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Lia Eustachewich (Open Post)

Lia Eustachewich

Email: lia@patch.com Phone: 973-634-8698 Where I Live: Bloomfield, N.J.About Me
Lia graduated from CUNY Baruch College with a B.A. in journalism and a minor in communications. Before becoming co-editor of Newark Patch, Lia had been the editor of Bloomfield Patch, which launched in November 2010. She also worked at the New York Daily News for three years, covering high school sports, harness racing and serving as an overnight online news editor, with a stint as online sports editor during the New York Yankees' 2009 postseason. Lia specializes in harness racing writing and, when not manning her Patch, can be found floating around the back paddock at the Meadowlands Racetrack or Yonkers Raceway. Lia's work has appeared in the New York Daily News, the Philadelphia Inquirer and Harness Eye.My Beliefs
At Patch, we promise always to report the facts as objectively as possible and otherwise adhere to the principles of good journalism. However, we also acknowledge that true impartiality is impossible and human beings have beliefs. So in the spirit of simple honesty, our policy is to encourage our editors to reveal certain key beliefs to the extent they feel comfortable. 

This disclosure is not a license for our editors to inject these beliefs into stories or to dictate coverage according to them. In fact, the intent is the opposite: we hope that the knowledge that our beliefs are on the record will force us to be ever mindful to write, report, and edit in a fair, balanced way. And if you, the user, ever think you see evidence that we failed in this mission, we wholeheartedly invite you to let us know.
Politics
How would you describe your political beliefs?I'm a registered Democrat but don't believe political affiliation is a hard and fast rule.Religion
How religious would you consider yourself?
I'm not religious but I believe a wide array of faiths make for a strong community.

Local Hot-Button Issues

What do you think are the most important issues facing Newark?
I'm interested to see what the city and residents are doing to help revive the business and real estate industries in the South Ward. Crime is another hot issue in that area, and I'm looking forward to hearing from members of the community about their concerns. Education reform will play a significant role in the public schools located in the South Ward.

Recent Contributions

Five Questions With: WWE's AJ Lee Returns to Garden State

Five Questions With: WWE's AJ Lee Returns to Garden State

Lee chats about John Cena, Jersey roots before WWE's hit show RAW came to Newark Monday night.
Five Questions With: WWE's AJ Lee Returns to Garden State

Five Questions With: WWE's AJ Lee Returns to Garden State

Lee chats about John Cena, Jersey roots before WWE's hit show RAW hits Newark Monday
Five Questions With: WWE's AJ Lee Returns to Garden State

Five Questions With: WWE's AJ Lee Returns to Garden State

Lee chats about John Cena, Jersey roots before WWE's hit show RAW came to Newark last night.
Five Questions With: WWE's AJ Lee Returns to Garden State

Five Questions With: WWE's AJ Lee Returns to Garden State

Lee chats about John Cena, Jersey roots before WWE's hit show RAW hits Newark Monday
Newark Man Convicted of Robbing Man at Gunpoint

Newark Man Convicted of Robbing Man at Gunpoint

Jamil Kollie, 19, is accused of robbing man, threatening to shoot knees off
Oliver Street School to Get New $38.8M Facility

Oliver Street School to Get New $38.8M Facility

New facility will ease overcrowding at Ironbound school
Toy Drive Concert at Shabazz HS

Toy Drive Concert at Shabazz HS

Donate a toy, earn free admission to school's holiday concert
Bloomfield Tech Teacher Earns County Honors

Bloomfield Tech Teacher Earns County Honors

Indira Bailey named Essex County Teacher of the Year
Man Robbed at Gunpoint on Chester Avenue

Man Robbed at Gunpoint on Chester Avenue

Bloomfield man robbed of cash, wallet on Monday
Newark Woman Convicted of Assault with Box-Cutter

Newark Woman Convicted of Assault with Box-Cutter

Brutal 2010 attack caused over a man, authorities said
New Police Initiative Takes 76 Guns Off Northern Jersey Streets

New Police Initiative Takes 76 Guns Off Northern Jersey Streets

Passaic River Corridor Initiative, a collaborative effort between state, local law enforcement, also records 405 arrests since May
Five Questions With: WWE's AJ Lee Returns to Garden State

Five Questions With: WWE's AJ Lee Returns to Garden State

Lee chats about John Cena, Jersey roots before WWE's hit show RAW hits Newark Monday
PHOTOS: Holiday Season in Full Swing in Bloomfield

PHOTOS: Holiday Season in Full Swing in Bloomfield

Township holds annual tree-lighting ceremony with special visit from Santa
Nursing Home Worker Accused of Snapping Pic of Patient's Privates Indicted

Nursing Home Worker Accused of Snapping Pic of Patient's Privates Indicted

Two Newark women formally charged with third degree conspiracy after allegedly taking picture of elderly patient's genitalia, posting to Facebook
Caldwell Gets Federal Help for Sandy Recovery

Caldwell Gets Federal Help for Sandy Recovery

Borough one of several towns in Essex County to benefit from Federal Hurricane Sandy Disaster National Emergency Grant.
Belleville, Nutley Net Nine Workers for Post-Sandy Cleanup

Belleville, Nutley Net Nine Workers for Post-Sandy Cleanup

Jobs created through federal Hurricane Sandy recovery grant
Bloomfield Nets 10 Workers for Post-Sandy Cleanup

Bloomfield Nets 10 Workers for Post-Sandy Cleanup

Jobs created through federal Hurricane Sandy recovery grant
Newark Schools Advisory Board Fills Vacancy

Newark Schools Advisory Board Fills Vacancy

Former school board candidate Ariagna Perello appointed to seat on nine-member board
Judge Rules Eminent Domain in Bloomfield's Lackawanna Station Case

Judge Rules Eminent Domain in Bloomfield's Lackawanna Station Case

Township has eminent domain rights over embattled property
Post-Sandy Stories Top Bloomfield News in November

Post-Sandy Stories Top Bloomfield News in November

A look back at the top 10 stories on Bloomfield Patch in November