As we prepare to embark on a new school year in one of the best school districts in the state, I wish to welcome our students back and encourage them to follow their dreams, achieve their goals and be the best they can be. The greatest treasure of a nation is its children.
I wish to congratulate newly appointed board of education member Jessica Schutte. With my congratulations I also wish to offer a bit of advice as she prepares to take the oath of office and begin her term.
At the eleventh hour, I filed a nominating petition to have my name officially added to the ballot for the 2018 Paterson board of education election. Now, I can’t compete with the onslaught of political promises that you will surely be inundated with. What I can do is make you aware of the work I…
It is no secret that Paterson is in dire need of revitalizing, restructuring, rebuilding and, quite frankly, rebranding. As a city, we have struggled to pay our municipal debt, to reduce crime substantially, to create sustainable employment opportunities for our youth and to provide assistance for our city’s most vulnerable residents.
I read the recent letter submitted by PEA President John McEntee. In the letter, Mr. McEntee demanded an apology from Assistant Superintendent Warren because of her comments regarding the types of teachers being sought to serve the students at the Young Men’s Academy.
The election is over. The people have spoken and elected two new council representatives, re-elected one current councilwoman and a new mayor. I respect our system of democracy but it would be very remiss of me to not say that I am equally disappointed in the low turnout by Paterson voters on Election Day.
I want to give all praises to the Most High for granting me the opportunity to write this letter. Secondly, I want to congratulate all of the winners on their respective victories last night. I also want to congratulate all candidates for running. I know how much work it takes to stand in front of…