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Chris Ryan

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Christopher Ryan is a former award-winning Bronx journalist and current Hackensack school teacher. He is also a Hackensack union rep and sits on the New Milford BOE. Ryan is the author of three novels: City of Woe, City of Pain, and Genius High.

Chris Ryan's Contributions

  1. PHOTOS: Hackensack Artist Makes His Home A Masterpiece

    PHOTOS: Hackensack Artist Makes His Home A Masterpiece

    HACKENSACK, N.J. — It's hard not to perk up when you walk into Joe LaMattina's Hackensack home.Vibrant shades of green, yellow and blue shoot at you from the handpainted walls as sunlight dances through the stained glass windows.If you walk past the bright burgundy couch and matching breakfast bar stools to backyard, you'll find yourself under a pergola beside an inground pool.Dozens of ...

  2. PHOTOS: New Milford Elementary School Spring Concert

    PHOTOS: New Milford Elementary School Spring Concert

    NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- B.F. Gibbs Elementary School in New Milford held their annual spring concert on May 26. The concert was directed by teachers Joe Andolino and Eric Legband. The play featured performances from both the fourth and fifth grade bands.

  3. Hackensack Curve Model Stokes Sales Surge

    Hackensack Curve Model Stokes Sales Surge

    HACKENSACK, N.J. — Unretouched photographs of Hackensack High School graduate Barbie Ferreira posing poolside in a pink bikini are paying off big-time for an American Eagle body-positive campaign.Sales have surged 20% since the brand's swimwear line launched #AerieREAL in 2014, Huffington Post reports. The advertising shift was meant to celebrate women's naturally beautiful bodies ...

  4. Ramsey Production Company's Film Earns Award At Houston Film Fest

    Ramsey Production Company's Film Earns Award At Houston Film Fest

    RAMSEY, N.J. -- Over the weekend, "Clandestine" received the Gold Remi Award for a Crime Drama. It's the latest full-length feature film from Ramsey-based Feenix Films, an independent film company.The movie won the award at the 49th Annual WorldFest Houston International Film Festival. The movie, written by Kate McGrath, is based on the stories of a retired police officer, and ...

  5. Hackensack High School Alumnae Participate In Ridgewood Film Fest

    Hackensack High School Alumnae Participate In Ridgewood Film Fest

    HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Two Hackensack High School alumni participated in the Ridgewood Guild Film Festival on Wednesday, April 20. The festival ran from Tuesday to Thursday.Amanda Kaminsky, of Hackensack, wrote, directed, edited, produced and acted in the short film "In Too Deep," for the Montclair University Film Studies Program. Maywood's Samantha Pernetti starred in that ...

  6. Hackensack Teacher Explores Horrors Of PARCC Testing, More In Book Talk

    Hackensack Teacher Explores Horrors Of PARCC Testing, More In Book Talk

    NEW MILFORD, N.J. -- A New Milford man and Hackensack High School teacher will read and discuss his books at the New Milford Library next month.Christopher Ryan's 2 p.m. book reading will feature two books that he published this year: "Genius High" and "City of Pain.""Genius High," a young adult horror story that explores the pressure of PARCC testing on ...

  7. Hackensack High School Grad Screens Horror Flick To Fund Theater Department

    Hackensack High School Grad Screens Horror Flick To Fund Theater Department

    HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hitting her local haunts in town, a Hackensack High School graduate created a horror film that she'll screen for students and the public on Monday to help raise funds for the school's theater department.Amanda Kaminsky, a Hackensack native and now a sophomore at Montclair State University, will show her first movie, “In Too Deep,” 2:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the high school ...

  8. New Milford Residents Concerned Over String Of Home Burglaries

    New Milford Residents Concerned Over String Of Home Burglaries

    NEW MILFORD, N.J. — Anita Pinto of New Milford and her family were cozying up for an early night last week when she said a man in an orange t-shirt rang her bell, then took off across her lawn when he spotted her.Pinto suspects the incident was related to a trio of Sept. 23 burglaries that police are currently investigating. Burglars forced open the front doors of vacant homes on ...

  9. Hackensack Teacher Brings Off-Broadway Show To New Jersey

    Hackensack Teacher Brings Off-Broadway Show To New Jersey

    HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack High School English teacher Caseen Gaines hopes students who've experienced bullying can relate to “Heathers: The Musical,” an off-Broadway production that he's bringing to New Jersey for the first time next month.Gaines is the co-producer and co-artistic director of the musical comedy, which runs from Oct. 16 through the end of the month at the Hackensack ...

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