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UNICO Essay Contest Winners Announced


LIVINGSTON, NJ – Each year, the Livingston Chapter of UNICO sponsors a Christopher Columbus Essay Contest for fifth grade students.  Students submitted their essays in which they had to explain the traits that Christopher Columbus had that today’s adventurers and explorers must also have. 

On Tuesday, Oct. 11 at Hillside Elementary School, first, second and third place winners were chosen and recognized at an award ceremony.  On hand to present the winners with their awards and certificates were UNICO President, Al Branchi, and UNICO Membership Chair and Past President, Ralph Celebre.

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The 2011 Christopher Columbus Essay Contest winners are as follows.

First Place:

Julianna Ombaldo – Aquinas Academy

Joshua Olovyannikov – Burnet Hill Elementary School

Andrew Jiang – Collins Elementary School

Brandon Drapeau – Harrison Elementary School

Becca Gilliland – Hillside Elementary School

Brittany Sun – Mt. Pleasant Elementary School

Stephanie Krin – Riker Hill Elementary School


Second Place:

Douglas Del Turco – Aquinas Academy

Sarah Miller – Burnet Hill Elementary School

Erin Paisner – Collins Elementary School

Keerthi Jayaraman and Isabella Ferrante (tie) – Harrison Elementary School

Tommy Werner – Hillside Elementary School

Derek Wang – Mt. Pleasant Elementary School

Isabelle Chirls – Riker Hill Elementary School


Third Place:

Geraldine Gascon and Bianca DeLeon (tie) – Aquinas Academy

Matthew Feit – Burnet Hill Elementary School

Jonathan Ackerman – Collins Elementary School

Alisha Zhu and Jason Wang (tie) – Harrison Elementary School

Caleb Liu – Hillside Elementary School

Haley Choi – Mt. Pleasant Elementary School

Emily Schaefer – Riker Hill Elementary School


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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Drivers can save $2.50 the next time they get their vehicle cleaned at Livingston Car Wash.

Come to Livingston Car Wash at 111 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue for a car wash and $2.50 will be discounted from the regular price.

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Guerrero Marital Arts is now offering an 8-week summer camp for summer 2018!

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Camp Weeks are:

July 16, July 23, July 30, August 6, August 13, August 20, August 27

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July 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE – A West Orange man was stabbed Sunday evening during an attack in The Valley section of the township, according to officials.

Police were called the 300 block of Valley Road around 5:45 p.m. on a report of an aggravated assault. The 28-year-old victim was stabbed during an attack by a group of individuals who later fled the scene, according to township spokeswoman Susan ...

Public Invited to Essex County Opioid Use Prevention Task Force Meeting

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Extra Time

It was close to 70 minutes into the match and I had to go to the bathroom.  Badly.

As fans watching the World Cup know too well, bathroom breaks are a serious dilemma, especially for those who don’t have a TV in the loo.  This biological necessity is exasperated by beer, which during World Cup matches also fuels a strong propensity to throw chairs and instigate riots.

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Here are five simple ways you can save water, to help you conserve water this summer and take some pressure off of your drains.

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