When Montclair native Nancy Burke decided to prioritize herself and her passions, she knew that meant completing her MFA at age 56, and finally creating the work that she needed to create– for herself. In Nancy Burke’s latest novel “Only the Women are Burning” (Apprentice House Press, October 1, 2020) three women are eclipsed by […]
In 2014, Montclair residents were introduced to Greg Lawley and the Bridge Athletics team, who brought a new Cross Fit community to the town. Now, two years into their run, Bridge Athletics has opened up a bigger and better space, and its talented trainers are ready to get more people moving. On March 16th, amid […]
Lucas Platt, owner of Montclair’s Property Lab LLC, spoke to us about his humble beginnings, career in the film industry and his hopes for his design and build construction firm. In the midst of the current global pandemic, many of us have been thinking about our own small businesses or the local small businesses of […]
Local Montclair restaurant, Cuban Pete's, Hangs Banner to Support Black Lives Matter
As protests supporting the Black Lives Matter movement spread across the country, Dominick Restaino, owner of restaurant Cuban Pete’s, felt moved to do something. “Cuba is actually 68% African descent so that is a big indication of why I put my banner up”, Restaino says. His large banner that spans the front of the restaurant […]
As Tensions Rise in the United States and Beyond, Thousands in Montclair Urge that Black Lives Matter
On May 25th, an unarmed Black man named George Floyd was killed at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, igniting protests across the country, and around the world, calling for justice and amplifying the message that Black Lives Matter.
On May 25th, an unarmed Black man named George Floyd was killed at the hands of the Minneapolis Police Department, igniting protests across the country, and around the world, calling for justice and amplifying the message that Black Lives Matter. These weeks of protests also come after the March 13th killing of Breonna Taylor, an […]
The greater Glen Ridge community is mourning the loss of Officer Charles 'Rob' Roberts, who passed away from COVID-19 complications this week at the age of 45.
The greater Glen Ridge community is mourning the loss of Officer Charles ‘Rob’ Roberts, who passed away from COVID-19 complications this week at the age of 45. A life-long New Jersey resident, Officer Roberts was an integral and beloved member of the Glen Ridge community. To properly commemorate his passing, the town that he served […]
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 […]
After its launch in 1931, the John J. Harvey fireboat went on to serve the New York Harbor and the city of New York until 1994. The John J. Harvey was a technological marvel for its time, with powerful internal combustion engines, making her the fastest fire fighting boat of her time. In September of […]
Montclair’s very own junior football program, The Montclair Cobras, is working hard to bring home another championship. The Cobras 12U Division recently won the Garden State AYF League championship on November 10th, leading them to a near-national championship season. The Montclair Dispatch congratulates the Cobras on a successful year! The Cobras are a non-profit program […]
The following is a press release issued by the Michael Aymar Foundation. The Montclair Dispatch congratulates the winners! A deserving family, and a strong partnership with Our Lady of the Lake School in Verona, has delivered three new Ambassadors for The Michael Aymar Foundation. The Michael Aymar Foundation is a 501(c) (3) Charitable Organization, founded in […]