Hudson Reporter holiday advertising, editorial deadlines
Because of the holidays over the next week, the Hudson Reporter newspapers will have special advertising and editorial deadlines.
For the Wednesday, Dec. 26 edition of the Bayonne Community News and the Thursday, Dec. 27 edition of the Midweek Reporter, the editorial deadline is 9 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 21. The classified and display advertising deadlines are 12 noon on Friday, Dec. 21.
The office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 24 and 25. It will reopen Wednesday, Dec. 26.
For the Sunday, Dec. 30 edition of the Hudson Reporter “Year in Review” all-county edition, the classified deadline is 12 noon on Wednesday, Dec. 26 and the advertising deadline is 5 p.m.
For the Wednesday, Jan. 2 edition of the Bayonne Community News and the Thursday, Jan. 3 Midweek Reporter Friday, Dec. 28, the classified and display advertising deadline is 12 noon.
The office will be closed on Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1, and will reopen on Wednesday, Jan. 2.
For the Sunday, Jan. 6 edition of the Hudson Reporter “Year in Pictures,” the advertising deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 2
If you have questions about these deadlines or any other issue, please call (201) 798-7800. Also check www.hudsonreporter.com.
Commissioners meet, pass ordinances and make appointments
The North Bergen Board of Commissioners adopted ordinances setting salary ranges for municipal employees and fees for obtaining bidding documents on Wednesday. They also rejected contracts for the waterfront park and decided to rebid the work, and made a number of appointments to municipal agencies at its Dec. 19 meeting.
One ordinance was adopted establishing police salary ranges for the following: chief of police, from $162,309 to $201,100; two deputy chiefs, $147,572 to $182,842; three captains, $123,085 to $166,244; nine lieutenants, $106,137 to $143,345; 18 sergeants at $91,536 to $123,615; 90 patrolmen, $27,500 to $107,488; and one police surgeon at $15,000 to $25,000.
An ordinance was also adopted setting minimum and maximum salary ranges for various township workers. They include assistant chief fiscal officer, from $45,000 to $72,000; chief EMT (part time), $40,000 to $52,500; deputy chief (part-time), $35,000 to $47,000; director of health and welfare/health officer, $22,000 to $170,000; senior clerk, $14,000 to $60,500; senior clerk typist, $15,000 to $57,500; supervisor of streets, $10,000 to $73,000; and confidential assistant, $20,000 to $30,000.
An ordinance was adopted that establishes fees for obtaining bidding documentation that will not exceed $50 or the cost of reproducing the paperwork.
The township rejected all bids for the construction work for the proposed waterfront park and will re-advertise once more for new bids. The bid made is Max Adamo, which was the lowest bidder, was rejected because it exceeded the project architect estimate.
Several resolutions appointed or re-appointed members of the Library Board, Handicapped Parking Board of Review, Rent leveling Board and Planning Board.
George Bartulovich was re-appointed to the Library Board as a Trustee for a five year term starting Jan. 1, 2013 to Dec. 31, 2017.
Lynn Spatz was re-appointed to the Rent leveling Board for a five year term which was effective immediately.
Planning Board re-appointments, all effective Jan. 1, 2013, were Steven Somick, for a one year term; Manuel Fernandez and Rehab Awadallah, to two year terms; Patricia Bartoli and Richard Lochrecchio, to four year terms.
High Tech, County Prep students do well on HSPT
The state Department of Education has released its latest School Report Card data and the Hudson County Schools of Technology’s High Tech High School and County Prep High School improved over last year. HCST students posted high scores on the High School Proficiency Assessment (HSPA), a standardized test given to high school juniors in March.
The students’ scores increased in mathematics and language arts literacy from their 2011 to their 2012 scores. In math, students went from 87 percent proficient or advanced proficient in 2011 to 91.4 percent in 2012, and in Language Arts Literacy students increased from 95.6 percent proficient or advanced proficient in 2011 to 96.8 percent in 2012.
“The increase in our scores validates all of the hard work the remarkable young men and women do here every day, as well as the dedication and professionalism of our faculty” said Hudson County Schools of Technology Superintendent Frank J. Gargiulo. “I am very proud of their accomplishments as they continue to strive for perfection.”
In addition, the district’s graduation rate increased slightly from 98.48 percent in 2011, to 99.28 percent in 2012.
The two high schools, High Tech located in North Bergen and County Prep in Jersey City, are public schools of choice that are operated by the Hudson County Schools of Technology.
Full School Report Card data is available by following this link: http://education.state.nj.us/rc/rc10/index.html