Hahnes_building_block_by_blockMontclair resident Garrett Morrison, opponent of current Church St. redevelopment plans and victims of a freak accident earlier this week when a chunk of the Hahne’s building fell on his garage, shows evidence of his small victory. At his insistence (and that of his wife and neighbors), workers are now removing cinderblocks by hand.

Morrison said it took about one hour — and the presence of a policeman and two Montclair construction officials — to get the foreman to stop using a backhoe after cinderblocks began raining on his property Tuesday.