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May 19, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council had its first regular in-person meeting open to the public since 2020 on May 17, and Mayor Sean Spiller and the councilors, with the rent-control ordinance finally in place, might have thought that the issue was behind them at last.  Continued ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A group of Montclair residents have started a petition to push for live-streamed council meetings and the ability to comment remotely. According to the petition, which has garnered several dozen signatures, organizers state, "...the council is requiring in person attendance for ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board, in its first in-person meeting since March 9, 2020, dealt with only one application, which ended up taking a great deal of time to hear and vote on.  Vice Chair Keith Brodock chaired the meeting in place of the absent Chairman John Wynn. At issue ...

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MONTCLAIR NJ - For the first time since March 10, 2020 – the day before the World Health Organization declared SARS-CoV-2 a pandemic – the Montclair Township Council met in person, in the council chambers at the Montclair Municipal Building, for a conference meeting on May 3.  Mayor Sean Spiller ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council Conference meeting scheduled to take place tonight, will only be in-person and not live-streamed or broadcast on TV 34, officials announced on Tuesday afternoon. The meeting will take place tonight at 7PM at the Montclair Municipal building, located ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council achieved two herculean feats at its April 19 meeting – it passed the 2022 budget and rent control.  The budget passed last night by a 7-0 vote totals $58 million, with a 2 percent increase in taxes.  Many of the residents who called in, though, were ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board had no applications for its April 11 meeting, but the one piece of new business it addressed – a proposal to designate the industrial area near the Walnut Street railway station an area in need of redevelopment – lasted four hours.  Thomas Scibilia, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council took one step closer to passing ther 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 ...

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Washington, DC – Today, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11), Chair of the House Science, Space, and Technology (SST) Environment Subcommittee, announced that the full SST Committee has advanced her bill, the NOAA Chief Scientist Act. The legislation will now head to the House floor for a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council held a special meeting to bring the rent-control issue closer to a final resolution.  At issue during the March 28 meeting was a discussion of the settlement between the landlords and the tenants that finally broke the impasse over rent control and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - After incidents of racism have risen within the police department, with the former township attorney making biased commentary and biased commentary being used by staff in the schools, the Montclair African American Clergy Association (M.A.A.C.A.) is demanding that Montclair Mayor ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board had a relatively light meeting on March 28.  Chairman John Wynn was away (Vice Chair Keith Brodock ran the meeting in his stead), and there were no new applications to hear. A resolution memorializing Anthony Sapp’s plan to make a dwelling unit out of a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Following an agreement between landlords nd tenants, Montclair Township leaders will be calling for a special meeting to introduce a new ordinance in alignment with the agreed upon terms.  Due to the efforts of Deputy Mayor WIlliam Hurlock and At Councilor Peter Yaccobellis for ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Landlords and tenants in Montclair have come to an agreement regarding rent control, officials announced Wednesday. Montclair Rent Control Repeal Committee of Petitioners, supported by the Montclair Property Owners Association [MPOA], met and agreed with representatives of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Fifty-two percent of New Jerseyans say the Garden State is off on the wrong track compared to 38% who say it is headed in the right direction, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The latest numbers continue a downward trend first seen in October 2021 after a much ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council received a presentation of the proposed 2022 budget from Chief Financial Officer Padmaja Rao and financial consultant Bob Benecke.  The budget includes $95 million in total general appropriations with a tax levy of $58 million.  The budget was worked ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board met on March 14 to discuss what, under normal circumstances, might have been a simple and straightforward application. But the historic nature of the structure at the center of the application rendered it as complicated as a major site plan. Applicant ...

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Washington, DC –  Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement after she secured funding for all ten Community Projects she submitted on behalf of NJ-11 in the House Appropriations Committee Fiscal Year 2022 bill, which was signed into law today:  “I am proud to have ...

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WASHINGTON, DC– Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) released the following statement regarding the President’s decision to ban U.S. imports of Russian oil as gas prices continue to rise:  “I remain unwavering in my support of Ukraine and its people in their fight for freedom, the preservation ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board met on February 28 to complete the hearing for a CubeSmart self-storage facility to be built by Storage Deluxe, which plans to construct the facility on a triangular corner along the NJ Transit railway line at Grove Street. The application was presided ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council met on March 1 in a conference meeting mostly dominated by public comment on the ongoing issues facing the township and a discussion of items up for a vote at the council’s March 15 meeting.  One of those items due for a vote on March 15 was passed ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council met on February 23 and passed a consent agenda of resolutions that included a resolution awarding a contract for elevator maintenance and repair services with the Elevator Maintenance Corporation for the township, a resolution awarding a contract for ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Essex County residents will are encouraged to participate in a virtual town hall session with Representatives Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) and Donald Payne (NJ-10) Set to take place on Thursday, February 24 at 5:30 PM, the virtual town hall is in partnership with Bloomfield ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council met on February 15 and went through a light agenda of resolutions up for a vote, but the meeting was dominated by public comment, including a conversation with the Montclair African-American Clergy Association (MAACA). MAACA was seeking clarity ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris lauded Newark’s lead service line replacement program during her visit to the city Friday, noting the program could set a precedent for other U.S. cities as the nation addresses its infrastructure needs. “We are not here to talk about the crisis as much ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board met on February 7 to consider anew the planned apartment building for 10 Elm Street.  Attorney Alan Trembulak and architect Paul Sionas presented a considerably revised plan designed to conform to zoning rules and avoid any need for variances.  Though ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The State of Emergency declared for Montclair on January 28 has been rescinded, according to an announcement from the Office of Emergency Management Coordinator. According to a release, "Vehicle owners without permits will have until 7:00 p.m. Monday, January 31 to remove their ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ—New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has issued a state of emergency as of 5PM Friday for all of New Jersey, and The National Weather Service has upgraded the watches to a Winter Storm Warning through Saturday evening for most of New Jersey.  The NWS has also issued a Blizzard Warning ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board did not, at its January 24 meeting, continue its hearing on the apartment building being proposed for 10 Elm Street; after withering criticism of the project at previous meetings, the applicant has requested a delay pending revisions to the proposed ...

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EAST ORANGE/ORANGE – Assemblywoman Britnee N. Timberlake (East Orange, Orange, Clifton, and Montclair) has been appointed Chair of the Assembly Commerce and Economic Development Committee. She is one of nine members appointed by Assembly Speaker Craig J. Coughlin to serve as chairpersons for the ...

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