Lucky students at Hamilton Avenue

 John Grasso

John Grasso

John Grasso, who has been serving as interim principal at Ham-Ave since last July, has agreed to serve for one more year.

Mr. Grasso was, first, Assistant Principal, and then Principal at Riverside for almost two decades, and did a terrific job there. He retired in 2012, and I'd thought he was lost to the town, so it's great that he's come back.

Pal Nancy worked closely with him when she served as President of the Riverside PTA and praised him to the skies [changed from "sky" — I'm not sure why "skies" is the proper phrase, but it is], and my children adored him.

Couldn't find a better man.