Five people have submitted applications to fill the school board seat vacated by Flavio Rivera.
The New Jersey Clean Communities Council has given its education award to city resident Talena Lachelle Queen for starting a free book exchange program targeted at young people in public parks.
Former mayoral candidates Pedro Rodriguez and Alex Mendez, bitter rivals in the municipal elections, have set aside their differences to back four candidates in the 18-person school board race in November.
The city’s school district is rehabilitating the elevated playground at School 9 and the parking garage underneath.
The school board criticized and opposed a district proposal to change the theme of the Garrett Morgan Academy from engineering to service, focused on community service, on Wednesday night.
The city’s school board is seeking applications and resumes to appoint someone to the seat vacated by Flavio Rivera.
Eighteen candidates are vying for five school board seats up for grabs in November, according to the Passaic County Clerk’s Office.