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Livingston Police Department to Host Pizza with a Cop Event

February 24, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department is inviting residents to join members of the department for free pizza and drinks, some conversation and some fun at Anthony Francos Pizza, 489 S. Livingston Avenue on Saturday, March 3, for a Pizza With a Cop event.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., citizens can enjoy free pizza and meet the police officers that patrol their neighborhoods.

Save the Date: New York Auto Show Scheduled for 2018

TAPintoTravels - The New York International Auto Show is only a month away. This has been a New York tradition, since 1900.  

Visitors come from all around world to enjoy the premier auto event.  For the TAPinto community, it is just a local trip across the rivers.

TAPintoTravels was there last year and we will provide coverage this year. Visit here for the ...

Livingston One of Two NJ High Schools to Advance to Global Debate Competition’s “Sweet 16”

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Debate teams from around the world entered the 2017-18 International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) competition, but only 16 remain—and Livingston High School (LHS) is one of them. In fact, LHS and Bridgewater-Raritan High School (BRHS) are the only two New Jersey high schools to have advanced to the “Sweet 16” round of the competition, making them eligible to ...

Essex County Freeholders Celebrate African-American History Month

NEWARK, NJ – At its 2018 African-American History Month Celebration on Wednesday at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community.

Brendan Gill, board president and Freeholder At-Large, first acknowledged African-American contributions, both past and present, in ...

Livingston One of Two NJ High Schools to Advance to Global Debate Competition’s “Sweet 16”

February 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Debate teams from around the world entered the 2017-18 International Public Policy Forum (IPPF) competition, but only 16 remain—and Livingston High School (LHS) is one of them. In fact, LHS and Bridgewater-Raritan High School (BRHS) are the only two New Jersey high schools to have advanced to the “Sweet 16” round of the competition, making them eligible to ...

Livingston Students Named National Merit Finalists; One Named to Top Young Scientists

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Six Livingston High School (LHS) students recently became finalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program and will be considered for National Merit Scholarships to be offered in 2018.

The finalists include Benjamin Litvin, Sarah Wang, Jerry Zhuang (shown in the back row above), Ruhi Sohal,  Eileen Deng (shown in the front) ...

A Cross-Cultural Experience: Chinese Exchange Students Visit Heritage Middle School

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As part of the American Education Exploration Program, Heritage Middle School (HMS) students recently had the opportunity to share their language, culture and school with nine exchange students from China.

The students visited from Zhuhai, which is located in China's Guangdong Province, and attended classes with HMS students and stayed with host families during their ...

Livingston Police Department to Host Pizza with a Cop Event

February 24, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department is inviting residents to join members of the department for free pizza and drinks, some conversation and some fun at Anthony Francos Pizza, 489 S. Livingston Avenue on Saturday, March 3, for a Pizza With a Cop event.

From 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., citizens can enjoy free pizza and meet the police officers that patrol their neighborhoods.

NBA Star Dennis Rodman Enjoys Life in Livingston

February 21, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Former National Basketball Association (NBA) star Dennis Rodman’s friends say he is “living like a Livingston kid” while he is in town doing an outpatient program for Turning Point Rehab Center.

Livingston native Chris “Vo” Volo, an agent for Prince Marketing Group, has been representing Rodman for seven years and the two quickly became ...

Girls Basketball: Livingston Seniors Leave Court With One Last Win

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston girls basketball team ended its season on a high note with a 45-31 victory over Roselle Park on Monday.

“The theme this year is move the program forward a little bit,” said Livingston head coach Buddy Wolfe. “We went from two wins last year to eight this year.”

Livingston showed a bright future, taking the opening quarter ...

Neighbors of Saint Barnabas Community Field Talk Flooding with Project Engineer

LIVINGSTON, NJ – After receiving complaints from residents that the Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) Community Field is causing major flooding and icing in the area, the Livingston Township Council hosted a meeting on Thursday to address this issue.

The project’s civil engineer, Kevin Haney, president & chief operational officer (COO) of Maser Consulting, was on hand to ...

Metro YMCA Ranked in Top 4 Percent of US Nonprofits for Seventh Year

February 14, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the seventh consecutive year, the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges—which includes the West Essex YMCA and six other branches—has received the top rating from the largest charity evaluator in the U.S. for its strong financial health and commitment to transparency and accountability.

The Metro YMCA serves an estimated 30,000 people through its ...

Livingston Public Schools Rocks Cycle for Survival

SUMMIT, NJ — Several Livingston Public School (LPS) staff members and students spent time together on Feb. 3, at Equinox gym in Summit to join the battle against rare cancers. These dedicated spinners participated in Cycle for Survival, a high-energy indoor team cycling event founded by the late Jennifer Goodman Linn, a former Livingston resident, and her husband, Dave, to raise money to ...

Livingston Public Schools Names Lancers of the Month

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Public Schools recently announced that the Lancers of the Month—students, faculty and staff who model for the entire Livingston High School (LHS) community the qualities and values that define LHS—include Desiree Joseph, Chloe Heller, Hunter Halpern, Rachel Kogut, Jenna Foley, Jacob Kling, Aaron Samuel and Zachary Zawila.

According to ...

Is Tax Reform Affecting Home Values? Local Experts Weigh In

February 19, 2018

Local officials and experts react to new federal tax reform plan that has caused unease among Essex County homeowners and businesses.

WEST ESSEX AREA, NJ — In response to the apprehension and confusion surrounding the recently passed federal tax bill as it relates to Essex County, local professionals and political leaders are weighing in on the subject to help homeowners, ...

TAPinto.net Named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -  TAPinto.net has been named Partner of the Year by NJ News Commons, a network of more than 230 news organizations across New Jersey.  The award goes to a journalist or news organization that showed overall excellence in their work for 2017.    

Joe Amditis, Associate Director of the Center for Cooperative Media, said TAPinto won the award ...

Explore Sports, Academics and the Arts at the Summer Enrichment Experience Camp

February 22, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ — Kids are encouraged to develop a new passion, spark a new interest or simply make new friends at the Summer Enrichment Experience (SEE) Camp, which is hosting an open house at its Summit location on March third from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Oratory Prep School.

The certified teachers/instructors know how to make the summer fun at SEE Camp, which has locations in ...

How to Register for a Night of Jazz at the Lancer Lounge

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School’s (LHS) Band Boosters will host its annual Jazz Band Dinner Dance on March 3 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria, which will be transformed into a nightclub for a night of music and a buffet dinner, catered by Il Giacalone’s.  

The Livingston Lancer and Lab Jazz Bands will be performing a full repertoire of songs, ...

Livingston Forensic Speech and Debate Team Wins Nine Awards and a Team Sweepstakes Trophy

BASKING RIDGE, NJ — Twenty members of the Livingston High School speech and debate team took home individual awards, and the team as a whole earned a team sweepstakes trophy, at the Newark CFL tournament last week.

The team, coached by Dr. Michael Sunga and Alex Lamon, competed in the Newark CFL tournament at Ridge High School. The Lancers came away with nine awards, including the ...

Livingston Rabbi Pleads "Not Guilty" to Defiant Trespassing at Congressman Lance’s Office

February 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6 at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office, including Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston, pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal Court.

Dantowitz was arrested on Feb.

Neighbors of Saint Barnabas Community Field Talk Flooding with Project Engineer

LIVINGSTON, NJ – After receiving complaints from residents that the Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) Community Field is causing major flooding and icing in the area, the Livingston Township Council hosted a meeting on Thursday to address this issue.

The project’s civil engineer, Kevin Haney, president & chief operational officer (COO) of Maser Consulting, was on hand to ...

Municipal Budget Conversation for 2018 Begins in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In preparation of Livingston Township’s annual municipal budget, Chief Financial Officer Kim Kientz and Acting Township Manager Russ Jones initiated this year’s budget conversation at Monday’s council meeting with a summary of the capital requests and/or recommendations for each of the township’s departments.

According to Jones, all ...

Livingston Public Schools Rocks Cycle for Survival

February 12, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ — Several Livingston Public School (LPS) staff members and students spent time together on Feb. 3, at Equinox gym in Summit to join the battle against rare cancers. These dedicated spinners participated in Cycle for Survival, a high-energy indoor team cycling event founded by the late Jennifer Goodman Linn, a former Livingston resident, and her husband, Dave, to raise money to ...

Livingston Leaders and Parents Collaborate on How to Build a Healthier Community

LIVINGSTON, NJ – In a show of community solidarity to address mental health and substance abuse issues in Livingston, especially as they affect the township’s teenagers, more than 40 community leaders came together with more than 100 parents, students and concerned citizens on Thursday to discuss ways they can work together to build a healthier community.

Forum moderator Eric ...

Livingston Rabbi Pleads "Not Guilty" to Defiant Trespassing at Congressman Lance’s Office

February 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6 at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office, including Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston, pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal Court.

Dantowitz was arrested on Feb.

Six Local Restaurants to Book for Valentine's Day

February 7, 2018

WEST ESSEX, NJ - Valentine’s Day is only a week away. In addition to sorting through the very best chocolates, flowers and romantic gifts, finding the best place to take your date can be equally overwhelming.

Here are six local eateries offering a romantic atmosphere and delicious eats for Valentine’s Day:

Marble & Moxie - Livingston NEW!  This ...

Game Day Specials On and Off Premise at Calabria Restaurant & Pizzeria

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Watch the Big Game at Calabria Restaurant this Sunday or order out from the pizzeria with the TAPinto promo code.

Owners Joe and Dino are putting out a game day buffet at the bar FREE with an open-bar tab. Enjoy the big game on the flat screen while munching on super bowl favorites.

Partying at home? Enjoy 10 percent off all catered out food this ...

Livingston's Teen Baker Struggles Through Week Four of "Kids Baking Championship"

NEW YORK, NY — After losing a male baker for three consecutive weeks on Food Network’s “Kid’s Baking Championship,” the streak was finally broken—but not by Livingston 12-year-old Soleil Thomas, who advanced to the top eight.

Although she made it to week five, Thomas struggled through Monday’s challenge to create an ice cream cone drip cake ...

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

February 5, 2018

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

1. Reports of Bomb Scare at Livingston High School Deemed False

2. Livingston Named Among Top 50 High Schools with Best SAT Scores

3. The Search is Over: Livingston Welcomes New Township Manager

4. 101 Years and Counting: Livingston’s Crystal Plaza Evolves in ...

Livingston Rabbi Pleads "Not Guilty" to Defiant Trespassing at Congressman Lance’s Office

February 21, 2018

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six people who were arrested at a sit-in to support “dreamers” Feb. 6 at Congressman Leonard Lance’s Westfield office, including Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston, pleaded “not guilty” to defiant trespassing Tuesday morning at Westfield Municipal Court.

Dantowitz was arrested on Feb.

Livingston Rabbi One of Six Arrested at "Clean Dream" Sit-In at Congressman's Office

WESTFIELD, NJ — Six protesters, including Rabbi Faith Joy Dantowitz of B’nai Abraham in Livingston and three of her fellow clergy members, were arrested on Monday after holding a sit-in at Congressman Leonard Lance’s office in Westfield to support “Dreamers,” according to Westfield police.

Dantowitz was charged with defiant trespass alongside Rev. Ann Ralosky and ...

Save the Date: New York Auto Show Scheduled for 2018

February 23, 2018

TAPintoTravels - The New York International Auto Show is only a month away. This has been a New York tradition, since 1900.  

Visitors come from all around world to enjoy the premier auto event.  For the TAPinto community, it is just a local trip across the rivers.

TAPintoTravels was there last year and we will provide coverage this year. Visit here for the ...

WATCH: Celebrity Politicians Weigh in on Travel Preferences

TAPintoTravels - We frequent many events in the course of our travels. One of our favorite experiences is interviewing famous people about their travel preferences.  Here are a couple of our favorite interviews featuring politicians.

In this clip, former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey speaks about his love of Jersey City and what it has to offer.

In this clip, ...

Travels Spotlight: Coast Guard Ends Search for Fishermen Lost at Sea, Fund Established to Help Family

TAPintoTravels is here to promote travel whether it is for work or pleasure. Most of our reporting is fun and helpful.  However, on rare occasions, we do have to report on heartbreaking stories.  

It is always hardest when it involves men with families that have been lost at sea. Please consider assisting this family in need and keep them in your thoughts or prayers.

The ...

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Essex County Freeholders Celebrate African-American History Month

February 22, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – At its 2018 African-American History Month Celebration on Wednesday at the Hall of Records in Newark, the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage, culture, resilience, and spirit of the African-American community.

Brendan Gill, board president and Freeholder At-Large, first acknowledged African-American contributions, both past and present, in ...

How Do I Decide Which College to Attend?

Now that college acceptances are rolling in, how do I decide which to attend?

Your hard work in high school has paid off. You took your SAT/ACT exams, got the best grades you could, and filled out as many applications as you needed to. Acceptance letters are starting to come in and you need to make a decision on where you will go in the fall. It's hard to decide!! Here are some tips and ...

Shouts of Racial Slurs During "Black Panther" Bring Police to Sparta Theatre

February 21, 2018

SPARTA, NJ – Sparta police were called to the New Vision Sparta Theater on Sunday night because of a woman shouting slurs in a screening of Black Panther.

Former New Jersey Assembly candidate Michael Grace was in the theater when two people started yelling racial slurs including “look at these ‘n-word’” and “can you believe these ...

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Sat, February 24, 4:00 PM

Lobby - Office Building, Livingston

Gun Violence Prevention & Congressional Candidates

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Sun, February 25, 1:00 PM

CycleBar, Livingston

Cycle Red for Heart Disease to Benefit Heart ...

Giving Back

Mon, February 26, 1:30 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Monday at the Movies: WILD OATS

Arts & Entertainment

NJ Acting Health Commissioner Cites Inglemoor as Example of Best Practices in Flu Prevention

February 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With one of the worst flu seasons in recent history taking a daily toll across the nation, New Jersey Acting Health Commissioner Dr. Shereef Elnahal visited Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center this week to meet residents and praise clinical staff for their success at keeping the flu at bay.

"There are best practices that Inglemoor has already implemented ...

Let the Games Begin

I am truly awed by the Olympics.  Watching these superb young athletes on TV inspires me to renew my membership to the gym and pursue my lifelong dream of taking home the gold.  

 

The problem is that in my deluded head, I can see actually see myself standing atop the podium.  I am wrapped in a puffy designer ski coat with a huge piece of bling slung around my neck ...