Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A four-way stop at the intersection of Chestnut and Forest streets will be in place by the end of the week, said Montclair Township Manager Marc Dashield.
Students finally got their way on Tuesday night. The Montclair Township Council unanimously passed an ordinance Tuesday to place a four-way stop at the intersection of Chestnut and Forest streets. The passage comes after months of students from Montclair Cooperative School lobbying the council to post the stop signs in front of the school and a new traffic study. More than a dozen Montclair Cooperative School students and parents were at the meeting to see the conclusion of a campaign to install the signs which began in the fall. “We just want to thank you [the council] ... so much because we really appreciate that you spent so much time coming to meetings, letting us speak to you about this stop sign,” said eighth-grader Maggie …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
The first reading of the ordinance nearly brings to an end a student-led effort by Montclair Cooperative School students that began in the fall.
Students rallied to make the streets around their school safer, and the Montclair Council listened. The first reading of an ordinance to place an all-way stop at the intersection of Chestnut and Forest streets was unanimously approved by the township council on Tuesday. The second and final reading will be at an upcoming council conference. The proposal for the four-way stop was endorsed, said 2nd Ward Councilor Robin Schlager, "by the Montclair Cooperative School ... as well as our township engineer, who deem this a necessity on that corner." Montclair Cooperative School, at 65 Chestnut St., is located at the intersection where the stop signs will be placed. In addition, the school's athletic field is located nearby on Chestnut Street …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The stop signs should go up after the Montclair Council passes the resolution on second reading on Feb. 5.
Montclair Cooperative School students won a four-way victory on Tuesday night. The student-lead effort to place a four-way stop at a hazardous intersection next to the school gained approval from the Montclair Council yesterday and is expected to be in place within a month. A new traffic study of the intersection at Chestnut and Forest streets found there to be slight change in the traffic flow since the study was last done in 2009, said Montclair Business Manager Marc Dashield. The new findings, he added, “meet the criteria” to warrant the installation of a four-way stop. “The biggest contributing factor is that [the intersection] is near a school,” said Dashield. The study’s findings came as welcome news to more than a dozen …
Friday, March 2, 2012
Sunday, March 4 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Toys are only some of what you'll find at the Montclair Cooperative School Rummage Sale this Sunday, March 4th from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. The sale is school-wide -- lots of donations -- and will include baby and kid clothing, baby and kid gear, housewares, furniture, electronics, games, toys, books, outdoor gear and holiday items. "All proceeds of the sale will go directly to benefit the students at the school," says Sarah Colwell, one of the volunteers coordinating the effort. "We will have a ton of bargains -- everything is priced to sell." The sale will take place in the Montclair Cooperative School Annex (behind the main building, which is on the corner of Chestnut and Forest Streets).