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December 24, 2008 THE VILLADOM TIMES I • Page 9 Midland Park Schools have new social worker Christina Marinaro was appointed last week as the new social worker for the Midland Park school district. She replaces social worker Dave Ostman, who retired after more than 25 years of service. She will begin her duties on Jan. 5 at a prorated salary of $52,219. Marinaro, who has a master’s degree from the New York University School of Social Work, has worked at the Rockland Children’s Psychological Center for the past three-and-a-half years, and had previ- ously interned there. She also served an internship at Carney High School. She resides in Mahwah. Students address board with concerns Kevin Yali, the student representative to the Mid- land Park Board of Education asked the board last week to look into eliminating home room period at the beginning of the school day. Yali said the suggestions had come from fellow students responding to his request for such matters. Yali said that students who have the first two or three periods free have to come to school at 8 a.m. for attendance and then go back home to bed until their classes start. Yali added that if home room were eliminated, the 5 minutes allotted to it could be distributed to lengthen passing time between classes or even to make classes longer. Passing time is two minutes; each of the eight periods is 47 minutes long. The student representative recommended that attendance be taken at the beginning of each period, and then forwarded to the office for those students reporting for their first class of the day. Board President Rich Venditti said the recommen- dation would be forwarded to high school officials for (continued on page 18) And the winner is … This gingerbread house, made by Pat Fantulin and Jessica Merwede, won first place in the Midland Park Recreation Department’s annual contest. Second place went to Coralie and Ludovic Guerdat. Third place winner was Maddie Clark. �������������������� The entries were on display during the town’s annual tree lighting celebration earlier this month. Chiropractic Wellness Center Wishing you a Happy, Healthy Holiday ��������������������������������� Full Exam & X-Rays 35.00 (normally $260) ��������������� Expires: 1-15-09 ������������������� ������������������� ��������������������������������������� �������������������� ��������������������������������������� serve Energ y n Co you can’t afford to be cold! 12-24-08 Pat from Janine OLD COLD and DRAFTY doors can be DrMilazzoHoliday2x(12-24-08) a problem and a heat loss! We x 2 col repair 2” and refurbish all types of doors, locks and weather stripping. If your home is a reflection of you, be sure to visit our comprehensive New Jersey showroom for expert design and services. We have over 200 doors on display – many out of the ordinary. We also specialize in period hardware; weather stripping; custom millwork; molding appointments and beveled glass designs. We treat doors like furniture in every room Experts in complete door systems 620 Swan Street, Ramsey, NJ • (201) 327-1414 (800) 366-7754• • E-mail: