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Ridgewood Parents Request Covid Task Force

January 12, 2022

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - Many parents showed up or called in to express their frustration with how Ridgewood Public Schools has handled the various challenges they’ve been faced with since the start of the pandemic. 

 

A few parents, including Susan Madison and Julie Mchedlishvili, read from a report conducted by a group of parents entitled ‘Report on November 2021 Survey by ...

Kwak Elected First BOE President of Color

 

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - HyunJu Kwak was elected the first person of color to serve as president of the Ridgewood Board of Education Monday night. 

 

After winning the election in November, Kwak was sworn in alongside BOE veteran Sheila Brogan, who has served on the board for over 25 years, and Muhammad Mahmoud, who began his first full term tonight. Mahmoud served on the board ...

Board Members to be Sworn in, BOE President Elected in First Meeting of 2022

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - Three board members will be sworn in during the first Board of Education meeting of the year, followed by the election of the board president and vice president. 

 

Sheila Brogan and HyunJu Kwak, who are returning board members, will be sworn in along with Muhammad Mahmoud, a newly-elected member. 

 

Mahmoud previously served for nine months on ...

Back to School for the New Year

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - Following a week-long break for the holidays, Ridgewood students returned to the classroom Monday for the start of 2022. With large school districts across New Jersey switching to remote schedules and southern Jersey schools closing for the snow storm, the Maroons were among a select few making it out for the first day of classes as scheduled.

“We have experienced an ...

Kaufman Says Goodbye to BOE

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - Cris Kaufman said goodbye to his seat on the board last Monday, Dec. 20, during the last Board of Education meeting of the year. 

 

In January, Muhammad Mahmoud will take Kaufman’s seat and join Sheila Brogan, HyunJu Kwak, Saurabh Dani, and Mike Lembo on the Board of Education.

 

A resolution on the agenda commended Kaufman for his service and ...

How Ridgewood Public Schools are Handling the Recent Covid Spike

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - Covid cases are on the rise in Ridgewood and the surrounding area, but Superintendent Thomas Gorman remains confident in Ridgewood Public Schools’ ability to safely conduct school. 

 

Gorman began his report during Monday night’s Board of Education meeting by sharing that 300 students recently received first, second, and booster shots at the vaccine ...

BOE Trustee Cris Kaufman to be Honored During Final Meeting

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. - Board of Education Trustee Cris Kaufman will be honored this coming Monday at the final board meeting of 2021. 

 

Kaufman has been on the Board of Education for two years, and Monday evening will be his last meeting before Muhammad Mahmoud will come on in January. 

 

“As Cristopher Kaufman completes his tenure and leaves his formal services ...

Somerville Elementary Students Present Year in Review to BOE

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Earlier this week, the Board of Education heard from 5th grade representatives from Somerville Elementary School. 

 

Troy Fortunato and Aarushi Patel presented in-person while Olivia Gisonno and Henry Pace had to present virtually due to contact tracing. 

 

“Unfortunately, quarantine is a part of our year in review, but the best part is ...

BOE and Administration Decide to Push Back Late Start Survey

RIDGEWOOD, NJ - Since the late start presentation last Wednesday, the Board of Education and the administration have heard feedback from the community, and decided during the BOE meeting Monday night to postpone the community-wide survey.

 

The presentation outlined the pros and cons of late start as well as four possible options for its implementation for both the middle schools and ...

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The Laura Gill Group Surpasses $100 Million in Sales for 2021

January 13, 2022

Team led by Laura Gill is the #1 ranked team in NW Bergen County 

Ridgewood, N.J. January 13, 2022 – One of Bergen County, New Jersey's highest-rated real estate groups, is Keller Williams Village Square Realty's top performer for the third year in a row. The Laura Gill Group is a residential real estate team that is dominating the housing market in North Jersey ...