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Council Candidates Forum Planned at Teaneck Charter School

Tuesday event scheduled for 7 p.m.

Two more forums are planned for the six candidates vying for three seats on the Teaneck this week.

The will host a forum at 8 p.m. Monday. The forum will include prepared questions for the candidates from the Teaneck Clergy Council as well as a question and answer session with the audience and candidates.

Rabbi Lawrence Zierler will moderate the forum. The Center is located at 70 Sterling Place, near Cedar Lane.

On Tuesday, the will hold a forum at 7 p.m. The school is located at 563 Chestnut Avenue, between Kipp and Terhune streets.

Incumbents Monica Honis, Mohammed Hameeduddin and Barbara Toffler, along with council election newcomers Alexander Rashin, Mark Schwartz and Henry Pruitt are running in the May 8 election. 

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Art Vatsky April 30, 2012 at 07:29 PM
Noah: The big questions for these forums are: 1. What happened to the funds that weren't used in our 2011-12 snow clearing account? 2. Can those funds be use to get a truck repair structure so our bigger equipment can be repaired indoors? 3. (very important) Will Teaneck apply for a FREE bus shelter at Chestnut Plaza? Drs. Pruitt and Toffler support the Chestnut Bus Shelter. So does Dr. Rashin, I believe. What about the others?
delgado May 01, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Will all of the candidates promise not to sue the Town Council and waste taxpayers dollars on expensive legal bills?
Yoni May 01, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Delgado, She didn't sue the Town Council. She sued the Town. You & me.
Jacob May 01, 2012 at 01:30 PM
I think who the suit was filed against is irrelevant. What is relevant is that all the Town's taxpayers footed the $25,000 bill. I'm not really sure I understand why someone who says they are here to SAVE the taxpayer money is actually COSTING them money.
Barbara Ley Toffler May 01, 2012 at 03:58 PM
Please watch youtbe video of my statement at the 4/24 Council meeting: http://youtu.be/bk2-n8mkf0k It will explain the entire situation. As you will see and hear, impoortantly, I did not sue the town for any money. I sued for the rescinding of the falsely applied censure and the return of my good name and my 35-year professional reputation. Given the nature of the work I do, my reputation is critical. I have not worked since the censure was levied -- the first time in 35 years that i have not earned enough to support myself.The Town Council put the entire township at risk by violating the the Employee Manual on which we spent $27,000 taxpayer dollars. This was done to enable the town to get outside insurance for the first time in years (we have been self-insured). The Employee Manual requires: 1) a complaint of harassment which was broiught against me by the manager meet the legal of definnition of harassment. His complaint did not. 2) Nonetheless, whatever the complaint, the Manual requires that for ANY complaint, an investigation be conducted by an outside investigator,
Barbara Ley Toffler May 01, 2012 at 03:58 PM
(continued)and 3) the Manual requires the names of accused and accuser be kept confidential. So the Council violated this Manual, possibly wasting the $27,000 of your money spent to pay lawyers to write it. And it very possibly put our outside insurance at risk -- which could ultimately cost the town a great deal of money. Also, any legal fees incurred woould ordinarily be covered by insurance. The Council's decision to act illegally in censuring me, may well put that coverage at risk. Please view my statement. Your anger should be directed at the Council for playing fast and loose with taxpayers' money and the law.
A A Siddiqui May 02, 2012 at 04:08 PM
are we all forgetting that Ms Toffler who preaches "ethics" chose not to report the incident herself and if it wasnt for the video evidence probably would never have owned up to it,some ethics.

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