TOP LOCAL NEWS

CycleBar Livingston Ride to Benefit Lung Transplant Recipient

December 14, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — CycleBar Livingston is hosting a fundraising ride to benefit Chelsea
Gaynes, a young woman waiting for a double lung transplant, on Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. The cost to participate in the ride is $50.

Nearly 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Chelsea, as her family struggles to pay for her medical care.
Gaynes suffers from Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ...

Local Teen and Therapy Dog Bring Smiles to Those in Need

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Since her father’s death two years ago, local 16-year-old Heather McGuire has dedicated her time to “turning tragedies into triumphs” by giving back to the community alongside her certified therapy dog, Bella. 

Only a week after losing her father to a heart attack after he had been battling Stage IV cancer for nearly a year, Heather also lost her ...

New Book Chat Series to Bring Livingston Community Together This Winter

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Collins Elementary School Kindergarten teacher and Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) representative Greer Gelman addressed Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting attendees on Monday to announce the first-ever Livingston Community Book Club session, coming to Livingston High School (LHS) at the start of the new year.

The session features LHS Class of ‘80 ...

Former Rutgers Student Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Cyber Attack

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on Dec. 13.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled ...

New Book Chat Series to Bring Livingston Community Together This Winter

December 13, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Collins Elementary School Kindergarten teacher and Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) representative Greer Gelman addressed Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting attendees on Monday to announce the first-ever Livingston Community Book Club session, coming to Livingston High School (LHS) at the start of the new year.

The session features LHS Class of ‘80 ...

BASF Toastmasters Mentors Livingston Students in Leadership

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston students in grades 5-8 from the Livingston Robotics Club (LRC) recently participated an eight-week youth leadership program sponsored by the BASF Toastmasters.

Organized by LRC coach Yvonne Ferreira, the program was designed to develop speaking and leadership skills for young students. BASF Toastmasters’ eight-week Youth Leadership program is similar to ...

Livingston High School Graduates Headed for Bright but Varied Futures

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Although on the face of it, graduates of Livingston High School’s (LHS) Class of 2017 are moving on to institutions of higher learning at about the same impressive rate as they did in past years, slight differences in post-secondary pursuits are beginning to shine through, according to a presentation given by Director of School Counseling Services Sinead Crews at ...

Retiring Officer Gary Mankowitz Reflects on 25 Years with the Livingston Police Department

December 6, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After serving on the Livingston Police Department (LPD) for 25 years and being an instrumental member of the Community Policing Unit (CPU) since 2008, Livingston Police Officer Gary Mankowitz retired from the LPD last week.

As Livingston’s first CPU officer, Mankowitz has been an integral part of the Livingston community and said he is grateful to have made so ...

Ice Hockey: Livingston & Verona/Glen Ridge Play to 1-1 Tie

December 11, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a hard-fought contest on Monday night, the Livingston and Verona/Glen Ridge (VGR) ice hockey teams played to a 1-1 tie.

“It’s very disappointing…I don’t think we put in the effort,” said Livingston head coach David Conklin. “Unfortunately, the momentum of the game was dictated by all the penalties, when you have 17 penalties ...

Ice Hockey: Livingston Earns First Victory, 4-0, Over MKA

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Livingston High School ice hockey team earned its first win of the season in dominant fashion with a 4-0 victory over Montclair Kimberley Academy (MKA) on Friday.

“It feels great,” said Livingston head coach Dave Conklin. “We haven’t played too well the first two games and this game we played better so it’s nice to come out with a ...

CycleBar Livingston Ride to Benefit Lung Transplant Recipient

December 14, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — CycleBar Livingston is hosting a fundraising ride to benefit Chelsea
Gaynes, a young woman waiting for a double lung transplant, on Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. The cost to participate in the ride is $50.

Nearly 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Chelsea, as her family struggles to pay for her medical care.
Gaynes suffers from Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ...

Local Teen and Therapy Dog Bring Smiles to Those in Need

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Since her father’s death two years ago, local 16-year-old Heather McGuire has dedicated her time to “turning tragedies into triumphs” by giving back to the community alongside her certified therapy dog, Bella. 

Only a week after losing her father to a heart attack after he had been battling Stage IV cancer for nearly a year, Heather also lost her ...

Livingston Youth & Community Services Holiday Drive Ends Friday

LIVINGSTON, NJ – There is still time to participate in the 2017 Livingston Youth & Community Services (LYCS) Leaders “Toys 4 Tots” holiday drive, which ends on Dec. 15. 

Those who would like to donate should drop off toys at any of the following collection locations: Livingston Town Hall, the Livingston Senior/Community Center (first and second levels), Heritage ...

Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

December 10, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recently recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

Among thousands of hospitals in the ...

New Book Chat Series to Bring Livingston Community Together This Winter

December 13, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Collins Elementary School Kindergarten teacher and Livingston Education Foundation (LEF) representative Greer Gelman addressed Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting attendees on Monday to announce the first-ever Livingston Community Book Club session, coming to Livingston High School (LHS) at the start of the new year.

The session features LHS Class of ‘80 ...

Family Fun Continues at Livingston’s Camuso Holiday Display

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to help the Township of Livingston celebrate the Festival of Lights on Thursday, the third Night of Chanukah, with a Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Camuso display at 5:30 p.m.

Participants will gather near the gazebo at the Memorial Oval to help Rabbi Cliff Kulwin of Temple B’Nai Abraham light the menorah candles.

Family fun will ...

Fashion and Food Come to CycleBar Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to offering heart-pumping indoor cycling classes, CycleBar Livingston is opening its doors to various local businesses.

 “Community is one of our central guiding principles and although we use exercise as a focal point for that we recognize that there are other complimentary businesses that could benefit our riders," said owner Delvin ...

Essex County to Host Open Forum to Discuss Refurbishment of Riker Hill Art Park

December 12, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The county will host a meeting in Livingston on Jan. 11 at town hall to discuss ideas and answer questions regarding the upcoming renovation of Riker Hill Art Park.

Essex County Riker Hill Art Park is a 42-acre complex that was once housed army facilities and is now the home of 38 artist studios. Since it is owned by the county, the county has been working ...

Essex County Executive Launches 2018 Re-Election Campaign

NEWARK, NJ — Amid a sea of supporters from Washington, D.C. to Trenton, from Newark City Hall to the outer reaches of West Essex, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo formally announced his re-election campaign in Newark on Monday morning at Essex County Veterans Memorial Park.

DiVincenzo, a Newark native who now lives in Roseland, is seeking his fifth ...

Livingston Robotics Club's Team Promethio Presents Water Conservancy Project

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The five members of Livingston Robotics Club’s Team Promethio, made up of 6th, 7th and 8th graders, presented a solution for water conservation to the mayor and council on Monday, five days before they make the same presentation to a panel of judges in the next round of the First Lego League (FLL) robotics competition in Mount Olive on Saturday.

Team ...

CycleBar Livingston Ride to Benefit Lung Transplant Recipient

December 14, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — CycleBar Livingston is hosting a fundraising ride to benefit Chelsea
Gaynes, a young woman waiting for a double lung transplant, on Dec. 16 at 3:30 p.m. The cost to participate in the ride is $50.

Nearly 100 percent of proceeds will benefit Chelsea, as her family struggles to pay for her medical care.
Gaynes suffers from Lymphangioleiomyomatosis ...

Three RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Recognized as 2017 Top Hospitals

WEST ORANGE, NJ – Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Jersey City Medical Center and Monmouth Medical Center, three RWJBarnabas Health facilities, were recently recognized as Top Teaching Hospitals in 2017 by The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit organization driving a movement for giant leaps forward in the quality and safety of American health care.

Among thousands of hospitals in the ...

Fashion and Food Come to CycleBar Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to offering heart-pumping indoor cycling classes, CycleBar Livingston is opening its doors to various local businesses.

 “Community is one of our central guiding principles and although we use exercise as a focal point for that we recognize that there are other complimentary businesses that could benefit our riders," said owner Delvin ...

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

December 3, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Check out TAPinto Livingston’s Top Ten stories of November, based on pageviews:

1. Handicap Bus Crashed into Home on W. Northfield Avenue

2. Livingston Board of Education Election Results Are In

3. School Bus Strikes Telephone Pole in Livingston

4. Armed Robbery Under Investigation at Livingston Bottle King

5. Newark Woman Arrested in Livingston for ...

Essex County to Host Open Forum to Discuss Refurbishment of Riker Hill Art Park

December 12, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The county will host a meeting in Livingston on Jan. 11 at town hall to discuss ideas and answer questions regarding the upcoming renovation of Riker Hill Art Park.

Essex County Riker Hill Art Park is a 42-acre complex that was once housed army facilities and is now the home of 38 artist studios. Since it is owned by the county, the county has been working ...

BASF Toastmasters Mentors Livingston Students in Leadership

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston students in grades 5-8 from the Livingston Robotics Club (LRC) recently participated an eight-week youth leadership program sponsored by the BASF Toastmasters.

Organized by LRC coach Yvonne Ferreira, the program was designed to develop speaking and leadership skills for young students. BASF Toastmasters’ eight-week Youth Leadership program is similar to ...

Livingston Robotics Club's Team Promethio Presents Water Conservancy Project

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The five members of Livingston Robotics Club’s Team Promethio, made up of 6th, 7th and 8th graders, presented a solution for water conservation to the mayor and council on Monday, five days before they make the same presentation to a panel of judges in the next round of the First Lego League (FLL) robotics competition in Mount Olive on Saturday.

Team ...

Family Fun Continues at Livingston’s Camuso Holiday Display

December 12, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The public is invited to help the Township of Livingston celebrate the Festival of Lights on Thursday, the third Night of Chanukah, with a Menorah Lighting Ceremony at the Camuso display at 5:30 p.m.

Participants will gather near the gazebo at the Memorial Oval to help Rabbi Cliff Kulwin of Temple B’Nai Abraham light the menorah candles.

Family fun will ...

Livingston High School Teens Experience Life-Changing Israel Trip

JERUSALEM, IL — Three Livingston teens were among the 13 in the Metro West Area to participate in this year’s NCSY Jerusalem Journey, a month-long trip to Israel with the motto “BEST.SUMMER.EVER.”

By traveling all over the country, the teens were exposed to a variety of activities and places that are often not highlighted on a typical tour. In addition to visiting ...

Jordan Baris Shares: 6 Reasons to List Your Home During the Holidays

November 20, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — According to Jordan Baris, Inc., Realtors, there are many reasons why the holiday season is a good time to list a home.

The firm, located in West Orange and Livingston, encourages area residents to consider the following:

People who are looking for a home during the holiday season are most likely pretty serious about making a move. In fact, they may be in a ...

TAP Into Another Town's News:

TAP Into Another Town's News:

Sign Up for E-News

Livingston

Newark Man Pleads Guilty to Beating, Sexually Assaulting Rutgers Student

December 7, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — A Newark man pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting and severely beating a female Rutgers student and will spend up to 22 years behind bars, authorities announced on Tuesday. 

At 3:30 a.m. on May 4, 2016, 39-year-old Newark resident Michael Knight followed the woman and attacked her near College Avenue and Seminary Place on the Rutgers-New ...

Livingston Area Chamber Spotlight on Montclair Medical Associates, LLC

The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) is proud to spotlight its new member, Montclair Medical Associates, LLC (MMA), and owner, Dr. Renita Oglesby. Thank you, Montclair Medical Associates, for partnering with the LACC and being a part of Livingston’s thriving business community.

This virtual interview was conducted by TAPintoLivingston.net in partnership with the LACC and ...

Former Rutgers Student Pleads Guilty to Involvement in Cyber Attack

December 13, 2017

TRENTON, NJ - A former Rutgers student pleaded guilty to his involvement in a series of cyber attacks against the Rutgers University computer network, which left the internet crippled for days at a time, US Department of Justice Officials announced on Dec. 13.

Paras Jha, 21, of Fanwood, faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000, US officials announced, after he pled ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_f63dabf97f42c56cc5a9__v8a7216

Sat, December 16, 3:30 PM

Livingston

Ride to Raise Money for Lung Transplant Recipient

Mon, December 18, 1:30 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Foreign Movie: RANG-E KHODA

Arts & Entertainment

Mon, December 18, 8:00 PM

Livingston Town Hall, Livingston

Council Meeting: Energy Aggregation Program ...

Government

New Blood Pressure Guidelines Highlight Need for Greater Awareness and Proactive Treatment

December 1, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ – According to new guidelines issued in November by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology, 46 percent of U.S. adults—about 103-million Americans—are now considered to be in the high blood pressure range. Under the previous guidelines, which had not been updated in over a decade, only 32 percent of U.S. adults (or 72 ...

The Thought that Counts

The other day I was talking to our cat . . .  

Hmmm.  It says here that dogs are smarter than cats.

What are you reading, Mad Magazine?

No seriously, this article in the Times claims that a scientific study conducted at Vanderbilt University recently discovered that dogs have twice as many neurons as cats in the analytic part of their brains.

Yeah, but they only use a ...