A judge on Friday threw out a suit brought by North Bergen mayoral candidate Harry Wainstein that aimed to stop a $60 million bond referendum.
The plan, pushed by North Bergen Mayor Nicholas Sacco, who is also a state senator, would fund school renovations and allow the city’s Board of Education to buy an area technical school.
“We are thankful that Larry Wainstein’s disgraceful attempt to disenfranchise North Bergen voters and prevent the School Realignment Plan from moving forward was denied today in court,” a Sacco spokesman said. “Wainstein has once again proven himself to be not just a liar, but a hypocrite who has complained for years about overcrowding in schools and is now opposing a plan that would solve that problem. Now it’s up to North Bergen voters to make their voices heard and vote Yes on Tuesday for better school facilities and no increase in school taxes.”
Votes will vote to approve or shut down the Referendum on Tuesday. Wainstein’s suit claimed proper notice had not been given for the ballot measure.
Wainstein charged that because one of the two newspapers that gave notice of the referendum’s was only able to do so two days before the referendum first appeared before the North Bergen’s Commission.