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  2. Be quiet, vote as you're told and pay your taxes like good little boys and girls. You showed your blind loyalty at the ballot box so live with the consequences. Harrison has several taxpayer crushing things in line: #1 Killer Property Revaluation. #2 Hiring more patronage & nepotism Firefighters. #3 Trash Inspector jobs and #4 Loss of state school funding. TAXES ARE GONNA SKYROCKET! Does your 2nd job have you down? Start looking for 3rd!
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    Firefighter Entry-level Exam

    The proud Firefighting tradition of Hudson County remains intact. Three more lives gone and eight Firefighters fake hurt. It's very sad and tragic that lives were lost but you can always count on multiple Firefighters being injured no matter how small the fire. I seem to remember 3 West Hudson Firefighters injured at a garbage can fire. I believe 2 were out injured for almost a year and one retired on disability. Firefighting = fake news, fake propaganda and fake injuries. The only things real are the cowardice, overblown ego's and damage to the taxpayers wallets. Failure after failure after failure. It's time to bring on the volunteers.
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    Teacher Signs Send the Wrong Message

    The TAXPAYERS OF KEARNY that's who!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. Jimmy Doran does whatever he wants and gets away with it. This shit is just the tip of the iceberg. What they should investigate is how his Director of Personnel position was created out of thin air to bypass the State imposed salary cap. Also how monies from Harrison taxpayers property tax surplus was transferred to the school to make up a deficit. Jobs offered for votes in the June election. A Town Clerk / Election Officials rendering aid to the 2 Jimmies (Fife and Doran) in their campaign and thanked publically at the victory party. Isn't that a crime? An election official (Town Clerk Paul Zarbetski) who is in charge of the all the voting machines, books of the election, helping Mayor Fife and his Fife for Life Team.
  7. http://www.theobserver.com/2018/07/nj-doe-says-title-1-money-misspent/ NJ DOE says Title 1 money misspent 11 July 2018 By Ron Leir | Special to the Observer HARRISON — The N.J. Department of Education wants the Harrison Board of Education to pay back $60,335.95 in federal Title 1 funds the DOE says may have been misspent. But the HBOE will be challenging that claim, according to Assistant Superintendent of Schools James Doran and Business Administrator Daniel Choffo. A 15-page, June 18 letter signed by Robert J. Cicchiono, director of DOE’s Office of Fiscal Accountability and Compliance (OFAC), details the findings of an audit of Title 1 funding to Harrison for the 2015-2016 school year. The district received a total of $1,276,798 in Title 1 monies for that period, according to OFAC. Title 1 money is earmarked for programs designed to enhance educational programs to help children succeed and its allocation is keyed to the percentage of free and reduced-price lunches served in a local school district. Program funds can be used for everything from textbooks to payroll expenses. The DOE wants these monies returned: $39,136.57 in employee salaries for which “adequate documentation was not provided demonstrating that certain costs charged to the FY (Fiscal Year) 2015-2016 Title 1, Part A program represent allowable costs.” In this case, the auditors said the district “did not provide copies of board approvals, time/activity reports and/or other records indicating Mr. J. R. Huaranga [Harrison Councilman Jesus R. Huaranga, listed as parent liaison coordinator] was assigned or performed work attributable to the Title 1 program. “Nor did the district include Mr. J. R. Huaranga’s name on the Salary Analysis Schedule which lists personnel funded in whole or in part by Title 1. As a result, the salary costs incurred for Mr. J. R. Huaranga totaling $30,192 are deemed to be unallowable.” An additional $9,124.57 charged to Title 1 payroll for extended day and summer programs for 2015 and 2016 was also disallowed for lack of timesheets and other documentation. Auditors found that Title 1 salaries paid to J. R. Huaranga and J. A. Huaranga, the councilman’s son and Title I teacher, were allocated to the same district account number. (Nowhere is it suggested, however, that either employee was a no-show. The only recommendation made by the state in this matter is the district “… must improve procedures for the payment of expenditures related to the Title 1, Part A program ….”) $20,568.01 in miscellaneous expenses “… charged to the Title 1, Part A program absent any correlation to district’s Schoolwide Plans, and were not deemed to be reasonable and necessary for the efficient performance of the federal program.” The auditors found that Title 1 schoolwide plans for Lincoln Elementary School, Washington Middle School, Hamilton Intermediate School and Harrison High School “were identical,” nor could they find any “explicit or discernable connection between the strategies and programs contained therein ….” Among the items questioned by the auditors: $10,216.30 for 20 Canon digital cameras with accessories for photography class; $3,316 for rental of 60 marching band uniforms; $2,063 for 20 tickets to see the Broadway show “School of Rock” for summer program; $1,275 in payroll costs for staffers’ supervision of “dance team, fitness club, environmental club and gifted & talented; $1,085.28 for one Dell desktop computer and HP LaserJet printer; $739.45 for 150 t-shirts for volleyball tournament; $636 for one document printer for guidance officer to print IEPs (Individualized Education Programs); $499.79 for 11 basketballs and two vinyl hockey balls; and $450 for nine afterschool yoga classes. $451.37 in “excess expenditures … not substantiated by actual program charges.” The auditors cited bookkeeping procedures for this alleged accounting error. The auditors additionally took the district to task for incorrectly calculating the amount of reimbursement owed the state for the cost of employee “pensions, group life insurance, social security and other benefits to the Teacher’s Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF)” by using “both contractual and non-contractual salaries to calculate their reimbursement.” And the district was late in making that payment, they said. Also, the auditors found that the district “did not accurately record salary nor benefit costs on a consistent basis as [Title 1] activities were performed,” failed to list “funding percentages, nor dollar amounts” for Title 1 appointments in BOE minutes, failed to “produce documentation regarding consultation with nonpublic school officials during the design and development of the Title 1 program” and “on various occasions … failed to issue a purchase order prior to services being rendered.” Doran attributed some of the difficulties with record-keeping to staff transitioning during the relevant time period. Meanwhile, OFAC requires that the board “shall discuss the findings of the audit … at a public meeting of the district board of education no later than 30 days after receipt of the findings. And “the findings of the (state) audit … and the board of education’s corrective-action plan shall be posted on the district’s website …”
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    Job opening

    Again no job opening in town, shocker someone just stared in Library. Where was these posted
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    Firefighter Entry-level Exam

    Your resentment and jealousy of firefighters is pathetic. Firefighters are respected everywhere, unlike the dept. you belong to in Kearny.
  10. The wagon's are circling time for the double dipping retired State Trooper's to start packing your bags. You will be the first to go and can't wait to see you walked out like the way you walked people out with no respect Good Ridden's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Firefighter Entry-level Exam

    I see you didn't dispute the 0% success rate at saving lives. The Kearny, Harrison and Hoboken Firefighters are the undisputed lightweights of Firefighting in Hudson County. They are a joke statewide and beyond. In my opinion, the Firefighters are incompetent cowards that can readily be replaced by high school kids as an after school or summer job. The remainder of the shifts can be handled by the homeless or senior citizens. The high school kids, homeless and seniors are actually a more qualified pool than the current bumbling idiot Firefighters. They haven't saved a life in at least a decade. It's time to end the white men's welfare / white privilege.
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    Teacher Signs Send the Wrong Message

    The Teachers have nothing to worry about. Kearny and Harrison are one step from declaring themselves Gold Star Sanctuary Cities. There are going to be hundreds of new undocumented students starting school in the next year. Teacher requirements will include being bilingual in English and Spanish so those who don't speak Spanish had better learn fast. These students and their family members must be provided with free breakfast, lunch and dinner. The dreamers will need free laptops and free WiFi at their homes. They must be given free tutoring services and free transportation to afford them a fair chance. The BOE, Administration and Teachers need salary increases to shoulder the extra work load. New low income housing is mandatory. We must NOT separate families like at the border! It's inhumane and against our Democratic principles. Exciting new times are ahead and that requires cash $$$ at a time when Kearny & Harrison are losing state aid. A school property tax increase of $400/year per homeowner for the next 5 years is a start. The $2K over 5 years is a drop in the bucket for the taxpayers. A sales tax increase and town wide income tax should be considered to increase revenue. Parking violation fines need to double. These changes are inevitable and unavoidable so let's be progressive and start NOW! West Hudson residents are eager to pay for these services without delay! I hope the Mayor's & Council members are listening. Viva West Hudson!
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    Garbage Cans

    Don't give them any ideas. They just might do it.
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    Teacher Signs Send the Wrong Message

    If and when the Board settles this contract the teachers will pay a heavy price for trying to strong arm this Board with their signs and I believe class sizes will increase, more teachers will be laid off and in the years to come you will see the dismantling of the Public Schools and the emerging of the Charter Schools and more and more parents will flock to the Charters because of a board that is more interested in self interest than our Students interests. The above post is correct BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR TEACHERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Firefighter Entry-level Exam

    Barney, You failed to mention that the requirements for the PD are the same as those for the FD. Also the work week for the FD is 42 hours a week, not 30. And you also failed to mention that you failed the test for the FD.
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    Garbage Cans

    Great idea! Fine everyone $1000 per violation! More patronage and nepotism jobs for retired Cops, Firefighters and any political hack looking for a handout. The T.I.A. (Trash Inspection Agency) needs a budget of at least $5 million to get up and running. New Inspector vehicles, office space, salaries, benefits, office staff, uniforms, badges and a $300,000/year Administrator. The Administrator should be someone who already draws 3 or 4 salaries from the town or county. Not hard to find at all! A minimum of (2) $100,000/year Secretaries required. Rank is a must! A Chief, Deputy Chief, Captain, Lieutenant, Sergeant and 5 Inspectors to start! Get the ball rolling! Raise taxes! Hahahaha! Harrison's turned into a real shit show!
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    Garbage Cans

    Every resident or property owner should have garbage cans. A lot of bags are tossed to the curbside and a lot are torn open by stray animals. The Town could make a lot of money in fines just a thought.
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    Property Owners

    It’s terrible that property owners don’t clean the front of there sidewalks. It’s not the DPW ‘s problem if everyone pitched in the Town would be cleaner.
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    Property Tax Reevaluations

    Too bad Anselmo didn't run in November. He would have won. The corruption in town is just getting worse. More votes bought with jobs adding on to an already bloated school budget. What happens when the Governor takes money from Harrison that is a terrible school system to give to other towns like Kearny who aren't Abbott. The new buildings aren't paying their fair share and nothing planned in terms of green spaces. They had an open slate and Fife on the Redevelopment Agency for the beginning all he got was free Red Bull tickets. Calling Millan a liar when he's the biggest liar going. Property Tax Reevaluation just perfect. i'm going to have to rent out my shed in the back yard to pay my higher property taxes.
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    Teacher Signs Send the Wrong Message

    BLIND LOYALTY
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    Property Tax Reevaluations

    GOOD job morons! Every homeowner's gonna take it up the *** from King Fife & Jimmy boy! Hahahaha 😀😁😂🤣😃😄 Now how about including that 10% property tax increase to give to the illegals!! LOVE IT!! Higher taxes? YES! Sanctuary City? YES! More Firefighters? YES! Less Police? YES! A Special Assessment Tax to bail out the town? YES! Lowest rated school system in the state of NJ? YES! Nepotism & patronage salaries going up? YES! YES! YES! PAY THE MAN YOU SUCKERS!!
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    Firefighter Entry-level Exam

    Title: Kearny - Harrison Firefighter Salary: $100,000 + overtime Est. hours week: 30 Est. hours awake: 3 Est. hours of actual work: 0 Success rate of saving lives: 0% Requirements: White. Male. Patronage or nepotism highly encouraged and will be given preference. Non-residents encouraged to apply. Minorities only accepted as tokens. Description: White men's welfare position. 25 year vacation. No education necessary. Will train to milk the system. 2/3 disability for life available after 3 years. No drug testing or physical requirements after academy. No discipline or accountability. Perfect job for loser child of connected individual.
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    Property Tax Reevaluations

    It should have been known that they were going to "pull" something like this. Always, always after the election. Never, ever fails.
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    Property Tax Reevaluations

    So Mayor Fife just hit the property owners with a Re-evaluation. Surprise, Surprise after the election. He's not going to re-evaluate of the Redeveloper's buildings those have tax abatements. More money for the regular Harrisonians to pay and have to raise rent on long term Harrisonians can't afford while Doran and Company keep getting their extraordinary high salaries on tax payer's dime.
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    Teacher Signs Send the Wrong Message

    Careful what you wish for, you might just get it. Most of these teachers and their families supported the idiots on the Board. They have been a cesspool for years and continue to lie, cheat and steal consistently. I could care a less if they ever get a contract because when they do at the next election they will continue to support the same people that screwed them !
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    Teacher Signs Send the Wrong Message

    Agreed! RECALL this board of education!
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    Trees to be replaced

    75 year old Reynolds avenue treasures cut down recently. Will these trees be replaced with new saplings in their place?. The trees were not in any danger to the power lines, And were in no means dead or rotting. The three trees cur down were staples on our street which we share with East Newark residents. Everyone on our street grew up with the trees, now we are left with only holes filled in with wood chips. Is there a way to convince the town of Harrison to replace the trees? Do we the residents have to remind the town how many signs we hung up to support the Mayor that got reelected?
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