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Livingston Rabbi Peter Kasdan Celebrates 50 Years in the Rabbinate

September 30, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For thirty of his nearly fifty years in Livingston, Rabbi Peter Kasdan served as Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El of West Essex, guiding, teaching and serving as spiritual leader for local families, their teens, toddlers and tweens. On Friday, Sept. 23, the temple honored Kasdan’s 50th year in the rabbinate with an evening of celebration.

Beginning with a reception and a ...

Northland Gets Pickled; Northland Tennis Courts Now Known as Tennis/Pickleball Courts in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The guys from NJPS Court Builder in Robbinsville, NJ were recently called in by Livingston Township officials to paint Pickleball Lines on the four Tennis Courts located at the Northland Pool complex.

The Official Township of Livingston Website now refers to these courts as “Tennis/Pickleball” Courts. The finished product ...

Five Fall Festivals to Entertain This Weekend

TAPinto Travels Presents

October is the prime time to attend fall festivals within the North Jersey area. The weather is still warm to enjoy the outdoors with your entire family. Throughout the first weekend of October, you can travel across the state to attend events that celebrate the harvest season.

Lenape Day

One of the more unique cultural experiences occurs every October when the ...

Woman Arrested on Outstanding Warrants After Caught Ringing Doorbells for Money and More from Livingston Police Department

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 22-year-old West Orange female was identified as the individual ringing doorbells asking for money on Torrance Drive in Livingston on Sept. 19, according to police.

Subsequent to investigation, Livingston police found that Tajeeanah Ross had multiple warrants out for her arrest, including a warrant for $10,000 out of Newark. According to police, Ross was also in ...

Livingston Board of Education Candidates Push for Increased Community Input, Decreased Stress on Students & More at Open Debate

September 29, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ—The Livingston League of Women Voters played host on Tuesday to a forum to the four candidates running for the township board of education in the Nov. 8 school election.

Barry Funt, Samantha Messer, Mike Ramer and George Shen—the four candidates vying for two three-year terms in the fall—discussed how the Livingston Board of Education ...

Livingston High School Cancels After-School Activities and Keeps Students Indoors After Additional Threats Surface

LIVINGSTON, NJ — All Livingston High School students are required to remain indoors and all after-school activities have been canceled Friday afternoon after more threats against the school were posted on social media Friday.

All teachers and students at the school were reassured that the Livingston Police Department is aware of the situation and is working actively with the Essex ...

Livingston High School Marching Band to Compete in Roxbury Classic Saturday

ROXBURY, NJ - An evening of musical entertainment for the whole family will feature the Livingston High School Marching Band on Saturday, Sept. 24 at the eighth-annual Roxbury Marching Band Classic. 

The Roxbury Classic, an annual competition of local and regional high school marching bands, is an opportunity to experience a diverse range of performances ...

Woman Arrested on Outstanding Warrants After Caught Ringing Doorbells for Money and More from Livingston Police Department

September 30, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 22-year-old West Orange female was identified as the individual ringing doorbells asking for money on Torrance Drive in Livingston on Sept. 19, according to police.

Subsequent to investigation, Livingston police found that Tajeeanah Ross had multiple warrants out for her arrest, including a warrant for $10,000 out of Newark. According to police, Ross was also in ...

Suspect in Livingston Cyber Threats Re-Arrested After New Threats Surface on Social Media

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In connection with a threat against a Livingston resident, John Coulouris, 18, of Hackensack was re-arrested on Friday, Sept. 23 and charged with one count of terroristic threat, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Livingston Police Chief Craig Handschuch.

Bail on the new charge has been set at $100,000, with no ten-percent option, by the ...

Livingston High School Cancels After-School Activities and Keeps Students Indoors After Additional Threats Surface

LIVINGSTON, NJ — All Livingston High School students are required to remain indoors and all after-school activities have been canceled Friday afternoon after more threats against the school were posted on social media Friday.

All teachers and students at the school were reassured that the Livingston Police Department is aware of the situation and is working actively with the Essex ...

Northland Gets Pickled; Northland Tennis Courts Now Known as Tennis/Pickleball Courts in Livingston

September 30, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The guys from NJPS Court Builder in Robbinsville, NJ were recently called in by Livingston Township officials to paint Pickleball Lines on the four Tennis Courts located at the Northland Pool complex.

The Official Township of Livingston Website now refers to these courts as “Tennis/Pickleball” Courts. The finished product ...

Livingston Boys Soccer Falls to Seton Hall Prep, 2-0, in Final Minutes

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite maintaining a 0-0 tie until the final ten minutes of a home-turf match against No. 3 Seton Hall Preparatory School, the Livingston High School boys soccer team fell to the Pirates, 2-0, on Thursday—bringing the Lancers to a 4-2 overall record so far this season.

SHP’s Mason Toye, a senior forward heading to Indiana University on a soccer scholarship ...

Montclair Mounties Shut Out Livingston, 56-0, in Away Game Saturday

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Although Montclair High School head football coach John Fiore did not expect a lopsided 56-0 whitewash victory over Saturday’s opponent Livingston, he was not shocked by the outcome.

 

“Am I shocked that we did that?” Fiore said. “Not really. We’ve done that about five or six times since I’ve been the head coach ...

Essex County Area Residents Invited to Run From Anywhere in World Orphans Virtual 5K

September 27, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Runners around northern New Jersey are encouraged to join the World Orphans Virtual Run to raise funds to provide care for orphaned children from now until Oct. 22. By registering online and participating in the 5K run at a location of the runner’s choice, participants will help raise funds to provide orphans with food, clothing, medical care, trauma counseling ...

Maplecrest Ford Lincoln and Operation Rebound: Working Together to Help Veterans and First Responders

UNION, NJ – Operation Rebound and Maplecrest Ford Lincoln have partnered together before, but the recent bike relay ride to Walter Reed Medical Center was special. 

Operation Rebound NJ Racing Team is a premier sports and fitness program for American military personnel, veterans and first responders with physical challenges. It provides unparalleled opportunities to pursue ...

Record Numbers Attend 26th Annual Mayor's 5K Run/Walk in West Orange

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A record number of supporters participated in the 26th annual Mayor’s 5K Run/Walk to “break the silence” on ovarian cancer on Saturday, which also commemorated the run’s ten-year partnership with the Downtown West Orange Alliance (DWOA) and the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition (NOCC).

The NOCC thanked the mayor’s office and all ...

Newly Opened 'STRYXE' in Madison Is Bowling, Re-Imagined

September 29, 2016

MADISON, NJ - After opening this past Spring, 'STRYXE' redefines everything one conceptually thinks of in a bowling alley.

Bowling balls...check, lanes...check, food and beer...check check...now STRYXE asks bowlers to throw everything they think about bowling alleys out the window and visit the mega-entertainment venue that is STRYXE.

The new space holds an appeal to several ...

Livingston Author, Entrepreneur, Career Coach and CEO to Present at Livingston Library Thursday

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Success in both business and in life, according to Livingston author Gail Tolstoi-Miller, is highly dependent upon the individual’s ability to create and maintain relationships and networking connections that will drive their careers, their income and their opportunities. Tolstoi-Miller invites area residents to the Livingston Public Library on Thursday for a ...

PowerNet BizExpo Networking Benefits CHOW Food Pantry

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A PowerNet BizExpo event benefitting the CHOW food bank for the second-consecutive year enabled dozens of small local retailers, businesses and service providers to mingle with consumers from the Essex County area as they enjoyed food, drink and live music at 316 Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston on Sept. 22.

Participants met at the SWS Architects two-story atrium office ...

Newly Opened 'STRYXE' in Madison Is Bowling, Re-Imagined

September 29, 2016

MADISON, NJ - After opening this past Spring, 'STRYXE' redefines everything one conceptually thinks of in a bowling alley.

Bowling balls...check, lanes...check, food and beer...check check...now STRYXE asks bowlers to throw everything they think about bowling alleys out the window and visit the mega-entertainment venue that is STRYXE.

The new space holds an appeal to several ...

Livingston Unico Presents "Oktoberfeast Celebrazione" Italian Festival This Weekend

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Games, rides, food, beer and wine will be some of the highlights at the Livingston Unico “Oktoberfeast Celebrazione” in the St. Philomena’s Church parking lot from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2.

Two cultures will collide from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday with an explosion of tastes ...

Livingston Regal Bank Dog Pawrade Raises Record Number for Livingston Animal Shelter

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time this year, all proceeds from the eighth annual Livingston Dog Pawrade will benefit the Livingston Animal Shelter with a primary goal of purchasing a new van for the shelter. On Sunday, Sept. 18, the popular fundraiser, sponsored and hosted by Regal Bank in Livingston, accumulated a record $4,100.

Area canines dressed to impress in the parking lot of ...

New Synagogue Could Replace Former Tutor Time in Livingston and More from Livingston Township Council

September 22, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to introducing an amendment to the salary ordinance that would change the position of facility operations attendant to fulltime and changing the Designed Shopping Center District to make way for a new hotel and restaurant, the Livingston Township Council also adopted an ordinance amending the R-5F residence zone in Livingston to allow for a synagogue with ...

Livingston Township Council Passes Zoning Change to Make Way for Hotel and Restaurant on Livingston Mall Property

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A change in the township’s DS-1 (Designed Shopping Center) District that will allow for a hotel and restaurant in the corner of Livingston Mall at South Orange Avenue and Walnut Street was adopted unanimously by the Livingston Township Council on Monday.

Simon Properties, the owner of the mall, and the Noble Investment Group are contemplating the construction of a ...

Livingston Mayor, Police Chief and School District React to Cyber Threat Investigation and Arrest

UPDATE: Bail was paid and Coulouris has been released. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following the arrest Tuesday of 18-year-old John Coulouris—who was accused of being involved in the recent cyber threats against Livingston High School and charged accordingly—Mayor Al Anthony, Police Chief Craig Handschuch and Livingston Public Schools individually thanked ...

St. Joseph’s Healthcare System COO Joins Metro YMCA’s Board of Directors

September 29, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As a hospital executive, athlete and mother of young twins, Lisa Brady appreciates the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which recently hired the St. Joseph's Healthcare System COO as one of the three new members on the Metro Y's Board of Directors. 

“I have a personal and professional interest in the Y,’’ with its emphasis on wellness ...

West Essex YMCA Launches Free LIVESTRONG Program for Adults Diagnosed With Cancer

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Adults who have or had cancer and their families are invited to enroll in a free 12-week wellness program beginning Oct. 4 at the West Essex YMCA in Livingston. 

The West Essex Y is launching LIVESTRONG® at the YMCA, which has helped more than 41,000 cancer survivors nationwide regain stamina, strength and emotional wellbeing since its creation in 2007, ...

Maplecrest Ford Lincoln and Operation Rebound: Working Together to Help Veterans and First Responders

UNION, NJ – Operation Rebound and Maplecrest Ford Lincoln have partnered together before, but the recent bike relay ride to Walter Reed Medical Center was special. 

Operation Rebound NJ Racing Team is a premier sports and fitness program for American military personnel, veterans and first responders with physical challenges. It provides unparalleled opportunities to pursue ...

Suspect in Livingston Cyber Threats Re-Arrested After New Threats Surface on Social Media

September 24, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In connection with a threat against a Livingston resident, John Coulouris, 18, of Hackensack was re-arrested on Friday, Sept. 23 and charged with one count of terroristic threat, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Livingston Police Chief Craig Handschuch.

Bail on the new charge has been set at $100,000, with no ten-percent option, by the ...

18-Year-Old Hackensack Man Arrested in Cyber Threats Against Livingston High School

NEWARK, NJ — Accused of posting messages on various social media platforms threatening violence in Livingston, John Coulouris, 18, of Hackensack has been arrested and charged with one count of endangering the welfare of a child by distributing child pornography, invasion of privacy, terroristic threats and two counts of cyber harassment.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and ...

Livingston Unico Presents "Oktoberfeast Celebrazione" Italian Festival This Weekend

September 28, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Games, rides, food, beer and wine will be some of the highlights at the Livingston Unico “Oktoberfeast Celebrazione” in the St. Philomena’s Church parking lot from Friday, Sept. 30 through Sunday, Oct. 2.

Two cultures will collide from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday with an explosion of tastes ...

More Than 100 Tastings at The Arc of Essex County's Third Annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer & Food Fest

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arc of Essex County's third-annual Uncorked & Uncapped: Wine, Beer, and Food Fest on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston will feature nearly 40 wine, craft beer, spirits and restaurant vendors, benefiting individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

Honoring the partnerships that have been integral ...

Livingston Summer in Review: Teen Lifeguards Honored for Saving Woman's Life; Porto by Antonio Comes to Livingston & More

September 24, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ —Click on the headlines to read TAPinto Livingston's Top Ten stories from this summer:

1. Teen Lifeguards Honored for Heroic Actions that Saved Woman's Life at Haines Community Pool

2. Livingston High School Jumps from No. 16 to No. 6 on NJ Monthly's Top 100 Public High Schools in 2016

3. Livingston Owner of Go-Go Bar Arrested on ...

Township Responds to Concerns of Contaminated Water in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following an outburst of concern in Livingston, raised by the release of compiled data that found approximately 75 percent of water in the United States potentially affected by chromium-6, the township released a statement confirming that Livingston's drinking water is clean and safe, and that there is no treatment necessary. 

According to the study published by ...

Welcome to Livingston Picnic to be Held for New and Future Residents

LIVINGSTON, NJ — New Livingston residents and those considering a move to town will learn about what Livingston has to offer at the township’s annual “Welcome to Livingston Picnic” on Monday, Sept. 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.

The event will be held rain or shine at the Livingston Senior/Community Center, 204 Hillside Avenue, lower level indoors. The Mayor and Township ...

Township Responds to Concerns of Contaminated Water in Livingston

September 21, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following an outburst of concern in Livingston, raised by the release of compiled data that found approximately 75 percent of water in the United States potentially affected by chromium-6, the township released a statement confirming that Livingston's drinking water is clean and safe, and that there is no treatment necessary. 

According to the study published by ...

Livingston Rabbi Peter Kasdan Celebrates 50 Years in the Rabbinate

September 30, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For thirty of his nearly fifty years in Livingston, Rabbi Peter Kasdan served as Rabbi of Temple Emanu-El of West Essex, guiding, teaching and serving as spiritual leader for local families, their teens, toddlers and tweens. On Friday, Sept. 23, the temple honored Kasdan’s 50th year in the rabbinate with an evening of celebration.

Beginning with a reception and a ...

New Synagogue Could Replace Former Tutor Time in Livingston and More from Livingston Township Council

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to introducing an amendment to the salary ordinance that would change the position of facility operations attendant to fulltime and changing the Designed Shopping Center District to make way for a new hotel and restaurant, the Livingston Township Council also adopted an ordinance amending the R-5F residence zone in Livingston to allow for a synagogue with ...

Five Fall Festivals to Entertain This Weekend

September 30, 2016

TAPinto Travels Presents

October is the prime time to attend fall festivals within the North Jersey area. The weather is still warm to enjoy the outdoors with your entire family. Throughout the first weekend of October, you can travel across the state to attend events that celebrate the harvest season.

Lenape Day

One of the more unique cultural experiences occurs every October when the ...

Savor the Fall with a New Jersey Winery Tour

Go to TAPinto Travels for more travel ideas.

Cancel the trip to Tuscany. New Jersey is receiving a great deal of acclaim for their vineyards with award-winning wines being produced every day.  Americans are enjoying fine wine like never before and the Garden State has become a destination for winery tours and tastings.  Many wineries also offer delightful dining on their scenic ...

Rocking Horse Ranch: Year-Round Family Fun in the Hudson Valley

HIGHLAND, NY — If your kids get bored easily, Rocking Horse Ranch is up to the challenge.

Just a one-and-a-half hour drive from Westfield, the all-inclusive offers year-round horseback riding (“pony” rides for the little ones) on well-trained horses, a small indoor water park, an arcade with mini bowling, ping pong and a BB gun rifle range. In the winter, there’s ...

Livingston Township Council Passes Zoning Change to Make Way for Hotel and Restaurant on Livingston Mall Property

September 21, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A change in the township’s DS-1 (Designed Shopping Center) District that will allow for a hotel and restaurant in the corner of Livingston Mall at South Orange Avenue and Walnut Street was adopted unanimously by the Livingston Township Council on Monday.

Simon Properties, the owner of the mall, and the Noble Investment Group are contemplating the construction of a ...

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Livingston Volleyball Senior Captain Gayle Edelstein Named Livingston Athlete of the Week

September 28, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Over the span of three matches against Verona, Bridgewater and Mount St Dominic last week, Livingston High School girls volleyball senior captain Gayle Edelstein accumulated 52 assists, six kills, 13 aces, one block and 28 digs, earning her the title of Livingston Athlete of the Week.

“Gayle is both a tremendous player and teammate,” said Athletic Director ...

Police Investigate Possible “Creepy Clown” Sighting Near Hanover Park High School

September 29, 2016

EAST HANOVER, NJ - Police were called earlier today with reports of a possible “creepy clown” near the grounds of Hanover Park high school. The school did not initiate a lockdown, but police cruisers have been scouring the campus and surrounding areas all afternoon.

According to police sources, the individual they are looking for was wearing just a clown mask and not a full ...

Train Crashes at Hoboken Terminal; Three Dead and 100-Plus Injured

September 29, 2016

HOBOKEN, NJ – An NJ Transit train was unable to stop at the Hoboken Terminal, crashing into the platform during the morning commute. Three people are dead, more than 100 people are injured and there was structural damage to the station, according to various media outlets.

At 10:11 a.m., WNBC-TV in New York reported that there were three confirmed deaths due to ...

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Parents are the Only Hope for New Jersey Public Education

September 29, 2016

I really wanted to take one of my precious few PTO days I had left to drive down to Trenton on September 7th and tell the State Board of Education how disappointed I was in them, again... but more important things were going on.

There was a Kindergarten bus to catch and a first day of school morning to have and I had already wasted 2 of those precious days on a state BOE that has all but ...

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September 28, 2016

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Why Have Pre-Season Physicals

The purpose of this annual event is to ensure the athlete is safe to play his/her sport. The idea is to identify any condition that could lead to an injury.

In the young athlete, the leading cause of death is sudden cardiac death. Screening for cardiovascular risks is a critical component.

The two parts of the pre-season screening is the history and physical. The history is a questionnaire, ...

Around Town with Andrea and Joyce is BACK!

Coming Thursday on LTV... 

** AROUND TOWN WITH JOYCE AND ANDREA ** 

LTV's long-running talk show is back!
Tune in to "Around Town" for topics all about Livingston.  
Guests include: 1. Fire Chief Christopher Mullin to talk about Fire Prevention Week; 2. Kevin Francione to fill us in on UNICO's Italian Festival; and 3. Mayor Al Anthony to discuss ...

Letting the Jean-ie Out of the Bottle

Sometime between the end of last spring and the beginning of this fall, someone snuck into my closet and shrunk all my jeans.  I tried to convince my husband that we had a problem with the dryer, but since all of his jeans still fit, it was a hard sell.  Without thinking it through, he scoffed and suggested that maybe it wasn't the jeans – maybe it was ...