Our public school system is corrupt

first_imgTo the Editor:Throughout the reporting of the financial failure of our public school system the talk was about underfunding. Every school district in the US spends more per student on public education than any other developed country in the world. Are our students the best educated in the world? No. Our problem is that our public school systems are highly inefficient and corrupt, riddled with despotism. Over 100 teachers were fired, but I did not read anything about layoffs at the BBOED. I was told by a former employee of the BBOED that there are several positions at the BBOED paying 6 figure salaries (that is $100,000 + p.a.) with nothing to do. These positions simply exist because these employees are friends and family members of board executives. We recently found out in an article in the BCN that the separation of academy students cost the Bayonne public school district 2.5 million dollars per year, money we did not have. This created division within the student body and many academy students, we were told, looked down on the “GP (General Population). What we need is to teach our youth unity and that we all have different talents and capabilities and that, from a societal standpoint, these differences are complementary, not divisive. Someone’s strength complements someone else’s weakness. Thanks to Mayor Davis the BBOED board members are once again elected officials. With elected officials we, the people, are their employers. We hire and fire elected officials on Election Day. Come Election Day in 2018 let us be responsible “employers” and fire those who failed us and hire new officials to serve us better. I ask this paper to help us in this process by publishing an easy to read list of the current members running for re-election and a list of the new candidates including a brief statement from each how they will make our public school system more efficient. ALEXANDER SCHENKlast_img read more

Watch a Critically Acclaimed Musical! From the Comfort of Your Home! Right Now!

first_imgIt’s sweeping love story has been described by critics as “enthralling,” “enchanting” and “heartwarming.” It’s directed by John Caird, the Tony-winning director of shows like Les Miserables and The Life and Times of Nicholas Nickleby, who also co-wrote with Paul Gordon, the Tony-nominated composer of Broadway’s Jane Eyre. And it stars married Broadway pros Megan McGinnis and Adam Halpin, who’ve been seen in shows like Les Miz, Kinky Boots, Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Rent and Parade.Yup, it’s Daddy Long Legs, playing off-Broadway at the Davenport Theatre. But tonight and only tonight, it’s streaming LIVE right on this page. For free! The show starts at 8PM so grab some popcorn (and maybe some tissues), print out your program and kick back and fall in love with Daddy Long Legs! Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on June 6, 2016 View Comments Daddy Long Legslast_img read more

The March 2014 Issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors is Live!

first_imgThe March issue of Blue Ridge Outdoors celebrates three popular passions among Blue Ridge outdoor enthusiasts: fishing, dogs, and beer (not necessarily in that order). Our second annual dog photo contest begins in March, and to kick it off, we feature southern Appalachia’s search and rescue dogs with heroic tales.Also in March, we’ll take several spins around the region…looking at beer and food pairings, the youngest person to thru-hike the A.T., laid-back lodges perfect for outdoor dirtbags, hidden fly fishing gems you might not know about, and a talk with the Blue Ridge runner who set a first in the history of the Tour de France. Our former online editor Jack Murray tops off the fly fishing issue with a comprehensive run-down of the latest fly fishing gear around.Here’s your digital sneak peak:FEATURESA River Runs Through It: Fly Fishing DestinationsLe Tour de ZoëHippie LodgesKelly Parham: Saving lives and riding bikesBeing Buddy BackpackerA Tail of Two TeresasWinter Paddling WondersDEPARTMENTSDebate: Hiking off-trail: Cool or Not Cool?Spring Into BeerWhiskey NationSpring Fly Fishing GearESSAYIn the Footsteps of Grizlast_img read more

New business models are also being tested at Zagreb’s Fuliranje

first_imgFestival-type events such as the Zagreb Burger Festival or Advent are, in addition to a place of great atmosphere and entertainment, fine food and drinks ideal events for testing new business ideas and models. Caterers can get first-hand feedback on whether their product is on the market, spy on employees, check prices or polish the logistics that are very demanding in such places due to lack of space, limited access and variable quantities…One of the most inventive and beautiful Advent events in Zagreb – Fuliranje – according to the choice of the visitors of the Zagreb Tourist Board website, an ideal test site for new ideas, so we walked through Strossmayer Square and asked a few questions to young entrepreneurs who discovered what they plan to do in the near future.Bread ClubBread ClubThe scourge of bakers on every corner has unfortunately not brought about an increase in the quality of bakery products, especially bread, although the market should react and reward the better ones. The products currently on the market are mostly of mediocre quality, unimaginative, and even, according to nutritionists, unhealthy!Therefore, the young team led by s Karl Vulin, the founder of the now well – known bakery Kroštula from Pakoštane and Ana Marija i Zrinka Zajec, which founded the brand K3 – Bread on the third decided to open artisan bakery open type, which will also include a bistro – so they will have first-hand feedback from customers and guests!The concept of the Bread Club is based on the production of hand-made bread without additives from natural yeasts that grow on their own, prolonged fermentation (sourdough) and whose preparation can be watched in full in the open space bakery that opens in early January in Trakošćanska Street in Zagreb. In addition to bread, the offer will include puff pastry in a modern French style, as well as local variants of classics such as strudel or Sicilian square pizza.The bistro with about thirty seats plans to offer daily soups and cakes that are currently being tested at Fuliranje (soups are for every recommendation!), Gourmet sandwiches and other simple dishes, and they are also announcing guest appearances by other bakers and chefs who will prepare the author’s bread. based on the traditional recipes of the countries they come from. What it will look like can already be seen at the house on Fuliranje, where pastry chef Ivana Čuljak (she baked a craft in Split’s Bokerija and is known for the brand Let them eat cakes), chef Ivana Bekavac with a CIA degree (Culinary Institute of America) and the famous chef Dino Galvagno who is remembered by many for the extraordinary dishes from the popular Prasac. In the space one whole wall will be covered with a hydroponic plant growing system in which to grow leafy greens and spices to be used to prepare meals.Already now, through Kroštulin’s plant, successfully cooperating with an increasing number of hotels to which they deliver premium frozen products (breads, pastries and puff pastry) with natural yeast, without additives and long fermentation, and will soon launch a new line for brunch and desserts.In addition to the bakery in Trešnjevka, they plan to open another restaurant in the center of Zagreb at the end of the year, and judging by the enthusiasm and experience gained so far – success should not be missed.MunchyMunchyAnother interesting gastro concept is Munchy, (mobile) trailer decorated in the style of the fifties as circulating the American Route 66 in the fifties of the last century. Filip Eterović’s entrepreneurial idea of ​​a traveling kitchen is not new, but the offer of food and drinks and visual identity is more than interesting.It all started with the launch of the brand Smootch – from the mediterranean sun & nature – but the sale of smoothies is limited due to the expiration date, so Filip is 9 months old, with the help of a design duo called Mireldy developed the idea of ​​a mobile kitchen with a roof over your head and so another brand was created: Munchy. At the end of August The silver beast – how the trailers are beating – she had her premiere performance at summer festivals along the coast and on the islands, and this month she temporarily settled on Fuliranje.Street food the offer is inspired by trips to Asia and Europe: a Hong Kong hit Bubble Waffle i Hurry Curry you may have tried somewhere else, but Frap (fried wrap) you can try only in the Silver Arrow where under the watchful eye Marte Badurine a ten-member team makes sure that the varied offer is tasty and pleasing to the eye. Frap is currently being prepared in three versions: veggie, with prosciutto and (premiere) with a specially spiced chicken combination of spices that is their (little) secret. Everything that is done, they produce themselves!with my workshop KitchenAtelier KokkenAtelier Kokken… And now something completely different!! Owner and future chef of a restaurant with Danish specialties Marta Ušljebrka which she plans to open next year in Tkalčićeva, she did an internship in Copenhagen at the Amass restaurant with former head chef Nome and decided to bring the Scandinavian culinary scene closer to the people of Zagreb and guests of the capital.The restaurant concept will be based on brunch, with an emphasis on a healthy breakfast prepared from seasonal, organic ingredients, and fine coffee that arrives no less than from Sweden. In addition to Danish delicacies, the house also offers home-made forgotten dishes such as imperial crumbs (Kaiserschmarrn Recipe) and notches, and one of the recognizable specialties is Red Polse, a Danish bright red sausage whose photos have flooded social networks, and Hot SnowWhite, which is made hot by the sauce of the local brand I love hot.After brunch, in the evening Marta will offer guests the famous Danish open sandwiches smørrebrød, mostly with seafood ingredients, and a sommelier Daniela Golac she chose biodynamic wines to pair with the food served. Regarding the choice and quality of food and drinks – the novelty is Golden Milk – and judging by the crowd in front of the house there is no doubt that Atelier Køkken is a complete hit, and given the growing number of guests who brunch concept known all the prerequisites for a successful gastro story are met.Mime’s Gourmet BarMime’sUnlike the first three examples, the team gathered around Mime(ta) has been running a bistro in Petrinjska Street near Tomislavac for some time. Mime is the nickname of the father of one of the owners and his best recipe is to hang out with friends with good food and some drinks – because he didn’t even know how to bake an egg!Ante Ždero is Katica for all, twenty-six-year-olds Marita Ždero i Alen Begić they are in charge of preparing cakes and cocktails, and the youngest Dalibor Pavić (he’s only 20) stacks top-notch sandwiches. The bistro usually offers simple Dalmatian and continental food with selected wines, and at Fuliranje they try traditional dishes in a new guise, such as zlevanke of corn flour and classic sarma.They try to bring Dalmatian cuisine closer to the people of Zagreb and, along with agramer soups and steaks, put them on cod pate, bean pasta or white cod and guests condemn to regular visits to Mime’s, and if the testing of new dishes goes as planned – the Fuliranje project will be implemented soon in the bistro.last_img read more