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Girls Soccer: Livingston Wins Third in a Row Over Formerly Undefeated West Essex

September 17, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The Livingston girls soccer team tallied its third consecutive win on Monday with a superb 80-minute effort to defeat previously unbeaten West Essex, 2-1.

“It’s been a tough stretch,” said Livingston head coach Paul Raiz. “The first four games were not easy, but to come out 3-1 to start the year, we’re happy.”

The game’s ...

Livingston High School Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fourteen Livingston High School seniors were among the semifinalists named in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented students represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors who comprise the 16,000 semifinalists in the 64rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They will have an opportunity to continue in the ...

CycleBar Livingston to Celebrate First Anniversary with Day-Long Event

LIVINGSTON, NJ - CycleBar Livingston will be celebrating its first anniversary on Saturday, Sept 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 277 Eisenhower Parkway.

CycleBar's riders, along with their family and friends, and anyone else interested in stopping by can partake in rides, games, giveaways, vendors and a backyard barbecue.

Participants are welcome to share an item to be ...

CardioYoga Livingston Hosts Full Day of Grand Opening Events

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After nearly six months of getting settled in their new location at 521 S. Livingston Avenue, Chelsea and Alvaro Alban, owners of CardioYoga in Livingston, invited the public to join them on Thursday for a day full of grand opening events.

In addition to providing free classes, free mini massages and more, the Albans also welcomed members of the Livingston Area ...

Livingston High School Students Named National Merit Semifinalists

September 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Fourteen Livingston High School seniors were among the semifinalists named in the annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These academically talented students represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors who comprise the 16,000 semifinalists in the 64rd annual National Merit Scholarship Program. They will have an opportunity to continue in the ...

First Day of School, As Told by a Livingston High School Senior

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The first day of school for a senior consists of many lasts: the last time your parents are there to take an embarrassing photo, the last time you know everyone in your classes beforehand, the last time you will have to give freshmen directions at every corner of the building, the last first day of high school.

For seniors at Livingston High School (LHS), rather than ...

Spirited Welcome Video Among Highlights of First Week in Livingston Schools

LIVINGSTON, NJ – In his first public statement as Livingston Public Schools’ interim superintendent, Jim O’Neill said on Wednesday that the first days school went smoothly, and that the recent orientations for new students as well as new staff members appear to have been effective.

O’Neill and members of the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) shared some highlights ...

Livingston Declares September as National Preparedness Month

September 10, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to promoting a new chief and six officers during a swearing-in ceremony last week, the Livingston Township Council also acknowledged the police department by declaring September as National Preparedness Month in an effort to encourage residents to know the public safety resources that are available to them through the department and beyond.

National ...

Livingston Welcomes New Police Chief; Promotes Six Officers

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Community members and local dignitaries packed the auditorium at Livingston High School on Tuesday night in support of newly promoted Chief of Police Gary Marshuetz and six other members of the Livingston Police Department, who were officially sworn into their new positions at a special ceremony held during the Livingston Township Council meeting.

As Marshuetz’s ...

Livingston Township Explains First-Day Police Presence at High School

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After hearing concern from community members as to why there were police officers patrolling the high school area prior to the start of the first day of school on Tuesday, the township released a statement explaining its decision to place officers in the vicinity at the request of the school district.

Over the last several years, it has become a tradition for ...

Girls Soccer: Livingston Wins Third in a Row Over Formerly Undefeated West Essex

September 17, 2018

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The Livingston girls soccer team tallied its third consecutive win on Monday with a superb 80-minute effort to defeat previously unbeaten West Essex, 2-1.

“It’s been a tough stretch,” said Livingston head coach Paul Raiz. “The first four games were not easy, but to come out 3-1 to start the year, we’re happy.”

The game’s ...

Girls Volleyball: West Orange Tops Livingston, 2-1

WEST ORANGE, NJ — For the first time in school history, the West Orange High School girls volleyball team defeated Livingston, 2-1, on Sept. 13 and is now 3-1.

"The day before we had an upsetting loss against Bloomfield," said head coach Jackie Cruz. "The girls did a great job coming back from a 21-13 deficit to tie it 23-23. Unfortunately, we ...

Boys Soccer: Seton Hall Prep Defeats Livingston, 3-1

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Seton Hall Prep came from behind to defeat the Livingston boys soccer team, 3-1, on Thursday.

After Livingston scored on an own goal just 1:46 into the match Seton Hall tied the score, 1-1, with 10:04 left. In the second half, Brian Zimmermann scored on a rebound of a Jason Pereira shot with 25:07 to give Seton Hall a 2-1 lead.

Elijah Elster had a big game in goal for the ...

Livingston Remembers Local 9/11 Victims in 17th Anniversary Ceremony

September 13, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In tribute to the seven Livingston residents who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 as well as to the ceremony’s long-standing motto, “Livingston Cares and Never Forgets,” relatives and friends of those lost that day, local dignitaries and hundreds of residents joined together at Livingston’s 9/11 Memorial Garden on the Oval on Tuesday ...

Local Families Organize Food Allergy Heroes Walk in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After raising nearly $60,000 and attracting more than 350 participants in 2017, eight local families that are affected by food allergies hope to surpass both of these numbers when they host the second annual Northern New Jersey Food Allergy Heroes Walk at the Livingston Memorial Oval on Sept. 23 to benefit Food Allergy Research & Education ...

Regal Bank to Host 10th Annual Dog Pawrade Benefitting Livingston Animal Shelter

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Regal Bank will host its 10th annual Livingston Dog Pawrade on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Regal Bank headquarters, located at 570 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Livingston.

Representatives of Regal Bank said they are proud to celebrate this decade milestone with family-oriented entertainment, contests and fun.

Livingston Declares September as National Preparedness Month

September 10, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to promoting a new chief and six officers during a swearing-in ceremony last week, the Livingston Township Council also acknowledged the police department by declaring September as National Preparedness Month in an effort to encourage residents to know the public safety resources that are available to them through the department and beyond.

National ...

CycleBar Livingston to Celebrate First Anniversary with Day-Long Event

September 17, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ - CycleBar Livingston will be celebrating its first anniversary on Saturday, Sept 22 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 277 Eisenhower Parkway.

CycleBar's riders, along with their family and friends, and anyone else interested in stopping by can partake in rides, games, giveaways, vendors and a backyard barbecue.

Participants are welcome to share an item to be ...

CardioYoga Livingston Hosts Full Day of Grand Opening Events

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After nearly six months of getting settled in their new location at 521 S. Livingston Avenue, Chelsea and Alvaro Alban, owners of CardioYoga in Livingston, invited the public to join them on Thursday for a day full of grand opening events.

In addition to providing free classes, free mini massages and more, the Albans also welcomed members of the Livingston Area ...

Regal Bank to Host 10th Annual Dog Pawrade Benefitting Livingston Animal Shelter

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Regal Bank will host its 10th annual Livingston Dog Pawrade on Sunday, Sept. 23 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the parking lot of the Regal Bank headquarters, located at 570 West Mt. Pleasant Avenue in Livingston.

Representatives of Regal Bank said they are proud to celebrate this decade milestone with family-oriented entertainment, contests and fun.

CardioYoga Livingston Hosts Full Day of Grand Opening Events

September 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After nearly six months of getting settled in their new location at 521 S. Livingston Avenue, Chelsea and Alvaro Alban, owners of CardioYoga in Livingston, invited the public to join them on Thursday for a day full of grand opening events.

In addition to providing free classes, free mini massages and more, the Albans also welcomed members of the Livingston Area ...

Metro YMCA Offers Strategies to Turn the Tide on Childhood Obesity

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The grim statistics on childhood obesity—with nearly one in five school-age children in the U.S. being considered obese—obscure a hopeful reality: obesity is a preventable and curable disease. The Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges, which has long been working to reduce obesity in the communities it serves, hopes this will be the take-home message of ...

Local Families Organize Food Allergy Heroes Walk in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After raising nearly $60,000 and attracting more than 350 participants in 2017, eight local families that are affected by food allergies hope to surpass both of these numbers when they host the second annual Northern New Jersey Food Allergy Heroes Walk at the Livingston Memorial Oval on Sept. 23 to benefit Food Allergy Research & Education ...

Tropical Smoothie Café to Launch Seasonal Fare for Fall

September 15, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Tropical Smoothie Café in Livingston is launching an exciting new lineup of seasonal smoothies that are "highly craveable and pair perfectly with the upcoming fall season," according to owners Chris and Wendy Strutt. 

The new smoothies are being offered as follows:

Chai Smoothie – Chai, roasted bananas and non-fat ...

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Adds Grilled to Order Quesadillas

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Tropical Smoothie Cafe has already established a reputation for a menu that is both refreshing and healthy since Wendy and Chris Strutt opened the eatery at 280 Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston earlier this year.

Now, Tropical Smoothie Cafe has added grilled-to-order quesadillas to the menu. Patrons can conquer their quesadilla cravings with the Island Chicken and ...

Week in Review: Livingston School News and More from Aug. 19-25

August 25, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In case you missed it, here's what happened this week in Livingston.

Livingston Tennis Star Achieves No. 1 Ranking in USTA Eastern Girls’ 16s Division

Livingston Public Schools Welcome New Teachers and Faculty

Livingston Board of Education Says Hard Goodbyes and Welcome Hellos

Livingston Dog Missing Following Multi-Vehicle ...

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Livingston Teen Honored on Opening Day of US Open for Tennis Accomplishments

September 14, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Although not on her high school's tennis team, Livingston High School (LHS) sophomore Valencia Xu is making herself known in the tennis community after rising to No. 1 in the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Eastern’s Girls’ 16s division in 2018.

The 15 year old was recently honored for this accomplishment on opening day of the US Open in ...

Tropical Smoothie Café to Launch Seasonal Fare for Fall

September 15, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Tropical Smoothie Café in Livingston is launching an exciting new lineup of seasonal smoothies that are "highly craveable and pair perfectly with the upcoming fall season," according to owners Chris and Wendy Strutt. 

The new smoothies are being offered as follows:

Chai Smoothie – Chai, roasted bananas and non-fat ...

Save 20% For Life at West Essex YMCA

LIVINGSTON, NJ - Find a friend, tell a friend and then go to the West Essex YMCA in Livingston and save.

The YMCA at 321 S. Livingston Ave. is introducing a new way to help create a healthier community and you can save a little too. When you and a friend join the Y at the same time, or referred by a member, you’ll BOTH be enrolled in our 20/20 Membership Program to ...

Upcoming Events

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Wed, September 19, 6:00 PM

Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston

Sleep Apnea Patient Support Group

Health & Wellness

Thu, September 20, 7:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Ankle and Foot Injuries for Athletes

Health & Wellness

Fri, September 21, 1:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Brad Ziffer Presents: “Sing’n The Oldies at the ...

Arts & Entertainment

Seton Hall University Student Dies After Fall From Parking Deck

September 11, 2018

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ - A Seton Hall University student has died from injuries sustained from falling off the campus' parking deck on Tuesday, according to a letter to the school community from the University's Interim President, Mary Meehan, on Tuesday afternoon. Meehan later identified the student as senior Julian M. Mislavsky, 23, of Morristown.

"We will have a memorial ...

Early Starts: Basics on Grooming Your New Puppy

You got a new puppy!  As adorable and cuddly as can be, with doe-y eyes and a soo soft coat, why on Earth would you need to groom her? And how on Earth should you proceed?

In fact, grooming is an integral part of raising a healthy and comfortable dog. Basic grooming activities should begin at approximately 12-16 weeks of age, usually coinciding with pups’ essential vaccinations.

Taking a Hike? Don't Forget to Bring Your Dog

Not too hot. Not too cold. Just right. Considering a hike along a peaceful, tree-lined trail with your canine companion?

What with temperatures becoming less than oppressive, it’s the perfect time to plan a trek in the great outdoors! Considering the benefits of fresh air and exercise, and an autumn hike is an AUsome activity for you and your dog!

Take advantage of the many scenic ...

Livingston Health Department to Offer Free Stroke Risk Assessment Screening

September 18, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Health Department, in conjunction with Saint Barnabas Medical Center, will offer a free Stroke Risk Assessment Screening on Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018, from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the Livingston Senior and Community Center, Craft Room 1. 

The screening will include tests for blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose, along with a brief nursing ...

Colder Weather is Coming – The Top Ten Reasons to Maintain Your Furnace (or Boiler!)

As summer winds down and kids head back to school, most of us in New Jersey begin looking forward to fall. With the promise of cooler autumn evenings, campfires, s’mores, and all things ‘Pumpkin Spice,’ it can be easy for home maintenance tasks to go undone.

Here at A.J. Perri, we would like to remind you that winter is coming, and now is the best time to get your ...