Education

We Want Your Back to School Photos

September 7, 2013 at 1:54 PM

WEST ORANGE, NJ - We know you've been out shopping for school supplies and buying some pretty adorable back to school outfits for your kids.  From cool K-5 graders, to "fr3$h to d3@th" middle schoolers and Swaggy high schoolers, The West Orange Alternative Press would like to use some of your photos in our Back to School 2013 pictorial article.  

You can post your photos to the Alternative Press of West Orange Facebook Page or email them to Cynthia Cumming, WoTap editor, at ccumming@thealternativepress.com up until 8:00 pm on Monday, September 9.

In addition to the pictorial, Westorange.org (aka @westorangeinfo) has just announced its latest Facebook/Twitter/Instagram contest that runs from September 9-30.  Post photos/videos of your first day of school and follow the instructions for the Back to School WO contest to win an IPad, courtesy of Weichert Realtors,at http://www.westorange.org/back2schoolwo.

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, officially announced today that the intersection of Northfield Avenue and Pleasant Valley Way/Cherry Lane was upgraded with new traffic-signal equipment and a new design to enhance motor vehicle and pedestrian safety.

The work is part of the Executive’s ongoing initiative to ensure infrastructure is up-to-date and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The YMCA achieves its mission one person at a time. The West Essex YMCA seeks staff to contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities.

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MADISON, NJ – There’s dying and then there’s dying in long, drawn-out agony. Well, if you’ve been king for 400 years, you won’t disappear quietly. No doubt King Berenger thinks he’s immortal and, like many of us today, lingers long after he’s of any use to himself or others.

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