Wednesday, May 9, 2012
Voters deny re-election bids of two council members.
Note: This report has been updated with new numbers provided by the Township Clerk Wednesday morning. The updated numbers now include vote-by-mail ballots. Teaneck’s mayor, a town ambulance service volunteer and a school board member won seats on the Township Council Tuesday night. Mohammed Hameeduddin, Bergen County’s first Muslim mayor, was re-elected by a wide margin, netting 4,501 votes, according to unofficial totals released by the town clerk. Mark Schwartz, a council newcomer and Planning Board member, won his first four-year term with 3,254 votes. Henry Pruitt, a school board member and former board president, also won his first term on the council with 2,943 votes. Councilwoman Barbara Toffler lost her bid for a second term with …
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Collaboration with the school board also at issue.
With days left before the municipal election, the six council hopefuls detailed some of their ideas to boost Teaneck’s business climate and handle development at a candidate forum this week. Incumbents Monica Honis, Mohammed Hameeduddin and Barbara Toffler, along with council election newcomers Alexander Rashin, Mark Schwartz and Henry Pruitt, have recently faced questions on how they would spur economic development in a town where residents have voiced concerns about the tax burden and shuttered storefronts. At the Teaneck Community Charter School’s forum Tuesday, Schwartz pointed to the need for increased foot traffic. Schwartz, a planning board member and real estate consultant, said the Cedar Lane and Queen Anne Road business areas …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Tuesday event scheduled for 7 p.m.
Two more forums are planned for the six candidates vying for three seats on the Teaneck Township Council this week. The Jewish Center of Teaneck 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 Teaneck Community Charter School 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 …
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Senior living on American Legion Drive, vacant storefronts also discussed.
Teaneck's six township council candidates took questions this week on issues ranging from commercial development, senior services and the much-debated four-day workweek for town employees. Incumbents Monica Honis, Mohammed Hameeduddin and Barbara Toffler, along with council election newcomers Alexander Rashin, Mark Schwartz and Henry Pruitt, met Monday night at Teaneck High School for the League of Women Voters candidates forum. The candidates did not directly engage each other, instead taking submitted questions. A question on support for the town hall's current four-day schedule brought some of the more varied views from the six candidates. Toffler, who has been vocal in her opposition to the building's four day schedule, said …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Four-day workweek for town employees could change in union negotiations.
Residents quizzed the six Township Council candidates on issues ranging from diversity to the town’s four-day workweek during the Northeast Teaneck Block Association’s candidates forum at the Richard Rodda Center Monday night. Incumbents Monica Honis, Mohammed Hameeduddin and Barbara Toffler, along with council election newcomers Alexander Rashin, Mark Schwartz and Henry Pruitt are vying for three seats on the town’s governing body. While there was little back and forth between the candidates, one of the more debated issues was the town’s current four-day work schedule for most township offices. One resident questioned if closing on Fridays had saved any money. “There is no cost saving to the four-day workweek. We are not furloughing …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Public invited to Teaneck council candidates forum at the Rodda Center.
Monday, March 26, 2012
The following item was submitted the North East Teaneck Block Associations: The North East Teaneck Block Associations is sponsoring a candidates forum to be held on Monday, March 26, 2012 , 7:30 PM at the Rodda Center. Candidates are: Mr. Mohammed Hameeduddin Ms. Monica Honis Dr. Henry J. Pruitt Dr. Alexander Rashin Dr. Barbara Ley Toffler Mr. Mark J. Schwartz The public is invited to come out, meet the candidates and hear their views and visions for our community. There will be a question and answer period.