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Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex County Democrats Endorse NJ 11th Congressional District Candidate

January 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Democratic county chairs of Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex counties have announced their support for Montclair resident Mikie Sherrill in the Democratic primary for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.

“Mikie has shown through her hard work and determination that she has what it takes to lead the 11th ...

West Essex YMCA Superheroes Kick off Campaign to Raise $160K

EAST HANOVER, NJ — The West Essex YMCA’s supporters, members and staff will assemble at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover on Monday evening to kick off “Calling All Superheroes,” this year’s campaign to raise $160,000 to address pressing community concerns and open access to services for those who cannot afford it.

According to West Essex YMCA Executive ...

ICE HOCKEY: Livingston Shuts Out Glen Rock, 2-0

HACKENSACK, NJ — Livingston senior Matthew Delseni made 24 saves in goal to secure a Livingston ice hockey shutout against Glen Rock, 2-0, on Saturday in Hackensack—bringing the Lancers to 10-3-4 on the season and 3-2-2 in their division.

Conor Flaherty and Chase Friedfertig scored in the first and second period, respectively, to earn the victory. Glen Rock’s Ryan ...

Livingston Council to Host Public Forum on Proposed Energy Aggregation Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Gabel Associates, the third energy advisor to present an energy aggregation program proposal to the Livingston Township Council, will host a presentation and question-and-answer session to the public on Monday during the public mayor and council meeting at 7:30 p.m.

An ordinance was adopted in September to authorize the establishment of a Livingston Energy ...

Livingston’s All-Girls Robotics Team Qualifies for State Championship

January 19, 2018

SUSSEX, NJ — Livingston’s all-girls Exit 5 Robotics (E5R) team #15280 recently finished seventh out of 27 New Jersey teams in the High Point VEX Robotics Competition (VRC).

The team also finished the day with the Design Award, given to teams demonstrating an organized and professional approach to robot design and project management.

With some early-morning heroics and feverish ...

Hillside Elementary Off to a Healthy Start with New Year Workshop Series

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Hillside Elementary kick-started 2018 in a healthy way by offering students and families the opportunity to participate in its first-ever PTA-sponsored “Healthy New Year Series.”

The series spans four weeks and includes programming that is carefully crafted to promote “healthy kids, healthy family and a healthy community” and to encourage families ...

Debut of Livingston's "Let's Sit Together" Campaign is a Success

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More Livingston parents are looking to get involved in the pro-inclusion campaign “Let’s Sit Together” after Wednesday’s debut of the campaign was a success.

More than 100 Livingston students and parents wore shirts with the slogan “Let’s Sit Together” during the school day on Wednesday to promote togetherness within the ...

UPDATE: Reports of Bomb Scare at Livingston High School Deemed False

January 18, 2018

IMPORTANT UPDATE: School is reporting that the information provided earlier this afternoon regarding a bomb scare is inaccurate. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a report from Breaking News Network (BNN) that Livingston police and fire departments were on scene of a potential bomb threat at Livingston High School on Thursday afternoon, school authorities ...

Possible Pedestrian Struck in Livingston Friday Night

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A pedestrian was reported to be unconscious after a vehicle struck the individual in the area of South Livingston Avenue and Mt. Pleasant Avenue (Route 10) on Friday evening, according to the Breaking News Network (BNN).

BNN, which reports radio activity, stated that the victim was transported to UMDNJ trauma center.

This information has yet to be confirmed by police.

ICE HOCKEY: Livingston Shuts Out Glen Rock, 2-0

January 21, 2018

HACKENSACK, NJ — Livingston senior Matthew Delseni made 24 saves in goal to secure a Livingston ice hockey shutout against Glen Rock, 2-0, on Saturday in Hackensack—bringing the Lancers to 10-3-4 on the season and 3-2-2 in their division.

Conor Flaherty and Chase Friedfertig scored in the first and second period, respectively, to earn the victory. Glen Rock’s Ryan ...

There is Still Time to RSVP for Big "L" Club's Third Annual Casino Night

EAST HANOVER, NJ — In a collective effort to make a difference for the entire Livingston High School Athletics Program and all of its student athletes, the Big “L” Club is inviting the community to its third annual Big L Casino Night on Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Hanover Manor in East Hanover.

Event committee chairs Barri Pittman, Lori Conforti and Amy Dinicola ...

Livingston Girls Basketball Hosts Clinic with Shining Stars Special Needs Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) varsity and junior girls basketball teams invited members of the Shining Stars Special Needs sports program to participate in its third annual basketball clinic last weekend, kicking of the Shining Stars’ six-week winter basketball program.

During the clinic, the two teams played games and provided skills while cheering on the Shining ...

West Essex YMCA Superheroes Kick off Campaign to Raise $160K

January 21, 2018

EAST HANOVER, NJ — The West Essex YMCA’s supporters, members and staff will assemble at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover on Monday evening to kick off “Calling All Superheroes,” this year’s campaign to raise $160,000 to address pressing community concerns and open access to services for those who cannot afford it.

According to West Essex YMCA Executive ...

There is Still Time to RSVP for Big "L" Club's Third Annual Casino Night

EAST HANOVER, NJ — In a collective effort to make a difference for the entire Livingston High School Athletics Program and all of its student athletes, the Big “L” Club is inviting the community to its third annual Big L Casino Night on Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Hanover Manor in East Hanover.

Event committee chairs Barri Pittman, Lori Conforti and Amy Dinicola ...

MLK Day On: Livingston Community Participates in Day of Service

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hundreds of volunteers joined the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) at the Livingston Senior and Community Center on Monday for an afternoon full of service projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

Assisting in projects like assembling hygiene kits for those in need and collecting donations of coats, warm clothing, ...

Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

January 20, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Award-Winning Speaker to Lead Livingston Chamber Lunch and Learn Discussion

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) is hosting its monthly Lunch and Learn event on Tuesday, featuring award-winning guest speaker Sally Glick, principal and Chief Growth Strategist of Livingston-based accounting firm Sobel & Co. The theme of this month’s event is “Characteristics of Top Family Business Leaders.”

The event, ...

Livingston Mayor Addresses Business Community at Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Newly instated Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt affirmed his commitment to the success of the township’s business community when he introduced himself to members of that community at the annual Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Mayor’s Breakfast on Thursday at Nero’s Grille.

During his year as mayor, Meinhardt said he looks forward to ...

Nearly 600 Registered for Harlan Coben Community Book Club Event

January 21, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nearly 600 participants are currently signed up for the Livingston Education Foundation’s (LEF) first-ever community-wide book club event on Monday featuring Livingston native Harlan Coben’s novel, “Don’t Let Go.” Space is still available but filling up quickly for the event, where Coben will speak and sign books beginning at 7 p.m. in the ...

12-Year-Old Livingston Resident Secures Spot in Top Nine on "Kids Baking Championship"

NEW YORK, NY — Coming off a week where she was nearly sent home for presenting a runny ganache to the judges, Livingston’s own “Kids Baking Championship” contestant, Soleil Thomas, landed in the middle of the pack on Monday and earned a spot in the top nine on the Food Network competition.

This week, the 10 remaining bakers had two hours to marry lemon with a ...

Livingston Residents Express Ideas and Concerns at Riker Hill Art Park Open Forum

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston and Essex County officials were enthusiastic about the outcome of a productive public forum held on Thursday at Livingston Town Hall to gather residents’ input regarding the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP).

As mayor in 2016, current deputy mayor Al Anthony worked hard to receive a commitment from Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo ...

Livingston Council to Host Public Forum on Proposed Energy Aggregation Program

January 21, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Gabel Associates, the third energy advisor to present an energy aggregation program proposal to the Livingston Township Council, will host a presentation and question-and-answer session to the public on Monday during the public mayor and council meeting at 7:30 p.m.

An ordinance was adopted in September to authorize the establishment of a Livingston Energy ...

Livingston Residents Express Ideas and Concerns at Riker Hill Art Park Open Forum

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston and Essex County officials were enthusiastic about the outcome of a productive public forum held on Thursday at Livingston Town Hall to gather residents’ input regarding the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP).

As mayor in 2016, current deputy mayor Al Anthony worked hard to receive a commitment from Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo ...

Livingston Mayor Addresses Business Community at Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Newly instated Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt affirmed his commitment to the success of the township’s business community when he introduced himself to members of that community at the annual Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Mayor’s Breakfast on Thursday at Nero’s Grille.

During his year as mayor, Meinhardt said he looks forward to ...

West Essex YMCA Superheroes Kick off Campaign to Raise $160K

January 21, 2018

EAST HANOVER, NJ — The West Essex YMCA’s supporters, members and staff will assemble at the Hanover Manor in East Hanover on Monday evening to kick off “Calling All Superheroes,” this year’s campaign to raise $160,000 to address pressing community concerns and open access to services for those who cannot afford it.

According to West Essex YMCA Executive ...

Livingston Seventh Grader Advances on “Kids Baking Championship”

January 3, 2018

NEW YORK, NY — Livingston seventh grader Soleil Thomas, the 12-year-old baker being featured on Season 4 of Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship,” will advance to the Top 11 after making it through her first challenge on Monday’s season premiere.

Twelve of America’s best young bakers are proving that “age is just a number” by competing ...

West Essex YMCA Hosts Second Annual International Holiday Luncheon

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members and non-members of the West Essex YMCA learned about the individual holidays of many different cultures during the second annual International Holiday Luncheon held at the Y on Friday.

Through the YMCA’s Togetherhood Committee, Millburn High School senior Anshul Nayar and Cheryl Francione, who recently stepped down as the Y’s associate executive ...

Livingston Teen to Compete on Kids Baking Championship

NEW YORK, NY — After a nationwide search for contenders for Season 4 of Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship,” Livingston seventh grader Soleil Thomas, 12, was selected to compete for $25,000, a feature in Food Network Magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion. She will be one of eight kids and teens to put their baking skills to the test when the new season airs ...

2017 in Review: Top 10 Stories of the Year in Livingston

January 5, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Check out TAPinto Livingston’s Top 10 stories in 2017, based on pageviews.

1. Bomb Threats Made to Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston

2. Livingston Juveniles Transported to Local Hospitals Following Larger Party

3. Livingston’s Joseph Michael “Joey” Falcone Dies at 69

4. Hackensack Man Indicted in Livingston High School Threat Case

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Prospective Camp Families Invited to Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Open House

January 18, 2018

LONG VALLEY, NJ – There are only five more months until summer day camp starts. For those still unsure where to send their children this summer, Meadowbrook Country Day Camp owner Mason Goldberg said now is a great time to start looking at day camps—and locking in at low rates.

Prospective camp families are invited to attend an Open House event at ...

Livingston Council Hears From Third Energy Aggregation Consultant

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Gabel Associates, an energy advisor out of Highland Park, NJ, was the third company to present a case to the Livingston Township Council as to why Livingston should authorize it as the township’s consultant for establishing an energy aggregation program.

An ordinance was adopted in September to authorize the establishment of a Livingston Energy Aggregation ...

Public Input Invited at Riker Hill Art Park Master Plan Open Forum

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to gather input from the community about what improvements they would like to see at the Essex County Riker Hill Art Park, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Township of Livingston is hosting a public meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Livingston Town Hall to discuss the master plan for the 42-acre artist colony.

Outgoing Livingston Mayor ...

West Essex YMCA Hosts Second Annual International Holiday Luncheon

January 2, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members and non-members of the West Essex YMCA learned about the individual holidays of many different cultures during the second annual International Holiday Luncheon held at the Y on Friday.

Through the YMCA’s Togetherhood Committee, Millburn High School senior Anshul Nayar and Cheryl Francione, who recently stepped down as the Y’s associate executive ...

Ocean County Freeholders Firmly Against Drilling Off the New Jersey Coast

January 15, 2018

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The Ocean County Board of Freeholders is strongly opposed to a Trump administration plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to the waters of nearly every coastal state in the nation. The board plans to vote on an official resolution on Wednesday against the coastal drilling.  

The proposal by the Trump Administration includes 47 ...

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Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex County Democrats Endorse NJ 11th Congressional District Candidate

January 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Democratic county chairs of Essex, Passaic, Morris, and Sussex counties have announced their support for Montclair resident Mikie Sherrill in the Democratic primary for New Jersey’s 11th Congressional District.

“Mikie has shown through her hard work and determination that she has what it takes to lead the 11th ...

Resolve: To Become a Better Student…

Academic New Year's Resolutions

Making resolutions is a new year's tradition that helps people change an aspect they don't like about themselves, or that helps them accomplish a goal. If your goal this year is to become a better student, here are a few new year's resolutions that can help you achieve that.

Stay as Organized as Possible

Organization is very important when ...

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LIVINGSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY, Livingston

Monday Movie: ITHACA

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Livingston Historical Society to Host ...

Tue, January 23, 11:45 AM

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LACC's Lunch and Learn with award winning guest ...

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Skip the Joiner Fee, Join the YMCA Today

January 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA is waiving the joiner fee to anyone who signs up by Jan. 31. Financial assistance is available.

By joining the YMCA in Livingston, members are committing to more than becoming healthier—they are supporting the values and programs that strengthen their community. At the Y, children learn what they can achieve, families spend quality time ...

Follow the Money

In 2013 a man in the UK cleaned out his junk drawer and absently tossed an old hard drive dismantled from a Dell Computer into the trash.  The hard drive, rusting in landfill somewhere in Wales, contains 7500 bitcoins. 

  

At the time, his staggering loss was about $4 million.  But if he had wisely invested his failing hard drive in a bank safe deposit box his ...