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Week in Review: CentroVerde and Affordable Housing, Upgrades to Former Luna Stage Building, Graduation Rate Jumps 4% and More

Here's what happened in Montclair last week!

Council Takes Control of CentroVerde's Affordable Housing Units

The township council will have sole discretion over where Montclair Center Gateway Project’s affordable housing units will end up.  

The vacant building that formally housed Luna Stage is getting an upgrade. 

The Planning Board approved a proposal Monday night that will add another floor onto the two-story brick building. The additional restoration will “totally restore the building ... both the interior and exterior,” said architect and planner for the developer Paul Sionas. 

Will Restoration of Former Luna Stage Set Precedent for Future Building Projects?

The proposal to restore the former Luna Stage building will bring more than just a third-floor addition, but something the board has “almost never seen before,” said Board President John Wynn.  

Montclair Graduation Rate Jumps Nearly 4% in 2012

The high school graduation rate in Montclair increased nearly 4 percent in the last year using the new federally-mandated formula. 

Two separate burglaries involved stolen power tools and equipment last week in Montclair.  

From Flatware to Sculpture – Only at the Montclair Art Museum

Utensils can be used for more than just eating -- at least that’s what the Montclair Art Museum believes. 

Hanukkah: A Not-So 'Minor' Holiday

One local resident says there aren’t enough Hanukkah songs, so he wrote his own. 

Daniel Brenner, 42, recently posted a video of his new song about Hanukkah, titled “A Minor Holiday,” which he hopes will bring major attention to the traditionally lesser festival. 

'Rocky Horror' Concert Raises Money for Local Soup Kitchen

A benefit concert recently raised big bucks for a local soup kitchen in Montclair. 

Student Champions Recognized by Montclair Council

Montclair Township Council honored the Montclair High School football team on Tuesday night with a proclamation for winning the state title game.  

'My First Chapter:' Mayor Robert Jackson

This is another installment of the Montclair Public Library's essay series, "My First Chapter." The essays are written by literary figures or local residents, and accompany the library's annual fundraiser.  

This week's installment features Montclair Mayor Robert Jackson. 

CDC Says the Season Is Here: Where to Get Flu Shots in Montclair

Flu season is coming early in parts of the United States: This time last year, flu cases were lower in Montclair than they are now, according to data on Google's Flu Trends. (Montclair-specific data is not available on Flu Trends.)



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