Montclair Dispatch Student-Writer Reflects on Local Media’s Accountability Role

Montclair Dispatch Student-Writer Reflects on Local Media’s Accountability Role

Montclair Dispatch student-writer Joe Michalitsianos reflects on the accountability role of local media in keeping the community informed.   A journalist’s job is hard. It is not the deadlines, the writing or the uncomfortable conversations needed to occur in the pursuit of information. No, a journalist’s job is hard because a journalist must hold everyone […]

Fresco Da Franco Italian Eatery Hosts Annual Exotic Car Rally

Fresco Da Franco Italian Eatery Hosts Annual Exotic Car Rally

The fourth annual Exotic Charity Car Rally was held Sunday, June 12, 2017. Fresco da Franco Italian Eatery, located right on Church Street, hosted the event. Church Street was filled with a myriad of Italian exotic cars. People were astonished by these lavish vehicles, as they took photos of and with the cars. Celebrity Paul […]

Walter Springer presents his BOE petition to a divided community

Walter Springer presents his BOE petition to a divided community

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 […]

Montclair Police Gather for Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics NJ

Montclair Police Gather for Annual Torch Run for Special Olympics NJ

The Montclair Police Department assembled for the Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey. Friday morning, June 9, 2017, members of the Montclair Police Department gathered together for the 34th annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics New Jersey. At 9:45 AM a group of members of the department, as well as family and […]

2017 Montclair African-American Heritage Festival

2017 Montclair African-American Heritage Festival

On June 3, 2017, the Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation held their 28th annual parade and festival. The Montclair African-American Heritage Foundation serves as an outreach to broaden minds and spirits, preserve history and culture, and to recognize and promote cultural resources as an essential element of Montclair’s economic and social well-being. The MAAHF is a […]

Montclair Alumni Gather for Annual Homer Robinson Day

Montclair Alumni Gather for Annual Homer Robinson Day

Montclair High School Lacrosse alumni of all ages gathered together to play in the annual blue vs white alumni game The 23rd annual Homer Robinson Day was held in Anderson Park on June 3, 2017. Homer Robinson Day celebrates the late Homer Robinson, assistant coach to the legendary Gil Gibbs who established Montclair High School Lacrosse. […]

Springer to Deliver Petition to BOE June 7th at 7 PM

Springer to Deliver Petition to BOE June 7th at 7 PM

It took Walter Springer 1 week to reach 1000 signatures on his petition to reinstate Athletic Director Jeff Gannon and Assistant Principal of English Kim Westervelt. On Wednesday June 7th 2017, Springer will present that petition to the Montclair Board of Education.   On May 15th 2017, word circulated in Montclair that there had been major cuts […]

Montclair Crew Adds National Champions to Growing List of Achievements

Montclair Crew Adds National Champions to Growing List of Achievements

The Montclair Boys 1st Varsity 8 are National Champions. After a landmark victory in Philadelphia at the Stotesbury Cup, the boys shook off post-victory tiredness and won a national championship the next weekend. In the end, it almost seemed inevitable. From the finish line on the Cooper River, it is hard to tell who is in […]

The Montclair Board of Education delays the release of public records.

The Montclair Board of Education delays the release of public records.

The Montclair Dispatch has waited two weeks for the public records to be returned – we have not received one sentence of the documents requested. The Montclair Dispatch serves to provide the public with the access to information they have a right to know. The Montclair Board of Education has delayed the release of the public records […]

Cristi Kennedy, Isabelle Siddons, Julianna Wittmann, and Samantha Wittmann Earn Senior Spotlight

Cristi Kennedy, Isabelle Siddons, Julianna Wittmann, and Samantha Wittmann Earn Senior Spotlight

Montclair High School seniors intern at The Montclair Dispatch for the Career Internship Program Seniors at Montclair High School are given the opportunity to participate in the Career Internship Program; a four week internship in the field of their choice. In years past, the internships have ranged from directing and producing a musical, to furthering […]

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