I want to write this communique to welcome back our students, teachers and staff. The 2020-21 school year was challenging to say the least. The 2021-22 school year will undoubtedly present its own share of challenges.
I want to preface this letter by stating that I have somewhat regained a smidgen of hope in the US justice system. Yesterday was a bittersweet day. Sweet because we finally witnessed justice being served upon a rogue cop who willfully took the life of an innocent in the most terrible way possible.
Now that the pomp and circumstance of Hinchliffe Stadium’s “ground breaking” is in the rear-view mirror, and with the projected reopening of this National Historic Landmark slated for August 2022, perhaps now is the time to plan for the revenue generating events that will be needed to fund the yearly preventative maintenance for this 90-year-old…
First and foremost, I hope this finds you well and continuing to stay safe and healthy. There is no doubt this has been a difficult year, and we know the Paterson community has seen more than its share of loved ones affected by the pandemic.
I am writing this letter to address an obvious elephant in the room. So, with that being said let’s get down to it.
I am writing this letter today to caution you about taking the new coronavirus seriously. Please don’t forget to mask up, wash your hands, sanitize and clean work areas. Practice social distancing and get tested.
Recently, it was announced that Hinchliffe Stadium’s lease with the City of Paterson will be extended for 75 years. While at first glance, this appears to be some semblance of a victory, there are many questions that need to be asked.