Skyline Run Club

posted Jun 21, 2019, 7:40 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jun 21, 2019, 7:41 AM ]

Jason Hernandez (NBHS) and Jonathan Raditch (McKinley) have teamed up to form a local running club named Skyline Run Club. Bringing with them are USATF inspired speed and endurance workouts for athletes of all abilities. 

Skyline Run Club meets twice per week for group runs that include a combination of aerobic and anaerobic exercises. A big part of the club incorporates learning opportunities with seminars and workshops as well as social events with its members.

If you’re interested in learning more, please visit their page and follow their social media outlets:





NBFT Urges Board of Education to Approve New Contract

posted Jun 17, 2019, 10:45 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jun 17, 2019, 10:51 AM ]

Negotiating since November, North Bergen teachers union urges BOE to approve new contract
Written by John Heinis of Hudson County View

Locked in negotiations since November, the North Bergen Federation of Teachers came out strong on Wednesday evening to urge the board of education to approve a new contract.

“I wanted people that are teachers to come up here tonight so you could see the people you are dealing with. Sometimes we get caught up with the negotiating team, it’s the negotiating team, but it’s not just the negotiating team: these are the people I’m representing,” said North Bergen Federation of Teachers President Elizabeth Lynch.

Negotiating since November, North Bergen teachers union urges BOE to approve new contract

“These are the people that we’re at the table for. These are the people that live in North Bergen, many of them. These are the people that work in North Bergen, that go to your stores and shop in your shops, pay taxes in your town and vote in your town.”

Lynch, who said negotiations have been ongoing since November, showed up with at least 150 of her fellow union members for a meeting that took place during the same time as a police promotion ceremony that featured the first Latina captain in the county’s history.

For her efforts, Lynch received a standing ovation for at solid minute as the BOE trustees and Superintendent of Schools Dr. George Solter looked on.

After the meeting, Solter spoke with HCV about the latest contract dispute with the teachers union,

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“I definitely understand that they want certain things and we have things that we can offer – I’m trying not to break the agreements that we’ve had. I would just say right now that we’re a family. I grew up in North Bergen, I was a North Bergen teacher, was a North Bergen vice principal, supervisor, now superintendent,” Solter began.

“I have friends that are colleagues, they work for me, I call them colleagues, we have conversations all the time about kids. Conversations all the time about different thoughts … they have to understand and we have to understand them and that’s really where it comes down to.”

The board did not take any action on the teachers contract at Wednesday’s meeting.

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North Bergen School District Teachers Show Unity!

posted Jun 3, 2019, 7:23 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jun 3, 2019, 7:27 AM ]

North Bergen School District teachers show their unity to the Negotiating Team by wearing their blue NBFT shirts. North Bergen teachers strongly support the NBFT! Union Strong. View the gallery below! 

North Bergen School District Teacher of the Year Recipients (2019)

posted May 29, 2019, 10:21 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated May 29, 2019, 10:23 AM ]

Congratulations to the recipients of the North Bergen School District's Teacher of the Year Awards! 

Annual NBFT Scholarship Awards to NBHS Seniors (2019)

posted May 29, 2019, 8:57 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jun 3, 2019, 7:10 AM ]

On May 29, 2019, the NBFT will award several NBHS Seniors scholarships at the annual NBHS Senior Awards. The following students are the recipients of the North Bergen Federation of Teachers scholarships:

$1,000 awards:
Jesse E. Angel
Michael Franco
Melissa Caballe de Armas
Estefania Orjuela Parra

$500 awards:
Destiny Vasquez
Nicky Ramirez
Daniel Guiller
Tiffany Y. Lopez

NBFT Dress Down Day - May 31, 2019

posted May 29, 2019, 8:44 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated May 29, 2019, 8:53 AM ]

The NBFT will hold an annual Dress Down Day in order to support the Children in Unity Foundation. 
Founder, Ellen Begbie is an North Bergen Elementary School Teacher, and  believes it is very important to educate today's youth  about the importance of giving. 

NBFT Spring Social 2019

posted Apr 2, 2019, 5:49 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Apr 2, 2019, 5:53 AM ]

Join the NBFT on Thursday, April 11 at 3:30 PM for a Spring Social! Free food and beverages! The Spring Social will be held at the NBFT Office located at 7601 Kennedy Boulevard in North Bergen, NJ. 

End-of-Year / Retirement Celebration 2019

posted Mar 25, 2019, 3:42 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Apr 24, 2019, 5:34 PM ]

Join the NBFT at the End of Year Retirement Celebration! Thursday, May 23th at the Seasons in Washington Township! This year's retirees are: Antonia Bivona, Sharon Berman, Joyce Zondler, Iris Rodriguez, Rob Cirone, Jorge Valdes, Luis Davidson, Lillian Suarez, Donna Wozniak, Helene Ninivaggi, Julie Ruberto, Donna Marciano, Susan Roos, and Donna Halayko.

Join us in honoring our colleagues as we bid them an NBFT farewell!
DateThursday, May 23, 2019
Time: 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Price$75 (per person) See your Union Rep by May 15. 
Price includes open bar, buffet and music.
LocationSeasons 644 Pascack Road, Township of Washington, New Jersey 07676

NEW ER&D Course: Managing Anti-Social Behavior (Spring 2019)

posted Feb 14, 2019, 4:59 PM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Feb 14, 2019, 5:02 PM ]

NEW ER&D - Professional Development Course: MANAGING ANTI-SOCIAL BEHAVIOR
This course will run for 10 weeks. Teachers will receive 15 hours and 3 credits. 

The course will be held on the following dates:
March 5, 12, 19, 26
April 2, 9, 16, 30 
May 14, 21 

On Tuesdays from 3:45 – 5:15
**Held in Kennedy School room. 321**
Facilitator: Norma Calhoun

Remember there is an attendance requirement as well as the submission of weekly reflection sheets in order to get credit for the class. Send your application through inter-office mail or e-mail to Laurie Troiano at North Bergen High School ( by Monday, February 25, 2019

Fostering Hope for Foster Kids

posted Jan 23, 2019, 9:36 AM by NBFT Local 1060   [ updated Jan 25, 2019, 6:36 AM ]

Ellen Begbie, a teacher at Robert Fulton school, and her organization, "Children in Unity", was recently featured in the February 2019 issue of Good Housekeeping magazine! Congratulations, Ellen! 

When Ellen Begbie’s now-adopted daughter, Unity, came to her family as a toddler in foster care, all she had were the clothes on her back. Foster kids are typically removed from their initial homes with practically nothing, and foster parents rush to gather essentials while trying to help a child adjust. To make those first nights easier for all, Ellen and her husband, Christopher, started Children In Unity, in which volunteers assemble “Unity Bags” with pj’s, toiletries, a blanket, a small toy and a book or journal for each child to carry with them. Since 2013, Ellen, a teacher in New Jersey, has sent out 1,500 bags: “Our focus is on teaching adults and kids to give back,” she says. “People want to help; they just need to know how.”

Visit to learn how you can start assembling Unity Bags in your area. —Lizz Schumer


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