90 kids with special needs enjoyed a day of surfing, sun and tacos at Asbury Park, courtesy of the Best Day Foundation’s New Jersey Chapter. 90 kids with special needs and their families joined 300 volunteers at the 8th Avenue Beach in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Saturday July 22nd and Sunday July 23rd […]
JoAnn Short, CEO of Montclair’s YMCA permitted to resign after taking home $1.5 million dollars in compensation while leaving the YMCA $8,659,028 in debts still standing*. Short finally reached the end of her rope with Montclair. The nearly 7-year reign for JoAnn Short as CEO of the Montclair YMCA has finally come to an […]
Cristi Kennedy, President of the Montclair High School class of 2017 delivered her speech during the commencement ceremony on June 22, 2017 to a standing room only crowd of 2500 guests, faculty and graduates. The six-minute speech, the first large public speech by Kennedy, was delivered with confidence, inflection […]
Walter Springer presented his petition with 1045 signatures to the Montclair Board of Education on June 7th. Through the petition members of the community expressed their outrage at the controversial personnel decisions made by the Board of Education on May 15th. Walter Springer’s Petition calls for a full and complete public review of the former Interim […]
On Saturday, April 8, 2017, Montclair High School Mens Varsity Lacrosse defeated Montclair Kimberley Academy 9-7 at MKA .
Montclair High School Mens Varsity Lacrosse defeated Montclair Kimberley Academy! Co-Captain Matt Comini, #77, Senior scored 4 goals with one assist to help Montclair High Defeat MKA. Montclair’s Mens Varsity next will play Caldwell High School at home on Fortunato Field at 4:30 on Tuesday, April 11th. To follow the Montclair High […]
Brazen idiot thief steals $3,750 Mountain Bike from Montclair's Diamond Cycle and is caught on video. There will be a $250 reward!
Thanks to Diamond Cycle’s video, they can report their theft in broad daylight! At 3:42 PM on Tues. Mar. 8, 2017, a 25 year old male walked into Diamond Cycle in Montclair and rode off on another customer’s $3,750.00 Cannondale mountain bike. Unfortunately for the thief, as so often happens when idiots act before thinking he […]
The fourth annual Mountie Pride Fun Run 2016 that took place on Sun. Sept. 25 was one for the books as there were 475 runners and a plethora of supporters.
Mountie Pride Fun Run consisted of a 5K/1 mile walk! This article is best told through the gallery of photographs that accompany this article. The Montclair Fund for Educational Excellence, MFEE, held it 4th annual Fun Run on Sat. Sept. 25. Under a clear deep blue sky the gun went off at 1:09:14 pm sending 475 […]
Discover the battle between MHS vs. West Essex Varsity Soccer through a picture essay by Chief Photographer, Scott Kennedy, of The Montclair Dispatch.
Montclair High School vs. West Essex Regional High School’s Boys Varsity Soccer game portrayed in a complete photo essay. Photos are simply one of the best ways readers can get complete a picture of a story. It allows readers to experience what exactly happened within that moment. A reader can feel every emotion that subject is feeling, envision […]
Through efforts of the ACLU and Edward Snowden, they have made an epic contribution during confusing times to the people of the United States of America.
Snowden the new Oliver Stone political thriller was screened by the ACLU of New Jersey on Tues. Sept. 13 for ACLU-NJ supporters and other members of the public four days before the film debuted nationwide. For the rest of the nation, The Snowden movie will leave you angry and thankful for the ACLU. I urge my readers […]
Montclair’s South Park St. Farmers Market, poorly planned, badly executed and unwanted by the merchants. Kennedy calls for it to be moved or terminated.
Montclair’s South Park St. Farmers Market is a failure. Montclair’s Farmers Market on South Park St. opened for its 18-week 2016 season on Tuesday, June 7 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. The market opened to a chorus of negative reactions from the farmers and merchants alike. According to Scott Kennedy, Co-Owner of Studio042, “The BID […]