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    Teacher's village?!!? LOL yeah right wait till next year there will be even more layoffs. The liberal gravy train is over, that girl in the pic is crying?? Tell her folks to pay for her education and stop taking money from the burbs


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    Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Tina Hernandez, a freshman at American History High School becomes emotional as she speaks as hundreds of parents, students, teachers and city officials debate the merits of a proposal to meld almost a dozen charter and district schools next year during a standing-room-only meeting of the Newark Public School Advisory Board at Barringer High School. NEWARK, NJ (3/22/2011) Andrew Mills/The Star-Ledger Capacity crowd attends Newark Public School Advisory Board meeting gallery (17 photos)








    NEWARK — The Newark Public School district is considering laying off nearly 400 employees, including 150 teachers, to close a $75 million gap in its $970 million budget, the district’s business administrator announced this evening at Wilson Avenue School.
    The district is limited to a 2 percent increase in its local tax levy. While the state is increasing aid by 1 percent, it cut aid by 5 percent last year and the bump was not enough to offset declining enrollment and rising costs, according to business administrator Valerie Wilson.
    "It is imperative that the money we have we use it effectively, we use it efficiently and we optimize every dollar we have," she said.
    Discussion about closing Newark’s budget comes as the district considers giving some charter schools space inside district school facilities, a plan that has divided parents.
    While charter school advocates have said they hoped to pay little or no rent, Wilson said that would not be the case.
    "Let me be clear that this district anticipates that anybody who co-locates with us would be expected to pay market rent," she said, adding that that revenue has not yet been calculated.
    Along with teachers, the district is proposing layoffs for parent liaisons, school clerks, department chairs and security guards. It also hopes to save $1.8 million by outsourcing half of its custodial staff and another $14.5 million by asking employees to pay for 14.5 percent of their health benefits, up from the 1.5 percent they pay now.
    Though Newark’s advisory board does not have authority to make decisions about personnel or facilities, it does vote on the contents of the district’s budget. The board must approve a balanced budget by April 8.

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    ^Stop taking money from the burbs?! Says the supposed 'Newarker'?

    Tell the state to hand control back over to Newark (as the state has proved year after year it's no better at running NJ's urban schools no more than its cities are)

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    Newark hotels prepare for NCAA East Regional games

    Published: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 8:59 PM Updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 8:59 PM

    By Sarah Portlock / The Star-Ledger
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    The Wyndham Garden Hotel in Newark gets ready for the University of Kentucky.

    (Ed Murray/The Star-Ledger) Newark hotels get ready for NCAA East Regional games gallery (7 photos)
    NEWARK — At the Wyndham Garden Hotel, employees Marilola Felix and Margarita Nuņez-Lozada were decked out in royal blue University of Kentucky polo shirts as they inflated basketball-style helium balloons. Other staffers were hanging nearly two dozen Kentucky pennants and NCAA banners, and rolls of blue and white streamers sat to the side, waiting their turn.

    A mile down the road, at the Hilton Newark Airport Hotel, bartender Maggie Sinprasith was practicing mixing the Buckeye martini, a new Grey Goose-vodka-and-cranberry juice drink in honor of the hotel’s guest this weekend, Ohio State, and its scarlet and gray team colors.
    Similar scenes played out today at the two other hotels near Newark Liberty International Airport that are designated for teams and fans as the

    NCAA East Regional tournament gets under way with team practices Thursday in Newark.

    "We have prepared our game plan and now we are ready to execute," said Pat Strocchia, area sales leader for the Marriott and Renaissance airport hotels, which are hosting University of North Carolina and Marquette University, respectively. "We want our associates, as well as alumni and fans of the team, to all be in the spirit."

    The hotels will be transformed into a spirited home-away-from-home for the players, coaches, and their fans. Employees are wearing team colors and huge NCAA tournament bracket posters are hanging in hotel lobbies. All guests will use special NCAA-logoed room key cards.

    Blocks of about 100 rooms are reserved for the teams and their support staff. Security guards will be on watch to make sure no one bothers the players, and the housekeeping staff at the Marriott and Renaissance have been advised not to vacuum in the hallways around the teams in the early morning for fear of disrupting their sleep.

    For Bill Andreorio, sales manager at the Hilton, March Madness is his favorite time of year.
    "You don’t have a nationally ranked college basketball team in your hotel that often," he said. "It fills us up with a different kind of clientele."

    Other area hotels will benefit from the influx of visitors to Newark. National media will be put up at the Hilton by Newark’s Penn Station, which just finished a three-month renovation project to replace the rooms’ carpeting, draperies and bedding, said the hotel’s senior sales manager, Lucille Cox.

    Hosting the teams and participating in the tournament is as much about excitement as it is hometown pride, organizers said.
    "It’s created a lot of enthusiasm among the staff," said Wyndham Gardens general manager Michael Percaccio. "In a business when morale is important, it’s great stuff for everyone to be working together on the same goal"

    "I think everyone’s chomping at the bit right now to show off what we can do," he added.

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    That girl should get an oscar for her crying performance! I hate how liberals (Inthis case the ghetto teachers union) recruits kids to make a drama show . The radical feminist" HERSTORY" shirt reveals her true hatred for American education. Anyone with a brain knows the word" history" is gender neutral. Theres only one "s" in history. Also, in spanish, we spell it as" historia" but in spanish we don't say "his" for masculine but rather "El"

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    And of course in that education system she was taught about all the founding mothers who helped to create our Union. What's the need for any equalization between men and women? It's not like women haven't had an equal footing in the USA from Day One. She definitely should know better.

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    It's laughable to find herstory as being radical. Sounds like some kind of report from Vatican City.

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    http://www.northjersey.com/sports/03...adowlands.html

    Wow, it's amazing that one of the most affluent county's in the country just refuses to let anything go.

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    Default I defintely support this. I can't believe what a pain it is just to walk the Passaic


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    Quote Originally Posted by newarkdevil1 View Post
    http://www.northjersey.com/sports/03...adowlands.html

    Wow, it's amazing that one of the most affluent county's in the country just refuses to let anything go.
    It really is. They fail to mention how the arena cant sell out any of its events or attract more than two or three dates per month. They don't realize they're not just up against the Pru Center, but the new MSG and Barclays Center (and probably eventually a new arena on L.I. or in Queens). They also fail to mention the lack of mass transportation (the rail station does not operate on Izod event days) and the fact that the arena has a notoriously overcrowded and cramped concourse and is situated in the midst of a dormant mess of a construction site, without access to any bars or restaurants. There's a reason the Rock has quickly climbed to the 11th most busy arena in the country (which doesn't even include sporting event dates) and the Izod has fallen to the bottom of the list.

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    Dude it's Bergen County. They've always been anti-Rock and always will. Go on nj.com and look at the comments after the articles. Many of these sheltered suburbanites are FROM B.C.

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    When the Minish park opens, there will be plenty of open waterfront.The FBI building may be a problem to park access. As of now, If you go from NJPAC to the new concrete Minish marina dock on the Passaic River,IN THE PARK, armed guards arrive from the Clairmont tower to harrass and threaten you off the park!Go to the mural in the park depicting the changing waterfront over the centuries..50/50 the federal agents will interrupt you. This is why the marina never opened. This is why the Blimpie and a host of busineses failed...residents are barred from the area since 9-11...the FBI blocked the park access road,the proposed footbridge from NJPAC to the river,and parking lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Newarkguy View Post
    That girl should get an oscar for her crying performance! I hate how liberals (Inthis case the ghetto teachers union) recruits kids to make a drama show . The radical feminist" HERSTORY" shirt reveals her true hatred for American education. Anyone with a brain knows the word" history" is gender neutral. Theres only one "s" in history. Also, in spanish, we spell it as" historia" but in spanish we don't say "his" for masculine but rather "El"
    Too often, feminists are exactly like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Newarkguy View Post
    When the Minish park opens, there will be plenty of open waterfront.The FBI building may be a problem to park access. As of now, If you go from NJPAC to the new concrete Minish marina dock on the Passaic River,IN THE PARK, armed guards arrive from the Clairmont tower to harrass and threaten you off the park!Go to the mural in the park depicting the changing waterfront over the centuries..50/50 the federal agents will interrupt you. This is why the marina never opened. This is why the Blimpie and a host of busineses failed...residents are barred from the area since 9-11...the FBI blocked the park access road,the proposed footbridge from NJPAC to the river,and parking lot.
    That building is a huge problem for the city as it's the FBI's pride and joy and they basically stifle anything around it. I know I have heard the mayor quip about blowing it up himself but they thing is built to withstand a war so that won't happen.

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