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Livingston Man Found in Possession of More Than 144 Grams of Marijuana and More From Livingston Municipal Court

August 24, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After being found in possession of 144 grams of marijuana, Jordan Zimmermann of Livingston was recently charged with wandering/prowling to obtain/sell CDS (controlled dangerous substance) after the initial charge was downgraded by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to Livingston Municipal Court, Zimmermann pled guilty and was charged with a $300 ...

Nike Provides Saint Barnabas Medical Center Babies with Shoes in Honor of West Orange Native Kyrie Irving

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nike sent special infant shoes to babies born at Saint Barnabas Medical Center on Sunday, August 21, 2016, in honor of Kyrie Irving’s gold medal win in basketball at the Rio Olympics.

Irving grew up in neighboring town West Orange, NJ. The “My First Nike” box features a special pair of Nike Waffle 1 shoes, and an inspirational note.

Law Firm Partner and Longtime Livingston Resident Joins Metro YMCA Board of Directors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Attorney Harry Atlas’ kids grew up at the West Essex YMCA. They learned to swim there. His daughter, Elana, celebrated a birthday there. His son, Noah, has for years played basketball there. 

“We’ve always been involved with the Y, and I’ve always appreciated what it has to offer,” said Atlas, one of three new members of the Metro ...

Essex County Officials Dedicate Search and Rescue Dog Statue at Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial

WEST ORANGE, NJ – A four-foot-tall “Search and Rescue Dog” Statue has been added to the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial in West Orange to commemorate the role that dogs had in the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center and Pentagon after the 9/11 attacks.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. joined New Jersey Attorney General ...

Maplewood's Ibtihaj Muhammad and Team USA Women's Fencing Win Bronze Medal at Rio Olympics

August 15, 2016

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Ibtihaj Muhammad of Maplewood will be bringing home a bronze medal from the Rio Olympics as a member of the USA Women's Saber team. 

Muhammad and the other members of the USA Women's Saber team defeated Italy by a wide margin, with a final score of 45-30 to win the bronze medal.

In addition to Muhammad, the USA Women's Saber team ...

Dave Curtin, Former Livingston High School Freshman Football Coach, Dies at 58

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dave Curtin, who recently coached freshman football for the Livingston High School Lancers, died Wednesday. Curtin turned 58 years old only a week before his passing.

“The extraordinary bond that Coach Curtin established with players and parents alike provided us an opportunity to witness what happens as a result of great teaching, coaching and ...

Men of Essex to Host 56th Annual Golf Classic at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Men of Essex will host its 56th-annual Golf Classic at the Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club in Livingston on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.

Long ago, Men of Essex made a grand reputation of making a difference in the lives of young athletes in Essex County for more than five decades. The Men of Essex has the distinction of being one of New Jersey's ...

Livingston Mayor and Council to Discuss Proposed Hotel and Restaurant Development in Livingston Mall Parking Lot

August 7, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When the Livingston Township Council meets for its public meeting on Aug. 8, the mayor and council will discuss and potentially vote on a proposal to permit a Marriott Residence Inn and restaurant to be developed in the parking lot of the Livingston Mall—a proposal that many residents have openly opposed at recent council meetings.

Currently, the hotel is not ...

Livingston Mayor Attends 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA — When the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia hosted the 2016 Democratic National Convention last month, Livingston Mayor Al Anthony was among crowd on Wednesday, July 27 who witnessed speeches by President Barack Obama and Vice-President Joe Biden.

“It was phenomenal—seeing the sitting president give a speech may be a once-in-a-life-time experience,” said ...

Results of South Orange Ave. Corridor Study Revealed to Livingston Township Council

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The outcome of an South Orange Avenue Corridor Study performed by the RBA Group traffic engineer Gordon Meth determined that the intersection of South Orange and Passaic avenues has many issues, but that the intersection of South Orange Avenue and Eisenhower Parkway at CIT Drive successfully manages its traffic.

However, the entrances to the Livingston Mall off of both ...

Essex County Freeholders Honor 11-Year-Old Livingston Resident for Participation on "Chopped Junior"

LIVINGSTON, NJ – After winning $10,000 and the highly coveted “Chopped Junior” chef’s jacket when her episode aired in May, 11-year-old Livingston resident Amanda DeFuria was honored for her participation on the Food Network reality cooking competition at the July meeting of the Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders at Livingston Town Hall.

Amanda, a sixth grader at ...

Pokémon GO Reaches Turtle Back Zoo with Pokémon GO Zoo Nights in August

August 9, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Wednesday and Thursdays in August are now known as Pokémon GO Zoo Nights at the Turtle Back Zoo in West Orange. From 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on both nights throught the month, Pokémon GO players can enjoy catching unique creatures throughout the zoo.

The Turtle Back Zoo currently inhabits 17 PokéStops and one “Gym” that are only ...

Regal Bank Hosts Summer Concert Series in Livingston; Contest Winners Announced

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fans of “The Boss” danced in the dark on July 31 when the B-Street Band, the original Bruce Springsteen tribute band, played a free concert at Livingston High School to conclude the annual Livingston Summer Concert Series hosted by Regal Bank over the past five Sundays.

Liliana Branquinho, Senior & Adult Enrichment and Special Events Supervisor for the ...

August Events for Adults and Kids at the Essex County Environmental Center

WEST ESSEX REGION, NJ – A variety of programs are being offered at the Essex County Environmental Center during the month of August that will teach children and adults about nature and help them gain a greater appreciation and understanding of the environment.

Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. invites children and adults to visit the Environmental Center where ...

Livingston School Technology Officials Report 1:1 Initiative Preparation Running Smoothly

August 19, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite some concern by incoming seniors at Livingston High School at the July 22 school board meeting about the devices that will be used for the township district’s 1:1 computer initiative, signups for the devices seems to be on track, district technology director Thomas Douglas told the board of education at its meeting on Wednesday.

Beginning this month, the ...

Livingston High School Ranks Among the Nation's Best In Newsweek's 2016 List

LIVINGSTON, NJ - When "Newsweek" released its annual ranking of the “Best Public High Schools” in America yesterday, Livingston High School (LHS) came in at No. 383. Of the 51 New Jersey schools that made the list of Top 500, LHS was ranked at No. 44 in the state.

LHS was omitted from the list in 2015 because the magazine said last August that it never received the ...

Men of Essex to Host 56th Annual Golf Classic at Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston

EAST ORANGE, NJ - The Men of Essex will host its 56th-annual Golf Classic at the Cedar Hill Golf and Country Club in Livingston on Monday, Aug. 8, 2016.

Long ago, Men of Essex made a grand reputation of making a difference in the lives of young athletes in Essex County for more than five decades. The Men of Essex has the distinction of being one of New Jersey's ...

TAP Visits Essex County Airport to Celebrate National Aviation Day

August 22, 2016

FAIRFIELD, NJ – In honor of National Aviation Day, TAP into West Essex office staff took a field trip on Friday to the local runway at Essex County Airport, located at 27 Wright Way in Fairfield.

Upon arrival, Jessica Parkes, co-owner of TAPintoWestEssex.net, and Conor McCloskey, TAP marketing consultant, were greeted by Tom Gomez, manager of the airport’s governing body, the Essex ...

KEANSBURG on the Bayshore of New Jersey for a Delightful Day Trip

KEANSBURG, NJ.  Summer fun is ready and waiting for you at Keansburg Amusement Park, located in the heart of the New Jersey bayshore.

The venue includes a great waterpark, rides for all ages, games and tempting food choices.   With just a few weeks remaining in the summer season, Keansburg is a fantastic destination for families, couples and many more.  

Start your day at ...

CAMELBACK RESORT is a Gem in th Pennsylvania Poconos for Day Trips and Stay Trips

TANNERSVILLE, PA — There's a top destination in the Pennsylvania Poconos that has it all, Camelback Resort in Tannersville.

Camelback features skiing, snowboarding, snowtubing, mountain adventures along with the wet and wonderful fun of its grand indoor waterpark, Aquatopia, and its thrilling outdoor summertime waterpark, Camelbeach.  Camelback gives you abundant ...

Essex County Officials Dedicate Search and Rescue Dog Statue at Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial

August 23, 2016

WEST ORANGE, NJ – A four-foot-tall “Search and Rescue Dog” Statue has been added to the Essex County Eagle Rock September 11th Memorial in West Orange to commemorate the role that dogs had in the search and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center and Pentagon after the 9/11 attacks.

Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. joined New Jersey Attorney General ...

Joe V Memorial Softball Tournament Raises More than $7,000 in Support of Valentine Family

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For a second consecutive year, the Joe V. Memorial Softball Tournament on Aug. 6 in Livingston raised more than $7,000, which will go toward supporting Joe Valentine’s family.

Valentine, a Livingston High School graduate of 1987, was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma in 2008 and died in December 2013. The tournament in his name was organized by lifelong friends ...

Three Northern Jersey Heart Walks to be Formed into One

SADDLE RIVER, NJ – The Greater Northern New Jersey Heart Walk combines three former walks (Essex County, Morris County and Union County) into one “mega” walk taking place on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the ADP Corporate Headquarters in Roseland.

Registration on Oct. 23 will open at 8 a.m. while the Heart Walk kicks off at 10 a.m.

The American Heart Association’s signature ...

Law Firm Partner and Longtime Livingston Resident Joins Metro YMCA Board of Directors

August 23, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Attorney Harry Atlas’ kids grew up at the West Essex YMCA. They learned to swim there. His daughter, Elana, celebrated a birthday there. His son, Noah, has for years played basketball there. 

“We’ve always been involved with the Y, and I’ve always appreciated what it has to offer,” said Atlas, one of three new members of the Metro ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Cocktail Reception Announced

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce announced that its annual awards dinner will be held Sep. 14 at 6 p.m. at the Cedar Hill Country Club in Livingston.

The LACC dinner is the organization’s main event of the year and is a chance for the community to recognize citizens for their service and leadership.

This year’s honorees include:

Livingston ...

TAP Visits Essex County Airport to Celebrate National Aviation Day

FAIRFIELD, NJ – In honor of National Aviation Day, TAP into West Essex office staff took a field trip on Friday to the local runway at Essex County Airport, located at 27 Wright Way in Fairfield.

Upon arrival, Jessica Parkes, co-owner of TAPintoWestEssex.net, and Conor McCloskey, TAP marketing consultant, were greeted by Tom Gomez, manager of the airport’s governing body, the Essex ...

Nike Provides Saint Barnabas Medical Center Babies with Shoes in Honor of West Orange Native Kyrie Irving

August 24, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nike sent special infant shoes to babies born at Saint Barnabas Medical Center on Sunday, August 21, 2016, in honor of Kyrie Irving’s gold medal win in basketball at the Rio Olympics.

Irving grew up in neighboring town West Orange, NJ. The “My First Nike” box features a special pair of Nike Waffle 1 shoes, and an inspirational note.

Law Firm Partner and Longtime Livingston Resident Joins Metro YMCA Board of Directors

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Attorney Harry Atlas’ kids grew up at the West Essex YMCA. They learned to swim there. His daughter, Elana, celebrated a birthday there. His son, Noah, has for years played basketball there. 

“We’ve always been involved with the Y, and I’ve always appreciated what it has to offer,” said Atlas, one of three new members of the Metro ...

Matt Becht of Maplewood Promoted to Associate Marketing Director for Metro YMCA

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A Maplewood native has been named associate director of marketing of the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, the largest association of YMCAs in New Jersey.

Matthew Becht, who joined the Metro YMCA in 2012 as marketing specialist, “uses his creative talents to advance the Y’s six branches and promote the organization as it takes on new challenges,’’ ...

Livingston Man Found in Possession of More Than 144 Grams of Marijuana and More From Livingston Municipal Court

August 24, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After being found in possession of 144 grams of marijuana, Jordan Zimmermann of Livingston was recently charged with wandering/prowling to obtain/sell CDS (controlled dangerous substance) after the initial charge was downgraded by the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office.

According to Livingston Municipal Court, Zimmermann pled guilty and was charged with a $300 ...

ShopRite Recalls Cookies

August 18, 2016

ShopRite supermarkets has announced a recall of cookies because they may contain small metal fragments. 

According to a release by the manufacture, “Country Home has initiated a voluntary recall of Gourmet Chocolate Chunk Salted Caramel Cookies sold at ShopRite stores in its Fresh Bake department.”

Cookies included in the recall can be identified by the following label ...

Livingston Business Improvement District Announces First Annual Restaurant Week

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Restaurant week is finally here in Livingston.  The Livingston Business Improvement District (BID) recently collaborated with local restaurants to put together a town wide discount on dining from Aug. 21 to 26.

The idea was born from the BID’s main goal, to promote and drive business to Livingston’s local businesses. “We try to do these promotions at ...

Porto by Antonio Brings Fresh, New Style of Pizza to Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With a successful, two-year-old restaurant in North Bergen, Porto by Antonio owner Antonio Dinis and his partner Pedro Gomes, a Livingston resident, are introducing a brand new, refreshingly different style of pizza to the Township of Livingston with a second Porto by Antonio location at 471 W. Mt. Pleasant Ave.

According to Dinis, co-owner and chef, the North Bergen ...

Caldwell Restaurant Week 2016 to Kick Off Aug. 7 on Bloomfield Ave.

CALDWELL, NJ — Downtown Caldwell will be celebrating its third annual Restaurant Week from Aug. 7 through Aug. 14, featuring many local restaurants on the Bloomfield Avenue strip. As of today, restaurants are still calling in to participate in one of the Caldwell Merchants Association’s (CMA) most successful events of the year.

According to John Lee, Director of CMA and Community ...

Impaired Driving Enforcement Crackdown Begins Locally as Part of National Campaign

August 20, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — New Jersey’s largest annual drunk driving crackdown is here. Beginning Aug. 19 and running through Sept. 5, local and state law enforcement officers will conduct sobriety checkpoints and roving patrols, looking for motorists who may be driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs.

Law enforcement officers from Livingston and surrounding towns will be ...

Water Main Break on Rt. 10 May Cause Traffic Delays This Morning

LIVINGSTON, NJ - At approximately 9:30 p.m. last night, the township of Livingston sent out a mass automated phone message to Livingston residents to inform them of a significant water main break on Route 10 near Raceway gas station.

Residents' water service may be interrupted or residence may experience lowered water pressure or water discoloration. The Livingston DPW has been ...

Seven Vehicles Entered and Some Burglarized in Livingston; Police Urge Residents to Lock Their Cars

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Seven vehicles were broken into during the early hours of Aug. 13 in Livingston. Police said a suspicious black vehicle was seen in the area between 3 a.m. and 5 a.m., but the series of incidents is still under investigation by the Livingston Police Department with help from other towns.

According to police, all seven vehicles were unlocked in the owners’ ...

Drought Watch Issued for Essex County; Reduce Lawn Watering and Other Water-Related Activities

July 29, 2016

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Residents throughout Essex County have been asked to conserve water and to reduce lawn watering following a Drought Watch issued by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection.

The Drought Watch for the state’s Northeast region includes Livingston and all of Essex County.

According to a release, the Drought Watch designation was prompted by ...

Dead Body Found Inside Stolen Vehicle in Bloomfield, Sources Say

August 4, 2016

BLOOMFIELD, NJ - Bloomfield Police and the Essex County Prosecutor's Office are investigating a person found deceased inside of a stolen auto this evening, according to the Breaking News Network. Reports indicate that the body was found at 242 Lakewood Drive in Bloomfield and officers were on the scene investigating throughout the evening.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office ...

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Severe Flash Flood Warning in Effect in Essex County Area

July 25, 2016

ESSEX COUNTY REGION, NJ — There is currently a severe flash flood warning this area until 8 p.m. All flood areas should be avoided until further notice. 

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Birding Hike in Essex County Hatfield Swamp

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Fri, August 26, 9:30 AM

Essex County Environmental Center, Roseland

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Fri, August 26, 4:00 PM

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Do You Know Amanda? She’s got Children’s Learning Concierge Services Down Pat

If you have a little one at home, chances are, you have to make an obscene amount of decisions on a daily basis.  Little ones…big ones….little ones that seem like big ones…and everything in between.  You probably even reserve some time in your week by now to pull a few strands of hair out in frustration while facing all these decisions that will affect your little ...

Some Like it Hot

“Oh boy!” exclaimed my husband. “There’s a hot sauce shop in town!”

We were away antiquing for the weekend in a quaint village populated by Bed and Breakfasts, art galleries, and apparently, a hot sauce shop. For my husband, this was like discovering that someone had bought you a lottery ticket and you won… if the lottery prize was a fireball that would ...

Going for Brass

I get all teary-eyed watching the Olympics on TV.  You  know, the human drama, the sacrifice, the dedication, the thrill of competition, the athletic lip sync murmur to the national anthem on the podium.  

 

This year I discovered that there are many other Olympic champions besides the usual cadre of spring-wound gymnastic pixies and ferociously wedged, hairless swimmers ...