New Jersey is leading the country on bail reform with a well thought-out system to ensure public safety has yielded a 16 percent drop in the jail population with NO increase in crime rate. In 2016 alone, the Federal Bureau of Investigations estimates that law enforcement agencies made over ten million arrests. On the surface, […]
Out of the eighty-four 2018 Grammy Awards, only one goes to a woman on the big night, the odds are incredible! In My Opinion…. The 2018 Grammy Awards were more than just a disaster for ratings, which disappointed advertisers and sponsors. The Recording Academy chose their biggest night to demonstrate that the powerful and connected […]
The Montclair Boy Scouts have been teaching preparedness and personal resilience since 1909. In an autumn season during which many Montclair residents remember very personally the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, we can also refresh our commitment to doing our best to be prepared for what life hands to us, whether with supplies, […]
Using Ireland’s history as a backdrop, The Abbey Theatre’s The Plough and the Stars is a stark and bloody look at the effects of war and poverty.
Ireland’s National Theatre presents the Sean O’Casey play ‘The Plough and the Stars.’ Ireland’s Easter Rising was a rebellion that occurred during Easter week in April of 1916. The goal was to end British rule in Ireland. This historical event is at the center of The Plough and the Stars, but the play is much […]
Choreographer Deborah Hay, composer Laurie Anderson and the Cullberg Ballet of Sweden brought their collaborative talents to MSU with ‘Figure a Sea.’
Kasser Theater presents ‘Figure a Sea.’ Even though it was only 7:15 p.m., I felt like I was late. Fifteen minutes before the start time and there was already a lot to see on stage at The Kasser Theater for Figure a Sea. Dressed in shades of blue and black, against a white floor and backdrop, […]
En Vogue and TLC showed the town of Montclair a good night! There wasn’t much of a wait outside for the fabulous ladies of En Voue and TLC to perform, which was great because it was a bit chilly outside. Once we arrived at Montclair’s greatest venue, the Wellmont Theater, we were able to pick up our tickets and […]
French Circus Performer brings her surreal circus, ‘The Forgotten/L’Oublie(e),’ to the Kasser Theater to kick off a new season of Peak Performances.
A meditation on loss, ‘The Forgotten/L’Oublie(e)’ explores darkness on many levels. On Thursday, Sept. 29, Peak Performances at Montclair State University began their 12th season with the American Premiere of Raphaelle Boitel in The Forgotten/L’Oublie(e). Boitel is well known in France as a circus performer and a contortionist. As a child she attended the National […]
Discover the battle between MHS vs. West Essex Varsity Soccer through a picture essay by Chief Photographer, Scott Kennedy, of The Montclair Dispatch.
Montclair High School vs. West Essex Regional High School’s Boys Varsity Soccer game portrayed in a complete photo essay. Photos are simply one of the best ways readers can get complete a picture of a story. It allows readers to experience what exactly happened within that moment. A reader can feel every emotion that subject is feeling, envision […]
Through efforts of the ACLU and Edward Snowden, they have made an epic contribution during confusing times to the people of the United States of America.
Snowden the new Oliver Stone political thriller was screened by the ACLU of New Jersey on Tues. Sept. 13 for ACLU-NJ supporters and other members of the public four days before the film debuted nationwide. For the rest of the nation, The Snowden movie will leave you angry and thankful for the ACLU. I urge my readers […]
How many of you remember Pokemon? Well it's back and even better than when you first remembered as 'Pokemon Go' takes you to a new world.
‘Pokemon Go’ takes video games to a whole other level! As many of you know, Niantic and the Pokemon Company have teamed up to create the newly released game, Pokemon Go. Since its release on July 6, Pokemon Go has reached top of the App Store on Apple phones and apps related to it, such as “Go […]