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50th High School Reunion

October 18, 2017 by Anita Iannantuono Marione (Register to contact)

Save the Date Sept 15, 2018 for the class of 1968.
We are trying to locate as many classmates as possible. Please contact me with any information you may have for our classmates.

Alumni Shirts

August 18, 2014 by Sylvia Ormando (Register to contact)

To protect privacy, contact info has been removed from this post. Register to see the original with contact info.

Hi everyone,
I overbought some Alumni shirts for our reunion and have 12 shirts available in size 2XL. I'm selling them for $20.00 each and includes mailing cost to you. Anyone interested please send a check for that amount to:
Sylvia Ormando
165 Davenport Road
Toms River, NJ 08757

Shirt will be mailed within 1-2 days, the shirts are a golf shirt and have a collar with 3 buttons. On the left side if shirt it says North Bergen Bruins Alumni. If you have Facebook you will be able to see a picture of it or send me an email at: ormandosm@ *****.com and I will send you a photo.


September 14, 2012 by Ronald Catoggio (Register to contact)

would you believe my son has been and still is a north bergen high school ENGLISH teacher!!!!!

North Bergen High School News From Around The Web

Sarah Ilori, a Union High School Wrestler, Earns Spot in State Finals

UNION, NJ – Sunday marked the first-ever NJSIAA Girls Wrestling Regional Tournament and a Union wrestler was there to take her place in history. By taking ...

North Bergen schools want voter OK to borrow $60M

NORTH BERGEN — Township voters on Tuesday will decide whether the school district can move ahead with a $65 million plan to buy the county's old High ...

Referendum for North Bergen High School expansion still set for Dec. 11  The Hudson Reporter

A referendum that would result in a major renovation of North Bergen High School will remain on the ballot for the voters to decide its fate on Dec. 11. The North ...

North Bergen High School 2018 graduation (PHOTOS)

The graduates descended on James J. Braddock North Hudson Park for the ceremony.

Blankenship, Roy P.  Press of Atlantic City

Blankenship, Roy P., - 68, of Northfield, unexpectedly passed away on January 19, 2019 at AtlantiCare Mainland Division. Before moving to South Jersey in ...

North Bergen voters say 'yes' to $60 million bond for schools realignment plan

North Bergen voters overwhelmingly approved a referendum question that approve the borrowing $60 million for the purchase and renovation of the former High ...

North Bergen High School 2018 prom (PHOTOS)

Jersey Journal Photo Editor Reena Rose Sibayan captured the students and their dates striking some very striking poses as well as having fun on the dance ...

Cliffside Park resident turns 100; school magazine receives NCTE award | Journal Entries

Longtime Cliffside Park resident celebrates her 100th birthday; Secaucus Middle School's literary magazine receives NCTE award.

The 939 NJ Superintendents, Principals Who Earned $150K Or More  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

Salaries Of 939 NJ Superintendents, Principals - Point Pleasant, NJ - These 939 top-paid NJ school superintendents and principals earned $150K, even if their ...

Reject North Bergen bonding referendum | Jersey Journal editorial

North Bergen voters should have gotten a surprise in their mailboxes this week: sample ballots for a special election on Tuesday.

North Bergen's Abdallah El Saleh scores 1000th point, gets triple-double (Video)

Abdallah El Saleh scored his 1,000th career point and he recorded a triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds and 10 steals to lead North Bergen over Bayonne ...

North Bergen officials taking precautions over ‘vague threat’ found in high school  Hudson County View

While the threat is not deemed to be credible, parents of North Bergen High School students were alerted that a "vague threat" was written in a bathroom.

North Bergen High School will be on the move in 2019

One of the largest high schools in the state is on the move. School board officials announced yesterday that North Bergen High School will be moving into the ...

North Bergen football coach was paid $74K for unused sick time, but his family wants more

The family of former North Bergen High School football coach Vincent Ascolese filed a civil lawsuit against the North Bergen Board of Education.

NORTH BERGEN BRIEFS  The Hudson Reporter

North Bergen honors veterans at annual ceremony. Mayor Nicholas Sacco and the Board of Commissioners hosted North Bergen's annual Memorial Day ...

North Bergen High may get new home

New High School will have more room along with programs for students in North Bergen.

Wrestling: Everything to know for the Passaic County tournament

Get to know Passaic County wrestling before Saturday's championship event.

Man tried luring teens into prostitution near N.J. high school: cops

A Bronx man posted flyers near North Bergen High School seeking young women to work for his production company, but police say he attempting to lure them ...

North Bergen teacher kicked in the head breaking up fight — VIDEO  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

NORTH BERGEN — A teacher who said he was trying to break up a fight ended up in the middle of the action, and now four people are facing serious charges.

NJ football coach got $75K in unused time; family says not enough

The family of a former assistant superintendent is suing the North Bergen Board of Education, alleging he was not properly compensated for unused time he ...

070 Shake, breakout star from Kanye West album, comes home to N.J. for victory lap (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

In a matter of three weeks this spring, 070 Shake, an up-and-coming singer and rapper from New Jersey, soared to the top of the charts on at least two Kanye ...

Family of legendary N.J. football coach sues district over unused sick time payout

JERSEY CITY – The family of a legendary high school football coach is suing the North Bergen Board of Education, alleging he was not properly compensated ...

North Bergen (N.J.) district will move high school to high-tech campus that is being vacated  American School & University

The North Bergen (N.J.) school district says it will move its high school to a facility being vacated by Hudson County Schools of Technology's High Tech High ...

North Bergen High School football preview 2017


North Hudson Year in Review  The Hudson Reporter

The greater North Hudson area was the scene of some major stories in 2018. Major shifts in the housing market are underway as a development boom has led ...

North Bergen teacher assaulted while trying to stop fight  News 12 New Jersey

A North Bergen High School teacher was kicked in the face while attempting to break up a fight between two teenage girls.

WATCH: Breakout N.J. artist 070 Shake brings 'Santeria' to 'Tonight Show'

North Bergen's 070 Shake has become known for her contributions to Kanye West's album and several other high-profile projects he recently produced, ...

North Bergen High School 2016 graduation (PHOTOS)

Nearly 600 North Bergen High School seniors graduated this morning in a ceremony celebrating their four years of hard work at the school.

North Bergen kindergarten student dies from flu-like symptoms  Hudson County View

A 6-year-old North Bergen kindergarten student died as the result of flu-like symptoms, Superintendent of Schools Dr. George Solter announced.

Column on power plant criticized; SID will hike taxes; Fund the wall | Letters

Quigley's column distasteful. I found yesterday's (December 11) article by Joan Quigley not only to be distasteful but it read like she was writing a propaganda ...

PHOTOS: North Bergen High School graduation 2015

A class of 552 students left high school behind and began a new chapter when the North Bergen High School senior class graduated this morning at Bruins ...

Wrestling: Big North team-by-team previews

Here's a look around the Big North Conference as the wrestling season gets underway.

A new North Bergen High School will be Mayor Sacco's greatest achievement

Mayor Nicholas Sacco's announcement last Monday that a new North Bergen High School is on the way may just be the most important date in the township's ...

North Bergen High School Football Players Help Rescue Puppies Abandoned In Brutal Cold  CBS New York

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) – Some New Jersey high school students have earned high marks for their winter heroics. North Bergen High School ...

North Bergen High School Prom 2015 (PHOTOS)

North Bergen High School students had fun at prom on Wednesday at the Rockleigh Country Club.

North Bergen may reconfigure schools again  The Hudson Reporter

North Bergen School District officials said last week that they have altered a proposal to reconfigure the entire school district, including the high school, proposed ...

North Bergen schools plan could finally rid Braddock Park of pre-K trailers

A plan for a new high school and junior high starting in 2019 would free elementary school space for pre-K children housed since 2001 in trailers that violate ...

Threat to 'shoot up the school' found at North Bergen High School

North Bergen High School school officials discovered a note in the school this week in which someone is threatening to "shoot up the school" on Friday, ...

High School Football Team Helps Local Police Rescue Stray Dogs from Freezing Temperatures  Babble

The North Bergen High School football team helped local police rescue a three dogs — a mom and her two pups from bitter cold on New Year's Eve.

North Bergen voters to decide on $52 school tax hike

NORTH BERGEN -- When North Bergen voters head to the polls in school elections next month, they'll be asked to approve a proposed $48.8 million ...

The 10,000 NJ Teachers Who Make $98K Or More In 2018  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

Top 10000 NJ Teachers Salaries - Point Pleasant, NJ - Here are the 10000 top-paid N.J. public school teachers, a growing club earning $100K-plus a year.

School officials say North Bergen pre-K trailers will get fire safety doors

NORTH BERGEN -- On Oct. 30, 2012, Hurricane Sandy knocked down power lines and started an early morning fire that destroyed two of the pre-K classroom ...

Photos: North Bergen High School graduates who died on 9/11, in Afghanistan honored  The Jersey Journal -

North Bergen 9/11 *Service*, September 11, 2012. 10. Gallery: North Bergen 9/11 *Service*, September 11, 2012. Dozens of people came out to North Bergen High ...

How Hudson County public high schools scored on the SATs

The state Department of Education released school by school data on SAT scores in it NJ School Performance Report for the 2016-17 school year. In Hudson ...

The List: Top Ten Highest-Paid Public School Employees in New Jersey  NJ Spotlight

The Garden State's governor has a salary of $175000. Almost 400 public school employees earned more last year, some of them a lot more.

North Bergen High School students participate in program that bakes goods for troops  The Jersey Journal -

NORTH BERGEN — A group of North Bergen High School students have been doing their part to give back to the troops serving overseas, The Jersey Journal ...

Congrats to the Hudson County classes of 2018 (PHOTOS)

When the last diploma is handed out at Union City High School Friday night, it will mark the end of the 2017-18 school year in Hudson County.

North Bergen High School to participate in national student walkout against gun violence  The Hudson Reporter

NORTH BERGEN — North Bergen High School students are participating in the national student walkout against gun violence March 14, according to Mayor ...

Public school employees who earn more than the Governor  New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio

The governor of New Jersey earns about $175,000 a year and, according to, close to 400 public school employees made more; in some cases, ...

Ex-North Bergen teacher: I was forced to campaign for Sacco (VIDEO)

A former North Bergen high school teacher has claimed in a YouTube video that she was forced to campaign for longtime Mayor Nick Sacco.

Wrestling: North Bergen's lineup will lean on returning starters

With six starters returning in the lineup, the North Bergen wrestling team seems to be at its strongest in the lower-middle weights. Headlined by two-time state ...

New Jersey teacher violently attacked while trying to break up fight  WABC-TV

Four people are facing criminal charges after a fist fight ended with a high school teacher in New Jersey getting attacked.

North Bergen’s High Tech High School ranked in top 25 best public schools list  Hudson County View

North Bergen's High Tech High School was ranked no. 12 among the top 25 best public high schools in the country, according to the website Niche.

Guttenberg weighs sending 7th and 8th graders to North Bergen

Guttenberg teachers oppose the proposal, which would cost the district $2M in tuition and the union a dozen jobs, all amid building project by both districts.

North Bergen BOE results show we must continue fight; Sanctuary for gang members? | Letters

Feedback from Jersey Journal readers on topics and current issues important to Hudson County, the state, and the country.

No conflict with vote on North Bergen school budget, attorney says

NORTH BERGEN -- The North Bergen school budget hasn't passed in a public vote in at least ten years, but a revised version of the budget was unanimously ...

Sacco to retire from school job, will remain mayor and state senator

NORTH BERGEN -- Nicholas Sacco, who for more than three decades has worked as a North Bergen school administrator in addition to his posts as mayor and ...

North Bergen High School marching band choreography consultant charged with having sex with 15-year-old student  The Jersey Journal -

The choreographer of the North Bergen High School marching band has been arrested on charges he had sex with a 15-year-old girl who is a student at the ...

North Bergen police officer dies

A highly decorated and popular North Bergen police officer has died, six days after suffering a self-inflicted gunshot wound, township officials said.

School district merger plan doesn't get passing grade in East Newark

Guttenberg and East Newark would lose "home rule" over their small school districts under a tax-cutting proposal made by a panel of politicians, economists and ...

2012 Graduation Photos: North Bergen High School  The Jersey Journal -

The commencement exercises took place on the football field at James J. Braddock/North Hudson Park.

Sports Year in Review: 2016  The Hudson Reporter

So what were the top sports stories for 2016? We had the crowning of champions and the farewells to major legends. We had dreams fulfilled and other thoughts ...

New North Bergen STEM academy lets students 'take what they want'

North Bergen's new STEM academy will start next year.

Your comments: Same-sex couple celebrates with promise ring at North Bergen High School prom

A same-sex couple celebrated at North Bergen High School's prom last Thursday with a promise ring presentation that drew all eyes to the dance floor.

Poll: Did North Bergen H.S. deserve to be stripped of its state football title?

Did North Bergen H.S. deserve to be stripped of its state football title?Dec. 3, 2011 was one of the greatest days in North Bergen High School sports history.

'An amazing coach:' Maria Nolan's journey to become NJ's first 1,000-win volleyball coach

IHA girls volleyball coach Maria Nolan became the first New Jersey volleyball coach to reach 1000 career wins.

North Bergen High School nominated for Blue Ribbon Schools Program  The Jersey Journal -

The New Jersey Department of Education has nominated North Bergen High School for the prestigious Blue Ribbon Schools Program. The national honor is ...

North Bergen officials stand by aides accused of stealing from taxpayers

North Bergen officials vouched for the character of the employees, who made a lot of money as part-time parks department aides.

Football: Union City-North Bergen rivalry renews tomorrow with division at stake

The rivalry between the Union City and North Bergen High School football teams is a relatively short one. The feud between the two neighboring cities has been ...

Softball: Tom Eagleson retires after 33 seasons, 634 wins as coach at North Bergen

At North Bergen softball's end of year banquet, longtime coach Tom Eagleson was surprised with a video tribute created by his son Jay. It was in the middle of ...

Hudson County's new $160 million high school will be 'one of a kind'

Each wing will have specific technological designs and features to advance its learning environment.

North Bergen asks state to investigate teacher who criticized mayor

NORTH BERGEN -- North Bergen's superintendent has asked the state to investigate a former township teacher who claimed in an online video that her job ...

North Bergen High School losing newly hired head football coach Jim Crane  The Jersey Journal -

The successor to legendary North Bergen head football coach Vincent Ascolese this fall will not be Jim Crane. Hired just one month ago, the Texas native will ...

Police: Everyone safe after High Tech placed on lockdown due to gun threat  Hudson County View

Police: High Tech was placed on lockdown after a student was believed to have had a gun inside the school, but authorities determined there was no threat.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Palisades Medical Center has awarded $30000 in Community *Service* Merit Scholarships to 15 students from eight local high ...

WATCH: N.J. star 070 Shake performs with Kanye West on 'SNL' before his MAGA hat rant

070 Shake, who is signed to West's label, hails from North Bergen and appeared on three West-produced albums this year.

Which school employees in Hudson County earn more than their superintendent?

You can file this one under "only in New Jersey." When Gov. Chris Christie instituted a salary cap for superintendents of school districts across the state in 2011, ...

Huge turnout at wake for legendary North Bergen football coach

NORTH BERGEN -- Hundreds of people filed into the Vainieri Funeral Home on Kennedy Boulevard today to pay their respects to Vincent Ascolese, the ...

SCOREBOARD New era of North Bergen football begins with new coach Somick  The Hudson Reporter

It's a position that Ed Somick feels he was groomed to take, going back to when he was a player in the late 1980s at North Bergen High School. That position?

Hudson County 2018 Memorial Day events

Here are some of the Memorial Day events taking place in Hudson.

Indicted North Bergen school employee's pay to be discussed, superintendent says

North Bergen's superintendent said he will be discussing the pay of a school employee, who was indicted for being an alleged no-show in a different township ...

Legendary North Bergen football coach Vincent Ascolese dies at 77

Former North Bergen High School football coach Vincent Ascolese, a legendary figure in New Jersey scholastic sports, died today after a long battle with cancer, ...

New Jersey SAT Scores Released: Every High School Ranked  Toms River, NJ Patch

New Jersey SAT Scores Released: Every HS Ranked - Toms River, NJ - We have the list of each NJ high school's average 2017 scores that were recently ...

TASTY TIDBITS Quick thinking North Bergen grid standouts save three dogs  The Hudson Reporter

Michael Santini and Christopher Lopez are the best of friends. “I don't consider him a friend,” Lopez said. “I consider him family. He's my brother from another ...

North Bergen High School to rename Bruin Stadium: Vincent Ascolese Field on Saturday  The Star-Ledger -

Welcome to Vincent Ascolese Field! On Saturday, prior to the 7 p.m. kickoff between Peddie (4-3) and North Bergen (5-3), North Bergen will rename its football ...

North Bergen police sergeant on life support after self-inflicted gunshot  Hudson County View

North Bergen Police Sgt. Alexander Vazquez is on life support after sustaining a self-inflicted gunshot wound last night, authorities said.

VIDEO: Mysterious, worm-like creature found in NJ high school lunch  New York's PIX11 / WPIX-TV

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (PIX11) — New Jersey high school students found a worm-like creature moving around a plate of cafeteria food Thursday. Video of the ...

Passaic Tech wrestling gets revenge on North Bergen, captures first section title since 1994

NORTH BERGEN - Passaic Tech was one win away from history. But first, it had to take care of some unfinished business. Facing a North Bergen squad, which ...

Heat Causes 2 To Faint At NJ Graduation Ceremony; Township Starts Summer Early Citing Extreme Temperatures  CBS Local

NORTH BERGEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The sudden scorching temperatures led to some scary moments Wednesday, forcing officials to take some ...

Prom 2014: North Bergen High same-sex couple opens new chapter of love

About two hours into the highly-anticipated North Bergen High School prom, Jonathan Paredes waited for his boyfriend to return from the DJ booth.

PHOTOS: Hudson County's Class of 2014 graduates

Congratulations to all the students who graduated in Hudson County this year! In case you missed it, here are our photo galleries from graduation ceremonies all ...

30 NJ Towns With The Most Heroin Abuse In New 2018 Report  Point Pleasant, NJ Patch

30 NJ Towns With The Most Heroin Abuse - Point Pleasant, NJ - Each year, the list of NJ communities — large, small, urban and suburban — with the most ...

Weekend Sweep Puts Bloomfield Bengal Grapplers at 11-3; Ratel Returns to BHS Tuesday

NORTH BERGEN, NJ – It was a clean sweep on Saturday as Bloomfield Boys Varsity Wrestling picked up three more wins, defeating North Bergen, Hackensack ...

Immigration Stories: For Charlie Patel, Old Ways Spawn Web Innovation  New Jersey Monthly

Charlie Patel spent his youth helping his family making ends meet with odd jobs. Today he's used that entrepreneurial spirit to co-found a digital marketing ...

New Jerseys 1,000 Highest-Paid Teachers In 2017

New Jersey's 1000 Highest-Paid Teachers - Toms River, NJ - Here are the 1000 top-paid N.J. public school teachers, a growing club earning $100K-plus a year.

North Bergen officials taking extra security measures after ‘threat’ found on high school bathroom wall  The Hudson Reporter

NORTH BERGEN — The North Bergen Police Department (NBPD) says it is taking extra security measures after a “threat” was found on a bathroom wall in ...

How Hudson districts, charter schools fared on 2017 school breakfast report

By Ron Zeitlinger | The Jersey Journal. Hudson County school districts received a passing grade Tuesday morning in the Advocates for Children of New Jersey ...

TASTY TIDBITS Stacevicz new North Bergen softball coach  The Hudson Reporter

After leading Hudson Catholic to its first-ever Hudson County Tournament championship in May, Shawn Stacevicz has moved on to a different challenge, albeit ...

Cross Country: Memorial boys, Union City girls take team titles at North Hudson Championships

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