Government

May 30, 2020

MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Township officials have announced that all 4th of July activities have been canceled. For the first time in over 100 years, Montclair's annual 4th of July Celebration has been canceled. All planned public activities related to the holiday are part of the cancelation, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council held its first meeting since the mayoral and council elections the previous week, with three council members calling in from home – Councilor-at-Large Robert Russo, First Ward Councilor William Hurlock, and Second Ward Councilor Robin Schlager.  Mayor ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board had a very light agenda at its virtual meeting on May 18, devoting the bulk of the time to continuing and concluding the application for a wall and a fence along the edges of the green space behind the Fullerton condominium apartment building.  The ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Essex County Clerk's office has updated the election results for the Montclair Municipal Election on Friday. First round of results had Sean Spiller ahead of Renee Baskerville, MD by 450 votes. As of Friday, the results have been updated and with nearly 3000 additional votes ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council had a mostly light agenda at its May 5 conference meeting, but the issue of a moratorium on rent increases dominated the discussion after earlier business had been taken care of.  An ordinance on the freezing rent increases for three months, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - A notable Montclair restaurant owner became stranded in a foreign country amid the coronavirus pandemic. He has returned to a statewide lockdown and now struggles to keep his business afloat while also helping others at the same time. Ilson Goncalves, owner of Samba Montclair, a ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board met on April 20 for the first time since the state of New Jersey imposed restrictions on public gatherings due to COVID-19.   The meeting was held remotely, per pandemic-caused restrictions, with all board members attending from their homes, rather ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council had a brief, largely pro forma meeting on April 21 in contrast to the previous meeting in which the rent control ordinance was debated and passed.  As with the previous meeting, Mayor Robert Jackson and the two councilors vying to be his successor – ...

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Montclair, NJ– The Township of Montclair is being sued by a committee of petitioners to repeal a recently adopted rent control ordinance, organizers announced Thursday. A Committee of Petitioners has been formed pursuant to state statute in Montclair to repeal a recently adopted rent control ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council held the second remote meeting since the imposition of a statewide lockdown order against the coronavirus pandemic on April 7.  The conference meeting was beset by technical glitches at the start as a result of some faulty phone ...

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  MONTCLAIR, NJ— More than 200 owners of properties in Montclair have signed a petition opposing the rent control ordinance set for a vote during Tuesday's council meeting. They are asking for supporters to call in to the remote council meeting at 7pm. According to the Montclair Property ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council held on March 24 its first meeting since a statewide lockdown was imposed in New Jersey to stop the spread of coronavirus.  It was quite a contrast from two weeks earlier, when a conference meeting in the second-floor meeting room was so packed for ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township Council conference meetings are normally sparsely attended affairs, but not the council’s March 10 conference meeting. As many people as could fit into the second-floor conference room at the Montclair Municipal Building gathered to comment on the planned ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board heard the conclusion of the testimony on Tuesday for Pinnacle developer Brian Stolar’s proposed MC Residences project for the former auto-repair shop property on Orange Road next to the MC Hotel, another Stolar project. Despite Stolar’s efforts to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - For the second year in a row, Montclair Township has been named a 'Healthy Town' by the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute.  The criteria include mobile fresh food markets. Community walks. Weight-loss challenges. Healthy corner stores. Outdoor yoga. Bike trails. Health ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board had a relatively short meeting on February 24, with only one application to consider – an appalciton by the owner of the structure at 182 Glenridge Avenue to expand the building in the rear, add a third story, and create four new two-bedroom ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to provide for various capital improvements with a $9 million in appropriations and an issuance of bonds totaling 8.6 million. It then passed a first-reading ordinance setting a public hearing on the budget, scheduled for ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Essex County Freeholder at-Large and Board of Freeholders President Brendan Gill met with members of the Union Baptist Church on Midland Avenue in Montclair and other members of the community to discuss the ongoing epidemic of gun violence in the country.  The February 13 community ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Planning Board continued hearings on what will be the last piece in the CentroVerde redevelopment project, the MC Residences building. The residential/retail structure, planned for the site of Ferrara’s auto body shop and gasoline station on Orange Road, is to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council held a brief conference meeting on Tuesday and spent the bulk of the meeting discussing plans for Montclair Social Club on Bloomfield Avenue to expand its liquor license to allow rental space on the second floor of the club as well as outdoor café ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Traffic and infrastructure were the main topics at Montclair First Ward Councilor William Hurlock’s community meeting Monday at the Bellevue Avenue Branch of the Montclair Public Library. There was substantive discussion of both issues, as well as the status of Acting Township ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson has announced the 2020 budget for the Township of Montclair will be officially introduced for Council consideration next month. He maintains that there will be a zero percent tax increase. The announcement is as follows: I am pleased to report ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Councilwoman Dr. Renee Baskerville invites the public to an urgent community planning meeting which will be held Tuesday, January 28, from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., in Fire Headquarters, 1 Pine Street. The meeting will focus on the proposed AT&T Wireless telecommunications ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - On January 6, several community leaders and clergy gathered to discuss the incidents that occurred during a 4th Ward community meeting on December 30. The sentiments expressed at the meeting came less than a week after six people were senselessly shot inside a Jewish deli in ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair NAACP has publicly responded to statements made by Montclair NAACP education chair James Harris by suspending him for 6-months, officials announced on Tuesday. President of the Montclair NAACP Albert Pelham has issued a release saying that though Harris was ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair leader James Harris has issued an apology for his remarks made at a December 30th community meeting. Harris is the chairperson for the Montclair NAACP and the president of New Jersey Association of Black Educators (NJABE). During the forum, he stated that he was ...

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Montclair, NJ - Montclair 3rd Ward Councilor Sean Spiller released the following statement calling for an apology from James Harris after remarks made at a December 30th community meeting.  According to published reports, Harris has issued an apology and has invited anyone to meet with him to ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Following a community meeting hosted by Councilwoman Renee Baskerville on Monday, she has issued the following statement regarding the presentations that took place therein. During the forum, with nearly a hundred people in attendance, New Jersey Association of Black Educators ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson has announced today that he is working on scheduling a meeting between the township Jewish and African-American communities. The plan is for the meeting to take place within the next 48 hours. This comes in response to comments made at a community ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Rep. Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) called for an apology on Friday from Montclair leader James Harris following comments he made about Hasidic Jews during a local community forum on Monday. According to the New Jersey Globe, Sherrill said, “It’s always awful to see division, racism, and ...

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