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frank July 19, 2014 at 07:21 am
Need the money to pay the two Basketball coaches!
JOHN DILLMAR July 19, 2014 at 01:36 pm
Mel------------How does paying teachers much more then they are worth help anybody except theRead More teachers?
James D. Vragel July 19, 2014 at 04:07 pm
If Rutgers needs to economize, they can start by cutting their ridiculous, and losing, footballRead More program that costs the taxpayers millions to prop up.
News Man July 14, 2014 at 04:45 pm
Too tough a swim for me.. 92yr. old. I leave to younger guys & gals.
Marianne Frederick July 15, 2014 at 04:11 pm
You go, Charlotte! (my mom's name was Charlotte too). Best of luck from an RHS 1967 graduate.
Yay Charlotte!
Past Ridgewood Graduation. Credit: Christopher Costa.
RHS 12 July 4, 2014 at 03:24 pm
Nor is this going to reduce drinking at the event or make anyone behave in a safer manner. InsteadRead More of consuming a pack of beer beforehand, people will just sneak in a flask of Everclear. Short of thoroughly searching everyone, there's really not much you can do about it.
50yrsinthewood July 4, 2014 at 04:16 pm
As if this is the first year that this has happened. It happens every year, and usually starts atRead More the pre-grad parties.
RHS 12 July 5, 2014 at 03:33 pm
This has happened every year that Project Graduation has been in existence. You're either kiddingRead More yourself or underestimating the creativity of your children if you think removing the 30-minute window is going to do anything to stop drinking. However, what's more dangerous: a pack of beer consumed beforehand or a flask of 190-proof Everclear snuck into the event in its place? Because all this is going to lead to is kids finding more dangerous ways to drink. Anyways, it seems Fishbein clearly doesn't understand the purpose of public education - to provide opportunities and set people up for a successful future. Insisting on giving these students a black mark on their record over a victimless "crime" runs counter to that. At this point, it just seems petty and vengeful, but I guess that is to be expected from the school system.
KC June 27, 2014 at 07:23 pm
Good Luck grads!
Steven Smith June 28, 2014 at 02:40 am
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Williams. Credit: Ridgewood Schools Website.
big momma July 21, 2014 at 01:55 pm
These people are being paid to give of their time, efforts and dedication. They are being wellRead More compensated. I could see if this was a volunteer being honored. My husband works hard, mentors younger employees and interns and works well beyond a 40 hour week without any additional compensation. I don't expect to see a room in his company named after him because of his contributions, efforts, and dedication.
christina July 21, 2014 at 08:37 pm
I don't think they expected to have these spaced named after them. That's what happens when theRead More community in which you work respects and appreciates the work you do. Additionally, the contributions that they've made to their respective communities extend well beyond the hours for which they are being paid, which is apparent if you've met either of them.
Ridgewood Mom July 21, 2014 at 09:10 pm
Congratulations to our wonderful teachers, and thank you for all of the things that you do.
sean mccooe June 20, 2014 at 08:09 am
So , drugs will be the choice ? Hope the corral and curb sit for parent pickup is the enforcementRead More style used tonight.
sean mccooe June 20, 2014 at 09:06 am
https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Backwoods/126845270724461
Willard June 20, 2014 at 08:04 pm
What a nanny state....
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Wwe Tensai June 12, 2014 at 10:11 am
The school is entitled to some control over the learning environment in its building. Students areRead More to keep cell phones in purses or lockers during the day. If its out, teacher takes it,, it goes to the office and kiddo can get it at the end of the day. Not too difficult and the students learn that sometimes you have to follow someone else's rules. It won't kill you.
John Wayne June 16, 2014 at 07:09 pm
That depends on the school. Some schools are very lax and look the other way on to many issuesRead More including this one. Yes, The schools should get more involved what is going on during the school day. Once you allow this to happen for one group of kids you have to continue to do it for all the kids. You can't pick and choose who you want to call the police on. The police should always be called if something like this is going on during school hours. If it is happening after hours then the parents and the police should be involved. To many schools look the other way for only certain kids and it is not right. That is where the law suits come in.
Rick Ricky June 17, 2014 at 08:21 pm
Let me guess. Bridgewater/Raritan is listed as a top school by someone. Now you know why? All theseRead More top schools lie by not reporting the crap that goes on.
Marlboro Mann June 4, 2014 at 10:44 am
God bless the proliferation of tutoring centers. Our taxes pay teachers to show up at work and thenRead More they really teach when it comes to the after school jobs. BTW should I send in my Abbott check now or flush the cash down the toilet-Same Result.
Rick Ricky June 18, 2014 at 06:22 pm
No, This is a joke. Just because someone graduates college for who knows what doesn't mean they areRead More smarter than someone who did not attend college. A lot of useless degrees that jobs are hard to come by. Just because a poll taken shows jersey has 34.5 pct who has degrees doesn't mean they are smart. The polls taken and what and how they come up to determine what they do is ridiculous.
Outofcontrol June 27, 2014 at 12:17 pm
You could never tell by the politicians we elect...just take a look at our Governor. He has multipleRead More degrees but still stupid and arrogant.
JAFO May 28, 2014 at 02:29 pm
There once was a doofus named thetentman whose comments belong in a trash can. Though he'sRead More committed no crime it certainly would be sublime if his roommate was a gay warlord from Sudan
thetentman May 28, 2014 at 02:51 pm
There once was a guy named Jafo, His brain was a rotted mango, when his wife said goodnight She saidRead More sleep tight you really are just another wacko!
Judy Manni May 30, 2014 at 09:24 am
Congratulations to the winner and to Mrs. Kazangioglu. She is a dedicated teacher and I was honoredRead More to have her as part of the World Languages Department during my tenure there. Would have liked to have seen a picture of the high school at the top of the article, however, and not Central School, an elementary school in Glen Rock.
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Dawn Urbanek June 10, 2014 at 10:01 pm
We have to make people aware that our State is run by public employee Unions and we need court casesRead More like today which ruled that the California Teacher Tenure rules are unconstitutional so that we can change laws and vote people out of office who do not represent the interests of the public who pay the taxes.
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:19 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | <a href='http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/' > http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com/home.html</a>
Spencer James July 11, 2014 at 04:20 pm
Something that is interesting to note is that high school grads are going to four year universitiesRead More and studying subject that isn't marketable. While on the other hand you have people getting vocational training at vocational schools that essentially guarantees them a job out of school that will make them 'x' amount of money. So it isn't that college degrees are worthless, some are. It is also said that sometimes trade school is the right choice! Spencer James | http://www.newmexicodentalassisting.com
NEW May 24, 2014 at 10:25 am
The girl's friend who stepped up and reported the truth did the right thing, and made all theRead More difference in the world. She could have remained quiet or lied as she was asked. The girl's ex-boyfriend may have believed her and acted out of genuine concern for her. The mother, however, asked the friend to lie. Why? Clearly that apple didn't fall far from the tree.
Hugh May 25, 2014 at 10:42 am
And here we have a perfect snapshot of the decline of American morals and civilization. Well doneRead More all. I especially appreciate the "victim's" mother.
Bob Vey June 21, 2014 at 09:10 am
The girl & her boyfriend (if he attends Drew U ) should be kicked out of school as well.
Declan Harrison May 22, 2014 at 09:12 am
How will this even be enforceable? The very people who use this App for malicious purposes are theRead More very same people who will ignore this latest ban.
JAFO May 22, 2014 at 10:06 am
The App has been disabled at thousands of high schools across the US, including Ridgewood, it said.Read More Logging on from a high school produces an error message saying, "It looks like you are using this at a high school or middle school, which is not allowed. Sending and reading messages is disabled
Phil Brooks May 22, 2014 at 05:11 pm
Not to worry, there'll be a new app to replace the old one--and a newer app to replace THAT when theRead More time comes.
Willard May 29, 2014 at 02:41 pm
What a simplistic statement...if you don't like it, move. Democracies do not work like that. WeRead More need public employees to have defined contribution pensions, a retirement age reflective of current mortality rates, and some certainty in retiree health care costs. To be able to retire with a full pension at 55 is unsustainable for the taxpayers in the long run. It is just math.
disgusted May 29, 2014 at 03:41 pm
has nothing to do math it has to do with the politicians this gov included making the payments thatRead More they are obligated to. To suggest relocation is not simplistic. To refer to someone as a pig at a trough shows lack respect for anyone who disagrees with you, and serious lack of impulse control probably brought on by self esteem issues, and or a chemical imbalance of some form or other.
Willard May 29, 2014 at 03:58 pm
disgusted- and what is your excuse?
RdgwdGRock May 16, 2014 at 12:52 pm
you are the snob; probably the type who is low-brow and wants it all for free; you should move toRead More Trenton. Stay Sassy!
JAFO May 16, 2014 at 04:21 pm
It sounds like you're saying "I know you are but what am I. I know you are but what am I...Read More ". Too funny.
Willard May 27, 2014 at 06:42 pm
As much as I disagree with our BOE on a lot of issues, this is a good thing. Chromebooks are $200Read More each and we are not beholden to Microsoft or Apple and the ridiculous licensing fees for the OS or software like Office.
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anonymous May 15, 2014 at 03:32 pm
LOL grace that was a good one.
Fed up Local May 17, 2014 at 11:29 am
Don't smoke anything on school property. Seems like a no brainer to me.
Gordo K May 18, 2014 at 02:48 pm
Hmm ... it seems to me that "smoking" has been redefined. Is inhaling any kind of vaporRead More "smoking"?
Mac May 13, 2014 at 02:27 pm
voter morals: what's in it for me? - while one can't quantify zero return on investment, one can addRead More up what it costs to keep reelecting family members with single digit leadership: we can solve any problem with more money flowing my way
timverba May 14, 2014 at 08:00 pm
It would be nice to hear a speech from a former Secretary of State, an International Monetary FundRead More Managing Director, or a billionaire mayor. But if it were for my commencement, I would be asking what is the connection to the school. Was Ms Rice involved in some cooperative program between Stanford and Rutgers? Was Ms Lagarde offering Smith College graduates a block of fellowships with the IMF? As a member of the alumni, will the sound of Michael Bloomberg's voice reverberate through my wallet so that its contents should be spilled into a bursar's tin? Most of these speeches are not setting forth public policy like General George Marshall's Plan to Harvard in 1947 or a civic vision like President Johnson's Great Society to the University of Michigan in 1964. If they have no real connection to the school's community, why should the graduates have to suffer through a thirty minute speech that is half inaudible and half unconnected. I am not trying to diminish the great accomplishments of Rice, Lagarde, and Bloomberg. Just give them their honorary stripes and keep the line moving. Commencement speeches would be received much better if limited to the school's president, provost, or even a public health official at the school.
Wwe Tensai May 15, 2014 at 04:32 pm
Who really cares who's giving the speech? The parents? No. They are there because their kid justRead More graduated and they are so proud they could burst. The graduate? No. He or she is relieved and happy and wants to get out of there and have some fun before moving on with life. The public relations people? Yep. All this fuss for a one-line blurb in some recruitment brochure: " Recent commencement speakers have included former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice, Queen Elizabeth II of England, and the Archangel Gabriel." It makes the school look more prestigious on paper. The administrators don't win any extra mojo for , say, awarding more scholarships.
PeterB May 11, 2014 at 01:20 pm
@Factsbeforejudgement - You should either like an out of touch ,arrogant and ignorant parent orRead More student who just got busted. Bottom line - I don't care about the urine, nor the balloons, whatever was on the door knobs. You broke into a school in the middle of the night. What part of breaking and entering don't you get?! And guess what your statement that i am not going to anything is so incorrect. What I am going to do is go to every board of ed meeting regarding this and make it a point to contact the county prosecutors office that they prosecute to the full extent of the law. You better get your box of tissues ready because i am sure that you will be crying some tears. Problem is you and your friends or fellow parents are just ignorant and stupid. That is not my opinion thats a FACT!! I make sure I honk while your picking up trash on the side of RT 4 as you serve your community service.
Facts BeforeJudgement May 11, 2014 at 04:21 pm
@PeterB...Oh be quiet! I'll say this to you and everybody else I'm nor a student or a parent of oneRead More of the kids but I will assure you I know more of the facts than you and if you are a neighborhood resident and show your face at any "Board of ed meeting" your going to be looked at like a crazy person and I'm sure the cops will put cuffs on you silly as you sound not to mention who are you WHO do you think you are that your going to "Speak to a prosecutor" do you have a job to go to?!? You think it sounds believable that your going to "tell the prosecutor and a Judge what to do?!?!" What's more believable you'll be the one dragged out in cuffs there too! Be quiet go sit down some where better yet get a life huffing and puffing on the internet like somebody did something to you personally Get outta here LOL...What a joke of a comment..BYE BYE FOLKS!
John Santaella May 11, 2014 at 04:40 pm
I can just see Peter B. going to Hackensack and the prosecutors office: "Do you know who IRead More am?" "Hi, I'm Peter B and I'm going to tell you how to do your job." After the Met's loss last night you've just made my Sunday I'm laughing so hard.
Spooner May 7, 2014 at 10:56 pm
Proud, how's the posting contest going?
Brandy the Dog May 8, 2014 at 06:34 am
Very well Leader Spooner, I have attracted several candidates for the Redstocking Coilition.
Marie May 8, 2014 at 07:37 am
The people condemning Condi Rice, for the most part, won't hear a WORD against any of their patronRead More saints - like Obama or the Clintons- hypocrites to the enth degree.
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