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Livingston Express Shuttle Expands Options as OurBus Ends Service

August 15, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Express Shuttle is helping commuters cope with change by offering a new evening monthly pass to compensate for the two-year construction project underway on the 495 viaduct leading to the Lincoln Tunnel.

According to Livingston Express Shuttle Committee chair Alan Karpas, OurBus is ceasing operations in the community and the new bus service Box Car is ...

Livingston Sunrise Rotary to Host Walk With A Doc Event

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Sunrise Rotary is hosting a Walk With A Doc event on Saturday at Littell’s Pond at 9 a.m. in an effort to encourage the community to “take steps toward a healthier lifestyle.”

As participants walk, Padam Neopane, MD, and other local physicians will be on hand to answer their questions.

All are welcome to attend this event. No ...

Local Expert Shares Knowledge on How to Reduce Drowning Risks

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In follow-up to his recent message to the public on why water safety is more than just a summertime concern, Roman Martens, owner of the British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and near-drownings.

Designate a "water watcher."
Learn and practice lifesaving skills. Know the basics of ...

2018 India Fest Packs the Halls of Livingston High School

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Threatening rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of Livingston’s Indian community as the India Fest event, scheduled to move from the lawn of the West Essex YMCA to the Memorial Oval for the first time this year to accommodate the annual event’s growing popularity, was forced inside on Sunday. 

Rising to the last-minute logistical challenge, event ...

Community Mourns Loss of Two Livingston Students

August 8, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston area residents are mourning the loss of Isabella Brodsky, 17, and Matthew Poole, 18, two rising Livingston High School seniors who died on Tuesday night after swimming in Ramapo Lake in Oakland with their friends.

“On behalf of the town council, the town employees and all of the residents, we express our heartfelt condolences to both families of the ...

Livingston Announces Intent to Hire Interim Superintendent

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) has announced that it intends to approve the hiring of Jim O’Neill as interim superintendent of Livingston Public Schools for the 2018-2019 school year following the recent departure of Christina Steffner, whose resignation became effective on July 31.

Members of the board will take an official vote on ...

Niche: Livingston Public Schools Rank Among Best in New Jersey

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In its newly released 2019 “Best Schools” list, national educational research and rankings firm Niche has placed Livingston Public Schools No. 5. It ranked Livingston High School No. 10 among all traditional public secondary schools in New Jersey.

Niche gave Livingston Public schools an overall letter grade of A+. The schools got an A+ for ...

Two Pedestrians Struck & More From Livingston Police

August 14, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two pedestrians were recently struck on Livingston roads, according to police, including one incident in which the victim sustained a broken leg.

At approximately 11:15 p.m. on Thursday, a vehicle was travelling north in the left lane on Eisenhower Parkway and entered the eastbound intersection at W. Mt. Pleasant Avenue intersection with a green light when a ...

Community Braves Storm to Support 10th Livingston National Night Out

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite a late-afternoon thunderstorm that caused the National Guard Helicopter to cancel its landing at the Memorial Oval for Livingston’s 10th annual National Night Out (NNO) last week, the event still achieved its goal of bringing together members of the community and the Livingston Police Department (LPD)—and even raised money for a local charity ...

Access to Goodhart Drive Shut Off from South Orange Ave. Monday

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Access to Goodhart Drive will be shut off from South Orange Avenue for an undetermined period on Monday afternoon.

According to Breaking News Network (BNN), a gas line was struck that precipitated PSE&G to dig the road in order to shut off the gas main.

There will be no access from South Orange Avenue on Monday afternoon as a result, so local drivers should plan ...

Livingston Express Shuttle Expands Options as OurBus Ends Service

August 15, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Livingston Express Shuttle is helping commuters cope with change by offering a new evening monthly pass to compensate for the two-year construction project underway on the 495 viaduct leading to the Lincoln Tunnel.

According to Livingston Express Shuttle Committee chair Alan Karpas, OurBus is ceasing operations in the community and the new bus service Box Car is ...

Why New Jersey Walks for A World Without Alzheimer’s

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — This fall, the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey Chapter (AAGNJ) will launch five Walk To End Alzheimer’s events throughout the Garden State. Thousands of New Jerseyans will join in this venture who walk in memory of their mothers, fathers, grandparents, and loved ones—more than 2,300 lost last year alone—from Alzheimer’s ...

Livingston Council Honors Arun Gupta for Achieving Rank of Eagle Scout

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fourth Generation Eagle Scout Arun Gupta was honored during the Livingston Township Council meeting on Monday for the achievements that earned him the Eagle Scout title.

Gupta, a sophomore who brought with him a laundry list of achievements, was accompanied by Vincent Krause, Committee Chairman of BSA Troop 16, as Mayor Edward Meinhardt presented him with a ...

Livingston Recycling Committee Recognizes 1-800-GOT-JUNK for Assisting Local Seniors

August 8, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Drew Trautman, owner of the local 1-800-GOT-JUNK franchise, was honored at Monday’s Livingston Township Council meeting with a proclamation for providing free large-item electronics recycling pickups to Livingston’s senior citizens.

Scott Goldman and Eric Baltuch, chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Livingston Township Recycling and ...

Livingston Includes "Do Not Solicit" List in New Peddling and Soliciting Ordinance

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A challenge made by Aptive Environmental LLC, a pest control service, prompted Livingston Township Attorney Sharon Weiner to add new language to Livingston’s Peddling and Soliciting Ordinance in order to remain compliant. The ordinance was adopted unanimously on Monday and also includes the addition of a “Do Not Solicit” list.

The peddling and ...

Livingston Makes Headway on Trails and Greenways Project

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Trails and Greenways Committee is working to fulfill its action plan of maintaining a “high-quality system of parks, trials and greenways that will increase the desirability of residing and raising families in Livingston” by moving forward on plans to connect the township’s existing walking paths and researching potential future ...

RWJBarnabas, Rutgers Combined Medical Group Appoints New CEO

August 5, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Dr. Andy Anderson has been appointed as the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health, the largest health care system in New Jersey, and Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey.

In his new role, Dr. Anderson oversees the clinical activities of one of the largest provider consortia in the nation. The Combined ...

2018 India Fest Packs the Halls of Livingston High School

August 14, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Threatening rain did nothing to dampen the spirits of Livingston’s Indian community as the India Fest event, scheduled to move from the lawn of the West Essex YMCA to the Memorial Oval for the first time this year to accommodate the annual event’s growing popularity, was forced inside on Sunday. 

Rising to the last-minute logistical challenge, event ...

Family Fun Day Comes to CareOne Livingston Next Month

LIVINGSTON, NJ - CareOne in Livingston will be holding a Community Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on its grounds at 68-76 Passaic Ave.

Attractions include a bounce house, train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, a stilt walker, face-painting, a balloon artist, a magic show, a photo booth, pet adoptions and more.

Food will include hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream and ...

Livingston Public Library Acquires 202 World City Travel Guides

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Library recently announced that it has added "AtoZ World Travel" to its online reference offerings, just in time for the final weeks of summer vacation.

According to the library, this new resource includes 202 world city travel guides covering 67 topics each. The guides cover topics that are necessary for individuals planning ...

Livingston Sunrise Rotary to Host Walk With A Doc Event

August 15, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Sunrise Rotary is hosting a Walk With A Doc event on Saturday at Littell’s Pond at 9 a.m. in an effort to encourage the community to “take steps toward a healthier lifestyle.”

As participants walk, Padam Neopane, MD, and other local physicians will be on hand to answer their questions.

All are welcome to attend this event. No ...

Local Expert Shares Knowledge on How to Reduce Drowning Risks

WEST ORANGE, NJ - In follow-up to his recent message to the public on why water safety is more than just a summertime concern, Roman Martens, owner of the British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and near-drownings.

Designate a "water watcher."
Learn and practice lifesaving skills. Know the basics of ...

Family Fun Day Comes to CareOne Livingston Next Month

LIVINGSTON, NJ - CareOne in Livingston will be holding a Community Family Fun Day on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on its grounds at 68-76 Passaic Ave.

Attractions include a bounce house, train rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, a stilt walker, face-painting, a balloon artist, a magic show, a photo booth, pet adoptions and more.

Food will include hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream and ...

July in Review: Livingston Names Police Chief, Superintendent Resigns, Council Adopts Ordinances & More

August 11, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In case you missed it, check out the top ten stories from TAPinto Livingston, based on pageviews, for the month of July 2018. 

1. Livingston Public Schools Superintendent Resigns After Two Years

2. Livingston Community Speaks Out About Superintendent’s Resignation

3. Livingston Board and Community Debate Decision to Approve Superintendent’s ...

Week in Review: Livingston Names New Police Chief; Superintendent Resigns & More

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

Local CPA Weighs In On Murphy's Tax Amnesty Program

Livingston Council Considers New Door-to-Door Solicitation Ordinance

ESPN Highlights Team Jake and Livingston's Knock Cancer Out of the Park Campaign

Livingston Parent Self-Help Support Group ...

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

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 ...

Livingston Recycling Committee Recognizes 1-800-GOT-JUNK for Assisting Local Seniors

August 8, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Drew Trautman, owner of the local 1-800-GOT-JUNK franchise, was honored at Monday’s Livingston Township Council meeting with a proclamation for providing free large-item electronics recycling pickups to Livingston’s senior citizens.

Scott Goldman and Eric Baltuch, chairman and vice chairman, respectively, of the Livingston Township Recycling and ...

Livingston Makes Headway on Trails and Greenways Project

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Trails and Greenways Committee is working to fulfill its action plan of maintaining a “high-quality system of parks, trials and greenways that will increase the desirability of residing and raising families in Livingston” by moving forward on plans to connect the township’s existing walking paths and researching potential future ...

Livingston Public Library Acquires 202 World City Travel Guides

August 12, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Library recently announced that it has added "AtoZ World Travel" to its online reference offerings, just in time for the final weeks of summer vacation.

According to the library, this new resource includes 202 world city travel guides covering 67 topics each. The guides cover topics that are necessary for individuals planning ...

Livingston's Newest Luxury Townhome Community to Host Grand Opening/Open House

July 25, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Anyone with a dream of moving into a brand-new construction, single family, luxury, custom townhome in the suburban community of Livingston—with its top-rated schools, parks, recreational amenities and upscale shopping—is in luck. Forest Park Commons, a 12-home community located on McCall Avenue at E. McClellan Avenue, is now open for ...

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Save 10% At Fairfield Farms & Greenhouses

August 2, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ — Fairfield Farms & Greenhouses, your "Every Day" Farmer's Market in Essex County is now offering 10% off your total purchase when you mention TAP. 

Fairfield Farms & Greenhouses is a family-owned and operated business and has been serving the people of Essex County for the past thirty years.

Fairfield Farms & ...

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 ...

Upcoming Events

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Sat, August 18, 4:30 PM

Livingston Memorial Oval, Livingston

Livingston Town-Wide Campout Postponed; New Date ...

Arts & Entertainment

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Sat, August 25, 2:00 PM

Oskar Schindler Performing Arts Center (OSPAC), West Orange

LE PIQUE NIQUE WINE & MUSIC FESTIVAL

Arts & Entertainment Giving Back

Tue, September 4, 10:30 AM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Tech Help Drop-In

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Bus Returning From Newark Mayor’s Picnic Overturns on NJ Turnpike

August 13, 2018

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ — Thirty-six passengers on a bus returning from an annual mayor’s picnic on Saturday were taken to area hospitals with non-life-threatening injuries after an accident on the New Jersey Turnpike, according to officials.

Mayor Ras Baraka's fourth annual family reunion picnic event was held at Black Bear Lake Country Club in Millstone. Around 5:30 ...

Adopt a Dog Like Cozmo From Brick City Rescue

Fostering is the foundation of Brick City Rescue.

The more foster homes we have, the more lives we can save. Brick City Rescue is asking you to open your heart and your home to give a dog or cat the second chance that it deserves.

Adopt Cozmo

Handsome, happy Cozmo will melt your heart with his adorable face. At only 9 months old, he found himself at the local shelter, but we scooped him ...

CBD for Canines: Are You Considering CBD Products For What Ails Your Dog?

The use of cannabis-based products for both humans and dogs is proliferating. That refers to medical marijuana—or, better, items manufactured from particular chemicals in marijuana plants that are used for therapeutic purposes. CBD is one of those chemicals and its use in the pet population is growing exponentially.

Does your dog suffer from a medical condition that may be ...

NCJW/Essex 10th Annual Back 2 School Store Receives Grant from Investors Foundation

August 15, 2018

NCJW/Essex received a $2,500 grant from Investors Foundation in support of its 10th annual Back 2 School Store (B2SS), a yearly event where economically disadvantaged children are able to shop cost-free for brand new attire, school supplies and personal care items, encouraging a well-equipped and confident start to the new school year. The event, on Sunday, July 29, 2018, outfitted 860 children ...

2014 Democrat Congressional Candidate In NJ-11 Endorses Jay Webber

August 14, 2018

Over the last several years I have had increasing concerns that the mainstream Democratic elected officials and candidates have embraced a socialist ideology. I have witnessed this change not just on a national level but in our district, county and even in my town of Livingston, New Jersey.

Furthermore, when I look across the political landscape, it is only the Republican Party that has ...

Common HVAC Home Inspection Problems

The heating and cooling system is one of the most important systems in a home, which is why the home inspection may include a detailed exam of this equipment. Here are common problems homeowners encounter:

Filters:If filters aren’t changed regularly, air flow can become blocked, causing problems with heating and cooling functions.
Leaks:Any leak can be a precursor to a larger ...