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Livingston Fifth Graders Raise Funds, Awareness for Autism

April 18, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s “Super Six,” a group of six Harrison Elementary School fifth graders participating in the Autism New Jersey Ambassadors Program for their fourth year, addressed the Livingston mayor and council on Monday about their effort to raise funds for autism awareness and make a positive impact on the community.

The six took turns ...

Livingston Recycling Event Breaks Record; Mayor Thanks Involved Parties

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After a successful Saturday morning, where a record 1,065 cars lined up to participate in the year’s first Electronics Recycling Day and the police department stepped up to help at both the recycling event and the Little League opening ceremony, Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt and members of the township council thanked Scott Goldman, chair of the Livingston ...

Livingston Educator's Son Honored for Achieving Rank of Eagle Scout

ROSELAND, NJ – Livingston High School music teacher Michael Jedwabnik’s son, Trevor Jedwabnik, was honored at the Roseland Borough Council meeting on Tuesday for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouting program.

The Roseland resident has achieved 41 badges as a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 3, which is 20 badges above the average for ...

Boy Scouts Troop 12 Honored for Community Service During Winter Storms

LIVINGSTON, NJ — During one of the March 2018 snowstorms, the young men of Boy Scouts Troop 12 assisted with senior citizens in town, including one whose vehicle was struck by a tree branch. The mayor and council presented the boys with a citation during Monday’s council meeting, thanking them for their service to the community.

Ruth Cross, a 65-year resident of Livingston whose ...

Livingston Student Wins Scholarship in Scholastic Art & Writing Competition; Two Win Silver Medals

April 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The nonprofit Alliance for Young Artists & Writers announced the national award recipients of the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's longest-running and most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in grades seven to 12. Among the recipients was Livingston High School (LHS) senior Kushal Dhungana, who is one of 16 high school seniors ...

Mt. Pleasant Elementary Students Support Saint Barnabas Cancer Patients

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As part of Mt. Pleasant Elementary School’s (MPE) Character Education initiative, students recently learned what it means to show compassion toward others. 

After completing a lesson, students collected materials for Comfort Project 360, an organization founded by Livingston residents Hyla Weiss and Suzanne Unger that provides patients at Saint Barnabas ...

Livingston Public Schools Jump Five Spots in Best NJ School Districts Ranking

LIVINGSTON, NJ — National educational research and rankings firm Niche recently ranked Livingston Public Schools (LPS) No. 4 in the state, up from No. 9 in 2017, and gave LPS an A+ overall grade in its 2018 list of Best School Districts in New Jersey. The district ranked No. 97 in the United States.

LPS ranked No. 4 behind West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District at No.

Township Supports Livingston Police Department's Distracted Driving Crackdown

April 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than 170 motor vehicle stops and counting have been conducted during the Livingston Police Department’s participation in the distracted driving campaign, “UDrive. UText. UPay.” The department’s efforts began on April 1 and will continue through April 21.

Chief of Police Craig Handschuch and Sgt. Joseph Fosko announced on Monday that 173 ...

Livingston Police Respond to Assault, Drug Offense and More in Early April

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Police Department recently responded to the following incidents in town, including reports of assault, burglary and more.

At approximately 12:15 a.m. on Thursday, April 5, police received a call of an assault at the ParkVue apartment complex off of Eisenhower Parkway. According to police, witnesses reported that individual was attacked from behind and ...

Cardiac Arrest Patient Returns to Thank Livingston Police for Lifesaving Efforts

LIVINGSTON, NJ — West Orange resident Peter McDonald was visiting a friend in Livingston on Jan. 22 when he suddenly became unresponsive. On Sunday night, a healthy McDonald returned to the Livingston Police Department to thank the officers for their life-saving efforts. 

When McDonald became unconscious in January, the woman he was visiting immediately reported his condition to ...

Livingston Teen Inspires Varsity Baseball Team as Honorary Captain

April 15, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Shortly after April 14 was deemed Knock Cancer Out of the Park Day during the Livingston Little League opening ceremony in honor of 13-year-old Jake Kestler, the Livingston High School varsity baseball team invited Jake to serve as the Lancers’ honorary captain in their 10-0 victory over Newark East Side on Saturday afternoon.

The Knock Cancer Out of the Park ...

Livingston Little League Opening Day Proclaimed Knock Cancer Out of the Park Day

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sixty-five years of Livingston Little League was celebrated in unique fashion on Saturday, as opening day was proclaimed Knock Cancer Out of the Park Day in honor of the fundraising campaign inspired by 13-year-old Jake Kestler that will donate $100 to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) for every home run hit in the Major League division this ...

Softball: Extra-Innings Victory Over Nutley Gives Livingston Second Win

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Utilizing a scrappy “no-loss” mentality, the Livingston softball team produced an impressive extra-inning effort for a 7-4 victory over Nutley on Saturday.

“Nutley and our program are always so evenly matched,” said Livingston head coach Jason Daily. “It always comes down to one inning or one run so we enjoy playing them.”

The ...

Livingston Fifth Graders Raise Funds, Awareness for Autism

April 18, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s “Super Six,” a group of six Harrison Elementary School fifth graders participating in the Autism New Jersey Ambassadors Program for their fourth year, addressed the Livingston mayor and council on Monday about their effort to raise funds for autism awareness and make a positive impact on the community.

The six took turns ...

Livingston Recycling Event Breaks Record; Mayor Thanks Involved Parties

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After a successful Saturday morning, where a record 1,065 cars lined up to participate in the year’s first Electronics Recycling Day and the police department stepped up to help at both the recycling event and the Little League opening ceremony, Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt and members of the township council thanked Scott Goldman, chair of the Livingston ...

Livingston Educator's Son Honored for Achieving Rank of Eagle Scout

ROSELAND, NJ – Livingston High School music teacher Michael Jedwabnik’s son, Trevor Jedwabnik, was honored at the Roseland Borough Council meeting on Tuesday for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouting program.

The Roseland resident has achieved 41 badges as a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 3, which is 20 badges above the average for ...

Livingston Educator's Son Honored for Achieving Rank of Eagle Scout

April 18, 2018

ROSELAND, NJ – Livingston High School music teacher Michael Jedwabnik’s son, Trevor Jedwabnik, was honored at the Roseland Borough Council meeting on Tuesday for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest rank in the Boy Scouting program.

The Roseland resident has achieved 41 badges as a member of Boy Scouts of America Troop 3, which is 20 badges above the average for ...

Boy Scouts Troop 12 Honored for Community Service During Winter Storms

LIVINGSTON, NJ — During one of the March 2018 snowstorms, the young men of Boy Scouts Troop 12 assisted with senior citizens in town, including one whose vehicle was struck by a tree branch. The mayor and council presented the boys with a citation during Monday’s council meeting, thanking them for their service to the community.

Ruth Cross, a 65-year resident of Livingston whose ...

Essex County Mayors and Businesses Collaborate on State Issues at Meet the Mayors Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists.

In addition to a panel discussion—featuring guest speakers Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor; ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Announces Honorees for 2018 Awards Dinner

April 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC), which will host its annual awards dinner on Thursday, June 7, at 6 p.m. at the Westminster Hotel, has announced the members of the Livingston community being honored this year.

Business of the Year will go to Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC), which the LACC said has made a significant investment in Livingston this ...

Local Toys “R” Us Kids Reflect on Imminent Store Closings

LIVINGSTON, NJ – After seven decades in business bringing joy to kids around the country by way of its brick-and-mortar stores; the iconic, relatable Geoffrey the Giraffe mascot; and shelves stocked with every type of toy imaginable, Toys “R” Us announced that it would begin closing up shop on March 23.

According to a Toys “R” Us associate, Saturday, June 30 will ...

Essex County Mayors and Businesses Collaborate on State Issues at Meet the Mayors Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The eighth annual Meet the Mayors event at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston on Saturday morning saw a wide cross-section of mayors from throughout Essex County, business leaders from across the same communities and residents looking to hear from this year’s panelists.

In addition to a panel discussion—featuring guest speakers Sheila Oliver, Lt. Governor; ...

Livingston Students and Senior Citizens Celebrate 30th Intergenerational Prom

April 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Navy veteran Ruth Cross and Livingston High School (LHS) junior David Lin were named the king and queen of the 30th Anniversary Intergenerational Prom last week, where the Township of Livingston, Livingston Public Schools (LPS), Livingston Education Association (LEA) and the LHS Key Club collaborated to bring Livingston students and senior citizens together to get to know ...

Livingston Library Teams Up with Social Justice Museum to Launch Upstanders Fest

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Museum of Impact, the first mobile social justice museum, is teaming up with the Livingston Public Library to host a family-friendly "Upstanders Festival," a two-day interactive event later this month featuring art, games and fun activities that encourages children and teens to "Stand Up. Speak Up. Act Up."

Upstanders Fest is ...

Livingston Fifth Graders Raise Funds, Awareness for Autism

April 18, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s “Super Six,” a group of six Harrison Elementary School fifth graders participating in the Autism New Jersey Ambassadors Program for their fourth year, addressed the Livingston mayor and council on Monday about their effort to raise funds for autism awareness and make a positive impact on the community.

The six took turns ...

Families Invited to Healthy Kids Day at West Essex YMCA on April 21

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Local families are invited to the West Essex YMCA on Saturday, April 21 for Healthy Kids Day, a free, fun-filled event designed to inspire children and their parents to engage their bodies and minds all summer long.

West Essex YMCA Associate Executive Director Joanne Browne said the goal of Healhty Kids Day is to spark families’ imaginations and ...

Cardiac Arrest Patient Returns to Thank Livingston Police for Lifesaving Efforts

LIVINGSTON, NJ — West Orange resident Peter McDonald was visiting a friend in Livingston on Jan. 22 when he suddenly became unresponsive. On Sunday night, a healthy McDonald returned to the Livingston Police Department to thank the officers for their life-saving efforts. 

When McDonald became unconscious in January, the woman he was visiting immediately reported his condition to ...

Hackensack Man Sentenced to Seven Years for Threats Against Livingston High School

April 13, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – After pleading guilty on Friday to making social media threats against Livingston High School and others in 2016, John Coulouris, 19, of Hackensack, was sentenced to seven years in New Jersey State Prison by the Hon. Mark Nelson, Judge of the Superior Court, according to Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert Laurino.

Assistant Prosecutor Joseph Giordano, who handled the ...

Last Call for The Mall at Short Hills’ Joe’s American Bar & Grill and Papa Razzi

March 30, 2018

SHORT HILLS, NJ – After 20 years at The Mall at Short Hills, Joe’s American Bar & Grill is shutting its doors after this Saturday, March 31.

Joe’s American Bar & Grill is part of the Sarkis Restaurant Group family of restaurants, founded in 1964 as Back Bay Restaurant Group in Braintree, Massachusetts. Papa Razzi, also owned by the Sarkis Restaurant Group, will ...

Livingston Summerfest and 4th of July Celebration Plans Are Underway

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Plans for the third annual Livingston Summerfest—featuring the Livingston First Aid Squad International Food Truck Festival, Town Pool Open House, Livingston Sunrise Rotary Duck Race and, for the first time, a Livingston PBA Fishing Derby—are well underway. The event is scheduled for Sunday, June 10, beginning with the fishing derby at 10:30 a.m. and ...

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

April 7, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Check out TAPinto Livingston’s top ten stories of March, based on pageviews, including donations made for soccer field restoration, popular restaurants closing nearby, and more:

1. Livingston Students Make Their Voices Heard in National Walkout

2. Brown Faces Life in Brendan Tevlin Murder Case

3. Livingston Man Shot and Killed in Maplewood; Investigation ...

Livingston Recycling Event Breaks Record; Mayor Thanks Involved Parties

April 18, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After a successful Saturday morning, where a record 1,065 cars lined up to participate in the year’s first Electronics Recycling Day and the police department stepped up to help at both the recycling event and the Little League opening ceremony, Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt and members of the township council thanked Scott Goldman, chair of the Livingston ...

Livingston Paper Recycling to Move One Day Forward

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Due to the early-morning snow on Monday, Livingston’s recycling vendor, Giordano, has advised that this week's paper recycling will be picked up one day later all week as follows:

Zone 1 will be picked up on Tuesday, 4/3

Zone 2 will be picked up on Wednesday, 4/4

Zone 3 will be picked up on Thursday, 4/5

Zone 4 will be picked up on Friday, ...

Lastest Update: Storm Debris Removal Continues in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ – As Livingston’s Department of Public Works (DPW) continues to remove debris from the recent storms, the DPW announced this week that it will now collect brush and limbs that are less than 18 inches in diameter and placed at the curb through April 6.

Crews continue to work diligently to remove trees, limbs and debris from all roadways, as the township is ...

Travels Spotlight - Tribeca Film Festival Tickets On Sale Now

April 6, 2018

NEW YORK CITY - Tickets are now available for the Tribeca Film Festival. This event is accessible to nearly 90 percent of TAPinto.net's 7-million New York metropolitan readers.  It is a must attend event of the year.

The package offerings can be found here.

The Film and Event Schedule can be found here.

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Travel Spotlight - Pair of Eagles Make The Jersey Shore Home in Belmar

TAPintoTravels — Look up in the trees and you may just spot the pair of bald eagles flying around both Lake Como and Belmar these days. Nancy Shaer Bilow of Lake Como was walking her dog when she saw them in a tree on the west end of the expansive lake.

“Based on their size, I thought they could be eagles, so I ran in to get my camera with the zoom to confirm it,” she ...

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Livingston Pitcher Ryan Cardona Named Athlete of the Week

April 5, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As spring sports begin at Livingston High School, the varsity baseball team’s star pitcher, Ryan Cardona, has been named the season’s first Athlete of the Week.

The senior threw 91 pitches in an extra-inning showdown against Millburn, a Top 10 team, on Saturday morning—walking one and striking out 12 before being taken out. Although the ...

Free Wellness Event at The Joint Chiropractic

April 17, 2018

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — The public is invited to a "Wellness Event to Remember" at The Joint Chiropractic in West Caldwell on Thursday, April 19 from 7 p.m. to  9 p.m.

Guests will include:

Michael Piercy, owner of The Lab
Justyna Debski, owner of Revive Mind Body
Karen Caplan, owner of Nutrition Transitions

Join the ...

Luxury Facial Services 50% OFF

MILLBURN, NJ - DeAmour Salon & Spa is proud to announce its newest team member, Renee Rudikh, formerly of the famous Georgette Klinger Spa at the Short Hills Mall.

Rudikh has extensive experience and specializes in a plethora of facial styles including: deep pore cleansing/European, microdermabrasion with collagen, teenage, men's, back, LED and customized European ...

YMCA $0 Enrollment in April

LIVINGSTON, NJ - For the month of April, the West Essex YMCA is offer $0 enrollment. 

Take advantage of all that your local Y has to offer for the whole family!

Personal Training
Group Classes
Swimming
Camp
Childcare 
Low monthly membership
And much much more!...

Check out all that the Y has to offer HERE

About the West Essex YMCA:
The West Essex YMCA has ...

MAX Challenge of West Orange - 2 Weeks FREE and more...

WEST ORANGE, NJ - The MAX Challenge of West Orange is about to start its next challenge.  Sign up before April 9, and you will receive maximum benefits, including two weeks free!

NUTRITION... MOTIVATION... RESULTS..!

SIGN UP BEFORE APRIL 9TH AND GET THE 'TAP CHALLENGE' PROMO:

12 weeks for the price of 10
Unlimited fitness classes 
Nutritional ...

deAmour Salon - Complimentary Blowout with Other Select Services - $40+ Value

Millburn, NJ - Salon Profilo in Milburn has recently rebranded to deAmour Salon & Spa! In celebration, owners Roula and Grace are inviting new and existing clients to enjoy a complimentary blowout with any color service. Call (973) 379-8300 to schedule your appointment. Promo code: TAP COLOR

deAmor Salon specializes in multiple coloring techniques and stays current on industry ...

Guerrero Martial Arts Kids - 50% OFF

CALDWELL, NJ - Guerrero Martial Arts in Caldwell is offering 50% off of their regular 6 week trial program.  Regular price of $69 is being slashed in half to only $34.59 for a limited time only. 

Redeem this discount by clicking HERE and entering in coupon code: TAPKIDS

Six week package includes 12 lessons (2x per week) and a uniform!

" Martial arts ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, April 19, 7:00 PM

CycleBar Livingston, Livingston

Rookie Rider Class At CycleBar Livingston

Health & Wellness

Sat, April 21, 10:30 AM

West Essex YMCA, Livingston

Healthy Kids Day at the West Essex YMCA

Health & Wellness

Mon, April 23, 1:30 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Monday at the Movies: LOVING VINCENT

Arts & Entertainment

Man Charged With Kidnapping and Assaulting Essex County Victim

April 16, 2018

NEWARK, NJ – A New York man appeared in federal court last week to face allegations that he assaulted and kidnapped an individual who had a protection order against him, according to U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito.

Rudolf Szoradi, 50, is charged by four-count criminal complaint with kidnapping, transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines, interstate domestic violence and interstate ...

Valyrian Steel: Where is it All? Should We Still Care?

There is a glaring hole in recent Game of Thrones seasons that needs to be addressed: the ability of Valyrian steel to destroy White Walkers has not been acknowledged since before Jon Snow’s death.

In fact, it hasn’t been mentioned since the Season Five finale when Jon Snow reveals this discovery to Sam Tarly. Jon has cared about little more than the war between the living and ...

Victoria Pevzner, Origin Health & Fitness Student-Athlete and Fencer, Captures Silver Fencing Medal in International Competition

April 19, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Victoria Pevzner, an 11-year-old fencer, placed second in the U-13 Girls’ Foil event at 2018 Challenge Wratislavia, an international youth fencing tournament in Wroclaw, Poland, March 22-26, 2018.

The "13 year-old and under" girls foil event included more than 180 competitors from the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Great Britain, ...

Letter to the Editor: Don't Complain. Vote!

April 12, 2018

Don’t Complain; Vote!

It’s no secret that people have strong feelings about what’s happening in our country. It’s also true that much of politics is local. In November, 11th District residents will have the opportunity to choose a new congressional representative who will not only serve as a critical check on the federal level, but also determine how our distract fares ...

Cluelessly Clueless

I teenaged my way through high school under the assumption that my parents had no idea what I was doing.  I like to think I was pretty good at withholding information and presenting situations in ways that were other than they really were.

 

Still, sometimes they found things out.  Like the time my friends plopped me on our front door step at one o'clock in the morning ...