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Livingston Residents Express Concern About Township Sidewalks

December 4, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston residents have expressed concern at recent council meetings in regard to the condition of many of the sidewalks in front of both residential homes and businesses in town.

Currently, according to residents, many sidewalks in town contain extensive damage posing a safety hazard in many areas according to residents. It is also difficult for residents to ...

RWJBarnabas CEO Shapes National Strategies for Ensuring Health Access in Vulnerable Communities

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Barry Ostrowsky, recently participated in developing a report that outlines a menu options for communities, hospitals and policymakers to ensure that vulnerable rural and urban communities have access to essential healthcare services

Ostrowsky, a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Task Force ...

Livingston November in Review: Livingston Man Sentenced for Domestic Violence; Fire Department Knocks Down Two Fires & More

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Did you miss any of this month’s top stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

 

Livingston Board of Education Election Results

 

Obituary: Jennifer Feinberg, Teacher at South Mountain School

 

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp’s New Owners Continue Hallmarked Traditions and Integrate New ...

Death of Missing Montclair Woman Ruled Homicide

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The death of Sarah Butler, whose body was located in the area of Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange on Thursday after being missing for more than a week, was determined to be a homicide by the New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti.

Essex County ...

Curtains Open Thursday for Livingston High School's Production of "Alice in Wonderland"

November 29, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) Theatre will present “Alice in Wonderland,” a play adapted from Lewis Carroll's classic novel, in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-Dec. 3.

Directed by LHS English teacher Meghan Reid, Livingston’s production remains true to Carroll’s words written 150 years ago.

“From ...

Livingston Schools’ ELA Supervisor Presents on ABCs of District’s Balanced Literacy Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ – English Language Arts (ELA) Supervisor, Marybeth Kopacz, was hired by the Livingston Public Schools district nearly a year ago to take a close and discerning look at every facet of the township’s Pre K- 6 grade reading and writing programs with an eye toward improving both. 

Lending a fresh yet experienced perspective to the assessment of reading-and-writing ...

Livingston Volleyball Community Reacts to Longtime LHS Coach and Educator Al Partelow's Retirement

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After 45 years as the head girls and boys volleyball coach at Livingston High School, Al Partelow announced his retirement this week.

Since the volleyball program’s inception in 1999, Partelow has been known to inspire determination, respect and leadership in his players, according to the many current students and alumni who have reached out since his ...

Sources Report Multi-Vehicle Accident on Route 10 East; Use Caution in Area

December 2, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Police personnel were called to the scene of a multi-vehicle collision at 471 W Mt. Pleasant Avenue heading east in Livingston on Friday afternoon and request that all drivers use caution in the area, according to the Breaking News Network (BNN), which monitors emergency radio activity.

The service said first-responders reported just after 4 p.m. that there were injuries ...

Police Witness Attempted Shoplifting While Responding to Counterfeit Bill Complaint at Livingston Mall

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the process of taking four individuals into custody for attempting to pass counterfeit $100 bills at various stores in the Livingston Mall on Nov. 21, Livingston police witnessed a separate group of individuals attempting to flee after shoplifting.

At approximately 4:15 p.m., Livingston police received a call from Livingston Mall security about four individuals ...

75-Year-Old Woman Loses Control of Vehicle & More from Livingston Police

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 75-year-old Livingston woman was transported to the hospital with minor injuries on Friday after she lost control of her vehicle and struck a fence, a building and two other vehicles before finally coming to a stop, police said.

At approximately 2 p.m. Friday, Livingston police responded to a call at 25 West Northfield Road, where they discovered upon arrival that ...

Livingston Volleyball Community Reacts to Longtime LHS Coach and Educator Al Partelow's Retirement

November 21, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After 45 years as the head girls and boys volleyball coach at Livingston High School, Al Partelow announced his retirement this week.

Since the volleyball program’s inception in 1999, Partelow has been known to inspire determination, respect and leadership in his players, according to the many current students and alumni who have reached out since his ...

Livingston Township Council Honors Local Little League Teams for Outstanding Season Performances

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Mayor Alfred Anthony and the township council honored two local little league teams on Monday for their hard work over this past baseball season. Livingston Little League Williamsport Team ages 10 and 11 and Livingston Little League Team ages 9 and 10 were both winners of district championships and one ranked third in the state.

Anthony, whose son is one ...

Girls Soccer: Ridge Hands Livingston 1st Loss in Group 4 State Semifinal

SOMERVILLE, NJ - The Ridge girls soccer team posted its fifth shutout in as many state tournament games, and, this time, created some formidable offensive sparks, as well, to hand Livingston its first loss of the season.

Ally Friedman and Julia Lindsey each scored goals to lift Ridge to a 2-0 victory in the NJSIAA Group 4 semifinal Tuesday night. Ridge will make its second consecutive ...

Livingston Camuso Committee to Host Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Celebration Saturday

November 30, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Camuso Holiday Display at the Livingston Memorial Oval, where residents have likely already seen reindeer and other familiar holiday creatures, is back and ready for a special 2016 holiday celebration at the Oval on Saturday at 7 p.m.   

For the first time this year, the committee invites residents to “purchase a penguin” for $20 each ...

Livingston Resident Receives PSEG Recognizing Excellence in Volunteerism Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston resident and attorney Suzanne Klar, who has volunteered over the past decade at the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) in Newark, recently received the PSEG Recognizing Excellence in Volunteerism Award on behalf of IHN.

IHN, an organization that helps homeless families in need by providing them with a place to stay and three meals a day, also works with ...

Livingston Holiday Decorations Committee Looks to Community for Support

LIVINGSTON, NJ - The Livingston Holiday Decorations Committee’s annual “Winter Wonderland” display is officially up throughout the Township of Livingston, but because the display is only made possible through donations, the committee is uncertain over whether it will be able to continue the tradition.

As the holiday season approaches, committee Co-chairs Marie Bennett and ...

Livingston’s New Dasí Salon and Beauty Bar Partner for Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting

December 2, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dasí Salon, Essex County’s newest boutique salon at 93 South Livingston Avenue, and Camila Mello’s Beauty Bar just a few doors down at 79 South Livingston, hosted their celebratory ribbon cuttings last week attended by the mayor, township council members and members of the Livingston Chamber of Commerce and Business Improvement District.

According ...

Regal Bank of Livingston to Host Pet Pictures with Santa Paws Saturday

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Regal Bank’s Livingston branch at 504 S. Livingston Avenue invites family and friends to have digital photos taken of their pet taken with “Santa Paws” on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In addition to photos, the festivities on Saturday will also include free goodie bags for pets and refreshments for their owners.

Regal Bank, Livingston’s ...

West Essex YMCA Distributes Survey Exploring Potential Expansion

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to meet the needs of the Livingston community, one that the West Essex YMCA describes as both growing and diverse, the Y is exploring the possibility of a facility expansion through a survey recently sent out to members as well as Livingston residents.

The YMCA hired marketing firm GillWright Group to conduct the study in order to collect the most ...

Regal Bank of Livingston to Host Pet Pictures with Santa Paws Saturday

December 1, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Regal Bank’s Livingston branch at 504 S. Livingston Avenue invites family and friends to have digital photos taken of their pet taken with “Santa Paws” on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In addition to photos, the festivities on Saturday will also include free goodie bags for pets and refreshments for their owners.

Regal Bank, Livingston’s ...

Livingston Camuso Committee to Host Lighting Ceremony and Holiday Celebration Saturday

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Camuso Holiday Display at the Livingston Memorial Oval, where residents have likely already seen reindeer and other familiar holiday creatures, is back and ready for a special 2016 holiday celebration at the Oval on Saturday at 7 p.m.   

For the first time this year, the committee invites residents to “purchase a penguin” for $20 each ...

Curtains Open Thursday for Livingston High School's Production of "Alice in Wonderland"

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) Theatre will present “Alice in Wonderland,” a play adapted from Lewis Carroll's classic novel, in the high school auditorium at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, Dec. 1-Dec. 3.

Directed by LHS English teacher Meghan Reid, Livingston’s production remains true to Carroll’s words written 150 years ago.

“From ...

Livingston Residents Express Concern About Township Sidewalks

December 4, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston residents have expressed concern at recent council meetings in regard to the condition of many of the sidewalks in front of both residential homes and businesses in town.

Currently, according to residents, many sidewalks in town contain extensive damage posing a safety hazard in many areas according to residents. It is also difficult for residents to ...

Livingston Students Encourage Community to Help Restore Monarch Butterfly Population

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A group of Livingston students is asking for the community’s help in restoring the Monarch Butterfly population in the area.

The group—consisting of sixth-garders Natasha Ahlawat and Neil Ahlawat; fifth-grader Aalok Dhurandhar; seventh-grader Srishti Dhurandhar; eighth-grader Ankita Sharma; seventh-grader Ruhi Tawde; and eighth-grader Divya ...

Livingston Township Council Honors Local Little League Teams for Outstanding Season Performances

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Mayor Alfred Anthony and the township council honored two local little league teams on Monday for their hard work over this past baseball season. Livingston Little League Williamsport Team ages 10 and 11 and Livingston Little League Team ages 9 and 10 were both winners of district championships and one ranked third in the state.

Anthony, whose son is one ...

RWJBarnabas CEO Shapes National Strategies for Ensuring Health Access in Vulnerable Communities

December 3, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Barry Ostrowsky, recently participated in developing a report that outlines a menu options for communities, hospitals and policymakers to ensure that vulnerable rural and urban communities have access to essential healthcare services

Ostrowsky, a member of the American Hospital Association (AHA) Task Force ...

West Essex YMCA Distributes Survey Exploring Potential Expansion

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to meet the needs of the Livingston community, one that the West Essex YMCA describes as both growing and diverse, the Y is exploring the possibility of a facility expansion through a survey recently sent out to members as well as Livingston residents.

The YMCA hired marketing firm GillWright Group to conduct the study in order to collect the most ...

Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Warns of the Dangers of Deep Fried Turkey

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although many find it a delicious tradition, deep-frying a turkey can be dangerous, according to the staff at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Burn Center.  

According to the National Fire Protection Association, deep-fryer fires are responsible for five deaths, 60 injuries, the destruction of 900 homes and more than $15-million in property damage each ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Hosts Community Thanksgiving Luncheon

November 28, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) honored Livingston’s civic organizations through its annual Thanksgiving Luncheon, which is one of the LACC’s largest annual networking events, at Cedar Hill Country Club on Tuesday, sponsored by Saint Barnabas Medical Center.

According to outgoing LACC President Monte Ehrenkranz, who organized the luncheon ...

Burn Center at Saint Barnabas Warns of the Dangers of Deep Fried Turkey

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although many find it a delicious tradition, deep-frying a turkey can be dangerous, according to the staff at the Saint Barnabas Medical Center Burn Center.  

According to the National Fire Protection Association, deep-fryer fires are responsible for five deaths, 60 injuries, the destruction of 900 homes and more than $15-million in property damage each ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce to Host Community Thanksgiving Luncheon Tuesday

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Seats are still available for the annual Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Community (LACC) Thanksgiving Luncheon, which will welcome both members and non-members at the door on Tuesday from 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Cedar Hill Country Club.

For $40 per person, the LACC Thanksgiving Luncheon is one of the organization’s most well-attended events each year. In ...

Livingston November in Review: Livingston Man Sentenced for Domestic Violence; Fire Department Knocks Down Two Fires & More

December 3, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Did you miss any of this month’s top stories? Click on the headlines to catch up:

 

Livingston Board of Education Election Results

 

Obituary: Jennifer Feinberg, Teacher at South Mountain School

 

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp’s New Owners Continue Hallmarked Traditions and Integrate New ...

Livingston Students Encourage Community to Help Restore Monarch Butterfly Population

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A group of Livingston students is asking for the community’s help in restoring the Monarch Butterfly population in the area.

The group—consisting of sixth-garders Natasha Ahlawat and Neil Ahlawat; fifth-grader Aalok Dhurandhar; seventh-grader Srishti Dhurandhar; eighth-grader Ankita Sharma; seventh-grader Ruhi Tawde; and eighth-grader Divya ...

R. Home Interior Design Store Hosts Celebratory Ribbon Cutting in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — R. Home Interior Design Store, one of the first interior design stores of its kind to open in New Jersey, now located at 17 W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Livingston, recently hosted its celebratory ribbon cutting ceremony.

Livingston Mayor Al Anthony joined members of the township council and members of the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce in welcoming R. Home to the ...

Livingston Students Encourage Community to Help Restore Monarch Butterfly Population

November 30, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A group of Livingston students is asking for the community’s help in restoring the Monarch Butterfly population in the area.

The group—consisting of sixth-garders Natasha Ahlawat and Neil Ahlawat; fifth-grader Aalok Dhurandhar; seventh-grader Srishti Dhurandhar; eighth-grader Ankita Sharma; seventh-grader Ruhi Tawde; and eighth-grader Divya ...

Livingston Township Council and Recycling Committee Encourage Water Usage Reduction by Residents

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In honor of America Recycles Day on Tuesday, Livingston resident Walter LeVine, head of the Livingston Recycling and Reclamation Committee, and members of the Livingston Township Council encouraged residents to take a pledge to help reduce waste.

According to the committee's presentation at the township council meeting Monday, President Barack ...

Temple Beth Shalom Hosts Annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Celebration

November 25, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston celebrated its annual Interfaith Thanksgiving program on Sunday, a celebration that Mayor Al Anthony said he loves because it’s “always a testament to who we are as a community.” 

“The residents of Livingston and we on the council have always embraced diversity, tolerance and acceptance and have ...

New Livingston Resolution Condemns all Actions Taken by Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A resolution condemning all actions taken by the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) Movement was adopted by the Livingston mayor and council on Monday.

According to the BDS Movement website, the global campaign "works to end international support for Israel's oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international ...

Sanskriti of New Jersey Hosts Annual Diwali Dinner and Dance

WHIPPANY, NJ — Sanskriti of New Jersey, the Livingston-based non-profit association serving the Asian-Indian community of Essex County and neighboring towns, recently celebrated Diwali with its annual dinner and dance event at the Hanover Marriott in Whippany.

Hundreds of members and non-members attended the event in celebration of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights celebrating ...

First Annual “BARKtoberfest” Raises More Than $3300 for Participating Shelters and Rescue Groups

November 27, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ – The first-annual “BARKtoberfest” pet adoption event at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange raised more than $3,300 for participating animal shelters and rescue groups, including The Friends of the Livingston Animal Shelter, part of the Healthy Community Healthy Youth Initiative of Livingston. A total of 20 dogs and cats were adopted, with many applications still ...

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Chris Brown Named President at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New Jersey Properties is proud to announce the appointment of Chris Brown to President of the 21-office real estate brokerage headquartered in Somerset, New Jersey. Previously serving as Executive Vice President and General Sales Manager, Brown is a member of the company’s ownership team along with Bill Keleher, Seymour and Nancy Litwin, and Steve Janett.

Death of Missing Montclair Woman Ruled Homicide

December 2, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The death of Sarah Butler, whose body was located in the area of Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange on Thursday after being missing for more than a week, was determined to be a homicide by the New Jersey Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn Murray and Montclair Police Chief Todd Conforti.

Essex County ...

Elizabeth Native Diagnosed With Rare Brain Tumor

November 20, 2016

ELIZABETH, NJ – When 28-year-old, Elizabeth resident Mike Georgevich was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor, his sister Nicole didn’t hesitate to spring into action. Along with family and friends, she set up a GoFundMe to help raise funds for her brother’s upcoming surgery and potential rehabilitation thereafter.

“People's reactions and stories of their own ...

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Montclair Art Museum, Montclair

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Don't Sacrifice the Environment to Fund the State Treasury

November 23, 2016

Dear Editor:

New Jersey’s Natural Resource Damages (NRD) program is an incredibly important and necessary program rising from the state’s history of incremental spills and discharges, as well as historic industrialization. 

NRD requires polluters to go beyond the mandated cleanup and to pay damages for restoration and compensation for the public loss of use of natural ...

Friends of the Livingston Library Restocks Its Ongoing Book Sale for December

December 1, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Friends of the Livingston Library has fully restocked its Ongoing Book Sale for the month of December. On a monthly basis, Friends takes down all stock and replaces it with entirely new inventory. 

This is the “Friends flip.” Approximately 1200 items of fiction, non-fiction, children’s books, DVDs, and CDs are available at great ...

Andy’s Family Music Showcases Alex Weiss on Drums

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight 11-year-old Alex Weiss, a fifth grader at Collins Elementary School with an aptitude for drums.

Alex studies drums at Andy’s under the instruction of Joe Vitello. He says hid favorite band is Fall Out Boy and that his dad is his number one musical influence.

Check him out in the video ...

Q&A With Owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp

Recently, the owners of Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Dan Milman and George Stein, took part in a fun Question and Answer session. Below are the questions and their responses. To learn more about Milman, Stein and Meadowbrook, click here to read a recent article that ran on TApinto.net.

 

WHEN YOU HEAR THE WORD CAMP, WHAT VISUAL COMES TO MIND?

George: A six lb.

Getting a Handle on Thanksgiving

This year, on our National Day of Thanks, I would like to express my gratitude for having hands.

We typically don’t thank our body parts because they seldom leave us.  Most of us have not experienced unfortunate accidents or suffered the horrible consequences of war; tragic events  which might cause us to lose a limb.  

Most of us take our fingers and hands and elbows ...

My Epic Beauty Fails

One day as I was looking around a high-end cosmetics store for a new lipstick, a “beauty expert” approached me and said that I was so stunning I should forget the lipstick, and get a lip plumper instead. At first I wondered why I needed a lip plumper if I was already so stunning. But then I thought, “Now here is someone wearing a badge that says, ‘beauty expert,’ so ...