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Teacher Who Performed Sex Act on Minor at Paterson Great Falls Has License Revoked

March 15, 2017

PATERSON, N.J. - Linda Hardan, a former Manchester High School substitute teacher, had her teaching license revoked by the state after pleading guilty in January to aggravated sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

Hardan reportedly send over 40 explicit images to a 14 year old boy and performed a sexual act on him at the Paterson Great Falls. Another 16 year ...

#WeAreJohnMcEntee Goes Viral as Thousands Wear Black In Support of PEA President

PATERSON, N.J. - Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram flooded Tuesday with the hashtag #WeAreJohnMcEntee as thousands of teachers, education staff, and retirees wore black, posted pictures with signs, and took videos in support of Paterson Education Association (PEA) president John McEntee Jr.

On Facebook alone there were thousands of interactions including shares, video views, ...

Former Eastside Teacher Accused of Sex with Student Loses Teaching License

PATERSON, N.J. - Abelardo C. Romero, a Montclair resident, has had his teaching license revoked after a Department of Education State Board of Examiners decision reached last month.

Romero was a teacher at the School of Information Technology at Eastside High School before he pleaded guilty to child abuse charged in 2015. He was accused of having sexual relations with a ...

Paterson Board of Ed. Budget Priority Set for Tuesday Night, Despite Reports

PATERSON, N.J. - Despite conflicting reports and information spread across social media, Tuesday February 28, the Paterson Board of Education will be discussing "budget priorities" at their meeting.

Tuesday morning there were reports by the New Jersey Pulse News which slammed board member Jonathan Hodges for spreading false news about a "budget hearing" tonight. Upon ...

Bangladeshi Women Empowerment Group Hosts 'Know Your Rights Forum' at Paterson Library

PATERSON, N.J.- Saturday Afternoon, the Bangladeshi American Women’s Development Initiative, or BAWDI, hosted a “Know Your Rights: Community Forum” at the Paterson Free Public Library, aiming to educate the Bangladeshi community. 

S. Nadia Hussain, Tania Chowdhury, Mahbuba Neela, Minowara Begum, and Haledon Councilwoman Tahsina Ahmed were the women behind the community ...

Former BOE Member and Education Activist Corey Teague Invited to Audition with 'The Voice'

PATERSON, N.J. -  Former Board of Education member and education activist Corey Teague has been asked to audition for "The Voice" in Baltimore this weekend.

Paterson residents are no stranger to the voice. Last year Paterson native We' Mcdonald stole the hearts of the city when she made it to the finals in the competition after being mentored by Alicia Keys.

Teague ...

District Decides No. 1 Seed Paterson Eastside Highschool is Out of State Tournament

PATERSON, N.J. - The NJSIAA has released a statement that it was told by the Paterson School District to proceed with seeding the state tournament without Eastside High School.

"As part of the ongoing internal investigation of the Paterson Eastside High School athletic program by former state Supreme Court Justice John Wallace, Jr., NJSIAA has been notified by Paterson Public Schools ...

After Failed Vote, What's Next for the Paterson BOE Elections

PATERSON, N.J.- After a failed 4-4-1 vote by the Paterson Council on Tuesday regarding a memorandum to move Paterson's Board of Education Election from November to April, many residents are wondering, “what’s next?”.

The move to change the election came from last fall’s race where many residents were complaining that political parties were getting involved and ...

Despite Public Support Paterson Council Votes 4-4-1 to Return School Board Elections to April

PATERSON, N.J. - Despite a crowd that came last night to voice support for taking politics out of the school board elections, the symbolic measure was shot down by a vote of 4-4-1, Councilwoman Ruby Cotton and Mayor Jose "Joey" Torres did not attend the meeting or vote.

Council President Bill McKoy who was in favor of moving the elections back said "at least we ...

Public Barred as Kennedy Beats Eastside 63-60, As Investigation Continues

PATERSON, N.J. - Kennedy High School took on Eastside yesterday in a cross town rivalry game as Eastside looked to rebound after losing both its head and assistant coach last week after being suspended from by the district. 

Tuesday the district announced earlier in the day that the game that evening between Kennedy and Eastside would not be open to the public. After a weekend of ...

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