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Six Burglaries Reported Within One Week in Livingston

March 29, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston police have now confirmed a total of six house burglaries in the last week, with jewelry and other items taken from four.  

On Friday, March 24, police received a call at approximately 9:30 p.m. about a burglary to a residence on E. Sherbrooke Parkway. According to police, it appeared that entry had been made through the kitchen window. During the ...

New Themes Emerge in Second 1:1 Computer Initiative Survey in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Results of the second of three surveys being issued to Heritage Middle School (HMS) and Livingston High School (LHS) students, teachers and parents involved in the 1:1 computer initiative are in. 

According to Superintendent of Schools Christina Steffner, who presented the findings at Monday’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting, although the ...

Andy's Family Music Center Offers Spring Promotion for New Students

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center is offering a “Welcome Spring” music promotion to all new students beginning this week. By scheduling an introductory lesson by April 29 using the attached coupon, new students will get their second lesson free.

New students are encouraged to schedule ahead, as space is limited and will be scheduled on a first come, first ...

Burglaries to Residences Continue in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Between Sunday and Monday afternoons, Livingston police responded to two home burglaries to add to the three that the department responded to last week.

Sometime between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, some unknown actor(s) entered a home on Montgomery Road just in from E. Cedar Street, according to police. The department responded to a burglary once again on ...

New Themes Emerge in Second 1:1 Computer Initiative Survey in Livingston

March 29, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Results of the second of three surveys being issued to Heritage Middle School (HMS) and Livingston High School (LHS) students, teachers and parents involved in the 1:1 computer initiative are in. 

According to Superintendent of Schools Christina Steffner, who presented the findings at Monday’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting, although the ...

Rollout of New Program at Hillside Elementary Gives “Small” Business a New Meaning

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Love for the award-winning TREP$ entrepreneurial-education program was in the air when the program officially launched at Hillside Elementary School (HES) on Valentine’s Day.  

More than 100 fourth-and fifth-grade students are now participating in the program, originally introduced in 2006 by the certified teacher moms of two enterprising West Millford, ...

Livingston Public School Principals Recognize 2017 Teachers of the Year

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Although the weather outside was frightful Monday night, the warmth from family, friends and educational colleagues on hand to applaud the outstanding efforts of the Teachers of the Year at the Livingston Board of Education’s (LBOE) meeting was palpable. 

Teachers of the Year, selected by voting committees at each of the 10 schools in the Livingston Public ...

Six Burglaries Reported Within One Week in Livingston

March 29, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston police have now confirmed a total of six house burglaries in the last week, with jewelry and other items taken from four.  

On Friday, March 24, police received a call at approximately 9:30 p.m. about a burglary to a residence on E. Sherbrooke Parkway. According to police, it appeared that entry had been made through the kitchen window. During the ...

Burglaries to Residences Continue in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Between Sunday and Monday afternoons, Livingston police responded to two home burglaries to add to the three that the department responded to last week.

Sometime between 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. on Sunday, some unknown actor(s) entered a home on Montgomery Road just in from E. Cedar Street, according to police. The department responded to a burglary once again on ...

Livingston Police Respond to Two House Burglaries

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston police received two reports of burglary on Monday at approximately 9 a.m. at residences on East Drive and Hillside Avenue with jewelry and other valuables taken from both.

Entry was made through the front door of both houses, according to police. Both burglaries are under investigation.

In other news, police also responded to the Livingston Mall on ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Event Raises Funds for FlyRed

March 27, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite being rescheduled due to snow, the second Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce “Dine and Donate” event at Calabria Restaurant and Pizzeria benefiting FlyRed for Heart Disease attracted dozens of local business people and their families on Thursday.

The evening doubled as the LACC’s monthly “Business After Hours” event to promote ...

American Conference on Diversity to Honors RWJBarnabas Health with 2017 Healthcare Humanitarian Award

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The American Conference on Diversity will honor RWJBarnabas Health with the Healthcare Humanitarian Award on Thursday, April 6, during the 69th Annual Awards Gala at the Pleasantdale Château in West Orange.

This year’s Humanitarian Awards Gala is co-chaired by Grammy Award-winning music legend Dionne Warwick (2015 Humanitarian Award honoree) and ...

RWJBarnabas Employee Receives 2017 Althea Gibson Leadership Award

NEWARK, NJ — Margie Heller, Administrative Director Community Health and Outreach of RWJBarnabas Health in Livingston, received the 2017 Althea Gibson Leadership Award on Wednesday at the Annual Essex County Women’s History Month Celebration.

The Essex County's Annual Women's History Month Program, hosted by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, was held in the ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Event Raises Funds for FlyRed

March 27, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite being rescheduled due to snow, the second Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce “Dine and Donate” event at Calabria Restaurant and Pizzeria benefiting FlyRed for Heart Disease attracted dozens of local business people and their families on Thursday.

The evening doubled as the LACC’s monthly “Business After Hours” event to promote ...

Rollout of New Program at Hillside Elementary Gives “Small” Business a New Meaning

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Love for the award-winning TREP$ entrepreneurial-education program was in the air when the program officially launched at Hillside Elementary School (HES) on Valentine’s Day.  

More than 100 fourth-and fifth-grade students are now participating in the program, originally introduced in 2006 by the certified teacher moms of two enterprising West Millford, ...

Rita’s of Livingston Closes its Doors After 10 Years

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The question of whether area residents would venture out for their free Italian ices on the first day of spring this year despite the snow will not be answered, as Rita’s of Livingston announced via Facebook today that it has lost its lease after 10 years in business.

“I regret to inform you, Ritas of Livingston will not be serving free ice today for the ...

Andy's Family Music Center Offers Spring Promotion for New Students

March 28, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center is offering a “Welcome Spring” music promotion to all new students beginning this week. By scheduling an introductory lesson by April 29 using the attached coupon, new students will get their second lesson free.

New students are encouraged to schedule ahead, as space is limited and will be scheduled on a first come, first ...

TAPinto CEO Shapiro goes “One on One” with Steve Adubato

TAPinto.net CEO and Publisher Michael Shapiro appeared on “One on One” with Steve Adubato Thursday night and answered questions about the role of hyperlocal online news media.

The interview was broadcast on WNYY, NJTV and WNET. Adubato closed by saying that “Michael Shapiro, he is on the cutting edge of media.“

Shapiro answered a wide-range of questions about ...

Bagpipes and Corned Beef Fill the Air at West Essex YMCA St. Patrick's Day Luncheon

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A St. Patrick’s Day-themed member appreciation luncheon at the West Essex YMCA on Thursday featured an assortment of refreshments—including classic corned beef sandwiches—entertainment, musical trivia and more.

According to Associate Executive Cheryl Francione, the “St. Paddy’s Day” theme gives the Y the perfect excuse to hold ...

Livingston Residents Address Planning Board with Master Plan Concerns and Suggestions

March 27, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nearly 40 Livingston residents accepted the Livingston Planning Board’s invitation to bring suggestions to its 2017 Master Plan open forum, which was attended by more than 100 residents on Tuesday at Town Hall.

Last reviewed in December 2007, the Master Plan, which provides a long-term vision for the physical aspects of the community and guides the appropriate use ...

Municipal Budget in Livingston Introduced with Less Than 2 Percent Property-Tax Increase

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When all appropriations are considered, the total municipal budget proposed for 2017 as it was introduced at the Livingston Township Council meeting on Monday would be $43,801,489, which, if adopted, would increase the local purpose tax rate by 1.9 percent—or an estimated increase of $53.35 for the average Livingston homeowner.

According to ...

Livingston Sophomore Honored with 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Avika Bansal, a sophomore at Livingston High School, has been devoting time to community service for the past eight years. She was recently awarded with the 2017 Prudential Spirit of Community Award for New Jersey and was one of only six New Jersey students to be named finalist for the 2017 award.

At the Livingston Township Council meeting on Monday night, ...

American Conference on Diversity to Honors RWJBarnabas Health with 2017 Healthcare Humanitarian Award

March 23, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The American Conference on Diversity will honor RWJBarnabas Health with the Healthcare Humanitarian Award on Thursday, April 6, during the 69th Annual Awards Gala at the Pleasantdale Château in West Orange.

This year’s Humanitarian Awards Gala is co-chaired by Grammy Award-winning music legend Dionne Warwick (2015 Humanitarian Award honoree) and ...

RWJBarnabas Employee Receives 2017 Althea Gibson Leadership Award

NEWARK, NJ — Margie Heller, Administrative Director Community Health and Outreach of RWJBarnabas Health in Livingston, received the 2017 Althea Gibson Leadership Award on Wednesday at the Annual Essex County Women’s History Month Celebration.

The Essex County's Annual Women's History Month Program, hosted by Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, was held in the ...

Livingston Teen Helps Raise More Than $150,000 for Pediatric Cancer Research

WHIPPANY, NJ — Livingston High School junior Ashley Raz is once again helping to organize a Catwalk 4 Cancer, the third annual event of its name benefiting pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in honor of her best friend, Tallie Elisha, a Short Hills junior who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in May of 2012 and is now in remission.

On ...

Suspect in Israel Detained in Connection with Calls Threatening JCCs in U.S.

March 23, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Multiple news media reported Thursday that law enforcement officials in Israel have detained a Jewish-American teenager in connection with multiple phone threats to Jewish Community Centers (JCC) across the United States.

According to the New York Times, an Israeli judge has ordered the suspect, who has not been charged, to be held until at ...

Rita’s of Livingston Closes its Doors After 10 Years

March 20, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The question of whether area residents would venture out for their free Italian ices on the first day of spring this year despite the snow will not be answered, as Rita’s of Livingston announced via Facebook today that it has lost its lease after 10 years in business.

“I regret to inform you, Ritas of Livingston will not be serving free ice today for the ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts "Coffee with a Cop" at Livingston Bagel

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston neighbors, local merchants and police officers came together for coffee and conversation on Thursday at the third “Coffee with a Cop” event at Livingston Bagel, hosted by the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce.   

According to chamber president Ira Drucks, this event was a unique opportunity for both residents and business owners to ...

Livingston Police Department to host Third Coffee with a Cop Event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department (LPD), in conjunction with the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce, invites area residents to join members of the department for a free cup of coffee and some conversation on Thursday at Livingston Bagel.

The third LPD “Coffee with a Cop” event will be held from 7:30 to 9:15 a.m.

“Coffee with a Cop” is a ...

Livingston Ranked No. 23 on “New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families” List

March 23, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When “New Jersey Family” created its third-annual list of “New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families,” the Township of Livingston was ranked as No. 23 in the state and No. 2 in Essex County for 2017.

With a current population of 29,251, according to the site’s data, the township shot up to No. 23 from No. 99 on the 2016 ...

Livingston Week in Review: Teachers of the Year Honored, 2017 Municipal Budget Reviewed & More

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Did you miss any of this week's top stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

Livingston Public School Principals Recognize 2017 Teachers of the Year

Bagpipes and Corned Beef Fill the Air at West Essex YMCA St. Patrick's Day Luncheon

Livingston Council Reviews Municipal Budget with Less Than 2 Percent Tax Increase

Two Teens Arrested for Drug ...

Township of Livingston to Participate in “Fix a Leak Week,” March 20-26

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Township of Livingston is recognizing Fix a Leak Week by sharing resources to help residents identify and repair household leaks troughout the week of Monday, March 20 through Sunday, March 26.

Fixing leaks could save residents 10 percent on their water bills, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Fix a Leak Week is an annual, ...

Livingston to Hold First-Annual “Pick It Up!” Community Clean-Up Event in April

March 24, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Township of Livingston is hosting its first-annual “community clean-up day,” which offers a safe, fun way for residents to help “keep Livingston beautiful” by clearing litter from designated outdoor spaces, on Sunday, April 30.

The morning cleanup will be followed by an after party with food and activities at the Memorial Oval. According to ...

Prospective Camp Families Are Invited to an Open House Event on Sunday, March 5 at Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp invites all prospective camp families to attend an Open House event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 5.

Attendees will meet the on-site owners/directors George Stein and Dan Millman as well as the camp’s leadership team members. They will also learn about the camp’s programs, be able to ask questions and take a heated bus ...

Suspect in Israel Detained in Connection with Calls Threatening JCCs in U.S.

March 23, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Multiple news media reported Thursday that law enforcement officials in Israel have detained a Jewish-American teenager in connection with multiple phone threats to Jewish Community Centers (JCC) across the United States.

According to the New York Times, an Israeli judge has ordered the suspect, who has not been charged, to be held until at ...

Bomb Threats Made to Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Threats to the Jewish community continued in Livingston on Tuesday morning as the Livingston police and fire departments responded to a bomb threat at Temple Beth Shalom, located at 193 E Mt Pleasant Avenue.

According to police, the building was evacuated and secured, but the investigation is continuing. The Essex County Sheriff’s Department, the Essex County ...

Livingston Residents Urge Council to Speak Out Against Use of Local Law Enforcement for Immigration Arrests

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The overwhelming majority of township residents, clergy and immigration advocates attending a standing-room-only conference meeting of the Livingston governing body on Monday made it clear they want their councilmen to take a stand against the use of local police to enforce mandates spurred by President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on illegal immigration.

Resident ...

Livingston Ranked No. 23 on “New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families” List

March 23, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When “New Jersey Family” created its third-annual list of “New Jersey’s Best Towns for Families,” the Township of Livingston was ranked as No. 23 in the state and No. 2 in Essex County for 2017.

With a current population of 29,251, according to the site’s data, the township shot up to No. 23 from No. 99 on the 2016 ...

Gold Level Realtors Jane Greene and Lauren Stone Exceed Expectations at Coldwell Banker of Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Jane Greene and Lauren Stone, sales representatives at Coldwell Banker’s Livingston Office who do most of their business in Essex, Morris and Union counties, are committed to working closely with each of their clients and are focused on exceeding their client’s expectations. 

Stone has ...

Lincoln is looking for his Furever Home!

March 23, 2017

Lincoln “Abe” Friendly with Dogs, Friendly with Everyone!  

Lincoln is about 14-16 weeks old, about 26 pounds, and he is a handsome with a beautiful chocolate coat and white on his 4 paws and chest.  Lincoln also has an adorable wrinkly forehead!   Lincoln is a playful, friendly puppy who was rescued from a high kill shelter in NC and now living in a foster home in ...

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Obituary: Dr. Jan Huston Pryor

March 25, 2017

The family and friends of Dr. Jan Huston Pryor join the community to mourn her passing. Jan and her favorite dog Peter-Paul died tragically on March 21, 2017.

Jan is survived by her loving husband, Jonathan Pryor, whom she described as her rock and calming influence; Amy Kolb, her confidante and nanny; her twelve children: Lupita, Daniela, Andrew, Julia, Aleona, Timothy, Jessica, Elizabeth, ...

Housewives Star Identified as Owner of Burning Car Found with Dead Bodies

March 20, 2017

PATERSON, NJ - According to multiple reports, the burning car that was found in Paterson on Friday with two unidentified male bodies is registered to Housewives of NJ alum Kim DePaola.

Around 2:00 a.m. Friday morning police and fire  officials arrived to the scene of a burning Audi near the 500 block of East 28th Street in Paterson. 

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish ...

Fair & Welcoming Resolution in Livingston

March 20, 2017

To the Editor,

America’s great strength was built on the cooperation of diverse groups, not the separation of these groups. A few weeks ago many of us filled up the room at a town council meeting to request that Livingston adopt a Fair and Welcoming Resolution. Such a resolution would express that we value our diverse community, and protect all of our residents and visitors as they go ...

WATCH: Andy's Family Music Teacher Mike Maino Performs Original Song

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight music teacher Mike Maino, guitarist of the popular New Jersey-based cover band “Screaming Broccoli.”

Seen above performing his original composition, “Sky Full of Dreams,” Maino has been a musician for approximately 35 years and an instructor at Andy’s for 12 years. He ...

Snow Blows

There is nothing quite so blissful as a snow day.  

 

The quiet beauty of gently falling flakes swiftly accumulating on the trees and lawns and roadways preventing any sort of travel to work.   Those two magic words:  School Closure.  Knowing that all there is to do is look out the window from your warm house and watch the clean cold blanket of winter stop all ...

Livingston Area Chamber Spotlight on Regal Bank

The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) is proud to spotlight its member, Regal Bank. Thank you Regal Bank for partnering with the LACC and being a part of Livingston’s thriving business community.

This virtual interview was conducted by TAPintoLivingston.net in partnership with the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce.

Regal Bank, which was established in December 2007, is ...