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Six Candidates Running For Three Board Of Education Seats

Four challengers, two incumbents vying for three, three-year terms.

Six individuals are running for election to the  this year.

Tuesday was the deadline to file petitions to run for one of three, three-year terms on the nine-member board.

Incumbents Kim Essen and Donald Monteyne will each run for full terms. Incumbent Jane Hutchinson will not seek re-election.

The other candidates are: Catherine Kazan, Michael Bubba, Carol DiPasquale, and Eileen Albanese.

Essen was to serve the remainder of James Jimenez’s term. The municipal council to fill Lawrence Martin’s at-large seat in July 2011. Governor Christie appointed Martin to a super court judgeship.

Monteyne was to replace former board trustee Franco Mazzei. Mazzei was on the council last November.

Candidates have until Sept. 7 to withdraw their candidacy.

Residents can cast their votes for the candidates during the general election on Nov. 6. The board voted in January to move the election to November. A new state law allowed the change to be made.

Unlike in previous school board elections, residents will not vote on the tax levy. The board all on the tax levy until at least 2015. The tax levy will only go to voters if it exceeds a state-mandated 2 percent increase cap.

The board , including a $127 million tax levy, in March.

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Al Scala June 07, 2012 at 04:05 PM
Chicken Little.....I've been there and done that as well. I held elected public office in the very late 70's through the mid eighties. Gee, so I guess we 're even. Get used to my complaining, because until things change, I'm not going to stop!
Chicken Little June 07, 2012 at 04:18 PM
@Al Scala Well, it's been a long time, then. Seems you should be refreshed and rested, and ready to take another go at it.
Rex miatke June 07, 2012 at 04:20 PM
Well I least I know who one of my votes will be for. Eileen Albanese. Folks she is the real deal. The Other 2 will be someone NOT on the board and not Bubba. Change is needed.
Al Scala June 07, 2012 at 04:23 PM
Nose...don't feel bad. One of my posts got deleted as well. Absolutely nothing off base or any swear words. Cannot understand why it was deleted.
Chicken Little June 07, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Good bye, Nose. Good bye, Al. Gotta go sort out my sock draw.
Chicken Little June 07, 2012 at 04:36 PM
@Rex Miatke Eileen would be WONDERFUL
Nose Wayne June 07, 2012 at 04:37 PM
Rex, Do you know (Don't want to offend Chicken) the Bubba clan to? Can't tell my dealings with the family,got DELEATED once already today. Senator and Township Foreman,that is all!!
Rex miatke June 07, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Lets keep this even keel. Nose you nose very well why Bubba will not be getting my vote. Hey he had his one win. Isn't that enough.
Concerned for green land June 07, 2012 at 06:34 PM
Do not agree with 'fight now for wayne schools' since Essen and Monteyne pushed the rest of the board to stay within 2% without waivers on new budget. They worked with the school principals and sup to decrease non-children impacting budget items. This is not the time to get ride of good people with sound track records. Let's see how they perform until November. Seems like the work well with people and have kids in the public school system so they are close to all problems that need to be resolved. Time will tell.
Concerned for green land June 07, 2012 at 06:47 PM
Agree with Al Scala that we should never be satisfied. Budget meetings at high schools and washington middle school should give an indication that Essen and Monteyne are free thinkers and not part of any 'machine'. We all need to be engaged as the state funding gets lower, teacher saleries and health benefits increase and 2% cap current board is committed to stay under.
Nose Wayne June 07, 2012 at 07:11 PM
Can't even JOKE AROUND here anymore!!! Got Deleted AGAIN !! Sorry Al and Rex,made a joke about chicken and his socks and got DELETED AGAIN!! THREE TIMES A CHARM,WATCH WHAT YOU SAY,OUR EDITORS HAVE NOSE CENTS OF HUMOR!! COMMENT ANYONE?
Billy B June 07, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Bubba for BOE - he is a friend Never judge a man only by his last name and past actions
wayne resident June 07, 2012 at 08:31 PM
So Nose you judge a man by his last name, how does that make any sence. If the readers had your name perhaps they would ignore your postings. Why not learn about all the canidates before you judge? Mike Bubba may be one of the best people for the job.
concerned June 07, 2012 at 08:40 PM
This is very simple. When was the last time you watched a board meeting and got the impression that any of them were listening. They are constantly talking, typing on their computers that we bought and rolling their eyes when they dont like what is being said. They can't make a decision and stick with it I agree all current board members must go .
wayne resident June 07, 2012 at 08:44 PM
@Nose why would you judge a man by only his last name?
Nose Wayne June 07, 2012 at 10:55 PM
Bob, I do not judge people by their last name,but by their character.Have known the family for many years and without getting into details or getting DELETED for the fourth time today, I will not get into personal details.
Grey June 08, 2012 at 11:22 AM
I Think current board has done an outstanding job of showing strong committment to our schools and our children. They are the first board to hire a full time superintendent and begin to rebuild Wayne schools in a positive light. I applaud them for their hard work and without doubt will be voting for Eileen.
Jacqueline Pisatowski June 08, 2012 at 03:36 PM
NOSE- Looks like you finallly spelled DELETED correctly. I have known the Bubba family for more than 30 years and they are dedicated and proud citizens of Wayne. NOSE - if you have a problem with any of their family members, bring it up. What are you hiding from??? I know Joe Bubba Jr. personally and you couldn't meet a more honest and sincere person. Good luck Michael Bubba - you will be great on the Board.
Michael L Bubba June 08, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Nose you have already gotten into personal details, it's what got you deleted. Considering I was a kid when all the stuff you say took place I should definitely be painted with the same brush. The fact is you know nothing about me.
Rex miatke June 08, 2012 at 04:48 PM
We agree on Eileen, Grey. Eileen is without a doubt the one who needs to get on the board!!!!!!!!!! As far as the current board doing an outstanding job??????
Nose Wayne June 09, 2012 at 03:18 AM
JAC, I did post it,but our EDITOR DAN DELETED ME !! Michael, you would be surprised what I know about you. NOT saying it's bad, but have known you for many years. Will get into it another time , I knew your father and uncle very well.
Al Scala June 09, 2012 at 03:54 PM
Mike.....Getting into a verbal volleyball with some people may not be a good idea. They are stubborn, bullheaded and have already made up their minds. You're a good guy and a terrific candidate. Run a positive campaign as you have an awful lot to offer.
Pad June 10, 2012 at 11:35 AM
An outstanding job? Are you kidding me? A PR firm, several issues that made the district a disgrace. A new Superintendant, he was passed over in Hackensack for Super, also worked in the Paterson District. First thing he did was bring in a freind from Paterson for 160K+, now is in the process of making room for more freinds. There has been alot of issues with this board also. The closed door meetings, failure to cut more from the budget then they could have and lets not forget the fees they wanna charge for facilities use which is out of this world. Maybe the Township should impose fees on the BOE for use of its property and services also. To charge fees to in township non-profits like the PAL, Boys Club, Little League etc is a disgrace. This board has to go! They are all just political wannabes using this has a stepping stone. Look at the town council almost all including the Mayor came from the BOE. Cerberio look where he came from and all the issues there.
eyes wide shut June 10, 2012 at 02:23 PM
I take Nose seriously. Its the Bubba name that has me concerned..."Days of future past."
eyes wide shut June 10, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Nose, Clan is a good word. spot on
Jacqueline Pisatowski June 10, 2012 at 04:16 PM
I could not agree with you more Al.
Michael L Bubba June 10, 2012 at 05:52 PM
Thanks Al! I am curious Nose how you knew my Dad? He was never in politics and never worked for the town.
Jacqueline Pisatowski June 11, 2012 at 01:38 PM
I would like to know also.
Lori June 12, 2012 at 03:03 AM
We should all be judged on the content of our character. Coming from a large family I hated when people assumed they knew me before they met me. Good luck Michael I also agree that if Nose is speaking from a place of integrity he wouldn't hide his name.
Michael L Bubba June 13, 2012 at 06:10 AM
Thank you Lori!


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