April 15, 2009 THE VILLADOM TIMES IV • Page 5 Ramsey As Ramsey’s registered voters head to the polls on April 21, they will be asked to select three representatives to the local board of education. Eight candidates have filed for election. Candidates include incumbents Nicole Alvarez, Board President John Nunziata, and Richard Snyder, and challengers Jason Baumuller, Mitchell Berzin, Donna Jordan, Richard Muti, and Kenneth Tyburczy. The following candidates, listed in alphabetical order, provided biographical profiles: Alvarez has resided in Ramsey since 2003. She and her husband Dean have two children in the public schools. She Voters to select three trustees from field of eight has been active in the local Parent Teacher Organizations and with the Junior Woman’s Club of Ramsey. She holds a BA degree from Rutgers University and a JD from New York Law School. She is an attorney with a law firm in Ramsey, and is admitted to practice law in New Jersey, New York, and Illinois. She was elected to fill a one-year unexpired term on the school board in April 2008. She chairs the Curriculum Committee and is a member of the Personnel and Cafeteria committees. Alvarez sings with the Pro Arte Chorale in Ridgewood, and has sung with Ars Musica and Ridgewood Choral in recent years. Muti was born and raised in Ramsey and attended the borough’s public schools. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy and served five years as a Navy pilot. He received a full tuition scholarship to Harvard Business School, where he received his MBA. He later earned his law degree from Rutgers Law School. He was a prosecutor for many years, rising to the level of deputy first assistant prosecutor of Bergen County. At both the municipal and county levels, Muti prosecuted more than 2,500 offenders, including 2,000 drunk drivers, and achieved a 99 percent conviction rate. He was fired from his prosecutorial (continued on page 27) ���������������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������� ������������������������� Custom Framing & Unique Gifts Frame a Memory ����������������������������� ��������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������ 27 East Prospect St. • Waldwick, NJ 201-670-7666 Hours: Tues-Fri 10-5:30, Sat 9-4:30 ������������������������� ���������� ����������������������