|School taxes represent nearly half of the total property tax bill in Hackensack.|
By VICTOR E. SASSON
You can't miss the big, black headline on the front page of The Record today:
Yet, trustees have been known to spend more per pupil than the well-respected Ridgewood system.
Plus, they are paying the superintendent and top administrators almost as much or more than Governor Christie.
What does Sykes think about that? Who knows?
All nine candidates were invited to speak to parents and grandparents on Thursday night at Mount Olive Baptist Church in Hackensack, but only three attended.
Lawrence E. Eisen, Lancelot Powell and Victor E. Sasson -- who call themselves Citizens for Better Schools -- heard complaints about a rude and dismissive Board of Education president.
That stuffed shirt has shown his abiding distaste for the city's schools by twice running unsuccessfully for City Council since 2013.
And even though 90 percent of parents are in favor of school uniforms, trustees have turned a deaf ear to their appeals.
Veteran board member Francis W. Albolino attended the forum with his wife, and announced that he is leaving the board for good at the April 26 reorganization meeting.
In view of the sad condition of some Hackensack schools, no one at the forum put him on the spot and asked him to explain just exactly what the F he has been doing for 24 years.
|A photo of Food Editor Esther Davidowitz from her Twitter page.|
Elisa Ung, The Record's chief restaurant critic, thinks nothing of blowing a couple of hundred dollars of the company's money on a meal at an expensive steakhouse.
Today, though, her Informal Dining review has her literally bottom feeding at Mexico Deli Restaurant, which slings $1 tacos in the city of Passaic.
Yummy. You can order tacos filled with tongue, head or ear from animals that were pumped full of antibiotics and growth hormones, and likely were raised in horrifying conditions.
I don't know about you, but I stopped eating shit years ago.
I've eaten plenty of tacos and other Mexican food in Passaic over the years, but today stick with fish tacos, such as those served at Taqueria Los Gueros.
In a tweet today, Food Editor Esther Davidowitz refers to Ung's review and describes Mexico Deli Restaurant as "taco bliss," but I'll bet she wouldn't touch one with a 10-foot pole.