took one step closer to passing the rent control ordinance at its April 5 meeting, but there was some resistance from callers during public comment regarding owners of two-family and three-family houses. They felt that they had been left out of the compromise ordinance that the Tenants Organization of Montclair and …

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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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