Ramapo Residents Arrested in $14 Million Funding Fraud

Ramapo Residents Arrested in $14 Million Funding Fraud

BY MAURA MONAGHAN The FBI arrested seven people on Wednesday, including six Ramapo residents, for allegedly stealing $14 million from a federally subsidized program meant to provide technology to underprivileged students in local yeshivas. Prosecutors say the seven arrested – Peretz and Susan Klein of Spring Valley, Ben Klein of Monsey, Simon Goldbrener of Monsey, […]

Safer Schools Through Better Communication

Safer Schools Through Better Communication

BY DIANE DIMOND Here’s an idea: Instead of turning our schools into fortresses to try to prevent the next school shooting, how about we do more? As we contemplate adding metal detectors and bulletproof safe rooms to schools, how about we try an additional approach? How about setting up dedicated lines of communication within schools […]

Carlucci’s Column: Fighting For School Funding

Carlucci’s Column: Fighting For School Funding

BY STATE SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI When you’re looking to move, as a parent your first question may often be, ‘how are the schools?’ Quality public school education is the single best investment we can make because we know our children are the future. They’re the future doctors, lawyers, astronauts, and so much more. A quality […]

RETIRED COP SAYS OFF-DUTY LAW ENFORCEMENT CAN HELP PROTECT SCHOOLS

Editor, Several months ago I did submit a letter to the editor advising that the Rockland Journal News was shielding negative publicity surrounding Senator Carlucci and Assemblyman Zebrowski during Carlucci’s bid for re-election. Carlucci’s opponent, Janis Castaldi, was supportive in seeking out legislation tor off-duty and retired law enforcement officers to legally carry firearms within […]

NO BOOKS FOR STUDENTS, BUT PLENTY OF MONEY FOR LAWYERS

BY LEGAL LARRY The recent chronicles of the East Ramapo School District are troubling to say the least. But perhaps the most troubling aspect of the East Ramapo School District’s actions involves the callous disregard of the law by the school district and their attorneys. Services the school district provided are cut to the bone […]