Local schools from A to Z
Superintendent Zywicki talks about his first year running the district
by Hannington Dia
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Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
You don't have to travel to Florida to find the next generation of biologists studying sharks. As a matter of fact, you don't even have to travel beyond Weehawken's Theodore Roosevelt School. At th...
Class trip provides firsthand lessons
High school students visit Avora condominium construction site
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A brand new elective course, Principles of Engineering Design, became available to juniors and seniors at Weehawken High School this year, and its 29 students are already gaining some real world en...
All the world’s a stage
Theater leader takes inspiration from Weehawken
by Marilyn Baer
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Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Chase Leyner of Weehawken has run a children’s theater in Hoboken for many years, and takes inspiration from the local area. “I think it’s a nice central hub for all of my students and staff,” said...
WEEHAWKEN BRIEFS
Feb 19, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
Joseph Wisniewski, former Weehawken superintendent, dies at 77 Joseph Wisniewski, the superintendent of schools for the Weehawken school district for 15 years before retiring in 1995, died on Frida...
The ‘Power List’
Our annual ranking of Hudson County’s most influential
by Al Sullivan
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 107 107 recommendations | email to a friend
The status of each of Hudson County’s most influential people rises and falls from year to year. Influence can mean different things, not only political power. Artists, activists, and not-for-profi...
Local mayors take stand vs. Trump
Several towns will not help search for undocumented immigrants
by Hannington Dia
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Feb 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Donald Trump sharply intensified the nation’s immigration debate last week when he signed an executive order removing federal funding from cities that refer to themselves as “sanctuary cities.” Alt...
Snow day? Rain delay?
Superintendents reveal how they decide to close schools for storms
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Feb 05, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
When the National Weather Service predicted a rainy nor’easter for Monday, Jan. 23, three school districts in Hudson County closed, and several others remained open but canceled afternoon activitie...
Weehawken students track sharks in STEM session
New Chromebooks allow the use of blended learning tools
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Weehawken Township students are connecting with shark trackers using blended learning tools as part of a new STEM curriculum. In mid-November, the students met online with OCEARCH Founding Chairman...
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Hudson County CASA is seeking volunteers Learn how to become a CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate) volunteer and help foster children find safe and permanent homes. You may attend an informatio...
The secret and the shame
What’s behind the increasing rates of domestic violence in Hudson County?
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
Jan 22, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 277 277 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County has seen an alarming jump in domestic violence incidents in recent years, raising questions as to what’s behind the increase and the best ways to combat it. December’s double murder a...