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NJ School’s Former Janitor Appointed New Assistant Principal  CBS New York

CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey man has been appointed assistant principal in the Clifton Public School District, but he's no newbie there.

Man who started as custodian named New Jersey school's assistant principal  WABC-TV

A man who worked as a custodian at a New Jersey school district will start the next school year as the assistant principal.

A New Jersey man started out as a custodian. This school year is his first as assistant principal  PIX11 New York

CLIFTON, NJ — Taras Petryshyn started out in Clifton Public Schools as a high school student, then a custodian. Now, he's about to start his first school year as ...

State of the Program: Clifton football aims for deep postseason run in 2019

The Mustangs have been progressing toward a sectional championship since the coach took over in 2015, making four straight trips to the playoffs.

Clifton PBA to bring back its John Samra 5K scholarship run this fall

Clifton's Police Benevolent Association plans to resume its John Samra Scholarship Memorial Run/Walk 5K this fall. After taking a year's hiatus, the road race, ...

Clifton High School mourns death of beloved biology teacher, Mr. Meck, 35

Steven Meck, who died Friday, was an exceptionally gifted teacher who taught honors and Advanced Placement biology, peers and students said.

Clifton High School cheer squad wins its first state title

Saturday was another good day to be a Mustang as, for the first time ever, Clifton High's Cheer Squad won the state cheer championship.

Clifton voters get to decide fate of $200 million school budget

CLIFTON — Registered voters will once again have the last word on the city's school budget, introduced this week at $200 million. It will be on the ballot for a ...

Strong show of support for Clifton's new schools superintendent, Danny Robertozzi

Danny Robertozzi has been officially hired as the next schools superintendent for Clifton, to replace retiring Richard Tardalo.

Clifton school board reviewing 39 résumés for next superintendent

Board of Education members are getting busy sorting through the list of candidates in their search for the district's next schools chief.

Clifton High students have school on Saturday

Saturday might not be a great day to be Mustang because Clifton High School students are scheduled for an extra day of school.

City Green offering summer jobs to Paterson, Clifton high school students  Paterson Times

City Green is hiring more than a dozen high school students from Paterson and Clifton for the summer. 15 to 17 interns will be hired through the nonprofit's ...

Clifton's Class of 1948 talks about the good ol' days at 70th-year reunion

The years just fell away for 26 Clifton High School Class of 1948 classmates as they swapped stories of their glory days at a casual 70th-year class reunion in ...

Clifton High School cheer squad wins state championship

Not a true sport? Supporters of Clifton High School's cheer squad point out the highly athletic moves by members of the cheer squad. photo courtesy of Gina ...

Clifton High School sending seven students to Ivy League schools

Three Clifton students are going to Harvard, one is going to Princeton, and three are headed to other Ivy League schools.

Clifton High School students can also graduate with associate's degree

The deal with Bergen Community College lets students get an associate's degree plus a high school diploma, saving money and getting a head start.

No more Thanksgiving Day football game for Clifton and Passaic high schools

Expanded playoff schedules and the lag time after the regular season led school officials to stop the tradition after the upcoming season.

Clifton, N.J.: Where a Lot of Little Worlds Commingle  The New York Times

Ranked one of the most culturally diverse cities in the country, Clifton also offers more affordable housing than nearby cities.

Clifton High School robotics team wins $2,500 grant and sets sights on world title

The Clifton High Mechanical Mustangs will use the $2500 in grant money for supplies, technology and tools on their quest for a world championship.

Boys soccer: Starting five sophomores, Clifton's youth movement in full gear

A steep learning curve doesn't seem bother a Clifton starting lineup with five sophomores and a freshman.

High school sweethearts finally tie the knot in Clifton High hallway where they first met

CLIFTON — It took 28 years for Chris Gash and Jenn Sudol, who met as freshmen at Clifton High School, to get to the altar, or in their case to the hallway of their ...

Former Clifton Police Chief Frank LoGioco dies at 81

CLIFTON — Retired Clifton Police Chief Frank LoGioco, who died Saturday at 81, leaves behind a legacy of integrity and professionalism still felt today, said ...

Future of Clifton school annex remains uncertain

The future remains uncertain for a controversial and currently under-utilized Clifton school annex with school officials discussing potential plans this week.

Councilman Ray Grabowski To Perform In "The Man Who Came To Dinner" At Theater League of Clifton  New Jersey Stage

(CLIFTON, NJ) -- Clifton councilman Ray Grabowski will perform in the role as the “private detective” in the upcoming Theater League of Clifton production of ...

Clifton Police Department swears in 12 recruits

The Clifton Police Department swore in 12 police recruits on Tuesday afternoon — and their next stop will be the Passaic County Police Academy. If the new ...

Clifton group forms to save quarantine barns once known as 'Ellis Island for animals'

Clifton Historic Quarantine Station Preservation Foundation wants to preserve the structures once filled with animals coming into the U.S..

Clifton football wins playoff game for first time in 12 years

David Martinez made it look easy while powering the Mustangs to their first playoff win in 12 years.

Clifton student questioned by cops after Parkland shooting comments

CLIFTON — Law enforcement officials reported that a Clifton High School student was questioned after making comments on Feb. 15, the day after the Parkland ...

Clifton high senior named New Jersey 'Youth of the Year'

Carlos Polanco, who is headed to Dartmouth next fall after graduating from Clifton High School, was named the New Jersey State Youth of the Year by the Boys ...

Clifton High School senior named club's top youth in Northeast

The Northeast region of the Boys & Girls Club named a Clifton High School senior their youth of the year Monday night and will compete in a national ...

Ex-Clifton High Band Director Has Teaching License Revoked  South Passaic Daily Voice

CLIFTON, N.J. — The state has revoked the teaching license of Cody J. Holody, who was fired as the Clifton High School band director in 2015.An investigation ...

Matt Miazga of Clifton joins Reading F.C. on loan from Chelsea: report

Professional soccer player and Clifton native Matt Miazga joined English club Reading on loan from Chelsea through the end of the season.

Couple to wed in Clifton High hallway, at lockers where they met as freshmen

CLIFTON — In 1989, the same year "When Harry Met Sally" was released, Chris Gash met Jenn Sudol at Clifton High School. They were freshmen and were ...

Bloomfield Wrestling Falls to Clifton 41-30 in Saturday Morning Scuffle

CLIFTON, NJ – After attaining their fourth straight duals team win on Thursday at Belleville High School, Bloomfield Boys Varsity Wrestling suffered their second ...

Sex case against principal revived as ex-students sue Clifton district

Brandon and Nicole Colombo claim they were harassed after their mother filed made sexual allegations against the Clifton high school principal.

Every NJ School Graded In Newly Released State Report: Your Rank?  Toms River, NJ Patch

Every NJ School Graded In Newly Released Report - Toms River, NJ - UPDATE: NJ released its controversial system that grades every school on a 0-100 scale.

'Once Upon a Mattress' coming to Clifton High School

Clifton High School students to perform musical comedy "Once Upon a Mattress" this weekend.

US News Best High Schools 2019: Heres How 350 NJ Schools Ranked  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

NJ Schools Make Elite US News List - Point Pleasant, NJ - UPDATE: US News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country.

Australian band shares Clifton High School stage

Separated by 10000 miles and clashing accents, an Australian high school band shared the stage with CHS peers Monday.

Clifton High School senior prom 2016 (PHOTOS)

The prom was held Thursday night at the Venetian banquet hall in Garfield.

Clifton High School Majorettes welcome first boy

Clifton High School sophomore Diego Ordonez had no idea he would make history as the first boy to join the Majorettes.

Clifton students march to protest state's school funding formula

CLIFTON – On a sunny and mild Wednesday afternoon, nearly 300 students marched from Clifton High School to City Hall in protest of the state's school funding ...

5 NJ Fifth-Graders Arrested in Alleged Bomb Plot: Police  NBC New York

Police in Clifton, New Jersey, say five fifth-grade students were arrested after they allegedly planned to set off explosives at the local high school.

Clifton schools report spike in violence, drop in drugs

The Clifton district reported an increase of 44 percent in violent incidents and a jump in weapons this year but decreases in drugs and vandalism.

Paterson superintendent wants apology after racist social media post  News 12 New Jersey

The Paterson superintendent is calling for a public apology from the Clifton School District after one of the Clifton football players made a racist post on social ...

Friends, family mourn beloved Clifton coach, teacher

NUTLEY — Friends, family and former players from local communities were shocked by the sudden death of a 37-year-old high school teacher and coach who ...

At Lake Clifton, father and son's bond is on display on and off the basketball court  Baltimore Sun

Lake Clifton's coach Herman "Tree" Harried and his son, Armon, are successfully navigating a rewarding path, finding the ideal balance between their father-son ...

Clifton High School Teacher Accused Of Having Sexual Relationship With Student  CBS Local

CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A New Jersey high school teacher has been arrested for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old student, ...

Let's Hear It! Clifton 'Cheer Mom' Leads Police To Fugitive's Hideout  South Passaic Daily Voice

CLIFTON, N.J. -- A self-proclaimed "cheer mom" from Clifton who led police to a vacant house where a fugitive from Newark was hiding out said her gut "told me ...

Letter: Is history dead? Not yet

History is dead, and we have killed it! Well, maybe I'm exaggerating a bit, but we are moving further and further away from robust and comprehensive historical ...

Clifton remembers kindly custodian who changed lives

A new scholarship honors school worked killed in car crash who was known for acts of generosity.

Obituary: Steven F. Meck  Montclair Local

Steven Meck, 35, of Montclair, died on Friday, May 10, 2019. Visitation is Thursday, May 16 and fFriday, May 17 in the McGuinness Funeral Home in Sewell.

Clifton High School student dies after bike crash, report says

An 18-year-old Clifton High School student died Thursday from injuries he suffered in a bicycle crash, The Record reported.

Clifton High School teacher had illegal sexual contact with student, prosecutors say

CLIFTON — A Clifton High School science teacher has been charged with official misconduct for allegedly having engaged in illegal sexual behavior with a ...

Manhatten Brothers To Perform Holiday Concert At Theater League of Clifton  New Jersey Stage

(CLIFTON, NJ) -- The Clifton-based Manhatten Brothers will perform a “Holly Jolly Holiday” jazz concert at Grace Church, 45 Hazel St., on Friday, December 14.

Clifton 'at risk' students donate blood, money

CLIFTON – A district program that gives embattled students a final chance at graduating high school gave back by donating blood and money to the Red Cross ...

Clifton schools to make up snow day on Saturday, April 14

The Clifton Board of Education voted Monday night to make up its required school day on Saturday, April 14.

Clifton, N.J. Teens Accused Of Robbing Classmates At Knifepoint  CBS Local

CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Four teens in Clifton, New Jersey have been charged with a violent armed robbery – and the victims are two of their classmates ...

Cops: 5 Children Detained After Plotting To ‘Attack’ NJ School  CBS Local

CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Five students, all between ten and eleven years old, were detained after allegedly plotting to 'cause damage' or 'detonate a ...

Alumni soccer game, fundraiser Dec. 2 at Clifton

The game, a fundraiser honoring the legacy of Fernando Rossi and a scholarship in his name, will be played Dec. 2 at the field named for him.

Hall of Fame class announced for Clifton

Every class of inductees that enters the Clifton Hall of Fame is filled with legendary Mustangs that left their mark.

2 Students Charged With Rape At Clifton High School  CBS New York

CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork/AP) — Two Clifton High School students have been arrested after a 15-year-old girl told police Wednesday that they had dragged ...

Clifton Police Department swears in six police officers, still short by 14

Six new police officers were sworn into the Clifton Police Department, which remains 14 short of full staffing.

Clifton Junior Lacrosse caps another strong season

This season the junior program rolled with 18 players and went 8-6, matching last year's record.

Female Clifton High School teacher had sexual contact with student, authorities say

The Passaic County Prosecutor's Office says 26-year-old Kristin Leone is accused of engaging in sexual conduct with a 16-year-old boy on two occasions.

A bit of Clifton's blue-collar history will fade away with closing of Rossi's Tavern

Once a favorite stop for workers of the area's textile mills, Rossi's Tavern will serve its last drink on Saturday.

Ex-Clifton teacher who had sexual contact with student loses teaching licenses

CLIFTON -- A former Clifton High School science teacher who admitted this past February to criminal sexual contact with a 17-year female student nearly two ...

New Jersey 'Dreamer' deported to Albania months after his parents' removal

A Clifton resident who left Albania when he was 3 and was protected from deportation under DACA has been deported.

Ex-Clifton High student gets 3 years for sex assault inside school, report says

PATERSON -- A former Clifton High School student who was accused of sexually assaulting a student inside the school four years ago was sentenced Friday to ...

Woman Accused Of Deliberately Hitting N.J. High School Teacher With Car  CBS Local

CLIFTON, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — A high school teacher was recovering Monday night after being hit by a driver last week during a school evacuation. As CBS ...

Clifton students plan march to protest school funding

CLIFTON – More than 300 high school students are expected to protest the state's school funding formula in Wednesday's march which will begin at the high ...

NJ fireworks 2019: Where to watch fireworks shows near you

Towns in North Jersey are planning their annual Independence Day celebrations full of entertainment, food and, of course, fireworks.

Former Clifton teacher formally sentenced to year in jail for sexual contact with student  The Star-Ledger -

Kristin Leone will also received five years probation.

Clifton's 2006 football team had inspired run to title

Clifton sure didn't look like a championship football team after it got shellacked by Montclair, 29-6, on October 21, 2006. The loss to the Mounties was a ...

Ice Hockey

Check out who moved where in this year's boys ice hockey classifications and what that means for all four sections.

No answers from officials after 5th-graders plot set off explosive at Clifton High  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

Clifton school officials say there was never any danger to their staff and students after a group of fifth-graders were caught Wednesday with an alleged plot to set ...

Clifton's 2001 team set standard for girls soccer program

Before 2001, Clifton girls soccer was often an afterthought. In both North Jersey soccer and Clifton athletics circles, the Mustangs were often overshadowed by ...

N.J. fireworks 2019: Where to see July 4th fireworks near you

The Fourth of July is coming up, and you know what that means in New Jersey - lots of fireworks shows. Granted, fireworks are offered year-round in many ...

Kornaszewski ran his way to top for Clifton track

Pawel Kornaszewski's Clifton track and field career easily could have never happened. A perfect storm of circumstances, though, led to his introduction to the ...

Passaic County school closings, delayed openings Friday (Nov. 16, 2018)

The following Passaic County schools are closed or have delayed openings.

Clifton students take on bullying in a personal way

Play unified program bridges gulf between Clifton's special needs population and general education students.

Clifton celebrates 100 years of history, change

CLIFTON – The City that Cares officially turned 100 on Wednesday and the state's 11th largest municipality has come a long way since its incorporation.

Eight NJ independent candidates debate at Clifton High School

independent-candidates-debate-empty-auditorium.JPG Saed Hindash/The Star-LedgerTwenty-five members of the public were on hand to listen to eight of the ...

Tom Mullahey leaving Snyder to become athletic director at Clifton High School  The Jersey Journal -

mullahey.jpg. Tom Mullahey has resigned as athletic director at Snyder High School in Jersey City and accepted the same position at Clifton High School.

Beloved Clifton custodian, 33, dies from injuries after May crash

The Clifton High School resident and graduate will be remembered for his kindness and his natural connection to the students in the ASPIRE program.

Waynes 4th Of July Fireworks: 2019 Guide, Scheduled Time  Wayne, NJ Patch

Wayne's 4th Of July Fireworks: 2019 Guide - Wayne, NJ - Patch has your complete guide to Fourth of July fireworks shows, parades and other festive events in ...

Security images sink high school band director's N.J. teaching career

The state revoked the teaching license of the former Clifton High School band director, who was fired two years ago amid undisclosed concerns.

Clifton dad takes on school funding with online petition

The father of a Clifton kindergartner has launched an online petition to make state lawmakers aware that his daughter's school district has been underfunded by ...

'He wants to make a difference': Clifton teen is a 'Hero for Change' with civil advocacy

Clifton teen Carlos Polanco will be honored at the 2018 Radio Disney Music Awards for his involvement with the Boys and Girls Club of America.

Clifton school custodian, who was in coma after accident, dies at 33

Daniel "Danny" Listmeier died July 7 of complications from brain injuries he sustained in a car crash in May,

Clifton restaurant patron headbutts waiter after he gets the check, said police

Clifton police said a patron of El Mexicano Restaurant headbutted his waiter Sunday morning after he received the check and refused to pay.

Golf outing honors late Clifton teacher, coach

CLIFTON - Next month, nearly seven years after a beloved Clifton middle school teacher and coach tragically died, friends and family will continue to raise ...

Boys Basketball: All-Big North selections, 2019

ALL-BIG NORTH SELECTIONS. Selections made by the Big North Conference. Not Untied Division. Student Athlete School Year Pos. 1st Team.

Couple weds in Jersey high school hall where they met  The Seattle Times

CLIFTON, N.J. (AP) — Two high school sweethearts in New Jersey returned to the high school hallway where they first met nearly three decades ago for their ...

Assistant football coaches make impact for Clifton

Last Friday's win over North Bergen was not only a coming-of-age for the Clifton football team, but for two members of its coaching staff as well.

Longtime Long Valley Resident Passes Away  Long Valley, NJ Patch

Longtime Long Valley Resident Passes Away - Long Valley, NJ - Elaine Kramer, a longtime local, was "a friend and mom to anyone" who came into her kitchen, ...

Remembering Michael Rivera: Clifton Coach, 37, Dies Suddenly  South Passaic Daily Voice

CLIFTON, N.J. -- Michael Anthony Rivera, 37, a beloved Clifton coach from Nutley, died suddenly on Monday, March 13. He was 37. A graduate of Clifton High ...

Three Clifton football stars earn college scholarships

The season ended on Thanksgiving for Clifton football, but a host of Mustangs participated in National Signing Day.

Giuseppe Rossi returns home, 'would love to sit down to talk' with Red Bulls or NYCFC  Pro Soccer USA

Giuseppe Rossi has prospered as a player in La Liga, Serie A and Champions League. Among his 335 professional appearances, the Clifton, New Jersey ...

Ridgewood football rolls past Passaic Tech in North 1, Group 5 first round

Will Cardew scored four touchdowns and rushed 23 times for 209 yards.

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