Guest Column

January 24, 2022

I am writing about the upcoming referendum tomorrow, Tuesday, January 25th, regarding the proposed new high school. This is a significant and contentious issue, but I urge everyone to educate yourself and, above all else, regardless of the conclusion you may reach, please vote on Tuesday. I ...

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My name is Joyce Simons and I have lived in Hoboken for the past 14 years. My husband and I liked the Hoboken vibe and moved here from New York City. We started our family and very quickly had 3 children within 3 years. The playground chatter was that the schools were weak and it was so commonly ...

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My name is Daniel Weintraub and I am a Sophomore at Hoboken High School. I am the Vice President of the Sophomore Class Council and Secretary of the Debate Team; a member of the AP program, volleyball team, National Spanish Honor Society, math club, theater program, and chorus; and I have earned ...

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My name is Melanie Tekirian. I am a 19-year Hoboken resident. My husband and I are happily and intentionally raising our daughter in Hoboken. We are proud to send her to Hoboken District Public Schools, where she currently attends Hoboken Middle School, after 6 years at Wallace Elementary and 2 ...

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The choice is stark: Vote ‘No’ or ‘Yes’ to a $241 million Hoboken High School with a hockey rink on Tuesday January 25th. Unless you know about the referendum vote to bond for the money or went to any of the six public meetings that the Hoboken Board of Education (BoE) held between December 14 and ...

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My name is Alejandro De La Torre, Jr. and I have lived in Hoboken for the past 15 years. In 2007, my wife, our 3-month-old daughter, and I transplanted from Southern California and like so many others fell in love with this community. Two years later, daughter number two graced us with her ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The CDC upgraded its guidance acknowledging that cloth masks are not as effective as surgical and N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread across the country.  Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, director of the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The CDC upgraded its guidance acknowledging that cloth masks are not as effective as surgical and N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread across the country.  Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, director of the ...

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One way to find out the true values of a community is to look at its budget. See where it spends money to learn what that community cares about. On January 25, our city will make very clear whether Hoboken cares about our children and our future. As you know by now, there is a referendum to ...

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NEW JERSEY - With an arctic blast of cold weather bringing record low temperatures to New Jersey, the state is not expected to experience temperatures out of the low twenties and thirties all week. Although there is no snowfall in the forecast, the freezing temperatures will leave conditions ripe ...

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Having lived in Hoboken for 20 years, I have seen much change in our Mile Square City- most of it positive.  When I moved here in 2002, staying in Hoboken was never in the plan - it was considered a stop along the way. As time went on and our family grew, we had decisions to make. We had “heard” ...

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I am a HUGE proponent of public investment and public schools. I am also a parent of a Hoboken 8th grader and own a design firm that works exclusively with nonprofits, including extensive work in education equity. So it pains me to say that I am a strong NO on the proposed high school. A vote to ...

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Decades before women athletes had ample opportunities to participate on sports teams, one local woman stood out. Gladys Scherer lived at a time when women’s sports teams mostly only participated in basketball at the high school level. Scherer emerged as an early women’s pioneer that paved the way ...

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Decades before women athletes had ample opportunities to participate on sports teams, one local woman stood out. Gladys Scherer lived at a time when women’s sports teams mostly only participated in basketball at the high school level. Scherer emerged as an early women’s pioneer that paved the way ...

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Decades before women athletes had ample opportunities to participate on sports teams, one local woman stood out. Gladys Scherer lived at a time when women’s sports teams mostly only participated in basketball at the high school level. Scherer emerged as an early women’s pioneer that paved the way ...

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As a City Councilman, father, and proud product of public schools, I’m urging everyone to join me in voting YES on next week’s high school referendum.  Why did I vote Yes? Because I believe an outstanding public education is key to our democracy, social equity, and ensuring “Hoboken Born and ...

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I am proudly serving in my second term on the Hoboken Board of Education and would like to share some of my thoughts on the cost of the proposed new Hoboken High School. These are my personal opinions, and are not to be taken as a statement from the Board of Education. Much of the discussion ...

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As many of you know, the Hoboken Board of Education has proposed the construction of a new Hoboken High School to be funded by bonding that requires the approval of the public in a referendum to be held on January 25. I urge my fellow Hobokenites to vote YES on the referendum to support the ...

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I have many reasons to want a new High School in Hoboken. I live in Hoboken, my husband has owned a business here for almost twenty years, and we have a daughter who will likely attend Hoboken's public schools. I am also an architect. I have an architecture degree from Harvard and two decades of ...

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As members of the current Redwing community, we represent the voice of future Hoboken High School students. As advocates of future Redwings, we are pushing for strong community support for an infrastructure investment in a new High School that benefits not only future students but also our wider ...

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My husband is furious with me.  It was supposed to be a ten day trip, but I’m stranded in Ireland.  Worse, two of my daughters have Covid.    My phone pings.  It’s a text from a friend in New Jersey.    They can test positive for three months, she says. I want to strangle her.   The ...

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My husband is furious with me.  It was supposed to be a ten-day trip, but I’m stranded in Ireland.  Worse, two of my daughters have Covid.    My phone pings.  It’s a text from a friend in New Jersey.    They can test positive for three months, she says. I want to strangle her.   The ...

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As a former Hoboken Board of Education (BOE) Trustee writing this is difficult because I know first-hand all the sweat and toil in trying to improve education for Hoboken’s public-school children, but the current proposal is the wrong way. On January 25 the referendum should be voted down. To be as ...

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As we transition away from fossil fuels, we will rely more heavily on renewable electricity and our electric grid. We will migrate our cars and home heating systems to clean grid-supplied electricity. Geothermal or air source heat pumps are the best current options for home heating.  You may wonder ...

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SOUTHERN U.S. -- TAPintoTV visited Atlanta, Memphis and Birmingham, traveling in the footsteps of the great American Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Atlanta is the birthplace of Dr. King, and is also home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. The 35-acre park ...

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SOUTHERN U.S. -- TAPintoTV visited Atlanta, Memphis and Birmingham, traveling in the footsteps of the great American Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Atlanta is the birthplace of Dr. King, and is also home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. The 35-acre park ...

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SOUTHERN U.S. -- TAPintoTV visited Atlanta, Memphis and Birmingham, traveling in the footsteps of the great American Civil Rights leader, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Atlanta is the birthplace of Dr. King, and is also home to the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historical Park. The 35-acre park ...

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Dear TAPinto - As we move into 2022, the state of employment for people with disabilities (PWDs) has great potential, both in New Jersey and across the country. The most available data for the number of job ready PWDs reveal substantial unemployment in this sector. Specifically, the US Census, ...

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“We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. And what affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am ...

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“We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. And what affects one directly affects all indirectly. For some strange reason, I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. And you can never be what you ought to be until I am ...

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