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Sobel & Co. Member Weighs In On Murphy's Tax Amnesty Program

July 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law earlier this month granting amnesty to anyone behind on taxes owed between Feb. 1, 2009 and Sept. 1, 2017—as long as the individual is not under criminal investigation—Sobel & Co. member Ken Bagner, CPA, MST, shed light on the pros and cons of the new tax amnesty program in New Jersey.

The new legislation includes ...

Livingston Parent Self-Help Support Group Supports Families in Need

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite regularly meeting since 1981 to help local parents who are experiencing challenges with their children, the Livingston Parent Self-Help Support Group (LPSHSG) is still one of the best-kept secrets in Livingston, and is hoping to reach even more families in not only Livingston, but all of Essex County and surrounding communities as well.

John Crump of LPSHSG ...

Lions Club Blood Drive to be Among Livingston National Night Out Activities

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A community blood drive sponsored by the Lions Club of Livingston will accompany the upcoming National Night Out event, designed to strengthen neighborhoods though police-community partnerships, to be held at the Memorial Oval on Aug. 7.

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., a complimentary ShopRite gift card will be provided to each blood donor, as well as a complimentary cholesterol ...

Register Now to Save Over $200 at West Essex Cheer and Tumble Academy

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Essex Cheer & Tumble Academy is now offering $75 off per month for your first three months. Register now at wecheeracademy.com/explorer-academy, use Code TAP to receive $75 off per month for your first three months. 

Children who take the after-school classes also qualify to receive a $40 per month discount on any of the gyms All ...

Former Femgineer Returns to Heritage With Special Program

July 21, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Prior to the end of the school year, Johnson & Johnson, along with Steven’s Institute students, provided the Heritage Middle School (HMS) FemGineers with a real-world engineering experience.

Julie McEldoon, a former FemGineer from HMS, is now part of the Engineered Solutions Research & Development Co-op between Stevens Institute of Technology and ...

Livingston Senior Philippe Jallow Named Board of Education Student Representative

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rising Livingston High School senior Philippe Jallow was recently sworn in as the student representative on the Livingston Board of Education for the 2018-19 school year.

Philippe says that his decision to run for this position was fueled by a desire to represent his classmates and make sure that their voices and interests are heard by school leaders.

“I wanted ...

Families Invited to Open House at Peanut Shell Early Learning Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to a July 28 open house at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center from 9 a.m. to noon.

The state-licensed Peanut Shell provides full-and part-time childcare for families in Livingston, West Orange, Roseland, the Caldwells and surrounding communities. It is the only childcare center in ...

Lions Club Blood Drive to be Among Livingston National Night Out Activities

July 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A community blood drive sponsored by the Lions Club of Livingston will accompany the upcoming National Night Out event, designed to strengthen neighborhoods though police-community partnerships, to be held at the Memorial Oval on Aug. 7.

From 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., a complimentary ShopRite gift card will be provided to each blood donor, as well as a complimentary cholesterol ...

Police Respond to Reports of Theft and More in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Between July 11 and July 18, Livingston police reported the following incidents, including three overnight thefts and two motor vehicle stops that led to arrests. 

Sometime over night from July 10 into July 11, an unlocked 2017 BMW X6 Wagon was entered and items were missing from the vehicle, which was parked at 25 Glannon Road. According to police, ...

Livingston Police Department Welcomes Eight New Members

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two new officers, two police chaplains and four auxiliary officers were sworn into the Livingston Police Department (LPD) on Monday during a swearing-in ceremony led by Acting Chief Gary Marschuetz at the Livingston Township Council meeting.

Many LPD members came to support their new brothers as they received their badges and swore to “faithfully, impartially ...

Livingston Parent Self-Help Support Group Supports Families in Need

July 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite regularly meeting since 1981 to help local parents who are experiencing challenges with their children, the Livingston Parent Self-Help Support Group (LPSHSG) is still one of the best-kept secrets in Livingston, and is hoping to reach even more families in not only Livingston, but all of Essex County and surrounding communities as well.

John Crump of LPSHSG ...

Microlab Road to be Renamed Miracle Way in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the weeks leading up to the official grand opening of Lifetown, a brand new recreational, therapeutic and educational facility that will be the first of its kind in the region catering to children, teens and adults with special needs, the Livingston Township Council has agreed to rename what is currently Microlab Road to “Miracle Way” at the request of ...

Nickelodeon Recognizes Livingston Students for Volunteer Efforts

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Youth volunteers from Livingston are receiving national attention through Nickelodeon’s HALO Movement, which encourages young people to use their passion and creativity to help those in need.

Every year, Nickelodeon teams up with its long-standing partner Key Club International to share the stories of kids throughout the country who are “Helping And Leading ...

Microlab Road to be Renamed Miracle Way in Livingston

July 19, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In the weeks leading up to the official grand opening of Lifetown, a brand new recreational, therapeutic and educational facility that will be the first of its kind in the region catering to children, teens and adults with special needs, the Livingston Township Council has agreed to rename what is currently Microlab Road to “Miracle Way” at the request of ...

Livingston Council Votes on Ordinance to Prohibit Vape Shops

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Concern about the increased use of electronic cigarettes and other vapor products was among the reasons why the Livingston Township Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting “vape shops,” or any establishment that primarily sells “electronic devices, liquid nicotine or vapor products,” in the township’s retail commercial zones. In ...

Lieutenant Governor Speaks at Jewish Community Housing Corporation Dinner

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Jewish Community Housing Corporation of Metropolitan New Jersey (JCHC) recently held its board of trustees annual dinner at Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, spoke to the approximately 130 guests, including staff, board members, sponsors and residents about how the West Orange-based nonprofit is “Building Bridges ...

Sobel & Co. Member Weighs In On Murphy's Tax Amnesty Program

July 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After Gov. Phil Murphy signed a law earlier this month granting amnesty to anyone behind on taxes owed between Feb. 1, 2009 and Sept. 1, 2017—as long as the individual is not under criminal investigation—Sobel & Co. member Ken Bagner, CPA, MST, shed light on the pros and cons of the new tax amnesty program in New Jersey.

The new legislation includes ...

Livingston Council Votes on Ordinance to Prohibit Vape Shops

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Concern about the increased use of electronic cigarettes and other vapor products was among the reasons why the Livingston Township Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting “vape shops,” or any establishment that primarily sells “electronic devices, liquid nicotine or vapor products,” in the township’s retail commercial zones. In ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC Honored for Giving Back to Community

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, was recently honored as one of New Jersey’s "Champions of Good Works" by Commerce magazine and Commerce & Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ).

The Livingston-based accounting firm, was selected for its 2017 "Food Drive" initiative, which supports two local food pantries: ...

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp to Hold "Summer Splash 2018" Open House

July 21, 2018

LONG VALLEY, NJ — Those interested in visiting Meadowbrook Country Day Camp are invited to attend “Summer Splash 2018,” on Saturday, July 28, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The camp is located at 73 East Valley Brook Road, in Long Valley. The rain date for this event is Sunday, July 29.

“Seeing camp during the summer is a perfect way to get a feel for how ...

Livingston Artist to be Featured in Upcoming Fine Art Exhibit

MORRISTOWN, NJ — An upcoming fine art exhibit presented by the Northern New Jersey art group Partners in Paint (PiP) will include the work of Livingston resident John Wolff, an award-winning artist whose watercolor piece entitled “The Norseman” is pictured above.

The exhibit, located at the Art Upstairs Gallery of the MAYO Performing Arts Center in Morristown, ...

Livingston Teens Selected for Prestigious Musical Theater Conservatory

MILLBURN, NJ — Jayden Declet, Brooke Lelia and Jonah Ruderman of Livingston were recently selected by Mark Hoebee, Paper Mill Playhouse producing artistic director and recipient of the 2016 Tony Award for Regional Theatre, to participate in the Paper Mill’s prestigious Summer Musical Theatre Conservatory for 2018. 

This honor puts the three teens in the ...

Families Invited to Open House at Peanut Shell Early Learning Center

July 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Parents of infants through preschoolers are invited to a July 28 open house at the West Essex YMCA’s Peanut Shell Early Learning Center from 9 a.m. to noon.

The state-licensed Peanut Shell provides full-and part-time childcare for families in Livingston, West Orange, Roseland, the Caldwells and surrounding communities. It is the only childcare center in ...

Livingston Council Votes on Ordinance to Prohibit Vape Shops

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Concern about the increased use of electronic cigarettes and other vapor products was among the reasons why the Livingston Township Council adopted an ordinance prohibiting “vape shops,” or any establishment that primarily sells “electronic devices, liquid nicotine or vapor products,” in the township’s retail commercial zones. In ...

Week in Review: Students Highlighted on Nick, Officers Sworn In & More in Livingston

July 21, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In case you missed it, check out what happened in Livingston this week by clicking on the headlines below:

Nickelodeon Recognizes Livingston Students for Volunteer Efforts
Livingston Senior Philippe Jallow Named Board of Education Student Representativ
Livingston Warns Public About Door-to-Door Peddlers
Livingston Council Votes on Ordinance to Prohibit Vape ...

June in Review: Livingston's Top 10 Stories from June 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In case you missed it, check out the top 10 stories from June 2018 on TAPinto Livingston, based on pageviews.

1. Stolen Vehicle Causes Road Closure on Mt. Pleasant Avenue

2. Mezza Mediterranean BYOB Restaurant Opens at Livingston Circle

3. See Photos From the 2018 Livingston High School Senior Prom

4. Illustrious Livingston Alumni Visit High School English ...

Livingston Weekly Rundown: Sports, Entertainment, Police News and More

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In case you missed it, take a look at how the Township of Livingston closed out the month of June in 2016 by clicking on the headlines below:

Livingston Native Brett Altman Releases First Single Through Sony Music

Undefeated Cardona Heads List of Livingston All-SEC Baseball Stars

Men’s Shul Softball League Unites in Livingston to Support Parkland ...

Butterfly Tent Safari Coming to Essex County Environmental Center

July 3, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – The public can experience the “Butterfly Tent Safari” at the Essex County Environmental Center. The Butterfly Tent Safari is an interactive display where visitors can observe hundreds of butterflies while walking through a tent. It will be held as ...

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Register Now to Save Over $200 at West Essex Cheer and Tumble Academy

July 22, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ - West Essex Cheer & Tumble Academy is now offering $75 off per month for your first three months. Register now at wecheeracademy.com/explorer-academy, use Code TAP to receive $75 off per month for your first three months. 

Children who take the after-school classes also qualify to receive a $40 per month discount on any of the gyms All ...

Save $2.50 on Next Visit to Livingston Car Wash

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Drivers can save $2.50 the next time they get their vehicle cleaned at Livingston Car Wash.

Come to Livingston Car Wash at 111 E. Mt. Pleasant Avenue for a car wash and $2.50 will be discounted from the regular price.

Upcoming Events

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Tue, July 24, 7:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Meet the Author: Lucy Tan

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, August 4, 7:30 PM

Par 440 Restaurant & Lounge, SHORT HILLS

Solid Gold with Bobby Valli at Par 440

Arts & Entertainment Food & Drink

Man Stabbed in Valley Section of West Orange

July 18, 2018

WEST ORANGE – A West Orange man was stabbed Sunday evening during an attack in The Valley section of the township, according to officials.

Police were called the 300 block of Valley Road around 5:45 p.m. on a report of an aggravated assault. The 28-year-old victim was stabbed during an attack by a group of individuals who later fled the scene, according to township spokeswoman Susan ...

Livingston Town-Wide Campout, Movie Under the Stars Postponed

July 20, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — ​Due to rain in the forecast, Livingston's Town-Wide Campout and Movie Under the Stars has been rescheduled from July 21 to Saturday, Aug. 18.

Tent setup will begin at 4:30 p.m., followed by games, a campfire, and Disney-Pixar's Coco at dusk!

More information about this annual event, part of Livingston's Youth Appreciation Celebration, can be ...

Rutgers Hikes Tuition, Student Fees for 2018-2019 Academic Year

July 20, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Board of Governors this week approved a 2.3 percent hike in tuition and fees, as well as increases for dorm rooms and meals, for the 2018-2019 academic year.

The increase now brings the annual cost for undergraduate students to $14,975, which is $337 more than this past school year.

Student housing will increase 1.9 percent, ...

Bitcoin Scam Targets Livingston Residents

July 22, 2018

Dear Editor:

As I frequently write, scammers are becoming more sophisticated each day.

A resident called to advise me of the latest scam, somewhat obvious from the contents of the letter received, but with the many scandals being reported on in various media, a possible reality, depending upon the recipient, but certainly not this resident.

The letter only provided a possible email ...

Would Shedding

How much wood wouldn’t a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck woodn’t?

 

Enough already.  

 

I get it.  It is an easy mistake to make, misusing would and wouldn’t.  It happens to me all the time.

 

“Honey, when I said I didn’t see any reason why I would go to the ballet, I meant to say I couldn’t see ...

Summer Storm Checklist

New Jersey gets its share of severe weather – and those closest to the coast are particularly vulnerable to hurricanes and high winds. Here are some things you can do to help improve the safety of your family and home before a storm hits:

·       Be informed. Find out where the nearest shelter is, and map out different routes you can take ...