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 […]

The Montclair Board of Education Has a Transparency Problem

The Montclair Board of Education Has a Transparency Problem

In the wake of the recent controversial personnel decisions made by the Montclair Board of Education, many have questioned the legitimacy of the operation due to a lack of transparency.   After Laura Hertzog and Franklin Turner were sworn in as President and Vice President of the Montclair Board of Education, there were pledges of […]

Montclair Resident Walter Springer Creates Petition Supporting Jeff Gannon

Montclair Resident Walter Springer Creates Petition Supporting Jeff Gannon

  On May 22, 2017, Montclair resident and parent, Walter Springer, created a petition to raise awareness to the Montclair Board of Education’s personnel decisions. In a rapid response to the dubious demotions and terminations of several Montclair public school employees last week, local Montclair parent Walter Springer has created a petition to reinstate both Athletic […]

MFEE Fundracer 2017 Brings Community Together to Raise Needed Funds

MFEE Fundracer 2017 Brings Community Together to Raise Needed Funds

The MFEE Fundracer Sequel 2017 captured the essence of the Montclair community: Team Frick and Frack wins 4 1/2 hour marathon endurance race across Montclair. Sequels are rarely better. After the first MFEE Amazing Fundracer in 2016, expectations this year for the newly emerging annual tradition were high. This was for good reason. The first Fundracer, in 2016, was […]