Archive | September, 2013

North Bergen’s Mayor Sacco & Commissioner Hugo Cabrera Please Help Keep Our Park Area Clean.

This is an open letter to Mayor Sacco -North Bergen, NJ – and Parks & Recreation Commissioner Mr. Hugo Cabrera. Dear Mr. Sacco & Mr. Cabrera:  As lifelong residents of North Bergen and, ones that reside right across from the newly renovated children’s park on 79th Street, thanks for providing our young ones with a […]

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Motivational Read: From the Bricks to the Hall

Originally published  in the Harvard Educational Review. *** By Mellie Torres I am a Latina of Puerto Rican descent from Newark “Brick City,” New Jersey, a city that has been reviled in the press as well as in academic journals as the archetype of poverty, failing public schools, violence, and hopelessness—a place where one’s dreams cannot […]

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