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Sim Joins Board of Ed, Councils Meet This Week

Here's a quick preview of what's coming this week in River Dell

Following the start of Wednesday evening's River Edge Board of Education meeting, Gyuchang Sim will officially be sworn in as the Board's newest member. The meeting starts at 7:30pm in the Cherry Hill media center.

Sim, who was has spent the past five years as candidate on the April ballot and was already guaranteed a spot in January following an uncontested election. But with the  this summer, the seat was advertised and the Board interviewed Sim, former Clifton educator Tony Barbary and attorney Robert Gilmartin Jr.

Born and raised in Korea, Sim lived in his home country for 25 years before spending an additional three as a vocational teacher for automotive technicians. He also spent a few years volunteering in Nepal. After coming to New Jersey, he began attending Montclair State for his degreed in education, but later returned to the family business. He went into business for himself in 2000 when he created Highwood Auto Service in Englewood. A certified master automotive technician he has been in the automotive repair field for 25 years. He has been a member of the River Edge Fire Department since 2003, is a certified hazardous material technician, first responder and member of a disaster response committee. 

Both borough councils will be meeting this week with the River Edge governing body getting the week started during their 7pm work session on Monday. Oradell follows suit on Tuesday with their monthly public meeting at 7pm.

River Edge is expected to approve the location of the First Responder's Memorial outside of Borough Hall and continue discussing the 2012 Community Development Block Grant Applications.

Scrimmates of the Week:

Tuesday, August 28:

  • River Dell Tennis vs. Mt. St. Dominic Academy, 10am
  • River Dell Field Hockey vs. Columbia, 11am
  • River Dell Girls Soccer at Rutherford, 11am
  • River Dell Volleyball vs. Northern Highlands, 3:30pm
  • Bergen Catholic Soccer at Tenafly, 5pm

Wednesday, August 29:

  • River Dell Volleyball at Immaculate Heart Academy, 2pm
  • Bergen Catholic Football vs. Red Bank Catholic, 4pm
  • River Dell Football vs. Connetquot, Harborsfield and West Islip at West Islip, 5pm

Thursday, August 30:

  • River Dell Boys Soccer vs. New Milford, 10am
  • River Dell Tennis at Fair Lawn, 10am
  • River Dell Girls Soccer at Ridgewood, 11am
  • Bergen Catholic Soccer at Ridgewood, 7pm

Friday, August 31:

  • River Dell Volleyball vs. Old Tappan, 9am
  • River Dell Field Hockey vs. Demarest and Westwood at Westwood, 10am

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NO TO TAX HIKE August 27, 2012 at 08:42 PM
Mr. Sim. Can we count on you to hold those who accountable for the falling rank of RD. The current educational leadership does not deserve their pay. Can people fire them.
GGT August 27, 2012 at 11:24 PM
He is on the RE BOE, NOT RD. Two different bodies.
catnap25 August 28, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Mr. Kim, so nice to have you on board. I know you have been trying for years to help with the schools. Congratulations, and thanks for taking on the tough work.

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