I wish to share a personal thought about the plight of being an activist. Aside from the awards, citations, warm expressions and salutes, there is a real sacrifice to be made when choosing to advocate for others, no matter the issue.
Paterson has reached a major crossroads. The city is at a critical stage where a decision must be made to return to transparent and accountable government or continue to let the go-along-to-get-along sink us deeper into the swamp of half-truths and factual lies that have flooded out the Silk City and spoiled the grassroots.
Hinchlffe Stadium is the embodiment of the decline of our city. Its facade a shattered wreck, the stands neglected and overgrown, the playing field a total ruin. Its glorious and historic past a dim memory. Some would argue that it’s a busted flush, its best days are behind it; you might as well raze it…
The end of the school year can lull you both in good and bad ways. I brave a smile even though I know there is impending doom for my future as a teacher.
As a landlord my job is to provide livable housing conditions to my tenants. This cold temperature has been difficult for many of my tenants. There are busted water pipes, frozen pipes, and no heat in several locations.
As you know, New Jersey’s public schools rank among the finest in the nation. This achievement was made possible due to the unwavering dedication from all of New Jersey’s teachers and educational support professionals. In fact, we are proud products of New Jersey’s public school system ourselves.
I was deeply disturbed to read earlier this week that Essex County Chairman LeRoy Jones is considering running against State Party Chairman John Currie for the chairmanship of the state Democratic Party.