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According to NJ Dept. of Education guidelines, I believe all of the new "waterfront" housing units will be outside of the acceptable walking distance to the new high school . I think Harrison will be required to provide school buses to all HS students living there.

I haven't heard this discussed anywhere, I wonder if our BOE is aware of this. If I'm accurate, school taxes will be going up. Buses, drivers , mechanics insurance, garage for buses, maintenance, etc.

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According to NJ Dept. of Education guidelines, I believe all of the new "waterfront" housing units will be outside of the acceptable walking distance to the new high school . I think Harrison will be required to provide school buses  to all HS students living there. 

        I haven't heard this discussed anywhere, I wonder if  our BOE is aware of this. If I'm accurate, school taxes will be going up. Buses, drivers , mechanics insurance, garage for buses, maintenance, etc.

I lived in the Harrison Gardens and I walked to Washington School everyday, and I walked to the stadium if I had practice for anything. Get real!

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maybe you will not be around long enough to be concerened about this problem, it seem's to me that you seniors are only concerened about what the town or government can give you for nothing or at the expense of the working class, quit your complaning and fade into the sunset..

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oh don't worry it won't be a problem. Of the 600 + units they are predicting only one child will be living there. Amazing huh? guess they are just not going to let families with children purchase property. What a smart town.

Talk about needing a serious change. What a great point you have brought up.

According to NJ Dept. of Education guidelines, I believe all of the new "waterfront" housing units will be outside of the acceptable walking distance to the new high school . I think Harrison will be required to provide school buses  to all HS students living there. 

        I haven't heard this discussed anywhere, I wonder if  our BOE is aware of this. If I'm accurate, school taxes will be going up. Buses, drivers , mechanics insurance, garage for buses, maintenance, etc.

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maybe you will not be around long enough to be concerened about this problem, it seem's to me that you seniors are only concerened about what the town or government can give you for nothing or at the expense of the working class, quit your complaning and fade into the sunset..

Real nice. You must be a councilman or maybe the mayor. That's the kind of response I would expect from one of you.

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According to NJ Dept. of Education guidelines, I believe all of the new "waterfront" housing units will be outside of the acceptable walking distance to the new high school . I think Harrison will be required to provide school buses  to all HS students living there. 

        I haven't heard this discussed anywhere, I wonder if  our BOE is aware of this. If I'm accurate, school taxes will be going up. Buses, drivers , mechanics insurance, garage for buses, maintenance, etc.

You can be sure that the owners of the townhouses with children will be demanding buses for their children. That's way too far to walk to the HS.

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You can be sure that the owners of the townhouses with children will be demanding buses for their children. That's way too far to walk to the HS.

Harrison is a mile square, the State rule for busing is: You must live two miles from the school, unless their are no sidewalks. There are sidewalks and he children would not have to walk over a mile!

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You can be sure that the owners of the townhouses with children will be demanding buses for their children. That's way too far to walk to the HS.

I don't know about buses, maybe row boats especially on the floody days, If I remember right there are no flood gates right?

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According to NJ Dept. of Education guidelines, I believe all of the new "waterfront" housing units will be outside of the acceptable walking distance to the new high school . I think Harrison will be required to provide school buses  to all HS students living there. 

        I haven't heard this discussed anywhere, I wonder if  our BOE is aware of this. If I'm accurate, school taxes will be going up. Buses, drivers , mechanics insurance, garage for buses, maintenance, etc.

The residents of East Newark walk to Harrison High every day and have done so for years. They don't have busing why would any new residents?

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You can be sure that the owners of the townhouses with children will be demanding buses for their children. That's way too far to walk to the HS.

That is ridiculous! The Harrison residents who have lived by JFK stadium have been walking to school for years. It is only a couple of blocks farther to the new High School. Your just dreaming up new problems. East Newark students walk to school also. Our kids have walked to the stadium for practices and games and no one has ever requested busing.

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That is ridiculous!  The Harrison residents who have lived by JFK stadium have been walking to school for years.  It is only a couple of blocks farther to the new High School.  Your just dreaming up new problems.  East Newark students walk to school also.  Our kids have walked to the stadium for practices and games and no one has ever requested busing.

I agree with Senior Town Resident. The new high school will be too far to walk from the waterfront housing units. It would take a good half hour to walk that distance, and in the rain or freezing weather would be hazardous to the safety and health of the students.

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Harrison is a mile square, the State rule for busing is: You must live two miles from the school, unless their are no sidewalks. There are sidewalks and he children would not have to walk over a mile!

That's not accurate, I contacted the Dept. of Education . One mile is the threshold. And from the waterfront housing to the new high school is well over a mile.

Check it out, drive the route in your car and measure it.

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I lived in the Harrison Gardens and I walked to Washington School everyday, and I walked to the stadium if I had practice for anything.  Get real!

Aren't there State Ed statutes now that only permit a kid to walk a certain distance to school these days? Otherwise the local school district must provide bus transportation? If this is true, than the town will be paying out "more' than it is taking in, in new taxes from the new condoes.

Does anyone have any inf. on this topic?

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maybe you will not be around long enough to be concerened about this problem, it seem's to me that you seniors are only concerened about what the town or government can give you for nothing or at the expense of the working class, quit your complaning and fade into the sunset..

That's real kind and Christian of you to tell the seniors to commit suicide.and disappear. By the Grace of God, you hope that you or your parents never lose your money and fall into that same 'senior' category and need to pinch pennies.

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Harrison is a mile square, the State rule for busing is: You must live two miles from the school, unless their are no sidewalks. There are sidewalks and he children would not have to walk over a mile!

You hope that they follow that State Rule. I was at a town meeting about 12 yrs ago, when they were contemplating putting a new school along Cape May Road where the new stadium is being built, and the comment about having to provide bus service for the kids was mentioned, since the parents (voters) would raise Cain if their poor darlings had to walk all that distance from the areas near the Kearny border or the projects, especially in the cold , snowy winter.......!!!!!

No wonder the obesity and high cholesterol rate in kids is climbing.

Those kids wouldn't be without bus service for long in this day and age.

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That is ridiculous!  The Harrison residents who have lived by JFK stadium have been walking to school for years.  It is only a couple of blocks farther to the new High School.  Your just dreaming up new problems.  East Newark students walk to school also.  Our kids have walked to the stadium for practices and games and no one has ever requested busing.

As you pointed out, the new condoes are 'a few blocks further," which puts the distance between the new HS and the new houses, a 'little over' the 1 mile bus requirement limit. Just enough to be a lawyer's dream and earn him a half a million in a court case if a few parents decide to demand it and the town says 'we can't afford it'.

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why are the seniors worring about how far a walk it is to the new High School? are they planning to go back to school ? maybe a little walk for some of these kids will do them good , a lot of our children are overwight and could use some exercise.

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why are the seniors worring about how far a walk it is to the new High School?  are they planning to go back to school ? maybe a little walk for some of these kids will do them good , a lot of our children are overwight and could use some exercise.

DUH !! Seniors pay taxes, dummy. School busing will raise the school taxes and the seniors (who don't use the service) will pay for it.

You must be a HHS graduate.

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why are the seniors worring about how far a walk it is to the new High School?  are they planning to go back to school ? maybe a little walk for some of these kids will do them good , a lot of our children are overwight and could use some exercise.

They're not worried about THE WALK. They're worried about the TIGHT TAX MONEY that might be spent on drivers, the buses, high cost of fuel, maintanance, insurance, etc that it'll cost the town if the parents 'demand' BUSES and the town, worrying about placating voters, institutes.

Taxes would go up for seniors and non-seniors who own property, plus even the renters.

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the seniors ride busses provided by the town right? My god i'm so sick of the seniors complaining about anything that is offered to the children. Don't they remember being kids once? Don't they have grandchildren? They're not the only ones that pay taxes.

DUH !!  Seniors pay taxes, dummy.  School busing will raise the school taxes and the seniors (who don't use the service) will pay for it.

  You must be a HHS graduate.

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I don't know about buses, maybe row boats especially on the floody days, If I remember right there are no flood gates right?

There should not be any busing required unless traffic safety is an issue in getting the kids to school.

Harrison is always walking. The original High School was Washington Middle School. Everyone went there. Then the brewery went down and everyone went there..East Newark too.

Development in Harrison in the early 70s had the Harrison West side being developed with all new multifamily homes being built by Jack Green near the stadium. Then 280 was built and on the first day, two little girls were hit by dump truck rolling off the Stickle. Washington became middle school for all and Lincoln elementary school for all. We walked.

Then we knocked down RCA and Otis. More houses, more walking.

It is one square mile. My kids walk to my corner, turn right and walk 10 minutes to school in the town I live in unless it rains. To mark that 10 minute walk in Harrison distance.....it would start me on the corner of Harrison.....headind down Davis and arriving at Midland. 10 minutes. They can do it.

And dont' be rude to seniors! All seniors deserve respect and worked harder in their lifetime then you and I ever will.

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According to NJ Dept. of Education guidelines, I believe all of the new "waterfront" housing units will be outside of the acceptable walking distance to the new high school . I think Harrison will be required to provide school buses  to all HS students living there. 

        I haven't heard this discussed anywhere, I wonder if  our BOE is aware of this. If I'm accurate, school taxes will be going up. Buses, drivers , mechanics insurance, garage for buses, maintenance, etc.

How lazy can these kids be? Why when I was younger I walked up hill in three foot of snow barefoot, both ways!!!!! <_<

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i thought that the riverfront condos were for working couples, professionnals that were not going to have children living there? that is what we were told at the town meetings prior to the acceptance of the construction of these units?? they didn't factor the children into the mix..........what a screw up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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