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EWR Turns 80 — Opening Reception
April 7, 2008

An opening reception for the exhibit, EWR Turns 80: A History of Newark Liberty International Airport, was held Monday, April 7 at 6 p.m. This exhibition was made possible by a grant from the Port Authority of NY & NJ.

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(From left) James Lewis, exhibition curator; Mayor Cory Booker; Captain Lynn Rippelmeyer, Continental Airlines; Captain Beverly Burns (retired), Continental Airlines; Dr. Clement Price, Rutgers University

Speakers at the event were: Susan Bass Levin, First Deputy Executive Director, Port Authority of NY & NJ; Mayor Cory Booker; James Lewis, Curator, EWR at 80, Newark Public Library; Captain Beverly Burns, retired, Continental Airlines; Captain Lynn Rippelmeyer, Continental Airlines; and Tahirah Cooper from Senator Lautenberg's office. Music was provided by Dyad.

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Susan Bass Levin
First Deputy Executive Director, Port Authority of NY & NJ

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(From left) Richard Koles, photographer/local historian;
James Lewis; Wilma J. Grey, Library Director

Local Boy Scouts from the Robert Treat District assisted library staff by acting as greeters. Many thanks.

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(From left) Captain Rippelmeyer, Susan Behr, and Captain Burns, with local boy scouts

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Patrons view the exhibit.

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Library Board President Trish Morris Yamba

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City Council President Mildred Crump

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