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LHS Hosts Volleyball Clinic

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The Livingston High School volleyball program hosted the New Jersey State Coaches Association Volleyball Clinic, attended by 45 coaches, in the Fitness and Wellness Center on Sunday, August 23. The featured clinician at the event was Charlie Genex, head men's volleyball coach at Kean University.
 
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Value of Life

In this week's issue of the West Essex Tribune, you can find a sizable article on tips for getting children to school safely. When it comes to vehicle and roadway safety, it is not just about children going back to school, it is about personal responsibility and the value of human life. According to a study released by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, the use of electronic devices was the number one distraction among teenage drivers. We fear that it may soon be the number one cause of distracted driving among adults.
 
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9/11 Ceremony To Honor Residents

Livingston's 9/11 Ceremony of Remembrance will be take place on Friday, September 11, at the Memorial Garden at the Oval. The event will be held at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine. This service honors the lives of Luke A. Dudek, Jeffrey Brian Gardner, Donald Thomas Jones II, Ming-Hao Liu, Joseph P. McDonald, John M. Pocher and Kenneth Albert Zelman, who perished in the terrorist attack at the World Trade Center in 2001.
 
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Funeral Services Held For Joseph Ollerenshaw

Joseph Ollerenshaw of Mendham, formerly of Livingston, died Tuesday, August 18, in Morristown. Mr. Ollerenshaw was born in 1932 in Montclair to Robert E. and Mildred Ollerenshaw. He lived most of his life in Livingston before moving to Mendham in 1971. He was a member of the United States Marine Corps from 1952 to 1960, but remained active with the Marines until the end of his life. Predeceased by his wife, Carol Ann Ollerenshaw, he is survived by his sons, Brett and Rod; his brother and sister, Edgar Ollerenshaw and Marilyn Williams; his companion, Gert Cronin; and one grandchild. Funeral services were held on Monday, August 24, at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston, with interment following at Restland Memorial Park, East Hanover. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Mr. Ollerenshaw's memory to marinescare.org.
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Memorial Gathering For Thomas Faulkner

A memorial gathering will be held today, Thursday, August 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Quinn-Hopping Funeral Home of Livingston for Thomas Peter Faulkner of Randolph. Mr. Faulkner, a former Livingston resident, died on Tuesday, August 25, at the age of 73. He was the caretaker of Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston for more than 30 years. Predeceased by his wife, Maureen (nee McCartney) Faulkner, he is survived by his daughters, Sheryl Schubert and her partner, Joe Pedulla; Lori Faulkner-Garzon and her husband, Thomas; Tracie Maretzky and her husband, Paul; and his stepchildren, Robert and Jill Goodwin. Also surviving are his siblings, James, Nancy, William, Richard, Ronald, and Helen; and seven grandchildren and one-greatgrandchild. In lieu of fl owers, the family has suggested that donations be made in Mr. Faulkner's memory to the Valerie Fund, 2101 Millburn Avenue, Maplewood, NJ 07040.
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Private Services Held For Rita Feldman Cohen

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West Essex Tribune Welcomes New Editor Michelle Bent

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Following the official announcement of editor Nancy Dinar's retirement, the West Essex Tribune has announced that long-time assistant editor Michelle Bent will be taking over the position. Except for what has come to be known as her nine month "defection," Bent has served as the assistant editor of the Tribune for more than eight years.
 
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New School Staff Members Attend Orientation

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Most of the Livingston school district's 100 new hires are attending a week-long orientation that began on Monday, August 17. Jim O'Neill, the retiring interim Superintendent of Schools, presented his last "new teacher talk" at the beginning of the orientation. "Every teacher, every year, has a chance to have a dramatic impact in a child’s life," he said.
 
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Livingston School District Announces Hiring of 100 New Staff Members

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"Change in school district is very healthy," said outgoing interim superintendent Jim O'Neill as he introduced the new principals and supervisors taking on key positions at the August 12 Board of Education meeting. He expressed satisfaction for both the new faces and the veteran employees who are taking on new leadership roles. "It's an exciting start to the 2015-16 school year." The district also grappled with hiring 100 staff members, a number that will actually increase a little in the next couple of weeks.
 
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Roseland Man Admits to Stealing Money from Dead Man in Livingston

A 37 year old Roseland man, Shaun Piltzecker, pled guilty this week in New Jersey Superior Court to stealing at least $500 from the wallets of a dead man in Livingston this past June. According to Livingston police, detectives had gone to 5 Hawthorne Drive, the home of David Medlin, at about 7 a.m. on June 10 after neighbors had called, concerned about mail and newspapers piling up at the man's door. Police found Medlin dead on the floor of his bedroom.
 

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