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Two Arrested After Stolen Livingston Vehicle is Discovered in Newark

February 23, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Two individuals arrested in Newark last week after being seen entering a vehicle known to be stolen out of Livingston are under investigation in connection with the robbery of two Audis in Livingston.

Both vehicles, Audis stolen from driveways on Fieldstone Drive and Lee Road, have been recovered. However, police said the first Audi may have been used in a robbery in ...

Charges Against Lieutenant Disputed Amidst Ongoing Lawsuit with Borough of Caldwell

CALDWELL, NJ — A public hearing recently held in Caldwell was the newest development in an ongoing legal battle between the Borough of Caldwell and Lt. Michael Geary, in which Chief of Police James Bongiorno and Detective Sgt. Brad Palatucci testified that Lt. Geary was insubordinate to a direct order related to an incident that occurred in August.

Lt. Geary, who previously filed a ...

Dine & Donate Events in Livingston to Benefit FlyRed for Heart Disease

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) is hosting a “dine and donate” event at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and seond one at Calabria Restaurant & Pizzeria on Thursday, March 16 at the same time, both benefiting FlyRed for Heart Disease.

FlyRed for Heart Disease is a Flywheel event ...

Mission Fitness Hosts Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Resource Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s full-service Cross Fit gym Mission Fitness hosted the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce’s (LACC) monthly resource breakfast on Thursday and offered all in attendance a 30-day free trial of its program.

After having both members and non-members introduce themselves and how they are involved in Livingston’s business community, new LACC ...

Livingston Public School Parents Learn About Teen Coping Skills that Last a Lifetime

February 17, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Pyschotherapist Lauren Muriello of the Well Being Therapy Center presented the lecture “Helping Your Teen Develop Healthy Coping Skills for Life” to a packed auditorium of parents of local students in grades 7-12 at Heritage Middle School on Monday as part of the "Parent Series" sponsored by the Livingston Municipal Alliance ...

Our Lady of the Lake One of 50 Private Schools to be Nominated by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE) for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program

Verona, NJ - Our Lady of the Lake School (OLL), a 2011 Blue Ribbon School, received its second-consecutive nomination for the National Blue Ribbon Schools Program by the Council for American Private Education (CAPE). 

OLL is one of 50 private schools throughout the nation to have its application submitted to the U.S. Department of Education for further review. The list of ...

Essex County Freeholders Honor Livingston Robotics Club Teams

NEWARK, NJ – The RoboRocks and the 3Engineers from the Livingston Robotics Club were recently honored by the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders for their hard work and tremendous accomplishments, especially as first time competitors in the FIRST LEGO League (FLL), Competition

Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein was also present during the presentation and shared remarks congratulating the ...

Two Arrested After Stolen Livingston Vehicle is Discovered in Newark

February 23, 2017

NEWARK, NJ — Two individuals arrested in Newark last week after being seen entering a vehicle known to be stolen out of Livingston are under investigation in connection with the robbery of two Audis in Livingston.

Both vehicles, Audis stolen from driveways on Fieldstone Drive and Lee Road, have been recovered. However, police said the first Audi may have been used in a robbery in ...

Stolen Vehicle Out of Livingston Used in Armed Robbery of Gas Station Monday

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A vehicle that was reported stolen out of a driveway on Lee Road in Livingston Monday morning was seen being used in an armed robbery of a gas station later the same morning, according to Livingston police.  

A resident first reported that an Audi Q5 was removed from his driveway after being left running to warm it up at approximately 6 a.m. This is the second Audi ...

Self-Made Campfire Near Livingston High School Leads to Arrest of Juveniles

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two of the five juveniles found in the wooded area near Livingston High School surrounding a campfire they had seemingly started themselves last week are facing formal juvenile court action.

At approximately 5:15 p.m. Friday afternoon, Feb. 3, police said five juveniles were taken into police headquarters after being discovered in the wooded area behind the high ...

Girls Basketball: Watchung Hills Warriors Spear Livingston Lancers, 58-26, on Senior Night

February 21, 2017

WARREN, NJ - Watchung Hills celebrated youth sports, honored the girls basketball seniors and defeated the Livingston Lancers on Tuesday, 58-26.

Seniors Emma Zucker, Rachel Sabnani and Amy Hackett were recognized along with their parents.

Kayla Parsons led Livingston with nine points, followed by Ashley Reuter with seven, Jamie Handwerker with six, and Desi Brower and Morgan ...

Wrestling: Three Livingston Wrestlers Head to Region 3 Tournament Wednesday

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Alongside West Orange and Livingston, teams participating in the preliminary round of the Region 3 tournament at West Orange High School on Wednesday include Caldwell, Nutley, Bloomfield, Chatham, Columbia, Delbarton, East Side (Paterson), Hanover Park, Madison, Montclair, Morristown, Randolph, Verona.

The following is a list of Livingston wrestlers who advanced to ...

Ice Hockey: Livingston to Take On Defending State Champions Following First-Round Victory Over Lawrence

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Livingston varsity ice hockey's Chase Friedfertig earned his 100th career point in the first round of the NJSIAA Public A state tournament on Monday, leading the fifth-seeded Lancers to a 5-1 victory over No. 28 Lawrence at Codey Arena.

Friedfertig scored his 99th career goal in the first period to add to Connor Flaherty’s goal for a 2-0 lead ...

Dine & Donate Events in Livingston to Benefit FlyRed for Heart Disease

February 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) is hosting a “dine and donate” event at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and seond one at Calabria Restaurant & Pizzeria on Thursday, March 16 at the same time, both benefiting FlyRed for Heart Disease.

FlyRed for Heart Disease is a Flywheel event ...

Livingston's ARC of Essex County and National Council of Jewish Women Receive Nearly $40,000 Toward Government-Sponsored Projects

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston-based non-profit organizations ARC of Essex County and the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) were among 36 non-profit community organizations and 13 Essex County municipalities that received part of a total of approximately $5 million from the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program this ...

Livingston’s Edelstein Sisters Selected to Compete in Volleyball at Israel’s Maccabiah Games

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School girls volleyball setters Allison and Gayle Edelstein were recently selected to represent the USA at Maccabi’s 20th Maccabiah Games this July in Israel, the third-largest sporting competition globally.

According to father Phil Edelstein, the July event is expected to draw more than 9,000 Jewish athletes from 80 different ...

Dine & Donate Events in Livingston to Benefit FlyRed for Heart Disease

February 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) is hosting a “dine and donate” event at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and seond one at Calabria Restaurant & Pizzeria on Thursday, March 16 at the same time, both benefiting FlyRed for Heart Disease.

FlyRed for Heart Disease is a Flywheel event ...

Mission Fitness Hosts Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Resource Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s full-service Cross Fit gym Mission Fitness hosted the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce’s (LACC) monthly resource breakfast on Thursday and offered all in attendance a 30-day free trial of its program.

After having both members and non-members introduce themselves and how they are involved in Livingston’s business community, new LACC ...

"Just Pups" Shut Down; Proposed Ordinance in Livingston Bans Certain Sales from Such Pet Shops

EAST HANOVER, NJ - The ongoing saga of the “Just Pups” location on Route 10 in East Hanover has hit a crescendo as the store has been shut down following a string of violations.

Many Livingston residents have been involved in the ongoing “Just Pups” conversation, taking to Facebook and other outlets to report their faulty experiences with the establishment.

In ...

Area Residents Invited to Morristown-Beard Day Camp's Second Annual Swim & Gym Day

February 21, 2017

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown-Beard Day Camp is inviting area residents to its second-annual Swim & Gym Day on Saturday, March 11. According to the camp, this is the perfect opportunity for those thinking of signing up for the camp to visit the campus and see what the camp is all about.

The Swim & Gym Day is open to everyone. Those who have not signed up will ...

Madonna Field “Hours of Use” Meeting Addresses Concerns of Livingston Residents

February 19, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Issues of excessive light and noise caused by the Madonna Field when it opens this spring were brought to the fore at the Madonna Field “Hours of Use” meeting on Wednesday at the Livingston Senior and Community Center.

Residents of Bennington Road and the surrounding area questioned Livingston township leaders about ways to reduce the new field’s impact ...

Livingston Mayor Attends NJ League of Municipalities Mayor’s Legislative Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein was among some of the state’s most significant officials, including Senator Stephen Sweeney, Department of Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin, Department of Transportation Chief of Staff John Case and more at the New Jersey League of Municipalities’ annual Mayor's Legislative Day at the State House.

Mayors from ...

Vote to Adopt Bamboo Ordinance in Livingston Delayed for Revisions

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The final vote to adopt an ordinance that would regulate the planting, growing, maintenance and/or cultivation of bamboo was postponed once again by the Livingston mayor and council on Monday following many comments from residents both for and against the ordinance. The council agreed to hold off for revisions until March 20.

Some residents said the proposed ...

Dine & Donate Events in Livingston to Benefit FlyRed for Heart Disease

February 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) is hosting a “dine and donate” event at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and seond one at Calabria Restaurant & Pizzeria on Thursday, March 16 at the same time, both benefiting FlyRed for Heart Disease.

FlyRed for Heart Disease is a Flywheel event ...

Mission Fitness Hosts Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Monthly Resource Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s full-service Cross Fit gym Mission Fitness hosted the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce’s (LACC) monthly resource breakfast on Thursday and offered all in attendance a 30-day free trial of its program.

After having both members and non-members introduce themselves and how they are involved in Livingston’s business community, new LACC ...

Goldfish Swim School Joins Tenant Mix at The Fresh Market Shoppes at The Livingston Circle

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Goldfish Swim School, which provides swim lessons and water safety instruction to infants and children ages four months to 12 years, recently continued its nationwide expansion by leasing space at the Fresh Market Shoppes at Livingston Circle in Livingston.

Located at 277 Eisenhower Parkway, the swim school will round out a mix of retailers, restaurants and service ...

Vote to Adopt Bamboo Ordinance in Livingston Delayed for Revisions

February 9, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The final vote to adopt an ordinance that would regulate the planting, growing, maintenance and/or cultivation of bamboo was postponed once again by the Livingston mayor and council on Monday following many comments from residents both for and against the ordinance. The council agreed to hold off for revisions until March 20.

Some residents said the proposed ...

Local Businesses Join in the Transformation of Morristown's 'The Abbey' for 2017 Mansion in May

MORRISTOWN, NJ - Local designers have begun transforming Alnwick Hall-The Abbey for this year's "Mansion in May" Designer Showroom. Among some of the nearby designers are Judi Schwarz Interiors of Livingston; Mediterranean Tile of Fairfield; Karla Trincanello Interior Decisions Inc. and Plumberry Designs of Florham Park; and Samuel Robert Signature Spaces of Millburn.

Alnwick ...

Bamboo Regulation Ordinance May Be ‘Tweaked’ Before Official Vote

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Environmental Commission endorsed an ordinance at the township council meeting on Monday that would regulate the growth of bamboo that has been growing on a number of residential properties in Livingston.

The ordinance was initially scheduled to be introduced at the Feb. 6 township council meeting. However, deputy mayor Edward Meinhardt and councilman ...

Vote to Adopt Bamboo Ordinance in Livingston Delayed for Revisions

February 9, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The final vote to adopt an ordinance that would regulate the planting, growing, maintenance and/or cultivation of bamboo was postponed once again by the Livingston mayor and council on Monday following many comments from residents both for and against the ordinance. The council agreed to hold off for revisions until March 20.

Some residents said the proposed ...

Prospective Camp Families Are Invited to Two Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Open House Events

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend one of an upcoming 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 ...

Township-Wide Cleanup Day on April 30 Endorsed by Livingston Council

LIVINGSTON, NJ—Township residents and organizations will be given the opportunity to participate in a community-wide cleanup of parks, recreation areas and roadbeds on April 30, thanks to a proposal presented on Monday at the Livingston Township Council’s conference session.

If adopted, the proposal, presented by resident Shira Rost, who heads an ad-hoc committee spearheading the ...

"Just Pups" Shut Down; Proposed Ordinance in Livingston Bans Certain Sales from Such Pet Shops

February 14, 2017

EAST HANOVER, NJ - The ongoing saga of the “Just Pups” location on Route 10 in East Hanover has hit a crescendo as the store has been shut down following a string of violations.

Many Livingston residents have been involved in the ongoing “Just Pups” conversation, taking to Facebook and other outlets to report their faulty experiences with the establishment.

In ...

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INVENTORY…INVENTORY…INVENTORY!!!  Where is it??  The 2016 recap of sales statistics for our local communities indicated inventories were at close to historical lows for many towns.  Well, here is what has happened in the past month and where we stand today.  The weather has been mild thus far which is prompting a steady and growing “Spring Market” ...

Livingston Winter Track Captain Eric Schneider Named Livingston Athlete of the Week

February 20, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School winter track senior captain Eric Schneider has been named Dr. Michael Rieber’s Livingston Athlete of the Week for excelling in his final season as a Lancer.

With an impressive time of 7.88 in the 55-meter hurdles, Schneider recently qualified for the Eastern States Championships to be held on Feb. 28. This past weekend, he also ...

Charges Against Lieutenant Disputed Amidst Ongoing Lawsuit with Borough of Caldwell

February 22, 2017

CALDWELL, NJ — A public hearing recently held in Caldwell was the newest development in an ongoing legal battle between the Borough of Caldwell and Lt. Michael Geary, in which Chief of Police James Bongiorno and Detective Sgt. Brad Palatucci testified that Lt. Geary was insubordinate to a direct order related to an incident that occurred in August.

Lt. Geary, who previously filed a ...

Five Everyday Objects That Could Set Your House on Fire

The most cost effective approach to managing risk is to be proactive about reducing hazards and preventing accidents. When it comes to home fires, the most common causes of loss might not be what you expect. Less obvious dangers like the five detailed below actually cause more losses than major events, both because small risks may go unnoticed and because they occur frequently.  

Laptops ...

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Thu, February 23, 5:00 PM

Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza, Livingston

Dine to Donate for FLY RED

Community Calendar Food & Drink Giving Back

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Fri, February 24, 8:00 PM

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre, Summit

Shipwrecked! An Entertainment

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, February 25, 12:00 PM

University Center, South Orange

Seton Hall Graduate Open House

Education

Congressman Rodney Frelinghuysen

February 15, 2017

To the Editor:

There has been much discussion recently about representatives in our government who pretend to represent their constituents, but who have been corrupted by special interest groups or blind self-interest. Unfortunately, in the 11th District, we have one such politician who, by his actions, is a significant part of the problem that we have in the federal government.

Route 10 Lane Closures Required for Resurfacing and Signal Improvement Project

February 16, 2017

LIVINGSTON & WEST ORANGE, NJ — New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials announced the start of a resurfacing project on Route 10 that will require single-lane closures between Livingston and West Orange in Essex County as the project advances beginning Friday, Feb. 17.

From 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on weekdays and continuing for several weeks, NJDOT contractor Schifano ...

A Heartbreak Kid

It hurts.

 

She was sobbing pretty hard when she said it, so it came out more as a halting stutter.  It hu . . . hu . . . hu . . . rts. 

 

My arms were wrapped around her and her head was buried in my shoulder as she cried.  She was just a little girl the last time I comforted her like this.  Now she is a young woman.  

 

With a broken ...