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July 17, 2018

FAIR LAWN & GLEN ROCK, NJ - Letters to the Editor are a time-honored tradition in the newspaper industry and now that so much of news has moved online, the letters explaining a personal point of view have moved with it.

While many of our letters come during election time, TapInto invites letters year round. The main rules are to include a full name, phone number, email and snail mail ...

Glen Rock BOE Garners Design Proposals for New Media Center as Part of Possible Referendum

GLEN ROCK, NJ – In keeping with 21st Century learning and college and career readiness, the Board of Education gave the green light last week on design preparations for a TV broadcast television studio and maker space for the Glen Rock Middle and High School Media Center.

The additions are part of a proposed renovation project to the media center and comprise one of four ...

Glen Rock BOE Considering Security Cameras After Graduation Chairs Toppled

GLEN ROCK, NJ – Following an incident involving at least 300 chairs allegedly “thrown” around the football field at Glen Rock High School after the June 21 commencement ceremony, the Board of Education is working to garner proposals for the possibility of installing security cameras on the upper and all-purpose fields to prevent such an incident from recurring.

At a board ...

Fair Lawn BOE Hires Community Relations Liaison

FAIR LAWN, NJ - The Fair Lawn Board of Education welcomed Liz Wellinghorst to the district as a community relations liaison – a new position the district developed during its recent middle school expansion referendum to get the word out about the “great things” happening in the Fair Lawn district to the media.

According to the resolution the board passed on June 25, ...

Glen Rock Graduation Chairs Left "Toppled Over" Following Ceremony

GLEN ROCK, NJ – After the Glen Rock school district bade farewell to 196 graduates on Thursday, June 21, a charming commencement ceremony turned “appalling” afterward when a trustee said events transpired over the weekend that she said left her “completely disturbed.”

At a board meeting on Monday, June 25, Trustee Elizabeth Carr said she was ...

Fair Lawn Forrest School Principal Named

FAIR LAWN, NJ – John A. Forrest Elementary School will see a new face in the fall when Damon Placenti, previously of the Rutherford School district, will take the helm as the new principal.

Placenti, who was appointed on June 25, will be paid an annual salary of $141,465. He was one of 70 candidates from a list that was whittled down to seven before he was selected as the new hire.

Class of 2018: Glen Rock High School Graduates 196 Students

GLEN ROCK, NJ — Under blue skies outlined with fluffy white clouds and a setting sun, 196 eager graduates marched to the dignified tune of “Pomp and Circumstance” on the football field and received their diplomas and said their good-byes during Glen Rock High School’s 60th Annual commencement ceremony on June 21.

Family and friends filled the bleachers as members ...

Class of 2018: Fair Lawn's 74th Commencement is Principal Marcella's Last

FAIR LAWN, NJ – Three hundred and sixty-four students marched onto Virgil G. Sasso Field under sunny skies as the 74th class to receive their diplomas from Fair Lawn High School on June 21.

“This is my 13th graduation and I know exactly when all the trains pass by,” retiring principal James Marcella said.

A commuter train’s path is within eye- and earshot of Sasso ...

Fair Lawn & Glen Rock Students Among Bergen Community College Foundation Scholarships Recipients

PARAMUS, NJ – The Bergen Community College Foundation distributed approximately $200,000 to 169 students during its annual spring scholarship awards ceremony May 9.

Eleven students from Fair Lawn and two students from Glen Rock received awards.

Each of the scholarships – funded by community members, faculty and staff – carries its own unique criteria, providing ...

Glen Rock BOE Mulls Referendum Infrastructure Projects

GLEN ROCK, NJ –  An architect presented the Glen Rock Board of Education with an overview of four proposed projects in all six of the district’s schools slated for a referendum vote on March 12, 2019.

During a special work session meeting on June 18, John Carton of Parette Somjen Architects told the board that there would be six separate applications per school with ...

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