Lost In History: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Visit to Montclair High School

Lost In History: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Visit to Montclair High School

52 years ago, during a firey time in the United States and around the world, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. made a controversial visit to this very town, possibly at the peak of his notoriety. Just two years prior to his assassination and untimely death, King arrived in Montclair, making town history by stopping into […]

Facing the Facts and the Future of Montclair’s Downtown Look

Facing the Facts and the Future of Montclair’s Downtown Look

In recent months, the future of the facade of downtown Montclair has created a buzz around town. The recent revisions and discussions surrounding the 256 Park Street property, the building at the corner of Walnut and Forest streets (pictured above), and other business district properties have started a conversation regarding the historic and thematic architecture […]

Juvenile Diversion Programs Build Strong Communities and Better Citizens.

Juvenile Diversion Programs Build Strong Communities and Better Citizens.

Juvenile diversion programs offer a better alternative to incarceration while building stronger communities and better citizens. America’s criminal justice system serves several purposes. It is used to punish criminals, to protect innocent people from becoming victims by removing dangerous criminals from the streets, and also can give some comfort to victims. But the justice system […]

Montclair Must Step Up And Self-Fund The Community Policing Initiative.

Montclair Must Step Up And Self-Fund The Community Policing Initiative.

As the federal government returns local budgetary control back to Montclair, Montclairites must decide to self-fund the Community Policing Initiative. As jobless claims drop to their lowest level in 45 years and as income tax rates have recently fallen, more Montclairites are working and their collective take home paychecks are a little larger. With less […]

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 […]

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 […]

John Bartlett, Candidate for Congress Discusses His Plan for the 11th District.

John Bartlett, Candidate for Congress Discusses His Plan for the 11th District.

John Bartlett, who is running for congress representing the 11th District, discussed his campaign and his plans for the future of the 11th District over coffee. Candidate Bartlett offered and we accepted his invitation to discuss his plans on the record over coffee at Starbucks in Upper Montclair, NJ. Passaic County Freeholder John Bartlett is […]

Hillary Clinton stops at Watchung Booksellers to Meet Adoring Fans and Sign Books

Hillary Clinton stops at Watchung Booksellers to Meet Adoring Fans and Sign Books

Hillary Clinton made an early stop on her book tour at Watchung Booksellers in in Montclair, NJ this past Tuesday, Sept. 26th. It was an unusual Tuesday in Montclair. Roads were blocked, security was tight, and the sidewalks were packed with people. People all headed to the same destination: Watchung Booksellers, the bookstore that on […]

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