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April 27, 2015
I read last week on Mile Square View that Beth Mason was not running for Council again but was going to replace Jamie Cryan as Chair of the Hoboken Democratic Committee . Perhaps both rumors can be true as being the local chair gives her cover and a hefty contribution gets her an in with Hillary.
Mayor issues statement about Bayonne shooting; seeks public’s help
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BAYONNE – Mayor James Davis issued a public statement about the shooting at 16th Street Park on Sunday evening, April 26, and asked for the public to step forward with any information it may have. In the statement, Davis said that Bayonne Police Department units had responded to the report of a shooting at the park at 5:06 p.m., and that arriving police officers had found an 18-year-old man who had been struck in the shoulder by a bullet. “Our Detective Bureau is currently investigating the incident and following up with multiple witnesses [who were] present at the scene,” Davis said. Multiple shots were reportedly fired from a black sport utility vehicle before it sped off. The mayor asked that anyone with information about the shooting call the Bayonne Detective Bureau at (201) 858-6925 or the tips hotline at (877) 900-8477. The injured man had been rushed to the Jersey City Medical Center, was in stable condition, and his injuries did not appear to be life threatening, according to the release.
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lenny l.
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April 27, 2015
Agreed - it's a shame there's not any competition for this paper in town. They're just able to coast by without trying to ruffle any feathers. Could you imagine the fun that could be had with those emails if the Ny Daily News found them from a NYC council member? People would love to see the inner workings of a campaign and now they're public record, but these people just put their heads down and report the same ho hum stuff. Oh well. Props to roman and Nancy for filling the journalistic gap in this town.
AverageExtraordinaryJoe
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April 27, 2015
Actually, I have no proglem informing you that I originally chose not to send my oldest child to the public schools in Hoboken. I made that decisioin based upon some developmental issues that my child had and was warned away from the public school in hoboken because of his therapists first hand witnessing how the children are shunted aside for issues such as his in the district schools. Later, as my oldest grew and that was no longer as much of an issue HoLa became available. We then moved our kids there after we were accepted on the lottery the second in the second year and the school was able to quicly bring our kids up to speed on the language and despite having lower funding they were quite adept at handing my child's needs. No that I have completely blown your argument of "not admitting" something that is really not damning at all; lets move back to your original argument. You believe HoLa is a waste of money. As a parent, I do not. I believe I am getting excellent value for school taxes I pay. I know that my kid's school cost this town less per pupil than the district school that are inventing more ways to waste funding (like the lawsuit). And HoLa is doing it for kids that have issues such as mine. Just FYI my kid is getting straight A's in school; he's proven to be quite brilliant and I am so glad I did not accept a situiation where he would have been placed aside in the district schools. Let's go on to your second point of not being accountable. The HoLa board is infinitely more accountable to the children it serves than the district schools. If the parents feel that the school is not doing right by their children, they can choose to leave the charter school. It's quite simply a matter of supply and demand. A service that falls out of favor will be shut down. On the opposite side, a service that is in such high demand such as HoLa should not have it's capacity artifically deflated by the BOE by such means as the use of a lawsuit. Third, to your point of I got mine and don't care where it comes from. I will say yes I am completely happy that our children were able to attend the school when space openned up and we were willing to go through the struggle of moving our children mid-way in the year. I stand by my children's right for a quality public education. We saw the quality being offered in the dual language model of education and we went for it. You seam to have less an issue with HoLa and more of an issue with having to pay taxes to fund public schools. The simple math is Hola is doing more with less. In that, the charters are actually saving this town money. Again, simple suppy and demand, as the demand has waned for the district schools, the funding should naturally reduce. Every child that attends a charter school is one less child that the district has to educate. Yet for some reason, the BOE and district schools still feel that they should retain the funding. Could you imagine the increase in the taxes if all charter school and private school children were to show up in the districts in September. I belive you are completely mistaken that the cost of the admin savings would somehow offset the inflated costs of the teachers salary. You seam to forget there are far more teachers than faculty. Lastly, YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME trying to paint a picture of cronyism upon any of the charter schools. You must have a complete blind eye to the BOE and the district schools.