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Crossroads Hearing, Why School Taxes May Go Up Two Percent This Week On Patch

Stories to look for this week include a look at the high school's production of 'A Tale of Cinderella' and a chance to meet Patch

It’s shaping up to be a busy week in Mahwah. Here’s a look at some of the stories you can expect to see on Patch this week. If you have an idea for a story you’d like to see on the site, email it to Jessica.mazzola@patch.com.

Monday

Patch is getting ready for St. Patty’s Day! This week, get ready to vote on your favorite place to celebrate.

Tuesday

The continues Monday night at 7 p.m. Check Patch Tuesday morning for an update on testimony about the development.

Wednesday

This weekend, the drama club will perform a traditional story in an unusual way. Find out why students are excited for township families to see “” this week on Patch.

Thursday

Mahwah school board will break down its proposed $61M budget, and two-percent tax increase, Wednesday night. Check Patch Thursday for an update.

Friday

Five longtime Mahwah residents – John Kelly, John Brotherton, Nicholas Savino, Carol Lee Phiefer, and George Cimis – will be honored for their service to the township Thursday night. Find out what they have done for Mahwah Friday.

REMINDER: This Tuesday, March 13, at 7 p.m., join the Mahwah Patch at the Mahwah Public Library on Ridge Road for “Meet Mahwah Patch.” In addition to picking up some free swag, stop by to learn about everything you can do on Patch – from the basic stuff (like how to sign up for our newsletter and get an account on the site) to the important stuff (like how you can use Patch to promote your business, group, or organization through claiming free business listings, blogging on Patch, adding events, posting announcements and more). .

JoeRobertson March 13, 2012 at 12:40 PM
I don't have kids, I don't want kids, and I don't want to pay for your kids. Even IF I had kids, I wouldn't let them go to public school. People with no kids or kids in private should get a property tax rebate.
Roger Pachiderm March 13, 2012 at 02:23 PM
Joe, Good for your choice not to reproduce. We are all better for it. As for your views on paying school taxes there are plenty of examples of communities that take your view. We can look to much of Florida. They get to pay $700 a year in property taxes for houses that have now been devalued over 70% in some places (because the people who have money do not want to live there). You do not need an economics degree to realize that NOT taking care of the schools is bad for home owners. I much rather have Mahwah school taxes and the resulting property value then pay low school taxes in Trenton, Camden or Patterson and the resulting property value. I can not even guess why someone who does not believe in supporting education would live in Northwest Bergen County.
Andy Schmidt March 16, 2012 at 10:32 PM
There is a chance that some point early in your life where you were the recipient of education that YOU did not pay for (your parents and probably the rest of the community did). We all pay for streets, side walks, parks, senior centers, DPW, snow removal, heath care - no matter our age, if we are walkers, if we have a car, if we stay in for a few days during snow, if we don't get sick... - because humans form societies in which they live together and pool their limited individual resources for the advancement of everyone. It's not a precise give and take - but overall and over generations we're all better off.

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