Redevelopment

In the shadow of redevelopment boom, township battles with upkeep of vacant properties
In the shadow of redevelopment boom, township battles with upkeep of vacant properties
BY KELLY NICHOLAIDES for MONTCLAIR LOCAL The amount Montclair paid out to attorneys that deal with vacant property issues increased by 36 percent last year, illustrating what some residents say is a problem in the township. There are currently 71 registered vacant residences, empty for 30 days or more, in Montclair...
Pine Street gallery owner, neighborhood advocate evicted
Pine Street gallery owner, neighborhood advocate evicted
By JAIMIE JULIA WINTERS winters@montclairlocal.news Pine Street is known for its stoops. That’s how Mary Z. Scotti, a stoop-sitter herself, knew she would fit right in. “While other parts of Montclair are investing in parklets, we have our stoops to stop, sit and talk about the day,” said Scotti, whose stoop, which also serves as the entrance to her 73 See Gallery, is covered in art. Nine years ag

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