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Livingston Chamber to Host Monthly Lunch and Learn Tuesday

September 23, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce’s (LACC) monthly “Lunch & Learn” networking event returns Tuesday with speaker Julbert Abraham, CEO of AGM, a New Jersey-based LinkedIn Training and Marketing firm, who will give a 3-minute presentation on LinkedIn.

The lunch, sponsored by TD Bank, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Livingston ...

September is National Preparedness Month in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ – In order to encourage members of the Livingston community to become more aware of both the importance of being prepared for emergencies of all types and the planning resources that are available, the Livingston mayor and council issued a proclamation on Monday declaring September as National Preparedness Month in the Township of Livingston.

“Whether across the ...

Reporter to Give Presentation on “Fake News” at Livingston Library

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Daily Record/USA Today Network reporter William Westhoven will address the crucially important topic of “fake news” at Livingston Public Library on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

Westhoven will present an overview of what defines “fake news;” its history; how the internet has blurred the lines between traditional journalism, prime-time punditry and ...

Livingston Mother to Lead Non-Group Participants in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

NEWARK, NJ – More than 400 people and 55 teams are expected to attend Saturday’s Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s, where Livingston’s Nicki Kaufman, a mother of two whose own mother’s diagnosis was a catalyst for action for Kaufman three years ago, will lead the individual category.

In-person registrations are still being accepted on walk day, which ...

Proposed Traffic Ordinance at Foxcroft Drive a Success

September 21, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Township Council expressed their enthusiasm about a pending ordinance to authorize the modification of the existing parking restrictions on Foxcroft Drive near Heritage Middle School.

The final hearing of the ordinance, which will help improve the traffic conditions turning right off of Foxcroft onto Hillside by instating an improved egress ...

Livingston School District Explains Random Drug-Testing Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The current exploration of a potential random drug-testing program at Livingston High School (LHS) was explained in depth on Monday to members of the Livingston Township Council, which invited Superintendent of Schools Christina Steffner, LHS Principal Mark Stern and members of the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) to its conference meeting in order ...

Tinkergarten to Host Free Class Wednesday, Sept. 13

WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Tinkergarten leader Arielle Messuti is offering a free trial class for parents and children ages 18 months to eight years old. The class will be held at Tulip Springs, South Mountain Reservation in West Orange from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. During this trial class, Messuti ...

Girls Soccer: Late Goal Sends Livingston to 1-0 Victory Over Mount Saint Dominic

September 21, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School (LHS) girls soccer team advanced to a 3-2 record on the season with a 1-0 victory over Mount Saint Dominic (MSD) Academy at home on Wednesday.

In the second half, Livingston sophomore Savannah Belcuore sent the ball over the top to sophomore Kayla Parsons, who beat the goalie to the ball and put it through an empty net to score the lone goal of ...

Boys Soccer: Livingston Takes Lessons From 2-1 OT Loss To Glen Ridge

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite a solid effort in the Livingston High School boys soccer team’s match against Glen Ridge, the Lancers are still learning the intricacies of varsity-level soccer after a 2-1 overtime loss dropped the team to 0-4 on the season.

“We’re a young team that’s struggling,” said Livingston head coach Roger Rubinetti. “We’re ...

Livingston HS Football Looks to Impress with Challenging 2017 Schedule

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Only two games into the 2017 season, the Livingston High School varsity football team, currently 1-1 on the season, is improving every day and striving to secure a spot in the playoffs in the face of a daunting schedule.

“If we can get ourselves in that race, so to speak, and have that last game of the season mean something as far as getting us to the playoffs, or ...

Livingston Mother to Lead Non-Group Participants in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 21, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – More than 400 people and 55 teams are expected to attend Saturday’s Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s, where Livingston’s Nicki Kaufman, a mother of two whose own mother’s diagnosis was a catalyst for action for Kaufman three years ago, will lead the individual category.

In-person registrations are still being accepted on walk day, which ...

Livingston CPA Recognized with NJBIZ Inaugural ICON Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF/CGMA and member of Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, was recently honored with NJBIZ’s inaugural ICON Award, presented to professionals over 60 years old who have been successful within their individual businesses, within their industry and also within their community.

NJBIZ, New Jersey’s ...

Barre3 and Fit 36 to Partner for Suicide Prevention Fundraiser in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two Livingston fitness studios, Barre3 and Fit 36, are teaming up on Saturday, Sept. 23 on the field at the Livingston Memorial Oval for a donation-based event to support the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP), beginning at 11 a.m.

Both businesses hope to bring the importance of suicide awareness to the forefront while also stressing the ...

Livingston Chamber to Host Monthly Lunch and Learn Tuesday

September 23, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce’s (LACC) monthly “Lunch & Learn” networking event returns Tuesday with speaker Julbert Abraham, CEO of AGM, a New Jersey-based LinkedIn Training and Marketing firm, who will give a 3-minute presentation on LinkedIn.

The lunch, sponsored by TD Bank, will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Livingston ...

Last Chance for Free Classes and Discounted “Founders Package” at CycleBar Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ— The new Livingston-based indoor cycling franchise, CycleBar, invites the Livingston community and beyond to take part in the last few days of its opening-month celebration. Free “CycleBlast” classes are set to run until Sunday, Sept. 24. CycleBar Livingston is located  To reserve your free seat now Click Here.

Access to discounts of ...

New Livingston Businesses Celebrate Grand Opening With Ribbon Cuttings

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce and members of the Livingston Township Council recently commemorated the openings of Main Shoe & Handbag Repair, located at 113 South Livingston Avenue, and Blaze Pizza, located at 374 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue with celebratory ribbon cuttings.

Main Shoe & Handbag Repair, which fixes shoes in addition ...

Reporter to Give Presentation on “Fake News” at Livingston Library

September 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Daily Record/USA Today Network reporter William Westhoven will address the crucially important topic of “fake news” at Livingston Public Library on Sept. 28 at 7 p.m.

Westhoven will present an overview of what defines “fake news;” its history; how the internet has blurred the lines between traditional journalism, prime-time punditry and ...

Three Days Left to Visit the Second Annual Livingston UNICO Carnival

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston-area families enjoyed the first of four days of family-friendly fun at the UNICO Carnival on Thursday at the Shoppes at the Livingston Circle, located at 277 Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston.

The event, which features food trucks, games, rides, a 50/50 raffle, live musical entertainment each night and a beer and wine garden for adults, presented in partnership ...

Arts Council of Livingston Launches Fall Show “Fabulous Fakes”

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The ACL Gallery’s new fall show, “Fabulous Fakes,” officially opened on Wednesday and will continue to run through Oct. 7. 

Many local artists have been busy creating original artworks in the style of their favorite “Masters.” According to the Arts Council of Livingston (ACL), some are exact copies, some are imitations of ...

September is National Preparedness Month in Livingston

September 23, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ – In order to encourage members of the Livingston community to become more aware of both the importance of being prepared for emergencies of all types and the planning resources that are available, the Livingston mayor and council issued a proclamation on Monday declaring September as National Preparedness Month in the Township of Livingston.

“Whether across the ...

Proposed Traffic Ordinance at Foxcroft Drive a Success

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Township Council expressed their enthusiasm about a pending ordinance to authorize the modification of the existing parking restrictions on Foxcroft Drive near Heritage Middle School.

The final hearing of the ordinance, which will help improve the traffic conditions turning right off of Foxcroft onto Hillside by instating an improved egress ...

Livingston Express Shuttle to Decrease Price for October

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Township Council authorized a decrease in the price of the monthly Livingston Express Shuttle Service pass for the month of October, which marks the fifth anniversary of the township’s round-trip service between the Livingston Mall and the South Orange train station.

Following the “Summer of Hell” for commuters, trains are ...

Livingston Mother to Lead Non-Group Participants in Walk to End Alzheimer’s

September 21, 2017

NEWARK, NJ – More than 400 people and 55 teams are expected to attend Saturday’s Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s, where Livingston’s Nicki Kaufman, a mother of two whose own mother’s diagnosis was a catalyst for action for Kaufman three years ago, will lead the individual category.

In-person registrations are still being accepted on walk day, which ...

Last Chance for Free Classes and Discounted “Founders Package” at CycleBar Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ— The new Livingston-based indoor cycling franchise, CycleBar, invites the Livingston community and beyond to take part in the last few days of its opening-month celebration. Free “CycleBlast” classes are set to run until Sunday, Sept. 24. CycleBar Livingston is located  To reserve your free seat now Click Here.

Access to discounts of ...

Jessica Israel, MD, Named Corporate Chair of Geriatrics for RWJBarnabas Health

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Jessica Israel, MD, a resident of Matawan who has been a practicing geriatrician with RWJBarnabas Health since 2002, was recently appointed as Corporate Chair of Geriatrics for RWJBarnabas Health. 

In this new role, Dr. Israel will be working alongside geriatricians and interdisciplinary teams from across the system to develop innovative, cohesive programs with a ...

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

September 10, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Take a look at TAPinto Livingston's Top 10 stories of August 2017, based on pageviews:

1. Obituary: Livingston’s Joseph Michael “Joey” Falcone Dies at 69

2. New Livingston Township Manager Resigns After One Week in Service

3. Units Respond to Bomb Threat at Newark Academy in Livingston

4. How to Safely Enjoy the Solar Eclipse in ...

Tinkergarten to Host Free Class Wednesday, Sept. 13

WEST ORANGE, NJ - On Wednesday, Sept. 13, Tinkergarten leader Arielle Messuti is offering a free trial class for parents and children ages 18 months to eight years old. The class will be held at Tulip Springs, South Mountain Reservation in West Orange from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

At Tinkergarten, families meet outdoors to connect and learn through play. During this trial class, Messuti ...

Visit Newport, Rhode Island, This Fall

September 16, 2017

Newport has a long and storied history that includes hosting the America’s Cup sailing races, Gilded Age mansions and believe it or not, in 1663 Benedict Arnold was elected the first governor of the colony in Newport. The city by the sea, like much of the small state, is a tale of two cultures and visitors can savor both during a weekend excursion this fall.

The ...

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Essex County's Senior Wellness Day is Sept. 26

September 15, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Essex County will hold another of its Senior Wellness Day events on Tuesday, Sept. 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Richard J. Codey Arena in West Orange.

“We are planning a fun-filled day of activities and will be providing a great deal of valuable information that will benefit seniors. Our Essex County Senior Wellness Day will offer nutrition information, ...

State Infant/Child Car Seat Rules Currently in Effect

September 11, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - Effective September 1, 2015, legislation set in place revised parameters relative to the use of infant / child car seats in the Garden State. New Jersey guidelines currently mandate the following:

Newborn to Age 2

Children under age 2 and under 30 lbs. must be in a rear-facing car seat with a five-point harness. Toddlers who are tall or have long legs ...

Upcoming Events

Sat, September 23, 9:00 AM

Clipper Pavilion, West Orange

4th Annual Heroes for Children 5k and Family Fun ...

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Sun, September 24, 8:00 AM

West Orange

27th Annual Mayor's 5K Run/Walk

Giving Back Health & Wellness

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Tue, September 26, 11:45 AM

Livingston Community Center, Livingston

Livingston Lunch & Learn

Business & Finance

Help Save Sabattis Adventure Camp for Our Boy Scouts

September 13, 2017

All of the other troops think that Blackfoot is the worst campsite at Sabattis Adventure Camp. That’s because it’s the furthest walk to the center of camp. Troop 77 knows that Blackfoot is the best campsite at Sabattis. We’ve been camping at that campsite every summer for years, far longer than our current scouts or their older brothers can remember.

Blackfoot is a very ...

Back-to-Sunday-School 9/17 at Trinity Church

September 16, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sunday school classes for kids, teens and adults at Trinity Covenant Church, located at 343 E. Cedar Street in Livingston, begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 17.

Coffee, donuts and bagels will be available at 9:45 a.m. for all.

All classes are taught under the supervision of Trinity’s pastor to children and families, Rev. Anne Weinberg.  ...

U.S. Air Traffic Control Isn’t Working; Here's How to Fix it

September 12, 2017

For over 30 years the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has tried – and failed –to modernize America’s woefully dysfunctional air traffic control system (ATC). It is time to get ATC out from under the thumbs of federal bureaucrats and partisan politicians, and create a completely new structure that will get U.S. air traffic moving.

American ATC is stuck in the 1950s.

Give Me Some Credit

I used to think I was special.  

 

But it turns out I am not.  I am just one measly name in 143 million.  

 

You see, that’s the number of lucky Americans who had their personal data purloined in a massive data breach at Equifax, the credit reporting agency.  At least I am not alone.

 

I checked the special Equifax website the other day ...