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44 Livingston Students Receive Excellence In Community Service Awards

May 26, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nearly 50 Livingston students participating in the Livingston Youth and Community Services (LYCS) Leaders program, a community-based after-school program that teaches leadership, healthy life choices and life skills to Livingston students in grades 1-12, received Excellence in Community Service Awards at the Livingston Township Council meeting on Monday.

According to ...

Newark Airport Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Airplane Engine Fire

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Liberty International Airport shut down the airport at approximately 9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening due to an apparent engine fire of a plane as it was preparing for flight. According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, emergency response teams are at the scene and no injuries have been reported.

According to news sources, the right engine of United flight ...

Livingston Council Expresses Commitment to Remaining a Welcoming Community

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to the many residents who have come forward over the past few months requesting that the Livingston Township Council pass a resolution declaring the township as a “Fair and Welcoming Community,” the mayor and council unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday expressing the township’s “commitment to remaining a welcoming ...

Nationally Recognized All-Girls Robotics Team Honored at Livingston Council Meeting

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nationally recognized all-girls robotics team Exit 5 Robotics received commendations from the Livingston mayor and council on Monday for its many success over the last eight years, including qualifying for national and international competitions for seven-consecutive seasons, winning nearly 30 awards and becoming the first New Jersey team, boys or girls, to win ...

44 Livingston Students Receive Excellence In Community Service Awards

May 26, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nearly 50 Livingston students participating in the Livingston Youth and Community Services (LYCS) Leaders program, a community-based after-school program that teaches leadership, healthy life choices and life skills to Livingston students in grades 1-12, received Excellence in Community Service Awards at the Livingston Township Council meeting on Monday.

According to ...

Nationally Recognized All-Girls Robotics Team Honored at Livingston Council Meeting

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nationally recognized all-girls robotics team Exit 5 Robotics received commendations from the Livingston mayor and council on Monday for its many success over the last eight years, including qualifying for national and international competitions for seven-consecutive seasons, winning nearly 30 awards and becoming the first New Jersey team, boys or girls, to win ...

Proposed Administration Parking Lot Sparks Debate Among Livingston Residents

LIVINGSTON, NJ – One component of the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) $1.2 million budget, approved this April, continues to draw vocal Livingston residents who stand in communal opposition to the proposed project, to the LBOE meetings. 

In response to the recommendations of two safety studies conducted by the Department of Education and an unnamed but independent third party ...

Livingston Police Announce the Arrests of Four Individuals

May 21, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston police recently made an arrest in an ongoing investigation regarding missing bails of cardboard from behind Fresh Market, two arrests at the Livingston Mall and one arrest for false identification.

After receiving a call about a suspicious vehicle parked on Birchwood Drive at approximately 3:30 p.m. on May 22, officers came across Troy Taylor, Jr., 22, of ...

Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

May 22, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

Boys Lacrosse: Livingston Takes Down Millburn to Win 14th Annual Jake Cup

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston boys varsity lacrosse season ended on a high note Thursday as the Lancers fought their way to an 8-5 victory over rival Millburn in the 14th annual “Jake Cup," played in memory of a former coach of both teams.

Allen "Jake" Jacobson, who the Livingston High School turf is named after, died in 2005 after more than 30 years as a ...

Softball: West Essex Defeats Livingston, 3-2

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Maddie Gemma's RBI single in the top of the seventh gave West Essex the eventual winning run in a 3-2 softball victory over Livingston on Tuesday.

Winning pitcher Sami Huetter allowed five hits and one walk and just one earned run while striking out three in seven innings.

Huetter and Jessica Coia each had RBI singles for West Essex (19-3), which scored its other two ...

44 Livingston Students Receive Excellence In Community Service Awards

May 26, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nearly 50 Livingston students participating in the Livingston Youth and Community Services (LYCS) Leaders program, a community-based after-school program that teaches leadership, healthy life choices and life skills to Livingston students in grades 1-12, received Excellence in Community Service Awards at the Livingston Township Council meeting on Monday.

According to ...

More Than 1000 Attend Sixth Annual Diversity Festival at West Essex YMCA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than 1000 residents from Livingston and surrounding communities spent Sunday afternoon on the lawn in front of the West Essex YMCA, where the Y partnered with the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) to host the sixth annual Livingston Diversity Festival.

The event marked the end of Livingston’s Youth Appreciation Week (YAW), which ...

Seton Hall Prep Dedicates Tevlin Memorial Field and Zimmermann Scoreboard

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The family, friends, teachers and teammates of Brendan Tevlin (Class of 2013) and Billy Zimmerman (Class of 2011) gathered at the Seton Hall Preparatory School’s (SHP) Kelly Athletic Complex on Saturday as the high school officially dedicated the Brendan Patrick Tevlin ’13 Memorial Field and Billy Zimmermann ’11 Scoreboard.

The ceremony marked a ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce to Host "Lunch & Learn" Event Tuesday

May 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) will host its first “Lunch & Learn” event on Tuesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, located at 204 Hillside Avenue, lower level.

In addition to providing an opportunity for networking amongst local businesses, the LACC, in conjunction with media sponsor ...

Fit 36 of Livingston Commemorates Grand Opening with Celebratory Ribbon Cutting

LIVINGSTON, NJ­ – Fit 36 of Livingston celebrated its official grand opening in the town center with a ceremonious ribbon cutting on Monday, hosted by the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC).

Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein cut the ribbon alongside Fit 36 franchise owners Adam Selman and Joseph Grey as well as other council members and various community ...

Sobel & Co. Women's Breakfast in Livingston Showcases “Best Practices for Mentors and Mentees”

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the growing popularity of Sobel & Co. LLC’s “Executive Women’s Leadership Breakfast,” only 34 seats were available for the Livingston-based accounting firm’s May 11 event, which highlighted the “Best Practices for Mentors and Mentees.”

The panel, which was moderated by Barbara Semple of Fedway Associates, included ...

More Than 1000 Attend Sixth Annual Diversity Festival at West Essex YMCA

May 23, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than 1000 residents from Livingston and surrounding communities spent Sunday afternoon on the lawn in front of the West Essex YMCA, where the Y partnered with the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) to host the sixth annual Livingston Diversity Festival.

The event marked the end of Livingston’s Youth Appreciation Week (YAW), which ...

Livingston to Welcome “Cirque Italia” Traveling Water Circus in June

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Technology and performing arts will combine to create a “one-of-a-kind show” in the Livingston Mall parking lot from June 1 to June 4 when “Cirque Italia,” the first traveling water circus, visits the township.

When Manuel Rebecchi, president and owner of Cirque Italia, and COO Chanté DeMoustes visited the Livingston Township Council ...

Cast Announced for Paper Mill Playhouse's "Mary Poppins"

MILLBURN, NJ — Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, recently announced the casting for the hit Broadway musical “Mary Poppins” based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, ...

Livingston Council Expresses Commitment to Remaining a Welcoming Community

May 24, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to the many residents who have come forward over the past few months requesting that the Livingston Township Council pass a resolution declaring the township as a “Fair and Welcoming Community,” the mayor and council unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday expressing the township’s “commitment to remaining a welcoming ...

Nationally Recognized All-Girls Robotics Team Honored at Livingston Council Meeting

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nationally recognized all-girls robotics team Exit 5 Robotics received commendations from the Livingston mayor and council on Monday for its many success over the last eight years, including qualifying for national and international competitions for seven-consecutive seasons, winning nearly 30 awards and becoming the first New Jersey team, boys or girls, to win ...

Livingston Celebrates Completion of Traffic Signal at Chestnut and East Northfield

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The new traffic signal equipment recently installed at the intersection of East Northfield Road and Chestnut Street in Livingston was celebrated on Wednesday with a commemorative ribbon cutting ceremony.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr., joined Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein and members of the Livingston Township Council; Acting Township Manager Russ ...

Fit 36 of Livingston Commemorates Grand Opening with Celebratory Ribbon Cutting

May 19, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ­ – Fit 36 of Livingston celebrated its official grand opening in the town center with a ceremonious ribbon cutting on Monday, hosted by the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC).

Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein cut the ribbon alongside Fit 36 franchise owners Adam Selman and Joseph Grey as well as other council members and various community ...

West Essex YMCA Adds West Orange Singer to EMPOWER Event, May 18

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Carl Brister, a West Orange resident with two children in the after-care program at the West Essex YMCA, has been invited to perform his original songs “Turning Point” and “Stronger” when the Y launches its new “EMPOWER” program on Thursday.

According to YMCA Associate Executive Director Cheryl Francione, Brister’s songs ...

Water Quality Addressed at Livingston Public Schools

LIVINGSTON, NJ — James Perrette, manager of buildings and grounds for Livingston Public Schools (LPS), spoke to the Board of Education on Monday about the recent results of testing 367 water outlets in all of Livingston’s schools to protect the community and ensure compliance with the Department of Education regulations.

He said that in accordance with the Department of ...

Big "L" Club Prepares for Upcoming "Lancers on Parade" Fashion Show, Tricky Tray & Taste of Livingston

May 1, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than 100 senior athletes from Livingston High School (LHS) will model clothing from local vendors as they are recognized at the upcoming “Lancers on Parade” Fashion Show, Tricky Tray and Taste of Livingston, the Big “L” Club’s largest fundraiser of the year, on May 9.

In addition to the fashion show, which is the highlight of the ...

Livingston Public Library Event Offers Tips for Household Organization

May 14, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Professional organizer and founder of Everyday Organization Solutions, Sherry Onweller, gave a host of helpful room-by-room and paper organization tips to a packed room at the Livingston Public Library on April 27.

The primary strategy she offered, across the board, was for individuals to “be brutal” with themselves if their aim is to declutter their space ...

April in Review: TAPinto Livingston Reviews Top 10 Stories of the Month

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As April comes to a close and May begins, TAPinto Livingston takes a look at the Top 10 local stories of April 2017, based on pageviews. Click on the headlines to refresh:

1. Hackensack Man Indicted in Livingston High School Threat Case

2. Livingston Baseball Sophomore Throws First No-Hitter in 31 Years

3. Livingston Police Seek Information on Pictured ...

Hundreds Participate in Livingston's First Town-Wide Cleanup Day

May 2, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The streets of Livingston were lined with giant blue bags filled with garbage on Sunday when more than 350 volunteers participated in the township’s first annual community cleanup day, entitled “Pick it Up! Livingston.”

Mayor Shawn Klein said he looks forward to making this an annual event that will help to keep the town “clean, green and ...

Livingston Plants Weeping Cherry Tree at the Oval for Arbor Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston celebrated Arbor Day on Friday with its annual tree planting near the gazebo at the Memorial Oval.

Members of the public joined Mayor Shawn Klein, members of the township council and members of the Department of Public Works (DPW) for the planting. Klein said Livingston is "a tree town” and that the annual Arbor Day ...

More Than 1000 Attend Sixth Annual Diversity Festival at West Essex YMCA

May 23, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than 1000 residents from Livingston and surrounding communities spent Sunday afternoon on the lawn in front of the West Essex YMCA, where the Y partnered with the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) to host the sixth annual Livingston Diversity Festival.

The event marked the end of Livingston’s Youth Appreciation Week (YAW), which ...

Historic Flight Set for New York City to Farmingdale New Jersey

May 12, 2017

Nearly seventy years later and 4,000 miles away, one of history's greatest humanitarian efforts is about to remembered in New Jersey.

For almost precisely 15 years, the world's last remaining Boeing C-97 aircraft—a Cold War workhorse linked to the famed Berlin Airlift in 1948-49—has sat idle, undergoing repairs and retrofits, overhauls and maintenance in a hangar at ...

Annual Livingston Pet Adoption Expo Returns to the Shoppes at the Livingston Circle

May 12, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited once again to meet the adoptable dogs, cats, puppies and kittens available at the third annual Livingston Pet Adoption Expo while supporting local animal shelters and rescue groups on Saturday, June 17 from 1 to 5 p.m.

The event, hosted by The Shoppes at the Livingston Circle and Eastman Companies, is located in the parking lot at 277 ...

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Livingston High School Girls Track and Field's Emily Fidler Named Athlete of the Week

May 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Ranked fourth overall in Essex County and the Super Essex Conference, Emily Fidler of the Livingston High School girls track and field team has been named Dr. Michael Rieber’s Livingston Athlete of the Week.

During this season alone, Fidler has placed first in the Shot Put at East Stroudsburg Annual Red & Black Invitational and also helped her helped ...

Newark Airport Shuts Down Temporarily Due to Airplane Engine Fire

May 24, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – Newark Liberty International Airport shut down the airport at approximately 9:00 p.m. Tuesday evening due to an apparent engine fire of a plane as it was preparing for flight. According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, emergency response teams are at the scene and no injuries have been reported.

According to news sources, the right engine of United flight ...

What Every Real Estate Agent (and Homeowner) Needs to Know About Insurance

Real Estate Agents take on a great deal of responsibility when they guide us through the process of purchasing a home; knowing the basics of property insurance to point clients in the right direction is an important part of confidently brokering a home sale.

Under what circumstances should a buyer be concerned about special coverage?

A Vacant Home

Vacant homes are at higher risk for most ...

Gavin Seaver, Age 12, Missing from East Brunswick

May 22, 2017

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The East Brunswick Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance to locate a missing 12 year old boy. The missing boy, Gavin Seaver is 5’5” weighing approximately 120 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a #11 Misfits baseball shirt, dark colored shorts, white Nike sneakers along with a black Adidas ...

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Boys & Girls Clubs Announce Olympic Gold Medalist Laurie Hernandez as Master of Ceremonies for Youth of the Year Gala

May 17, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ — The Boys & Girls Clubs in New Jersey announced this week that 2016 Olympic Gold & Silver Medalist and “Dancing with the Stars” Champion Laurie Hernandez will serve as Master of Ceremonies for the NJ State Youth of the Year gala on June 6 at Montclair State University, Conference Center Ballroom in Montclair.

The Boys & Girls Clubs in ...

Air Boxing

I went to a boxing match the other night and an overbooked flight broke out.

 

It may be a new twist on an old joke, but it is no laughing matter.  

 

OK, actually, it is.  I am sorry, but for anyone who has ever flown, the notion of a ringside seat on an airplane is a pretty entertaining thought.  

 

As long as it is on someone else's ...