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Senator Nicholas Sacco (pictured third from left), poses with Tara Schillari Rich (pictured fifth from left) and her family, during her swearing-in ceremony as New Jersey Superior Court Judge last month. See brief for more information.
Senator Nicholas Sacco (pictured third from left), poses with Tara Schillari Rich (pictured fifth from left) and her family, during her swearing-in ceremony as New Jersey Superior Court Judge last month. See brief for more information.
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‘Dr. Strange’ film showing at the Nutrition Center

North Bergen residents are invited to a free screening of the film “Dr. Strange” (based on the popular Marvel superhero) March 3 at the Nutrition Center. The center is located at 1441 45th St.; doors open at 6 p.m. and the film begins at 6:30 p.m. Popcorn and other refreshments will be provided free of charge. Call (201) 392-0229 for more information.

Senator Sacco, others celebrate swearing-in of new Superior Court judge

Longtime attorney Tara Schillari Rich was sworn in as a New Jersey Superior Court Judge at a ceremony last month, according to a press release. Rich’s father, Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari, her mother, sister, and other family members attended the occasion. Sen. Nicholas Sacco, who has known Rich for years, was also at the ceremony. He said, “Judge Schillari Rich’s experience and sharp legal mind made her an extremely strong choice for the position and I am certain that she will serve with distinction.”

Before Gov. Christopher Christie nominated her for the position, Rich had amassed a long resume of legal experience. She graduated magna cum laude from the Catholic University of America and has a Juris Doctorate Degree from the Seton Hall School of Law. Rich has also worked as a clerk for NJ Superior Court Judge Thomas N. Lyons, before she joined the Shapiro, Croland, Reiser, Apfel & Di Iorio, LLP law firm. Every year since 2006, she has been recognized as a Super-Lawyers-Rising Star. Rich has also lectured for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education.

Hudson County CASA seeks volunteers

The Hudson County Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program is seeking new advocates to help local foster children find safe, permanent homes. There will be an upcoming information session at the Hudson County Courthouse, located at 595 Newark Ave., room 901, March 7 at 6:30 p.m.

Advocates make recommendations to judges to help them determine the best decisions about children’s futures. For more information, visit www.hudsoncountycasa.org.

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