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15-year-old Alexis Stevenson was found late Tuesday night after going missing early Monday morning in the vicinity of Summit High School.

Well, we don't know about you but we at Summit Patch are pretty tired. This week was both long and emotionally taxing on the entire community. Between high stakes meetings at both common council and the Board of Education, we also had to report that one of our own had gone missing. Luckily, this week's story has a happy ending. Here's all the news from the week in case you missed anything:

On Monday, we reported that Atlantic Health has from Michael Kates, representing Citizens Against The Helipad, to represent their interests alongside Zoning Board of Adjustment Attorney Dennis Galvin. We also detailed the contents of the complaint Atlantic Health has filed with the Superior Court of Union County appealing the Zoning Board's June 2010 denial of the Overlook Hospital's application to build a helipad on the roof of hospital. We also brought you a great idea to get away for the weekend: head up to ! You deserve a Great Escape! We also began reporting the story of 15-year-old Alexis Stevenson, who went missing from Summit High School earlier that day.

On Tuesday, we reported that the Municipal Excess Liabilty Joint Insurance Fund will not drop Councilman Tom Getzendanner from the city's insurance plan or raise premiums over Getzendanner's alleged attempted insurance fraud. However, the JIF's decicion is conditonal. Read here to find out how. We also brought you coverage from the first round of the girls basketball NJSIAA state sectional tournament. We also brought you an on Alexis Stevenson, who was still missing on Tuesday. The latest installment of visited Raagini's in Mountainside for a taste of India. Being Tuesday, we also brought you the weekly and this week's in the area.

On Wednesday, we brought you a report from Tuesday night's of common council, reported that Alexis Stevenson safe and unharmed, brought you the weekly Grab & Go Kids Planner, reported that thanks to an unexpected award in state aid the Board of Education that decreases expenditures for the first time in a decade, brought you our pick for , brought you coverage of the of the new NJ American Water plant in Short Hills, and brought you breaking news about a fire on Linden Place.

On Thursday, we brought you our weekly episode of Summit Dish where Amy showed us a great recipe for banana orange muffins, our which highlights our five picks for things to do this weekend, brought you coverage from a several local municipal leaders attended and a at "Thoroughly Modern Millie," which is now playing at Summit High School. We also brought you our weekly list, and our weekly Patch Picks.

On Friday, we brought you a report from the team's season-ending loss to Verona, a winter track score report and our latest installment of "Go Green."

Picture of the Week:

This week we sent photographer Alex Lewis to the dress rehearsal for "Thoroughly Modern Millie" at Summit High School. He captured some fo the best scenes from the play!

Quote of the Week:

"Tom, you're wasting our time right now. I plead for you let us get on with city business," he said. "Step aside."-Mayor Jordan Glatt to Councilman Tom Getzendanner.

Elizabeth Bennet March 06, 2011 at 08:16 PM
Now that Alexis is home, why not allow her family some privacy instead of repeatedly placing that photo of Alexis on the Patch homepage? Perhaps it suits the editor's needs, but it does not help Alexis in any way.

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