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West Orange Students Recognized by Essex County Bar Association

May 11, 2014 at 5:12 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Three Pleasantdale Elementary School students were recognized by the Essex County Bar Association for their winning essays on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Ruth Lowenkron, Chairwoman of the Committee on the Rights of Persons and Disabilities for the Essex County Bar Association, presented the students with certificates of recognition at a May 2 assembly in the school auditorium. Lowenkron also works for the Education Law Center and specializes in disability law.

Fourth grade student Brianna Dannemiller was named winner of the essay contest. Geetika Komati earned an honorable mention for fourth grade students and Anna Deer earned an honorable mention for third grade students.

"Said Interim Superintendent James O'Neill, “Congratulations on an outstanding achievement for these three students and all West Orange students who wrote essays for the contest.” 

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Former NY Giant Steve Weatherford and The Shauger Group Provide Thanksgiving Meals to Families in Need

November 30, 2016

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Shauger Group, Inc. (TSG) has once again partnered with former New York Giants punter Steve Weatherford to spread holiday cheer and help families in need around Thanksgiving.

On Tuesday, Nov. 22 Weatherford and Donald Shauger, vice president of TSG, handed out turkeys to underprivileged families in Newark in an effort organized by the Believe in Newark Foundation.

Elizabeth Native Diagnosed With Rare Brain Tumor

November 20, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – When 28-year-old, Elizabeth resident Mike Georgevich was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, his sister Nicole didn’t hesitate to spring into action. Along with family and friends, she set up a GoFundMe to help raise funds for her brother’s upcoming surgery and potential rehabilitation thereafter.

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Don't Sacrifice the Environment to Fund the State Treasury

November 23, 2016

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Natural Resource Damages (NRD) program is an incredibly important and necessary program rising from the state’s history of incremental spills and discharges, as well as historic industrialization. 

NRD requires polluters to go beyond the mandated cleanup and to pay damages for restoration and compensation for the public loss of use of natural ...

Township of West Orange: Road Closure Through Weekend

November 18, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Township of West Orange announced Friday that Prospect Avenue will be closed from Northfield Avenue to Mount Pleasant Avenue from 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18 to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, to facilitate PSE&G work.

The road will be open to local resident traffic and emergency vehicles only. Motorists should follow posted detours. The Township of ...

Andy’s Family Music Showcases Alex Weiss on Drums

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight 11-year-old Alex Weiss, a fifth grader at Collins Elementary School with an aptitude for drums.

Alex studies drums at Andy’s under the instruction of Joe Vitello. He says hid favorite band is Fall Out Boy and that his dad is his number one musical influence.

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Q&A With New Owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

Recently, the new owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Dan Milman and George Stein, took part in a fun Question and Answer session. Below are the questions and their responses. To learn more about Milman, Stein and Meadowbrook, click here to read a recent article that ran on TApinto.net.

 

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Getting a Handle on Thanksgiving

This year, on our National Day of Thanks, I would like to express my gratitude for having hands.

We typically don’t thank our body parts because they seldom leave us.  Most of us have not experienced unfortunate accidents or suffered the horrible consequences of war; tragic events  which might cause us to lose a limb.  

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My Epic Beauty Fails

One day as I was looking around a high-end cosmetics store for a new lipstick, a “beauty expert” approached me and said that I was so stunning I should forget the lipstick, and get a lip plumper instead. At first I wondered why I needed a lip plumper if I was already so stunning. But then I thought, “Now here is someone wearing a badge that says, ‘beauty expert,’ so ...