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 […]

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 […]

Montclair Food and Wine Festival 2017

Montclair Food and Wine Festival 2017

Montclair’s Food and Wine Festival 2017 featured the very best that New Jersey has to offer. On July 15th, the Wellmont Theater in Montclair was transformed into an eloquent dining hall for the Bourbon and Biergarten celebration of Montclair’s Food and Wine Festival. The event displayed the finest restaurants and beverage companies from around the […]

Montclair Celebrates Annual 4th of July Parade

Montclair Celebrates Annual 4th of July Parade

Montclair Celebrates July 4th with 67th annual parade.  The town of Montclair celebrated Independence Day with the 67th annual parade through town. As expected, the parade was filled with live entertainment for all ages to enjoy. The parade started at 11:00 AM at Bloomfield Avenue and South Fullerton Avenue, with a picnic in Edgemont Park […]

Senior Class President Kennedy, MHS’17 Commencement Speech, “..Do Good, Be Kind and Very Brave.”

Senior Class President Kennedy, MHS’17 Commencement Speech, “..Do Good, Be Kind and Very Brave.”

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 […]

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 […]

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