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Livingston High School Scholar-Athlete Recognized by NJSIAA

July 23, 2017

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Livingston High School ice hockey’s Minkyu Yang was recently one of 365 high school students to be recognized by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) at its annual scholar-athlete luncheon for their achievements. The NJSIAA awarded a total of $203,000 in college scholarships.

Under the ongoing scholar-athlete program, each ...

Young Businesswomen Learn About Effectiveness of Social Media at Sobel & Co. Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local young businesswomen recently learned how to expand their network through various social media platforms and how to find the right connections to help grow their careers at Livingston-based accounting firm Sobel & Co., LLC’s quarterly Young Professional Women’s Roundtable.

Maria Semple, author of “Magnify Your Business,” led a ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Donates to Livingston's National Night Out

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the ninth year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center has made a donation to support Livingston’s National Night Out, which is scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Memorial Oval. 

The national event is designed to strengthen neighborhoods though police-community partnerships. According to the Livingston Police Department, the goal is to heighten crime and drug prevention ...

Livingston Chamber of Commerce Hosts Happy Hour Networking Event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) enjoyed a cash bar networking event held at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza last week

For those who are unable to attend the monthly LACC resource breakfast, the LACC now provides afternoon and evening networking opportunities through the monthly “After Hours” meet-up and the monthly “Lunch and ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Donates to Livingston's National Night Out

July 20, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the ninth year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center has made a donation to support Livingston’s National Night Out, which is scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Memorial Oval. 

The national event is designed to strengthen neighborhoods though police-community partnerships. According to the Livingston Police Department, the goal is to heighten crime and drug prevention ...

Pedestrian Struck at Intersection of West Mt. Pleasant and South Livingston Avenue

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A motor vehicle accident involving a pedestrian occurred at the intersection of South Livingston Avenue and West Mt. Pleasant Avenue intersection at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday, according to police.

Livingston First Aid Squad assisted at the scene and transported the pedestrian to the hospital. According to Livingston police, the incident is still under ...

Livingston Police Respond to Reports of Stolen and Burglarized Vehicles

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Over the past two weeks, Livingston police have responded to multiple reports of stolen vehicles and vehicles entered to include the following:

On June 22, it was reported that two flat-screen televisions were stolen from a P.C. Richards van that was parked on Oxford Drive. According to police, the total value stolen was $3,500 and the investigation is ...

Livingston High School Scholar-Athlete Recognized by NJSIAA

July 23, 2017

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ – Livingston High School ice hockey’s Minkyu Yang was recently one of 365 high school students to be recognized by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA) at its annual scholar-athlete luncheon for their achievements. The NJSIAA awarded a total of $203,000 in college scholarships.

Under the ongoing scholar-athlete program, each ...

Livingston’s Jonathan Friedman Talks Sports on WMTR-AM

MORRISTOWN, NJ – WMTR-AM radio has entered the sports-talk arena with the recent debut of "Taking Sports." On-air live each Thursday, from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m., the call-in format program features Livingston resident Jonathan Friedman taking calls on all manner of pro, college, and local scholastic sports.

Friedman's primary expertise is in basketball, baseball, and football, ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Donates to Livingston's National Night Out

July 20, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the ninth year, Saint Barnabas Medical Center has made a donation to support Livingston’s National Night Out, which is scheduled for Aug. 1 at the Memorial Oval. 

The national event is designed to strengthen neighborhoods though police-community partnerships. According to the Livingston Police Department, the goal is to heighten crime and drug prevention ...

Livingston's Russ Jones Honored for 45 Years of Service

Township of Livingston Celebrates Russell Jones for 45 Years of Service

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The lobby of Livingston Town Hall was packed with residents and friends on Monday prior to the regular council meeting to help the mayor and council celebrate Acting Township Manager Russell Jones, Jr. for his 45 years of dedication and service to the township.

Guests enjoyed free ice cream ...

Young Businesswomen Learn About Effectiveness of Social Media at Sobel & Co. Breakfast

July 22, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local young businesswomen recently learned how to expand their network through various social media platforms and how to find the right connections to help grow their careers at Livingston-based accounting firm Sobel & Co., LLC’s quarterly Young Professional Women’s Roundtable.

Maria Semple, author of “Magnify Your Business,” led a ...

Livingston Chamber of Commerce Hosts Happy Hour Networking Event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) enjoyed a cash bar networking event held at Anthony’s Coal Fired Pizza last week

For those who are unable to attend the monthly LACC resource breakfast, the LACC now provides afternoon and evening networking opportunities through the monthly “After Hours” meet-up and the monthly “Lunch and ...

Regal Bank Announces Branch Manager Changes

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Regal Bank, a full-service community bank headquartered in Livingston that offers a wide range of products and services designed to help customers meet their personal financial goals, is making some changes to branch manager locations due to a recent opening at the Springfield branch.

According to Regal, Anna Pedreiras, assistant vice president and branch manager, will ...

Livingston Student Selected for Paper Mill Playhouse Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory

July 10, 2017

MILLBURN, NJ — Brooke Lelia of Livingston was recently selected to join the prestigious Paper Mill Summer Theatre Conservatory New Voices 2017 cast.

Members of the competitive five-week program are directed and choreographed by Paper Mill Playhouse’s professional artistic staff in a fully produced, original concert entitled “New Voices of 2017: Everyone Loves ...

Livingston Council Considers Updating Noise Ordinance & More

July 19, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After receiving multiple emails from Livingston residents requesting that an ordinance be passed to limit the times during the day when people can operate leaf blowers, members of the township council discussed the proposal at a council meeting on Monday.

With the exception of certain months such as October and November, when there is a greater need for leaf ...

Livingston Receives $500,000 Grant Toward Open Space Acquisition and Planning

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A $500,000 Green Acres grant was recently awarded to the Township of Livingston to be used for Open Space Acquisition and Planning.

The grant from the 27th District Legislative Team of Governor Richard Codey, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey and Assemblyman John McKeon is part of $80.7 million announced by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green ...

Livingston Appoints Greg Bonin Township Manager After Lengthy Search Process

LIVINGSTON, NJ - For the second time in Livingston history, the township officially passed a resolution to appoint a new township manager. Greg Bonin, who was accompanied by his family at Monday’s mayor and council meeting, was unanimously voted into the position after a search process that took almost a full year.

Bonin, who was described by the third-party consultant used to find him ...

Saint Barnabas Medical Center Named 2017 Hospital of the Year

July 10, 2017

SOMERSET, NJ — The Hospital of the Year award, which is distributed annually at the NJBIZ Healthcare Heroes Awards and honors hospitals making extraordinary strides and exceptional achievements in healthcare, was recently presented to Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC).

Stephen Zieniewicz, president and chief executive officer, said SBMC was “honored to receive this prestigious ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Introduces New Networking Opportunities

July 10, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — To supplement its regular monthly resource breakfast for the benefit of members and potential new members, the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) introduced additional events this year that proved successful during the month of June.

For those who are unable to attend the monthly LACC resource breakfast, the LACC now provides afternoon and evening networking ...

TAPinto Livingston Takes a Look at the Top 10 Stories in June

July 4, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — TAPinto Livingston takes a look at the top 10 stories of the month, based on pageviews. Click on the headlines to refresh:

1. Rezoning Ordinance in Livingston Voted Down Following Resident Objections

2. Livingston’s New Frutta Bowls Hosts Grand Opening Celebration

3. Regal Bank Presents Lineup for 2017 Livingston Summer Concert Series

4. Multiple ...

Livingston Receives $500,000 Grant Toward Open Space Acquisition and Planning

July 17, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A $500,000 Green Acres grant was recently awarded to the Township of Livingston to be used for Open Space Acquisition and Planning.

The grant from the 27th District Legislative Team of Governor Richard Codey, Assemblywoman Mila Jasey and Assemblyman John McKeon is part of $80.7 million announced by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) Green ...

TAPinto Travels Weekend Event Suggestions

July 20, 2017

With very little rain in the forecast, Northern New Jersey’s weather will be perfect for the many outdoor events taking place this weekend. All of the events featured this week are family friendly with low to no cost admission prices.

Food Truck Festival at the Hermitage

If you have yet to visit Bergen County’s famed Gothic revival museum, you must make it a point to tour the ...

TAPinto Travels Suggestions for Weekend Fun

July is one of the hottest months of the year in New Jersey and the festival scene is scorching as well. Most townships hold their community fairs throughout the summer months to draw the most crowds. Go early and stay late at any of these fun-filled events this coming weekend.

Touch-a-Truck

Boys and girls alike always have a ball at touch-a-truck events. The South Plainfield Lions Club is ...

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Montclair Police Arrest Newark Man for Nearly Two-Dozen Vehicle-Related Crimes

July 19, 2017

MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Police have arrested and charged a 20-year-old Newark man with nearly two-dozen crimes related to motor vehicle theft and vehicle burglaries. 

Lt. David O'Dowd of the Montclair Police Department stated that on July 14 "officers were dispatched to a report of a subject looking into parked vehicles on Wildwood Avenue." 

He stated ...

"Shall We Begin?" Winter Comes to Westeros on Game of Thrones

Considering Game of Thrones fans waited 448 days for the premiere of the shortest season to date, many were disappointed by the anticlimactic nature of Sunday’s episode. But the way I see it, Ed Sheeran cameo aside, the show writers did everything right: enemies were destroyed, crucial information was revealed and the stage was set for absolute chaos in Westeros.

For the first time ...

Hanover Township to Welcome Wegmans on July 23

July 17, 2017

HANOVER TOWNSHIP, NJ - One of the largest shopping and dining experiences in the country is ready to open its doors to Morris County when Wegmans comes to Hanover Township on July 23

This is the ninth store to open in New Jersey, with 92 overall stores in six states. The origin of Wegmans dates back to 1916 when brothers Walter and John Wegman worked at their parents’ ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, July 25, 11:45 AM

Livingston Community Center, Livingston

Livingston Lunch & Learn

Business & Finance

Sun, August 6, 3:00 PM

Livingston High School, Livingston

Free Concert "Italian Vacation" Essex County ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Tue, August 22, 11:45 AM

Livingston Community Center, Livingston

Livingston Lunch & Learn

Business & Finance

Bipartisan or Bystander?

July 18, 2017

Bipartisan or Bystander?

Bipartisanship means active, often contentious, yet respectful  cooperation, (and ultimate compromise), between two political parties for the ultimate betterment of their constituents. It is creating productive discussion to achieve a synthesis of ideas. Thus, the welfare of the people always comes before party loyalty. 

It's also about speaking up.

NCJW/Essex Books and Bites Event to Feature Author and Activist

July 19, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Author Lois Schaffer will lead a discussion about her book, The Unthinkable: Life, Loss, and a Mother’s Mission to Ban Illegal Guns, at a special Books and Bites discussion group hosted by the National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) on Wednesday, September 13 in Livingston.

Schaffer’s tragic and compelling memoir documents the ...

Gone, But Not Forgotten

Recently my dad showed me a plaque he had been awarded from his alma mater.  He graduated from a well-respected University in the Midwest after WWII.  It was where he met my mom.  

 

He is 90 now.

 

The honorific award was for his participation in the University’s “Hall of Fame” football team of 1948, on which, as I had been informed many ...