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Tom Abate
Writer, editor and teacher
tom.abate@patch.com
Tom Abate is Brooklyn native who migrated to California when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He later attended UC Berkeley and also earned a master's degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. He has lived in the East Bay since 1992 and has raised three children here. Prior to joining Patch, Tom was a reporter and columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle.
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Breast Cancer Awareness
259 Posts, 96 Followers
Your source for up-to-date information and events about breast cancer awareness.
Obituaries
52 Posts, 96 Followers
Thoughts and memories of our community members who have died. Share your tributes.
Food & Drink
269 Posts, 0 Followers
All the best food and drink events around town. Like to wine and dine? ThisMore group's for you.
Babies!
0 Posts, 0 Followers
When there's an addition to the family
Government
1463 Posts, 114 Followers
Keep your elected officials honest. Read about local politicians and their decisions.
Volunteering
237 Posts, 96 Followers
Stories about how you and your neighbors give back to the community and the worthyMore causes that your town has adopted.
Readers' Choice
56 Posts, 96 Followers
What's the best brunch spot in your neighborhood? Who gives the best haircut?More Your vote can help decide all this and much more!
Sports
510 Posts, 96 Followers
From youth sports to high school and more.
Success Stories
41 Posts, 96 Followers
Is business booming? Are you running out of space on your trophy shelf? Share yourMore success stories here.
Back to School
25 Posts, 96 Followers
Key school calendar dates, the latest staff and teacher changes, safe walking routes,More and everything else you need to get ready for the new school year. Plus, share your first day of school photos in our all-town photo gallery.
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Tom Abate posted in Government July 18, 2013 at 08:34 pm

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