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Life-Saving Assistance Needed For Local East Orange Family

January 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Our community has been asked to mobilize behind an effort to provide assistance to East Orange residents Bert and Stacie Mentor in support of their brother who recently was in a terrible accident in Thailand. 

Stacie’s brother Amar Taborn was injured in a motorcycle accident while filming “The Love We World Tour” in Thailand due to a monsoon and flash ...

I-280 Traffic Shift Necessary This Weekend for Bridge Replacement Project

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) officials this week announced a long-term traffic shift on I-280 eastbound starting this weekend to allow for bridge replacement work, as the I-280 and Route 21 Interchange Improvements Project advances in Essex County.

Beginning at 10 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, until 5 a.m. Monday, Jan. 23, ...

Prospective Camp Families Are Invited to Three Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Open House Events

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend one of three upcoming Open House events, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Jan. 22, Feb. 5 or March 5.

Attendees will meet the on-site owners/directors George Stein and Dan Millman as well as the camp’s leadership team members. They will also learn about the camp’s programs, be ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Talks Improvements for 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) recently had its first board meeting of the 2017 year to discuss the organization’s calendar of events. 

In addition to its traditional annual events, such as the LACC Award’s Dinner and Thanksgiving Luncheon, the board discussed adding on new events and programs aimed at enhancing the Livingston ...

Livingston Public Schools Ranked No. 9 in New Jersey for 2017

January 18, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — National educational research and rankings firm Niche recently ranked Livingston Public Schools No. 9 in the state and gave them an A+ overall grade in its new 2017 list of Best School Districts. The district ranked No. 73 in the United States.

Individually, Niche gave all nine K-12 schools an A+ overall grade. The district as a whole received an A+ in ...

RWJBarnabas and Seton Hall Athletics Host Write on Sports Workshop

NEWARK, NJ – A group of Write on Sports (WoS) students from West Orange, East Orange, Hawthorne, Clifton and Newark put their journalism skills into practice during a recent workshop at Prudential Center with the Seton Hall University men’s basketball team. 

WoS, headquartered in West Orange, is a not-for-profit organization that receives funding from individuals, foundations ...

Parents React to Unexpected Closing of Livingston's KinderCare Learning Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston KinderCare Learning Center, located on the St. Barnabas Hospital Campus, unexpectedly closed its doors on Dec. 16, leaving many parents upset and confused as to why it would close its doors so abruptly.

Initially, according to parents, they were informed that this was because the center's lease had expired. However, when asked for further information, ...

Vehicle Crashes Through Front Window of Antonio's Salon & Spa in Livingston

January 13, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A parked car outside Antonio’s Salon and Spa was pushed through the front glass window of the salon Friday afternoon after the driver of a second vehicle lost control in the parking lot and crashed into the parked car, according to police.

Although the cause has yet to be confirmed, police said the driver was not feeling well at the time he lost control, but ...

Unexpected Five Inches Keep Livingston Police and Public Works Departments Busy

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When the expected one-and-a-half inches of snow turned into five on Saturday, the Livingston Department of Public Works (DPW) was made to switch from salting to plowing by midday and the Livingston Police Department responded to ten motor vehicle accidents.

According to DPW Superintendent Mike Anello, the DPW began salting the roads at approximately 8:30 a.m. and ...

Ice Hockey: Livingston Skates to 7-3 Victory over Verona

January 19, 2017

WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Livingston ice hockey team is now 12-2-2 on the season after defeating Verona 7-3 on Wednesday. Last week, the Lancers also saw a 2-0 victory over Westfield and a 1-1 tie with Summit.

With five goals and an assist in the victory over Verona, senior Chase Friedfertig continues to lead the offense for Livingston. In the victory over Westfield, Friedfertig had one ...

Girls Basketball: Lancers Fall to Bloomfield, 43-33, on Home Court

LIVINGSTON, NJ — AJ Dansky led the Livingston girls basketball team with 12 points and Ashley Reuter added nine in a game against Bloomfield on Tuesday, but it was not enough to take the Lancers to victory.

Livingston was defeated, 43-33, at Livingston High School, where Bloomfield’s Genesis Collins had 14 points with six rebounds and Grace Cannon scored 13 points, including ...

RWJBarnabas and Seton Hall Athletics Host Write on Sports Workshop

NEWARK, NJ – A group of Write on Sports (WoS) students from West Orange, East Orange, Hawthorne, Clifton and Newark put their journalism skills into practice during a recent workshop at Prudential Center with the Seton Hall University men’s basketball team. 

WoS, headquartered in West Orange, is a not-for-profit organization that receives funding from individuals, foundations ...

Livingston Volunteers Flock to Senior/Community Center for Annual MLK Day of Service

January 17, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Quoting Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as he addressed the crowd at the Livingston Committee for Diversity’s (LCD) MLK Day of Service on Monday, Mayor Shawn Klein said, “Love is the only force capable of turning an enemy into a friend.”

Volunteers of all ages joined the LCD in demonstrating this love on Monday as they made more than 600 peanut butter and ...

Schedule of Events for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Once again commemorating the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday, the Livingston Committee for Diversity has organized special events on Monday for its annual “Day of Service.” (See story HERE.)

The following is a final schedule of events for Monday.

SCHEDULE OF ...

Livingston Committee for Diversity to Sponsor Annual MLK Day Celebration

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Once again commemorating the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on his birthday, the Livingston Committee for Diversity has organized special events on Monday for its annual “Day of Service.”

The Livingston Committee for Diversity each year encourages the community to “make Jan. 16 a day on” instead of a day off. Throughout ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce Talks Improvements for 2017

January 20, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) recently had its first board meeting of the 2017 year to discuss the organization’s calendar of events. 

In addition to its traditional annual events, such as the LACC Award’s Dinner and Thanksgiving Luncheon, the board discussed adding on new events and programs aimed at enhancing the Livingston ...

TAPinto Launches Free TAPinto App for iPhone and Android: Download it Today

TAPinto.net launched a free TAPinto App this week for iPhone and Android, enabling readers to obtain their local news and events in a fast, easy-to-use application. With this launch, TAPinto becomes one of the only local news publications in the country to have its own App.

The TAPinto App not only features news and events, but also enables readers to receive push notifications ...

Livingston Residents Encouraged to Retrieve Property from Tony's Shoe Repair

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The owner of Tony’s Shoe Repair will be on site Tuesday for those with property left at the store to pick up their items.

According to the Township of Livingston, the landlord and attorneys for both sides have agreed that a representative of the tenant should be on site so that customers can pick up their property. A representative will be on site during the ...

Prospective Camp Families Are Invited to Three Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Open House Events

January 20, 2017

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend one of three upcoming Open House events, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Jan. 22, Feb. 5 or March 5.

Attendees will meet the on-site owners/directors George Stein and Dan Millman as well as the camp’s leadership team members. They will also learn about the camp’s programs, be ...

Livingston Students Attend Jeff Lake Camp Movie Premiere

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than 250 people, icluding many Livingston residents, attended a Color War Documentary Movie Premiere from Jeff Lake Camp on Sunday at Mount Pleasant Middle School.  

Over the summer, Jeff Lake Camp filmed a 20-minute documentary on Color War. According to those in attendance, the spirit, tradition and life lessons that come with this ...

Turtle Back Zoo Breaks Attendance Record for 12th-Consecutive Year

WEST ORANGE, NJ — With a total of 795,558 visitors in 2016, the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo welcomed a new annual attendance record for the 12th-consecutive year and topped the 700,000 mark for the second time.

On behalf of the county, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. thanked the schools, organizations, families, children and others who choose Turtle Back as their ...

WATCH: Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein Discusses 2017 Goals & Initiatives

January 19, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an interview with TAPinto Livingston, Mayor Shawn Klein discusses 2017 goals and initiatives such as finding a new township manager, completing the design and installation of a mobile app for the township and more.

Klein, a board certified Ophthalmologist and partner in Klein & Scannapiego MD PA, lives in Livingston with his wife, Cindy, and two young sons, ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce to Host Annual Breakfast with the Mayor

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) is kicking of 2017 with its annual Mayors Breakfast on Jan. 26 at Nero's Restaurant starting at 8 a.m.

Newly elected Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein will address the audience and then hold a brief Q&A session during the event. The LACC will also elect its new officers and board of directors.

“This ...

Livingston Township Council Discusses Community Pool Day Pass Options

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Membership fees for both the Haines and Northland Community Pools in Livingston, a discussion likely to be revisited in the coming months, was a topic addressed by the mayor and council on Monday.

According to Senior Youth and Leisure Services Director (SYLS) Jennifer Hessberger, 80-85 percent of memberships are typically sold in January and February due to the ...

Parents React to Unexpected Closing of Livingston's KinderCare Learning Center

January 9, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Livingston KinderCare Learning Center, located on the St. Barnabas Hospital Campus, unexpectedly closed its doors on Dec. 16, leaving many parents upset and confused as to why it would close its doors so abruptly.

Initially, according to parents, they were informed that this was because the center's lease had expired. However, when asked for further information, ...

Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce to Host Annual Breakfast with the Mayor

January 15, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) is kicking of 2017 with its annual Mayors Breakfast on Jan. 26 at Nero's Restaurant starting at 8 a.m.

Newly elected Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein will address the audience and then hold a brief Q&A session during the event. The LACC will also elect its new officers and board of directors.

“This ...

2016 in Review: Top 10 Stories of the Year in Livingston

January 8, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the year comes to a close, TAPinto Livingston takes a look at the Top 10 local stories in 2016, based on pageviews. Click on the headlines to refresh:

 

1. 18-Year-Old Hackensack Man Arrested in Cyber Threats Against Livingston High School

(See also: Livingston Public Schools Responds to Threats of Violence and Suspect in Livingston Cyber Threats ...

Real Housewives of New Jersey's Kathy Wakile Signs Books at R. Home's Grand Opening in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s new R. Home Interior Design Store, one of the first interior design stores in the state to showcase a dozen home-design vendors under one roof, welcomed Kathy Wakile of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” to its grand opening in December.

Now located at 17 West Mount Pleasant Avenue in Livingston, R. Home’s grand opening ...

Livingston Department of Public Works to Collect and Recycle Christmas Trees Through January

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston’s Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling program will officially begin on Tuesday and end on Jan. 31.

Christmas trees will be collected Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents can simply leave their undecorated live-cut trees at the curb, as they would for recycling.

The Christmas tree collection program saves ...

Prospective Camp Families Are Invited to Three Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Open House Events

January 20, 2017

LONG VALLEY, NJ – Meadowbrook Country Day Camp is inviting all prospective camp families to attend one of three upcoming Open House events, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., on Jan. 22, Feb. 5 or March 5.

Attendees will meet the on-site owners/directors George Stein and Dan Millman as well as the camp’s leadership team members. They will also learn about the camp’s programs, be ...

Livingston Department of Public Works to Collect and Recycle Christmas Trees Through January

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston’s Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling program will officially begin on Tuesday and end on Jan. 31.

Christmas trees will be collected Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Residents can simply leave their undecorated live-cut trees at the curb, as they would for recycling.

The Christmas tree collection program saves ...

Togetherhood Committee Hosts International Holiday Luncheon at West Essex YMCA

January 3, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than 50 members of the community attended the West Essex YMCA’s International Holiday Luncheon on Dec. 27, where they celebrated the season by sharing international foods and holiday traditions.

Sponsored by the West Essex YMCA’s TOGETHERHOODä Service Committee, this gathering was Y member and Millburn High School junior Anshul Nayar’s ...

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Livingston Bowling's Allen Cai Named Livingston Athlete of the Week

January 15, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School bowling’s walk-on senior Allen Cai is named Dr. Michael Rieber’s Livingston Athlete of the Week for establishing himself as one of the best bowlers in the SEC's Colonial Division.

According to bowling coach Griff Hughes, Cai currently holds a 205 average, which is the third-best average in the division. He has also bowled ...

Life-Saving Assistance Needed For Local East Orange Family

January 21, 2017

EAST ORANGE, NJ - Our community has been asked to mobilize behind an effort to provide assistance to East Orange residents Bert and Stacie Mentor in support of their brother who recently was in a terrible accident in Thailand. 

Stacie’s brother Amar Taborn was injured in a motorcycle accident while filming “The Love We World Tour” in Thailand due to a monsoon and flash ...

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Sun, January 22, 11:00 AM

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp, Long Valley

Meadowbrook Country Day Camp Open House January ...

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Tue, January 24, 7:30 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Livingston Public Library Invites Public to Free ...

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Wed, January 25, 6:30 PM

The Newark Club - Metropolitan Room, Newark

ACG NJ Joint Super Networking Party, January 25th ...

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Women's March on Washington: Why, and Why Now

January 19, 2017

As Donald Trump’s inauguration draws near, a number of groups are planning various events and rallies – perhaps most notably, the Women’s March on Washington. I have read a number of opinion pieces and spoken to many people about the March, and several questions and criticisms seem to consistently arise. I would like to address some two of the major themes.

(Q) The election ...

Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills Presents: Murder Mystery Dinner in Livingston

January 21, 2017

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Junior League of the Oranges and Short Hills (JLOSH), an organization of women developed as civic and community leaders creating lasting community impact, is hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. at Cedar Hill Country Club, 100 Walnut Street, in Livingston.

Event attire is cocktail and complimentary valet parking will be ...

Andy’s Family Music Showcases Shayne Apple on Guitar

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Andy’s Family Music Center of Livingston is proud to highlight Shayne Apple, a fifth grader at Riker Hill Elementary School with an aptitude for drums.

Shayne also plays trombone in the school band and participates in the school choir. According to his mother, Sharon, Shayne was inspired to pick up guitar not long after his father decided to learn the same ...

Preparing for the Ski Season

It’s all about physical fitness. It’s what allows elite skiers to compete in the most extreme conditions and at their highest levels.  An obvious way to ensure your enjoyment and performance is with the appropriate level of strength, endurance and conditioning.

A balanced program focusing on aerobic fitness, strength training, core and balance is the way to get the most out of ...

Step Right Up

Let’s make America the Greatest Show on Earth Again.

 

I was very sad to learn that after 146 years of big-top entertainment the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is folding its tent and leaving town.

 

This comes a year after the circus, due to mounting pressures from animal rights activists, got rid of the elephants.

 

It is not really ...