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Livingston Resident Sworn in as Advocate for Foster Youth

May 27, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After completing 33 hours of training to become an advocate for Essex County's abused, neglected or abandoned children who were removed from their homes and placed in foster care, Livingston resident Jill Ehrlich was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by Essex County Superior Court ...

Nancy & Robert Eskow Family Room Opens at Temple B’nai Abraham

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The hallway of The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston was recently filled with the sounds of a melodious chorus of “thank yous” from the students and teachers as The Nancy and Robert Eskow Family Room was dedicated with an informal ribbon cutting. 

The Family Room/learning center, made possible by the generous support of Nancy and ...

Livingston Memorial Day Parade, Garbage and Recycling Info

LIVINGSTON, NJ – A commemorative service for those who have died defending the United States will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Livingston Memorial Day Parade, which will head north on South Livingston Avenue toward Town Center beginning at 10 a.m. and end at Congressional Parkway. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremonial service will be held in the Livingston High ...

Philip Roth's Childhood Home Still Stands in Newark

NEWARK, NJ — The house at 81 Summit Avenue in Newark's Weequahic neighborhood is otherwise unremarkable expect for a sign attached to its faux flagstone facade noting that the home has been designated a historic site—the childhood home of celebrated author Philip Roth, who died Tuesday at the age of 85.

There were no crowds outside the home to pay homage to ...

Nancy & Robert Eskow Family Room Opens at Temple B’nai Abraham

May 27, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The hallway of The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston was recently filled with the sounds of a melodious chorus of “thank yous” from the students and teachers as The Nancy and Robert Eskow Family Room was dedicated with an informal ribbon cutting. 

The Family Room/learning center, made possible by the generous support of Nancy and ...

Livingston Schools’ Inaugural Climate & Culture Survey Reveals Benchmarking Results

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The initial results of a data-rich climate and culture survey measuring attitudes and perceptions K-12 grade students, their parents and educators have about eight key areas of Livingston Public School (LPS) life are in and being analyzed. 

Superintendent Cristina Steffner gave a presentation that reviewed high level findings from the survey at this week’s ...

Livingston Parents Invited to Free “Journey to College” Open Forum

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents with college-bound students are invited to participate in a college discussion on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, hosted by the Livingston Vision 20/20 Committee.

“The whole college process can sometimes feel overwhelming,” said Cheryl Gottlieb Boxer, one of the event organizers. “Many ...

Vehicle Strikes The Landmark in Livingston, Reports Say

May 18, 2018

EDITOR'S UPDATE: Police have confirmed that the following information is accurate, and the Landmark stated that the restaurant is open for business. No one was injured in this incident.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A vehicle struck The Landmark tavern in Livingston in the late afternoon on Friday, according to the Breaking News Network (BNN).

BNN, which reports emergency radio ...

Bus Accident in Livingston Kills One Wednesday

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston police are investigating a fatal bus accident in the township Wednesday afternoon.

The police department has confirmed a death in the accident, which occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. near the intersection of Latham Court and South Orange Avenue.

As of 4:30 p.m., detectives were still on the scene investigating the crash. A full report has not yet been released ...

Baseball: Livingston Run Comes to End in State Tournament

May 25, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston baseball team's historic season came to an end on Thursday with a 10-1 loss to Randolph in the quarterfinal round of the NJSIAA Section 1, Group 4 state tournament.

Randolph (10-8) led by just a 1-0 score after four innings before breaking it open in the final three innings. Livingston (18-4) trailed, 10-0, going to the bottom of the seventh, when the ...

Softball: Livingston Beats Randolph, 2-0

RANDOLPH, NJ - The Livingston softball team upset Randolph on the road, 2-0, Wednesday to advance to the semifinals of the Section 1, Group 4 state tournament.

Jess Gorman scattered four hits and struck out eight for the complete game victory.

 

Emma Cooney and Hailey Reuter hit back-to-back doubles in the top of the first for a 1-0 lead. Breanna Melucci knocked in Reuter on a ...

Baseball: Livingston Survives Scare, Gets Past Kearny in First Round of States

LIVINGSTON,  NJ - The Livingston baseball team, just 24 hours after winning the Greater Newark Tournament, needed all it could muster to get past Kearny, 8-6, in the first round of the Section 1, Group 4 state tournament on Monday.

Livingston (18-3) scored two runs in the sixth inning to break a 6-6 tie. Chris Senney came through with 1 2/3 innings of shutout relief for the victory, and ...

Livingston Resident Sworn in as Advocate for Foster Youth

May 27, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After completing 33 hours of training to become an advocate for Essex County's abused, neglected or abandoned children who were removed from their homes and placed in foster care, Livingston resident Jill Ehrlich was sworn in as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) by Essex County Superior Court ...

Hundreds Attend 23rd Family Festival Day in Livingston Despite Rain

LIVINGSTON, NJ  — The 23rd annual Youth Appreciation Week (YAW) culminated in Livingston on Saturday with Family Festival Day, enjoyed by hundreds of families inside the Livingston High School Fitness and Wellness Center despite the rainy weather.

Usually held at the Oval, the daylong event was moved inside due to weather, with a petting zoo, pony ride, Touch-a-Truck and other ...

Livingston PBA to Announce Charities Selected to Receive Funds Raised at Annual Golf Tour

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After the Livingston PBA Local 263 Annual Golf Outing raised a record amount on April 30 at Cedar Hill Country Club, the PBA will announce the two charities that will receive these funds at Tuesday’s Livingston Township Council meeting on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

“The Livingston PBA has requested, and we are happy to honor their request, to present the two ...

Livingston Memorial Day Parade, Garbage and Recycling Info

May 26, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – A commemorative service for those who have died defending the United States will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Livingston Memorial Day Parade, which will head north on South Livingston Avenue toward Town Center beginning at 10 a.m. and end at Congressional Parkway. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremonial service will be held in the Livingston High ...

Livingston Council Recognizes Township’s Volunteers and PBA Charitable Donations

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Officer Sean Whelan of the Livingston Police Department, on behalf of local Police Benevolent Association (PBA) #263, on Tuesday presented checks totaling $10,000 in recognition of Autism Awareness Month recognized annually in April.  

"Our police officers are very civic minded, it is part of their core," said Livingston Mayor Edward Meinhardt during ...

Interior Updates Completed at Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel

May 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - After 18 painstaking months, a full menu of interior upgrades and comprehensive remodeling has been completed at Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel on 68 Old Short Hills Road in Livingston.

Louis Urban, the managing director of the chapel, has come full circle, having guided the original decor when the facility opened at this location 17 years ago.

"I ...

RWJBarnabas Marketing and Communications Leader Named Association of American Medical Colleges Group Chair

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Knecht, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications, RWJBarnabas Health, was recently appointed chair of the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the only national professional development group devoted exclusively to the role of institutional advancement in academic ...

Potential Savings from Livingston Energy Aggregation Program to be Announced

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Community energy aggregation consultant Robert Chilton of Gabel Associates, Inc., the energy advisor selected in March to lead Livingston’s energy aggregation program, announced this week that he will have the bid results and recommendations prepared for the council to discuss and potentially vote on at its next meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

In anticipation of ...

Livingston Memorial Day Parade, Garbage and Recycling Info

May 26, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – A commemorative service for those who have died defending the United States will be held on Monday at 9:30 a.m. prior to the Livingston Memorial Day Parade, which will head north on South Livingston Avenue toward Town Center beginning at 10 a.m. and end at Congressional Parkway. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremonial service will be held in the Livingston High ...

Hundreds Attend 23rd Family Festival Day in Livingston Despite Rain

LIVINGSTON, NJ  — The 23rd annual Youth Appreciation Week (YAW) culminated in Livingston on Saturday with Family Festival Day, enjoyed by hundreds of families inside the Livingston High School Fitness and Wellness Center despite the rainy weather.

Usually held at the Oval, the daylong event was moved inside due to weather, with a petting zoo, pony ride, Touch-a-Truck and other ...

LHS at 65 Years: Livingston Film Students to Premiere Third LHS Lip Dub

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two years after the premier of the first Livingston High School (LHS) Lip Dub, which currently has more than 112,000 views on YouTube, LHS senior Matt Feresten and juniors Adriana Franchino and Sabrina Katz are heading a new LHS Lip Dub that will celebrate the school’s 65th birthday.

The live video, to be filmed on Friday, will once again feature the ...

RWJBarnabas Marketing and Communications Leader Named Association of American Medical Colleges Group Chair

May 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Knecht, FACHE, Senior Vice President of Strategic Marketing and Communications, RWJBarnabas Health, was recently appointed chair of the Group on Institutional Advancement (GIA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the only national professional development group devoted exclusively to the role of institutional advancement in academic ...

Hundreds of RWJBarnabas Health Employees Run in New Jersey Half Marathon

LONG BRANCH, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health leaders Stephen Zieniewicz, president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and Bill Arnold, president and CEO of Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch were joined by 200 RWJBarnabas Health employees as they ran in the New Jersey Half Marathon on at the Jersey Shore.

As the most comprehensive ...

Livingston High School Receives Grant to Fund Active Classroom

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) was recently chosen as the recipient of a $350 “Active Classroom A+ Challenge: Actions for Healthy Schools” grant thanks to LHS nurse Laurie Jung and special education teacher Natalie Natale. The two have worked together to use the funds to purchase equipment that allows students to combine movement and learning in Natale’s ...

New Tropical Smoothie Café Brings Healthy Option to Livingston Area

May 7, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Fresh-blended drinks and healthful meals have arrived in Livingston with the new Tropical Smoothie Café, officially open as of Monday at 280 Eisenhower Parkway, Suite 102, in the Container Store complex between European Wax Center and Tempur-Pedic.

The café features an island-inspired atmosphere and is owned by local franchisees Chris and Wendy Strutt, ...

Potential Savings from Livingston Energy Aggregation Program to be Announced

May 18, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Community energy aggregation consultant Robert Chilton of Gabel Associates, Inc., the energy advisor selected in March to lead Livingston’s energy aggregation program, announced this week that he will have the bid results and recommendations prepared for the council to discuss and potentially vote on at its next meeting on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

In anticipation of ...

Pick It Up! Livingston Committee Honored for Successful Cleanup Event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two weeks following the successful second annual Pick It Up! Livingston event on April 22, the Livingston mayor and council recognized the organization team on Monday to thank them for continuing the community-wide spring-cleaning initiative.

Shira Rost and Diana Lyell accepted the council's proclamation on behalf of the organization committee, which also ...

Livingston Celebrates Arbor Day with Planting of Weeping Cherry Tree

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A brand new Weeping Cherry Tree can now be seen near the gazebo at the Memorial Oval after Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt, members of the township council, members of the Department of Public Works (DPW) and Assistant Township Manager Russ Jones gathered for the annual Arbor Day tree-planting ceremony on Monday.

According to council members, the annual planting ...

Nancy & Robert Eskow Family Room Opens at Temple B’nai Abraham

May 27, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The hallway of The Early School of Temple B’nai Abraham in Livingston was recently filled with the sounds of a melodious chorus of “thank yous” from the students and teachers as The Nancy and Robert Eskow Family Room was dedicated with an informal ribbon cutting. 

The Family Room/learning center, made possible by the generous support of Nancy and ...

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Lola's Buy 1 Regular Soft Serve Cone or Cup, Get One 50% Off With Coupon

May 26, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Lola's Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe is offering Buy One Regular Soft Serve Cone or Cup, Get One 50% Off with coupon. Lola's Sprinkles are always FREE! 

The coupon expires on June 18, 2018, and coupon offers cannot be combined. All guests must present this coupon to redeem.

Lola's Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe is located at 244 Route 46 East ...

Free Flavors Soft Serve Ice Cream (Jr. Cup or Cone) With Coupon

Fairfield, NJ - Flavors Homemade Ice Cream is offering a FREE soft serve ice cream (jr. cup or cone) when you spend $10 or more with coupon.

Flavors Homemade Is located at 653 Rt 46 West (1.98 mi) in Fairfield, New Jersey 07004 next to Jose Tejas.

*Homemade Ice Cream

*Italian Ice

*Gelato 

*Fresh waffles 

*ice ...

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Philip Roth's Childhood Home Still Stands in Newark

May 26, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — The house at 81 Summit Avenue in Newark's Weequahic neighborhood is otherwise unremarkable expect for a sign attached to its faux flagstone facade noting that the home has been designated a historic site—the childhood home of celebrated author Philip Roth, who died Tuesday at the age of 85.

There were no crowds outside the home to pay homage to ...

Still Time to Register for Livingston's Fall Intown Soccer

May 14, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although a late fee may be applied as of May 13, registration is still open for the Fall 2018 Intown Soccer season in Livingston, including the high school co-ed program.

Livingston Soccer Club's (LSC) Intown program is all about sportsmanship, making friends, getting some exercise and learning a bit about soccer along the way. LSC provides the following ...

10-Year-Old Cancer Patient Receives Donation from Randolph Hockey Family

May 21, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ — While the inter-town hockey battles on the ice between Randolph and Roxbury are fierce at every age level, when it comes to real-life battles off the ice, there is no hesitation to offer help to their neighbor.

Such is the case with a recent gesture of unity and support from the members of the Randolph varsity hockey team, when they came together to ...

A Royal Pain

I went to a big wedding over the weekend.  It was in England.

I like to think I was invited, but according to the Royal Guards and the Thames Valley Police I was not.  But more about that later.

You see, not too long ago I received an evite addressed to me from H&M@royalwedbot.co.uk.  Curiously, it was in my spam folder with a warning message. For an evite it was pretty ...