Rent Control, a Complicated Matter, 4 Times Rejected In Montclair, Makes An Opportunistic Appearance During COVID Crisis

Rent Control, a Complicated Matter, 4 Times Rejected In Montclair, Makes An Opportunistic Appearance During COVID Crisis

The easiest way to put it is that there is a perfect storm bringing Montclair rent control, and the results will be devastating to property owners. A combination of a behind-the-scenes movement that exploited what truly was unconscionable rent increase, plus a mayoral election where progressive candidates are currying 4th ward without a balance in […]

Plastic Bag Ban Passes Initial Hearing, but Many Residents and Business Owners are Still Unaware of the Ordinance and How It Will Affect Them

Plastic Bag Ban Passes Initial Hearing, but Many Residents and Business Owners are Still Unaware of the Ordinance and How It Will Affect Them

A plastic bag ban introduced and pushed by the Montclair Environmental Commission has passed its first hearing. Well on its way to becoming law, Montclair merchants are still unaware of the implications of the legislation and the changes it will bring. On Tuesday, June 25th, both the town council and town residents alike began a […]

Single-Use Plastic Bag Ordinance Raises Questions Among Montclair Business Owners

Single-Use Plastic Bag Ordinance Raises Questions Among Montclair Business Owners

Within the past week, an ordinance addressing the ban on single-use plastic bags, put forth by the Montclair Environmental Commission (MEC) was released. Under the proposed ordinance, the MEC is attempting to limit the use of plastic bags that do not comply with certain criteria. The proposed ordinance is now looking to require that all […]

Montclair’s MFEE – Showdown ’18 Exceeds All Expectations! “Encore! Encore!”

Montclair’s MFEE – Showdown ’18 Exceeds All Expectations! “Encore! Encore!”

Showdown 2018 turned out to be the surprise hit of the season, exceeding attendance projections and leaving the audience, entrants and sponsors calling for more. Photos Provided by Tony Turner and Wil Young. The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence, MFEE, and it’s seasoned Executive Director, Masiel Rodriquez-Vars have once again reimagined the fundraiser successfully, rounding […]

2018 MHS Project Graduation Donation by Studio042

2018 MHS Project Graduation Donation by Studio042

Studio042 believes in supporting the graduating class of 2018 by donating $500! As college applications and essays are being submitted by the many intelligent and well-rounded students of Montclair, it is a reminder that Project Graduation is also upon us. For years, seniors of Montclair High School have looked forward to the “all-night party” that begins […]

March Winter Storm Images From Emerging Photo Artist Armando -OUTthere- Diaz

March Winter Storm Images From Emerging Photo Artist Armando -OUTthere- Diaz

March 7th, 2018 Winter Storm Images From Emerging Photo Artist Armando -OUTthere- Diaz. On the evening of March 7, 2018, an intrepid photographer staggered into the offices of Studio042, Montclair’s local printer, on Bloomfield Avenue. Studio042 was one of the very few still open after 5:00 PM on that snow beaten night. The photographer, Armando -OUTthere- […]

The Memo

The Memo

The Memo released by Washington this week shows us that Washington is also a place where people like to see things go their way. In every community for eons there has always been, and will always be groups of people who like to see things go their way and are willing to try and make […]

The Ultimate Road Trip: SpaceX’s Starman Heads To The Asteroid Belt, The Road Not Taken.

The Ultimate Road Trip: SpaceX’s Starman Heads To The Asteroid Belt, The Road Not Taken.

SpaceX has done it again, Elon Musk and his team of rocket scientists, all 6,000 of them have launched his Red Tesla Roadster with Starman at the wheel on a road trip to the Asteroid Belt. Oh, it was launched atop the world’s strongest rocket by a factor of two! SpaceX rolled out its newest, […]

Recording Academy Strikes Back At #MeToo! Sidelines All But One Woman At The 2018 Grammys

Recording Academy Strikes Back At #MeToo! Sidelines All But One Woman At The 2018 Grammys

Out of the eighty-four 2018 Grammy Awards, only one goes to a woman on the big night, the odds are incredible! In My Opinion…. The 2018 Grammy Awards were more than just a disaster for ratings, which disappointed advertisers and sponsors. The Recording Academy chose their biggest night to demonstrate that the powerful and connected […]

Montclair PD Prevents $500,000 Loss by Aggressively Ticketing and Towing During Snow Storm

Montclair PD Prevents $500,000 Loss by Aggressively Ticketing and Towing During Snow Storm

Montclair Police Department prevents $500,000.00 loss in revenue for local merchants with aggressive ticket and tow campaign during the January 4th snowstorm. Editors note: Two years ago The Montclair Dispatch covered a similar storm on January 26, 2016, regarding Essex County’s failure to clear the snow in the parking lanes during that storm. You can […]

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