Crazy Mocha’s Journey to Becoming a Montclair Staple

Crazy Mocha’s Journey to Becoming a Montclair Staple

Since 2016, Crazy Mocha has served as a coffee, work, and study hotspot for the Montclair community. Located on the corner of North Fullerton and Bloomfield Ave, with large tables and comfortable couches, this spot quickly became a favorite among Montclair residents, to work, socialize, or more often, a bit of both. Now, the Montclair […]

The MC Hotel Celebrates Its Star-Studded Grand Opening

The MC Hotel Celebrates Its Star-Studded Grand Opening

The much anticipated MC Hotel has officially opened, making it the newest addition to Montclair’s every-growing landscape. To celebrate, the MC team worked alongside Montclair officials to host a grand opening, giving the nearly 90 guests the opportunity to venture inside the hotel, and learn about everything it has to offer to its guests and […]

The 10th Annual Montclair Jazz Festival Ends with a Bang

The 10th Annual Montclair Jazz Festival Ends with a Bang

On Saturday, August 10th, the Tenth Annual Montclair Jazz Festival, created by Christian McBride and Melissa Walker, closed with a Grand Finale! With an estimated attendance of over ten thousand and a sunny backdrop of gorgeous weather, residents of Montclair and beyond enjoyed a beautiful day celebrating jazz, art, and community.  The afternoon event was […]

Parsons Cabinetry Continues Their Legacy of Quality Craftsmanship

Parsons Cabinetry Continues Their Legacy of Quality Craftsmanship

For years, Parsons Cabinetry has been an integral part of the Montclair business landscape. Executing the vision of its founder, Dr. Winfield L. Parsons IV, who recently passed away, Parsons Cabinetry continues to design and create wonderful home products such as custom kitchens, bathrooms, wall units, closets, and many more top tier work.  The Montclair […]

Olga Rodriquez and Her Tale of the Texas Town Legends

Olga Rodriquez and Her Tale of the Texas Town Legends

Olga Muñoz Rodriquez is a born storyteller. After publishing an unprecedented bilingual newspaper out of Uvalde, Texas, she is taking her readers on a brand new journey, through her book, Texas Town Legends: Small town heroes survive a distant war and break the bonds of local economic, educational, racial and social oppression. The Montclair Dispatch […]

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 […]

Justin Brown Interns with Studio042

Justin Brown Interns with Studio042

At the end of every school year, through the Career Internship Program at Montclair High School, graduating seniors get the opportunity to participate in a four-week internship in a field of their choice. This year, as a graduating senior, I have begun my internship with Studio 042. While working for Studio 042, I will be […]

The Montclair Dispatch College Counseling Series–Part 6

The Montclair Dispatch College Counseling Series–Part 6

This is part six of a six-part series discussing the college process. All advice and instruction are provided courtesy of Barbara Gottesman, whose company, College Help! Organization and Advising Services has helped hundreds of high school students in Montclair, Glen Ridge and surrounding towns and counties over the years.  She helps navigate the application process, […]

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