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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.

Janice L. Simmons | Obituaries  Indiana Gazette

Janice L. (Winters) Simmons, 69, passed away peacefully on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at her home in Hollywood, Fla.

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.

David Robert Kennedy Sr. | Obituaries  Rutland Herald

David Robert Kennedy Sr. RUTLAND — David Robert Kennedy Sr., 88, passed away on Feb. 1, 2019, at his home. In addition to Dave, he was also known as ...

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.

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.

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 students plan school safety awareness march this week

Clifton, NJ, High School students are planning to march Thursday from the high school to City Hall in an effort to draw attention to school safety.

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 ...

The Rev. Earl M. Johnson Jr., founder of Grace Bible Baptist Church, dies  Baltimore Sun

The Rev. Earl M. Johnson Jr., a Korean war veteran and founder of Grace Bible Church died Sunday of congestive heart failure at his Catonsville home.

Laurette J. Thompson  Villages-News

Laurette Jane Thompson, 74, of The Villages, FL, went home to be with the Lord in The Villages, FL on January 22, 2019. Laurette was born in Brooklyn, NY ...

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 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, 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 Junior Lacrosse caps another strong season

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

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 ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Sportsmanship Prevails in Battle Between JFK Knights and Clifton Mustangs

CLIFTON, NJ- In an emotionally charged game postponed by a day due to inappropriate exchanges on social media between members of both teams, ...

'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-Paterson Kennedy game postponed due to 'unbecoming social media conduct'

A string of taunts posted on social media resulted in the postponement of Friday's scheduled football game between Paterson Kennedy and Clifton.

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.

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.

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 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 ...

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

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

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.

'Once Upon a Mattress' coming to Clifton High School

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

Clifton High School senior prom 2016 (PHOTOS)

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

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.

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.

Cross-country: Clifton's girls honor the landmark oak tree's removal with a win

The Clifton girls won a race at the Back to the Mountain meet after destruction of a landmark tree at Garret Mountain.

Clifton remembers kindly custodian who changed lives

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

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 ...

4 students, ages 10 and 11, accused of plotting to set off explosive at NJ school  WABC-TV

Four elementary school children from Clifton, New Jersey, are accused of planning to set off an explosive device at a high school.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

CLIFTON -- The state has revoked the teaching license of the former Clifton High School band director, who was fired two years ago. Cody J. Holody, 29, was ...

Clifton robotics team invited to international contest

Clifton High School students will battle bots this week at a prestigious international robotics tournament in Texas.

Couple weds in Jersey high school hall where they met  Allentown Morning Call

Two high school sweethearts in New Jersey returned to the high school hallway where they first met nearly three decades ago for their wedding over the ...

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 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 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.

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 ...

Male Athlete of the Week: Kevin Salensky, Clifton

Kevin Salensky, of Clifton High School, is the Male Athlete of the Week.

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.

Religious holidays crowd school calendars, and districts must decide whether to close

In the beginning, there was Christmas. Then came Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashana. Now, a growing number of school districts in New Jersey close for Muslim ...

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.

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.

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 ...

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.

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 ...

High school sweethearts get married in their New Jersey school  Daily Mail

Two high school sweethearts from New Jersey got married in their high school hallway where they first met nearly three decades ago over the weekend.

New Jersey Couple Weds in High School Hallway Where They First Met Almost 30 Years Ago

When it came to preparing for their future together, a New Jersey couple went back to the very start. Jennifer Sudol and Chris Gash were high school freshmen ...

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 ...

Ice Hockey

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

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 ...

Despite Losing Record Eastside Ghosts Not Giving Up on Season

PATERSON, NJ- The Eastside High School Mighty Ghosts head into their sixth game of the season on Saturday against Dwight Morrow High School on ...

Clifton students take on bullying in a personal way

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

Police: Charges not likely for Clifton coach who struck Wayne man

No charges will likely be filed against the Clifton track coach who struck a pedestrian with his car, said Wayne police. The pedestrian died as a result of his ...

7 Clifton High School students charged in beating of driver after snow day early dismissal  Hunterdon County Democrat -

CLIFTON — Police say seven students in Passaic County who were dismissed early because of a snowstorm attacked a motorist, leaving his face battered.

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.

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Clifton parents plan march to protest school uniform proposal

City parents opposed to school uniforms plan to wear black and carry signs to a forum Monday night at Clifton High School.

Clifton High School students claim they couldn't wear PARCC 'opt-out' shirts at school

CLIFTON -- Two Clifton High School students who wore shirts they made telling students they can opt out of controversial PARCC testing next week were ...

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.

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 ...

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 ...

Clifton High School rape victim accuses officials of negligence in suit, report says

A Clifton High School senior who was raped by two fellow students in a school stairwell four years ago has filed a lawsuit claiming negligence by the school ...

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.

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

PASSAIC COUNTY — A judge has sentenced a female teacher to one year in jail and five years' probation for having sexual contact with a male student.

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.

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,

Track: North 1, Groups 1 & 4 sectional results

Results from the North 1, Group 1 and North 1, Group 4 meets.

Police and firefighters play soccer to remember 9/11 victims

The 2018 Unified Soccer Cup featured teams that competed in a tournament to honor first responders and victims of 9/11.

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 ...

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 ...

Simple plan, stellar results for Clifton softball's LaDuke

As Clifton's head softball coach for 20 seasons, Rick LaDuke's blueprint for success wasn't all that complex. LaDuke emphasized fundamentals and ...

Clifton football to play for national championship

CLIFTON — The Clifton Junior Mustangs will contend to be the first-ever youth National Football Champions when they play in the tournament at the Hall of ...

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 ...

Soccer brings siblings together at New Jersey City University

Sister and brother Karen and Anthony Tuesta weren't very close growing up due to a 12-year age gap. One thing they did share in common was the sport of ...

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 ...

Paterson Firefighters Help Put Athlete Back on the Ice

WAYNE, NJ - Aaron Moses, 16, has a dream: to be the first NHL player with Autism. While it would be imaginable to think that those dreams were destroyed ...

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 ...

Clifton pulling for beloved school custodian in coma

A Clifton school custodian remains in a coma following a car accident. Students and members of the community have sent cards and letters to the family.

Archive: Clifton‘s best dressed teen draws global praise

Abrar Shahin, the fashionable hijab-wearing Muslim teen who was voted best dressed by her senior class at Clifton HS, has become a global sensation.

Ex-Roxbury vice principal, retired Clifton cop gets probation for 'tapping' teen's testicles  Daily Record

Former Clifton cop who was vice principal in Roxbury and teacher in Haledon, given probation, community *service* for 'tapping' teen's testicles.

Clifton student first Latino governor of NJ Boys State

A Clifton student has become the first Latino elected chairman of American Legion Jersey Boys State, a prestigious civics organization preaching the importance ...

Clifton hockey days shaped Yelovich for future success

Anthony Yelovich had been playing high-level hockey for years by the time he first suited up for Clifton in 2002. A travel-circuit player since age five, Yelovich, ...

Hijab-wearing teen wins best dressed at high school

Inspired by a classmate's fashion sense, the class of 2015 from Clifton High School in Clifton, New Jersey made an unconventional move when choosing their ...

Crespo takes over as Clifton volleyball coach

There is a lot of newness in the gym for Clifton boys volleyball this spring.

Bowling: Two local youths win North Jersey titles  Daily Record

The 19th Annual North Jersey Singles Championships were held at Lodi Lanes last weekend. The last person who thought Joey Steele would win the boys' ...

How big is too big? N.J.'s 25 largest high schools

New Jersey's largest high school plans to add another 1200 students, making it one of the largest in the country.

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