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Username Post: Legendary HS Basketball Program to Close        (Topic#20210)
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Reg: 11-21-04
04-05-17 04:35 PM - Post#228557    

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Loc: Montclair, NJ
Reg: 11-21-04
04-08-17 07:44 AM - Post#228638    
    In response to palestra38

My wife currently teaches there. It's a real shame - Bob is such a great man in that community. He deserves to go out on his terms. The parochial education economic model appears to be no longer viable (see: St. Pat's becoming The Patrick School, etc.), but he's somehow managed to keep that school alive by sheer will for years now.

He's a Hall of Famer for basketball reasons, but he should also be a HOFer for Jersey City, because he's done so much for that community. All things must come to an end - you just root for guys like that to get to choose their own.

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Age: 54
Reg: 07-07-09
04-14-17 10:28 AM - Post#228736    
    In response to mrjames

Bob Hurley has been a driving force not just at St A's but throughout the state for as long as I can remember. He's the reason why I root for the Hurley sons to succeed in their college coaching careers.

It's a shame because the parochial school system has made a big difference in NJ. The new order seems to be chewing up and spitting out urban Catholic schools. I'm unconvinced that the new order is right.

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