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Where Are They Now?!

LHS Grads’ Dream Comes True

MANHATTAN, NY - Marc Jarman, 45, (LHS Class of ’87), had a once in a lifetime experience on March 9— he met his favorite athlete Roger Federer, played tennis with World #11 Grigor Di...

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Exceptional Kids

Burnet Hill Fifth Grader is the North Jersey Elementary School Winner of the “New Jersey Enthusiastic Reader Award”

WAYNE, NJ - On March 14, Meadow Geltzeiler, a fifth grader at Burnet Elementary School in Livingston, received the “New Jersey Enthusiastic Reader Award” at the New Jersey Associatio...

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Community Announcements

Today's Events

Police Blotter

Municipal Court News

East Orange Woman Charged with Credit Card Theft with Intent to Use

March 18, 2015

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Municipal Court has charged East Orange Resident Myeisha Sturdivant, a Party City employee, with credit card fraud. The charge, originally amended to theft,...

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Press Releases

Columns

Admit U to College

Special Announcement: Admit U Consulting Now Offering Tutoring Services

Melanie and the Admit U Consulting team are excited to announce our latest business venture—our services are expanding to provide students with comprehensive college planning all under one...

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Livingston Community Corner

Livingston Students Win Awards for Research Projects

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston Public Schools has announced that two of Livingston’s Science Research students attended the North Jersey Regional Science Fair (NJRSF) competition over the wee...

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Y Works

Premier of Newly-Renovated Rosen PAC Features Performance by Aztec Two-Step Performing Simon and Garfunkel Songbook on May 2

WAYNE, NJ - The newly-renovated Rosen Performing Arts Center at the Wayne YMCA will make its debut May 2 as the Rosen PAC welcomes folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step performing “The Simon & ...

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CPA Q&A

Robert J. Blackwell, CPA/PFS/CGMA

Robert J. Blackwell, CPA/PFS/CGMA is a senior member of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC. He provides accounting, tax and consulting services for a diverse client base of individuals and closel...

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Sobel Solutions

Dress For Success to Honor Sobel & Co.'s Michael LaForge at 2015 Gala

LIVINGSTON, NJ – For the first time ever, Dress for Success (DFS) of Morris County, a not-for-profit organization that promotes economic independence for women in need of support, has chos...

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Golda Och Academy Corner

Seventh-Grade Students Apply Judaic Lessons to Golda Och Academy's Annual Tzedakah Fair

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Golda Och Academy’s seventh-graders participated in the annual Tzedakah Fair on March 17, showcasing their multimedia projects on charitable organizations for parents, fa...

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Discount Travel News

A Week in San Diego for $474

This week’s gem, The Gaslamp Plaza Suites is a historical, European style hotel built in 1913, and listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. As you walk in, observe the plaza...

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Real Estate

TheAlternativePress.com Announces Licensing Agreements for its Millburn/Short Hills, South Orange, and Maplewood Sites With Respected Local Residents, Shannon Aronson and David Lackey

By THEALTERNATIVEPRESS.COM

February 4, 2013 at 7:59 AM

TheAlternativePress.com (TAP) is pleased to announce that three of its existing sites -- Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills, and South Orange, New Jersey -- have been licensed to David Lackey of South Orange and Shannon Aronson of Short Hills (working together).  Both are long-time residents of their respective towns.  Aronson is also a real estate agent with Keller Williams and an active member of the Millburn/Short Hills Chamber of Commerce.  Lackey was active in local government in South Orange and a former candidate for the board of trustees there.  

"I am really excited to begin serving these communities in a new way. Our goal is to provide accurate and timely information to local residents, while also enabling local businesses to reach their best prospects," Lackey said.

These latest licensing agreements are in keeping with TheAlternativePress.com's goal to locate local residents who are qualified and invested in keeping local residents informed of local news, sports, entertainment, and events, while also ensuring that local businesses who promote their products and services to a purely local audience, will prosper and grow. These professional business people are well-known and respected in their own communities, and who want to ensure the prosperity of their own towns, while forging a comfortable, exciting and involved local lifestyle for themselves and their families.

Aronson, who takes great pride in her community and being involved in so much of what goes on here, said, "I am thrilled to be associated with TAP, and believe that they have been providing great hyperlocal news coverage and are a tremendous asset to the community."

According to TAP founder and CEO Michael Shapiro, "We are excited that our licensing concept is so well received. We have been answering calls from potential licensees in new towns throughout the tri-state area, but also from folks in Texas, California and Florida.  We offer a turn key business to qualified licensees, all the back-end support and daily operations are taken care of." Shapiro's co-owner and wife Lauryn adds, "It's gratifying to have developed a platform that allows so many others to build a business that is profitable, simple to run, and offers a quality of life that is hard to replicate elsewhere. Much of every dollar made by our licensees goes right back into the community. And we never allow national advertisers who compete with local businesses to promote themselves on TheAlternativePress.com, as other hyperlocals do, because we stand with our local businesses in our towns. We are all about local helping local"

The Alternative Press was founded in 2008 and is the first all-online newspaper to receive accreditation by the New Jersey Press Association.

TheAlternativePress.com serves sixteen communities and the entire County of Sussex in New Jersey by providing objective, daily, in-depth hyperlocal news and information, covering everything from town council meetings to high school sports and everything in between. Two new sections were recently added; Real Estate, and Giving Back, which provides a platform for non-profits and community organizations to promote themselves at no charge. Coverage began in 2008 in New Providence, Berkeley Heights, and Summit, New Jersey, and continues to grow.

Like the Maplewood, Millburn/Short Hills and South Orange sites on Facebook:

Maplewood:  https://www.facebook.com/MaplewoodTAP

Millburn/Short Hills:  http://www.facebook.com/MillburnShortHillsTAP

South Orange:   https://www.facebook.com/SouthOrangeTAP