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Baseball: Greater Newark Tournament Seeds Revealed; Seton Hall Prep Gets No. 1

April 25, 2018

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Defending champion Seton Hall Prep has been awarded the top seed for high school baseball's upcoming Greater Newark Tournament, which begins with preliminary round games next week.

Millburn drew the second seed, Livingston No. 3 and Nutley No. 4. Seeds for other teams in the TAPinto.net area include No. 6 West Essex, No. 10 West Orange and No. 12 Caldwell.

Millburn ...

Pick it Up! Livingston Brings Community Together for Spring Cleaning

LIVINGSTON, NJ — An estimated 300 local volunteers helped line Livingston’s streets with garbage bags full of debris that they collected during the second annual “Pick it Up! Livingston” community-wide cleanup event on Sunday.

Volunteers of all ages, from high school clubs, to Boy Scout troops, to adult volunteer groups such as the Horseneck Motorcycle Riding Club, ...

Boys Lacrosse: Livingston's Dominant Second Quarter Leads to Seven in a Row

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston boys lacrosse team has won its seventh consecutive game in a 14-6 beatdown of Montclair Kimberly Academy (MKA) on Tuesday evening.

“When we were 0-2 we weren’t feeling too good, but I talked about it before—it’s the great senior leadership every day in practice and in the locker room,” said Livingston head coach Brad ...

Women Need Better Treatment Behind Bars, Lawmakers Say

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion on Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

Heritage Students Have Strong Showing at State Technology Student Association Conference

April 22, 2018

EWING TOWNSHIP, NJ Two-dozen Heritage Middle School (HMS) students joined by their advisors, technology education teachers Mike Jeskey and Ken Zushma, recently traveled to The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) to compete against 800 other students from around the state in the NJ State Technology Student Association Conference.

This is the 10th year that students from HMS have participated. A strong ...

Livingston District Named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education”

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Public Schools district has been named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education” by the The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a ...

Livingston Student Wins Scholarship in Scholastic Art & Writing Competition; Two Win Silver Medals

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the national award recipients of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades seven to 12. Among the recipients was Livingston High School (LHS) senior Kushal Dhungana, who is one of 16 high school seniors ...

Township Supports Livingston Police Department's Distracted Driving Crackdown

April 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than 170 motor vehicle stops and counting have been conducted during the Livingston Police Department’s participation in the distracted driving campaign, “UDrive. UText. UPay.” The department’s efforts began on April 1 and will continue through April 21.

Chief of Police Craig Handschuch and Sgt. Joseph Fosko announced on Monday that 173 ...

Livingston Police Respond to Assault, Drug Offense and More in Early April

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department recently responded to the following incidents in town, including reports of assault, burglary and more.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, police received a call of an assault at the ParkVue apartment complex off of Eisenhower Parkway. According to police, witnesses reported that individual was attacked from behind and ...

Cardiac Arrest Patient Returns to Thank Livingston Police for Lifesaving Efforts

LIVINGSTON, NJ — West Orange resident Peter McDonald was visiting a friend in Livingston on Jan. 22 when he suddenly became unresponsive. On Sunday night, a healthy McDonald returned to the Livingston Police Department to thank the officers for their life-saving efforts. 

When McDonald became unconscious in January, the woman he was visiting immediately reported his condition to ...

Baseball: Greater Newark Tournament Seeds Revealed; Seton Hall Prep Gets No. 1

April 25, 2018

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ - Defending champion Seton Hall Prep has been awarded the top seed for high school baseball's upcoming Greater Newark Tournament, which begins with preliminary round games next week.

Millburn drew the second seed, Livingston No. 3 and Nutley No. 4. Seeds for other teams in the TAPinto.net area include No. 6 West Essex, No. 10 West Orange and No. 12 Caldwell.

Millburn ...

Boys Lacrosse: Livingston's Dominant Second Quarter Leads to Seven in a Row

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston boys lacrosse team has won its seventh consecutive game in a 14-6 beatdown of Montclair Kimberly Academy (MKA) on Tuesday evening.

“When we were 0-2 we weren’t feeling too good, but I talked about it before—it’s the great senior leadership every day in practice and in the locker room,” said Livingston head coach Brad ...

April 22 Deemed "Cricket Day" as Livingston Establishes Field for Cricket

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than 100 local athletes of all ages and gender gathered at Riker Hill Elementary School on Sunday morning to celebrate what Mayor Ed Meinhardt has deemed as “Cricket Day” in the Township of Livingston.

The mayor and council joined the recently formed Livingston Cricket Association at the newest home field at Riker Hill, which will be dedicated for ...

Hundreds Celebrate 70 Years of Israeli Independence at Livingston Oval

April 24, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In celebration of Israel’s 70th year of independence, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) partnered with the Jewish Federation of Great Metrowest New Jersey and the Township of Livingston to host a community-wide festival at the Oval featuring live music, art projects, an Israeli flag raising ceremony and more.

Despite the cold, wet ...

Livingston Mom Acknowledged as West Essex YMCA "Volunteer Extraordinaire"

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Lu Hom, a Livingston resident who joined the West Essex YMCA in 2012 so that her children could take swim lessons, has since become the YMCA’s indispensable volunteer.

Hom recently earned the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ W. Daniel McCain Award for Youth Development and was honored at the Metro Y’s annual dinner earlier this ...

Shillelagh Club to Honor Livingston Resident at 50th Anniversary Gala

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Essex Friendly Sons of the Shillelagh is planning its 50th Annual Dinner Dance for Saturday, May 5, at Mayfair Farms in West Orange, beginning at 6 p.m. 

This Golden Anniversary Dance is being held in honor of Essex Shillelagh Club Founder Harry Knox and the Knox Family, formerly of West Orange. Also being honored at the 50th Anniversary ...

Public Hearing Remains Open for Livingston's 2018 Municipal Budget

April 21, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public hearing for Livingston’s 2018 municipal budget, which was introduced in March with a 1.28 percent increase, or $38.06 to the average Livingston homeowner, will remain open until Monday due to a need for the state’s approval.

Each year, one-third of the municipalities in New Jersey are required to submit their budget for state examination, ...

Livingston Educator's Son Honored for Achieving Rank of Eagle Scout

ROSELAND, NJ – Livingston High School music teacher Michael Jedwabnik’s son, Trevor Jedwabnik, was honored at the Roseland Borough Council meeting on Tuesday for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouting program.

The Roseland resident has achieved 41 badges as a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 3, which is 20 badges above the average for ...

Boy Scouts Troop 12 Honored for Community Service During Winter Storms

LIVINGSTON, NJ — During one of the March 2018 snowstorms, the young men of Boy Scouts Troop 12 assisted with senior citizens in town, including one whose vehicle was struck by a tree branch. The mayor and council presented the boys with a citation during Monday’s council meeting, thanking them for their service to the community.

Ruth Cross, a 65-year resident of Livingston whose ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Honorees for 2018 Awards Dinner

April 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC), which will host its annual awards dinner on Thursday, June 7, at 6 p.m. at the Westminster Hotel, has announced the members of the Livingston community being honored this year.

Business of the Year will go to Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), which the LACC said has made a significant investment in Livingston this ...

Local Toys “R” Us Kids Reflect on Imminent Store Closings

LIVINGSTON, NJ – After seven decades in business bringing joy to kids around the country by way of its brick-and-mortar stores; the iconic, relatable Geoffrey the Giraffe mascot; and shelves stocked with every type of toy imaginable, Toys “R” Us announced that it would begin closing up shop on March 23.

According to a Toys “R” Us associate, Saturday, June 30 will ...

Essex County Mayors and Businesses Collaborate on State Issues at Meet the Mayors Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists.

In addition to a panel discussion—featuring guest speakers Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor; ...

Livingston District Named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education”

April 21, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Public Schools district has been named a “Best Community in the Nation for Music Education” by the The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Foundation.

The award program recognizes outstanding efforts by teachers, administrators, parents, students and community leaders who have made music education part of a ...

Livingston Students and Senior Citizens Celebrate 30th Intergenerational Prom

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Navy veteran Ruth Cross and Livingston High School (LHS) junior David Lin were named the king and queen of the 30th Anniversary Intergenerational Prom last week, where the Township of Livingston, Livingston Public Schools (LPS), Livingston Education Association (LEA) and the LHS Key Club collaborated to bring Livingston students and senior citizens together to get to know ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Celebrates Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day

April 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) recently hosted a sold-out Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Day educational program, featuring Arash Fazl, M.D., Ph.D., a movement disorder specialist board-certified in Psychiatry and Neurology. 

Dr. Fazl, a Barnabas Health Medical Group provider, spoke to a capacity crowd of more than 200 people about the latest ...

Go Red for Women Luncheon Inspires Heart Health in Northern New Jersey

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In support of the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Go Red for Women campaign, a lifesaving movement that raises funding for cutting-edge research focused on cardiovascular health and celebrates women’s ability to inspire others to fight heart disease and stroke, hundreds of women attended April’s ninth annual Northern New Jersey Go Red luncheon at ...

Livingston Fifth Graders Raise Funds, Awareness for Autism

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s “Super Six,” a group of six Harrison Elementary School fifth graders participating in the Autism New Jersey Ambassadors Program for their fourth year, addressed the Livingston mayor and council on Monday about their effort to raise funds for autism awareness and make a positive impact on the community.

The six took turns ...

Last Call for The Mall at Short Hills’ Joe’s American Bar & Grill and Papa Razzi

March 30, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ – After 20 years at The Mall at Short Hills, Joe’s American Bar & Grill is shutting its doors after this Saturday, March 31.

Joe’s American Bar & Grill is part of the Sarkis Restaurant Group family of restaurants, founded in 1964 as Back Bay Restaurant Group in Braintree, Massachusetts. Papa Razzi, also owned by the Sarkis Restaurant Group, will ...

Livingston Summerfest and 4th of July Celebration Plans Are Underway

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Plans for the third annual Livingston Summerfest—featuring the Livingston First Aid Squad International Food Truck Festival, Town Pool Open House, Livingston Sunrise Rotary Duck Race and, for the first time, a Livingston PBA Fishing Derby—are well underway. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 10, beginning with the fishing derby at 10:30 a.m. and ...

March in Review: Top 10 Stories of the Month in Livingston

April 7, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Check out TAPinto Livingston’s top ten stories of March, based on pageviews, including donations made for soccer field restoration, popular restaurants closing nearby, and more:

1. Livingston Students Make Their Voices Heard in National Walkout

2. Brown Faces Life in Brendan Tevlin Murder Case

3. Livingston Man Shot and Killed in Maplewood; Investigation ...

Pick it Up! Livingston Brings Community Together for Spring Cleaning

April 24, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — An estimated 300 local volunteers helped line Livingston’s streets with garbage bags full of debris that they collected during the second annual “Pick it Up! Livingston” community-wide cleanup event on Sunday.

Volunteers of all ages, from high school clubs, to Boy Scout troops, to adult volunteer groups such as the Horseneck Motorcycle Riding Club, ...

Livingston Recycling Event Breaks Record; Mayor Thanks Involved Parties

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After a successful Saturday morning, where a record 1,065 cars lined up to participate in the year’s first Electronics Recycling Day and the police department stepped up to help at both the recycling event and the Little League opening ceremony, Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt and members of the township council thanked Scott Goldman, chair of the Livingston ...

Livingston Paper Recycling to Move One Day Forward

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Due to the early-morning snow on Monday, Livingston’s recycling vendor, Giordano, has advised that this week's paper recycling will be picked up one day later all week as follows:

Zone 1 will be picked up on Tuesday, 4/3

Zone 2 will be picked up on Wednesday, 4/4

Zone 3 will be picked up on Thursday, 4/5

Zone 4 will be picked up on Friday, ...

Hundreds Celebrate 70 Years of Israeli Independence at Livingston Oval

April 24, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In celebration of Israel’s 70th year of independence, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) partnered with the Jewish Federation of Great Metrowest New Jersey and the Township of Livingston to host a community-wide festival at the Oval featuring live music, art projects, an Israeli flag raising ceremony and more.

Despite the cold, wet ...

Travel Spotlight - Asbury Park Music and Film Festival to be Held April 27

April 24, 2018

TAPintoTravels - Asbury Park, New Jersey will host the 4th annual Music and Film Festival on April 27 - 29.

What's better than hanging out in a beach town while listening to good music, watching great films, and all while supporting some great charities? Okay, maybe doing in mid-summer is a little better.  We imagined they tried, but ...

Travels Spotlight: Jersey Shore Seal Sighting on Spring Lake Beach

SPRING LAKE, NJ — Another seal came ashore — this time at the jetty on the south end of Spring Lake's beach.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski was walking the beachfront when she spotted this seal at about 3 p.m. on April 18 and took these real-time animated photos. It’s not known whether it returned to the ocean.

On April 12, a harp seal made its way onto Belmar's Fifth ...

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Livingston Lacrosse Senior Jason Scher Named Athlete of the Week

April 20, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School senior Jason Scher has been named as TAPinto Livingston’s Athlete of the Week after scoring 14 goals and contributing 15 assists in his last five games—bringing him to a total of 35 points so far this season.

With Scher leading the pack, the Lancers are 5-2 after winning their last five consecutive games. Scher scored three ...

One Free Class at Cycle Bar Livingston

April 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Get a free ride at Cycle Bar Livingston. Livingston’s premium indoor cycling facility invites the public to sign up for their first ride free.

Click HERE to see the full class schedule.

During this week only, Cycle Bar is also participating in the Livingston Fitness Crawl, offering five days of free classes through Friday.  

Cycle Bar ...

Livingston Fitness Crawl: Five Days of Free Classes at 12 Livingston Businesses

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to enjoy one free class at as many of Livingston’s fitness businesses as they would like during this week’s Livingston Fitness Crawl, a Livingston Business Improvement District event, beginning on April 23 and continuing through April 27.

For five days, no purchase is necessary at the following locations:

BARRE3 ...

Full Pet Grooming Service 25% OFF

LITTLE FALLS, NJ - Cloud Canine Grooming Salon & Spa in Little Falls is open for business and owner and pet stylist Melissa DiRoma is offering 25% off a FULL GROOMING SERVICE for all new customers. Call (973) 837-8884 or visit http://cloudcaninesalon.com to schedule your appointment. Mention promo code TAP DOG for discount. 

About Cloud ...

Free Wellness Event at The Joint Chiropractic

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The public is invited to a "Wellness Event to Remember" at The Joint Chiropractic in West Caldwell on Thursday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to  9 p.m.

Guests will include:

Michael Piercy, owner of The Lab
Justyna Debski, owner of Revive Mind Body
Karen Caplan, owner of Nutrition Transitions

Join the ...

Luxury Facial Services 50% OFF

MILLBURN, NJ - DeAmour Salon & Spa is proud to announce its newest team member, Renee Rudikh, formerly of the famous Georgette Klinger Spa at the Short Hills Mall.

Rudikh has extensive experience and specializes in a plethora of facial styles including: deep pore cleansing/European, microdermabrasion with collagen, teenage, men's, back, LED and customized European ...

YMCA $0 Enrollment in April

LIVINGSTON, NJ - For the month of April, the West Essex YMCA is offer $0 enrollment. 

Take advantage of all that your local Y has to offer for the whole family!

Personal Training
Group Classes
Swimming
Camp
Childcare 
Low monthly membership
And much much more!...

Check out all that the Y has to offer HERE

About the West Essex YMCA:
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Upcoming Events

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Wed, April 25, 10:00 AM

Estelle Finkel Center for Learning, Livingston

Upcoming 2018 Spring SAT and ACT Courses

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Wed, April 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sharey Tefilo-Israel, South Orange

Taking a Stand for Menstrual Equity

Education

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Thu, April 26, 7:00 PM

Livingston High School Fitness & Wellness Center/Auxiliary Gym, Livingston

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Women Need Better Treatment Behind Bars, Lawmakers Say

April 24, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - Middlesex County Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) held a roundtable discussion on Monday with criminal justice reform advocates and formally incarcerated women to discuss legislation Lopez and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle are introducing, modeled after legislation Booker introduced in the Senate, to reform the way women are treated behind ...

Abilities Expo 2018 Offers Resources for People With Special Needs

April 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Abilities Expo 2018 will be held on Sunday, April 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Livingston High School. This family-friendly event showcases a variety of resources, products, services and technologies for people with special needs – all under one roof. The Expo is co-sponsored by Livingston Public Schools and the Livingston Advisory ...

Lock Down Initiated After Stray Bullet Found at Morristown High School

April 24, 2018

MORRISTOWN, NJ -  Morristown High School was on a school-wide lock down as of 1 p.m. on Tuesday after a stray bullet was discovered on the athletic fields of the school. 

Police were on the scene and currently investigating the incident. The school initiated a "shelter in place," which means instruction continued as students stayed in their ...

Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

April 12, 2018

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract fares ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...