Journal News 9/3/14: Protest vs. Klein's Comments re Immigrants' Dropout Rate

Immigrants decry East Ramapo chief’s dropout comments

Mareesa Nicosia, mnicosia@lohud.com 12:31 a.m. EDT September 3, 2014

SPRING VALLEY A crowd of immigrant students and their families rallied Tuesday night in a show of opposition to what the East Ramapo schools superintendent has recently remarked is an immigrant-driven inflation of the district’s drop-out rate.

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Journal news 7/24/14: Colton School Sale Concluded

East Ramapo completes school sale to yeshiva tenants

Mareesa Nicosia, mnicosia@lohud.com 11:15 p.m. EDT July 24, 2014

SPRING VALLEY – East Ramapo officials say they’ve finalized the sale of Colton Elementary School to their longtime yeshiva tenants, putting the district on track to make $10 million from real estate deals this year if a second sale closes as planned.

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Journal news 7/29/14: Hillcrest Appraiser Pleads to Misdemeanor

E. Ramapo school sale: appraiser pleads to misdemeanor

By Steve Lieberman slieberm@lohud.com 12:06 a.m. EDT July 29, 2014
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NEW CITY – A real estate appraiser pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor involving the sale of East Ramapo’s Hillcrest Elementary School in a plea bargain that didn’t include the original allegation that he took a $5,000 payoff from the buyer.

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Journal News 7/7/14: ERCSD to Retain Same Lawyer

Editorial: East Ramapo’s lawyer games

A Journal News editorial 11:51 a.m. EDT July 7, 2014
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It’s a disappointment that public monies will continue to flow to East Ramapo school board’s preferred law firm, Minerva & D’Agostino, which has treated the public so poorly, and has fomented controversy and tension in the deeply divided district. 

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