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12-Year-Old Livingston Resident Secures Spot in Top Nine on "Kids Baking Championship"

January 18, 2018

NEW YORK, NY — Coming off a week where she was nearly sent home for presenting a runny ganache to the judges, Livingston’s own “Kids Baking Championship” contestant, Soleil Thomas, landed in the middle of the pack on Monday and earned a spot in the top nine on the Food Network competition.

This week, the 10 remaining bakers had two hours to marry lemon with a ...

There is Still Time to RSVP for Big "L" Club's Third Annual Casino Night

EAST HANOVER, NJ — In a collective effort to make a difference for the entire Livingston High School Athletics Program and all of its student athletes, the Big “L” Club is inviting the community to its third annual Big L Casino Night on Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Hanover Manor in East Hanover.

Event committee chairs Barri Pittman, Lori Conforti and Amy Dinicola ...

Newark Councilwoman Launches Bid to Become First Female Mayor

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins began her campaign to become the first female mayor of New Jersey's largest city, attacking the record and character of Mayor Ras Baraka.

Chaneyfield Jenkins also framed her run within the struggle of women in Newark and across America to assert themselves as part the growing movement against sexual assault ...

MLK Day On: Livingston Community Participates in Day of Service

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hundreds of volunteers joined the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) at the Livingston Senior and Community Center on Monday for an afternoon full of service projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

Assisting in projects like assembling hygiene kits for those in need and collecting donations of coats, warm clothing, ...

Hillside Elementary Off to a Healthy Start with New Year Workshop Series

January 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Hillside Elementary kick-started 2018 in a healthy way by offering students and families the opportunity to participate in its first-ever PTA-sponsored “Healthy New Year Series.”

The series spans four weeks and includes programming that is carefully crafted to promote “healthy kids, healthy family and a healthy community” and to encourage families ...

Debut of Livingston's "Let's Sit Together" Campaign is a Success

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More Livingston parents are looking to get involved in the pro-inclusion campaign “Let’s Sit Together” after Wednesday’s debut of the campaign was a success.

More than 100 Livingston students and parents wore shirts with the slogan “Let’s Sit Together” during the school day on Wednesday to promote togetherness within the ...

Livingston Students to Participate in "Let's Sit Together" Pro-Inclusion Campaign

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More than one hundred Livingston students and parents will participate in a pro-inclusion campaign to support togetherness within the community by wearing t-shirts with the slogan “Let’s Sit Together” during the school day on Wednesday.

The campaign was born in 2017 out of one Livingston mother’s idea to create inclusion and togetherness ...

Possible Pedestrian Struck in Livingston Friday Night

January 12, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A pedestrian was reported to be unconscious after a vehicle struck the individual in the area of South Livingston Avenue and Mt. Pleasant Avenue (Route 10) on Friday evening, according to the Breaking News Network (BNN).

BNN, which reports radio activity, stated that the victim was transported to UMDNJ trauma center.

This information has yet to be confirmed by police.

There is Still Time to RSVP for Big "L" Club's Third Annual Casino Night

January 17, 2018

EAST HANOVER, NJ — In a collective effort to make a difference for the entire Livingston High School Athletics Program and all of its student athletes, the Big “L” Club is inviting the community to its third annual Big L Casino Night on Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Hanover Manor in East Hanover.

Event committee chairs Barri Pittman, Lori Conforti and Amy Dinicola ...

Livingston Girls Basketball Hosts Clinic with Shining Stars Special Needs Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School (LHS) varsity and junior girls basketball teams invited members of the Shining Stars Special Needs sports program to participate in its third annual basketball clinic last weekend, kicking of the Shining Stars’ six-week winter basketball program.

During the clinic, the two teams played games and provided skills while cheering on the Shining ...

Girls Fencing: Livingston Defeats West Essex, 15-12

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ — The young West Essex girls fencing team is still learning its craft after a tough 15-12 loss to an experienced Livingston team drops the squad to 2-3 while Livingston’s record improves to 5-3.

“[Livingston] is a very good team, they are in a much higher league than us,” said West Essex head coach Mark Trudmos.

The Lancers showed why they are ...

There is Still Time to RSVP for Big "L" Club's Third Annual Casino Night

January 17, 2018

EAST HANOVER, NJ — In a collective effort to make a difference for the entire Livingston High School Athletics Program and all of its student athletes, the Big “L” Club is inviting the community to its third annual Big L Casino Night on Friday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. at The Hanover Manor in East Hanover.

Event committee chairs Barri Pittman, Lori Conforti and Amy Dinicola ...

MLK Day On: Livingston Community Participates in Day of Service

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hundreds of volunteers joined the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) at the Livingston Senior and Community Center on Monday for an afternoon full of service projects in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday.

Assisting in projects like assembling hygiene kits for those in need and collecting donations of coats, warm clothing, ...

Debut of Livingston's "Let's Sit Together" Campaign is a Success

LIVINGSTON, NJ — More Livingston parents are looking to get involved in the pro-inclusion campaign “Let’s Sit Together” after Wednesday’s debut of the campaign was a success.

More than 100 Livingston students and parents wore shirts with the slogan “Let’s Sit Together” during the school day on Wednesday to promote togetherness within the ...

Livingston Mayor Addresses Business Community at Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

January 14, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Newly instated Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt affirmed his commitment to the success of the township’s business community when he introduced himself to members of that community at the annual Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Mayor’s Breakfast on Thursday at Nero’s Grille.

During his year as mayor, Meinhardt said he looks forward to ...

TAPinto Franchised Local News Network Breaks 7M Readers, 23.7 M Pageviews

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - TAPinto.net, a network of more than 70 online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey and New York, broke 7 million readers and 23.7 million pageviews during the last year. 

From Jan. 8, 2017 to Jan. 7, 2018, TAPinto registered 7,025,372 readers and 23,792,903 pageviews, up from 5,352,395 readers and 18,496,885 pageviews during the same period a year ago.  During the ...

Sobel & Co. Accounting Firm Names New Partner in 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The regional Certified Public Accounting firm Sobel & Co. officially welcomed Adam Lipkin as its newest partner of its leadership group on Jan. 1.

Managing Partner Alan Sobel made the announcement at the annual employee appreciation celebration in December, stating that Lipkin clearly demonstrated his leadership skills when he was in the role of Senior Manager ...

12-Year-Old Livingston Resident Secures Spot in Top Nine on "Kids Baking Championship"

January 18, 2018

NEW YORK, NY — Coming off a week where she was nearly sent home for presenting a runny ganache to the judges, Livingston’s own “Kids Baking Championship” contestant, Soleil Thomas, landed in the middle of the pack on Monday and earned a spot in the top nine on the Food Network competition.

This week, the 10 remaining bakers had two hours to marry lemon with a ...

Livingston Residents Express Ideas and Concerns at Riker Hill Art Park Open Forum

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston and Essex County officials were enthusiastic about the outcome of a productive public forum held on Thursday at Livingston Town Hall to gather residents’ input regarding the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP).

As mayor in 2016, current deputy mayor Al Anthony worked hard to receive a commitment from Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo ...

Space is Still Available for Book Chat with Harlan Coben

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nearly 500 people, including current and past Livingston residents of all ages, have already signed up for the Livingston Education Foundation’s (LEF) first town-wide book club, featuring Livingston High School (LHS) Class of 1980 alumnus Harlan Coben to discuss his newest mystery novel, “Don’t Let Go.”

On behalf of the LEF, Collins ...

Livingston Residents Express Ideas and Concerns at Riker Hill Art Park Open Forum

January 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston and Essex County officials were enthusiastic about the outcome of a productive public forum held on Thursday at Livingston Town Hall to gather residents’ input regarding the revitalization of Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP).

As mayor in 2016, current deputy mayor Al Anthony worked hard to receive a commitment from Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo ...

Livingston Mayor Addresses Business Community at Chamber of Commerce Breakfast

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Newly instated Livingston Mayor Ed Meinhardt affirmed his commitment to the success of the township’s business community when he introduced himself to members of that community at the annual Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce (LACC) Mayor’s Breakfast on Thursday at Nero’s Grille.

During his year as mayor, Meinhardt said he looks forward to ...

Livingston Council Hears From Third Energy Aggregation Consultant

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Gabel Associates, an energy advisor out of Highland Park, NJ, was the third company to present a case to the Livingston Township Council as to why Livingston should authorize it as the township’s consultant for establishing an energy aggregation program.

An ordinance was adopted in September to authorize the establishment of a Livingston Energy Aggregation ...

Joiner Fee to be Waived at West Essex YMCA Until Jan. 15

January 4, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to inviting residents to explore the West Essex YMCA in Livingston at its open house on Saturday, the Y is also waiving the joiner fee for everyone who signs up by Jan. 15.

The free, family-friendly event from 2 to 8 p.m. will showcase the YMCA’s expansive offerings that promote healthy living, youth development and social responsibility.

Livingston Seventh Grader Advances on “Kids Baking Championship”

January 3, 2018

NEW YORK, NY — Livingston seventh grader Soleil Thomas, the 12-year-old baker being featured on Season 4 of Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship,” will advance to the Top 11 after making it through her first challenge on Monday’s season premiere.

Twelve of America’s best young bakers are proving that “age is just a number” by competing ...

West Essex YMCA Hosts Second Annual International Holiday Luncheon

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members and non-members of the West Essex YMCA learned about the individual holidays of many different cultures during the second annual International Holiday Luncheon held at the Y on Friday.

Through the YMCA’s Togetherhood Committee, Millburn High School senior Anshul Nayar and Cheryl Francione, who recently stepped down as the Y’s associate executive ...

Livingston Teen to Compete on Kids Baking Championship

NEW YORK, NY — After a nationwide search for contenders for Season 4 of Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship,” Livingston seventh grader Soleil Thomas, 12, was selected to compete for $25,000, a feature in Food Network Magazine and the title of Kids Baking Champion. She will be one of eight kids and teens to put their baking skills to the test when the new season airs ...

2017 in Review: Top 10 Stories of the Year in Livingston

January 5, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Check out TAPinto Livingston’s Top 10 stories in 2017, based on pageviews.

1. Bomb Threats Made to Temple Beth Shalom in Livingston

2. Livingston Juveniles Transported to Local Hospitals Following Larger Party

3. Livingston’s Joseph Michael “Joey” Falcone Dies at 69

4. Hackensack Man Indicted in Livingston High School Threat Case

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Livingston Council Hears From Third Energy Aggregation Consultant

January 10, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Gabel Associates, an energy advisor out of Highland Park, NJ, was the third company to present a case to the Livingston Township Council as to why Livingston should authorize it as the township’s consultant for establishing an energy aggregation program.

An ordinance was adopted in September to authorize the establishment of a Livingston Energy Aggregation ...

Public Input Invited at Riker Hill Art Park Master Plan Open Forum

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to gather input from the community about what improvements they would like to see at the Essex County Riker Hill Art Park, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. and the Township of Livingston is hosting a public meeting on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Livingston Town Hall to discuss the master plan for the 42-acre artist colony.

Outgoing Livingston Mayor ...

Livingston Township to Collect and Recycle Christmas Trees in January

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Township of Livingston’s Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling program will begin on Jan. 2 and will end on Jan. 31.

Last year, the township, in conjunction with the Livingston Department of Public Works (DPW), collected and recycled more than 1,175 Christmas trees.

Once again, employees of the DPW will chip the trees into mulch, which is made available to ...

West Essex YMCA Hosts Second Annual International Holiday Luncheon

January 2, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members and non-members of the West Essex YMCA learned about the individual holidays of many different cultures during the second annual International Holiday Luncheon held at the Y on Friday.

Through the YMCA’s Togetherhood Committee, Millburn High School senior Anshul Nayar and Cheryl Francione, who recently stepped down as the Y’s associate executive ...

Ocean County Freeholders Firmly Against Drilling Off the New Jersey Coast

January 15, 2018

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The Ocean County Board of Freeholders is strongly opposed to a Trump administration plan to expand offshore oil and gas drilling to the waters of nearly every coastal state in the nation. The board plans to vote on an official resolution on Wednesday against the coastal drilling.  

The proposal by the Trump Administration includes 47 ...

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Newark Councilwoman Launches Bid to Become First Female Mayor

January 17, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Central Ward Councilwoman Gayle Chaneyfield Jenkins began her campaign to become the first female mayor of New Jersey's largest city, attacking the record and character of Mayor Ras Baraka.

Chaneyfield Jenkins also framed her run within the struggle of women in Newark and across America to assert themselves as part the growing movement against sexual assault ...

Upcoming Events

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Fri, January 19, 7:00 PM

The Hanover Manor, East Hanover

Big L Club Third Annual Casino Night

Giving Back Sports

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Sun, January 21, 2:00 PM

Livingston High School Auditorium, Livingston

Livingston Symphony Family Concert: The ...

Arts & Entertainment

Sun, January 21, 2:00 PM

Livingston High School Auditorium, Livingston

Livingston Symphony Family Concert: "The ...

Arts & Entertainment

NJSIAA: Bills Grant Super Powers to 20 Schools; Upcoming Vote Puts Kids at Risk

January 4, 2018

As a 100-year-old, independent, private, and voluntary non-profit association serving the needs of 435 public and non-public high schools and nearly 300,000 student athletes, we have an unwavering commitment to promoting and protecting education-based interscholastic athletics. At our core, we are committed to ensuring a safe and competitive environment, while also enhancing the educational ...

Livingston Symphony Family Concert: The Composer's Toolbox

January 16, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Visit “The Composer’s Toolbox,” this year’s Livingston Symphony Orchestra Family Concert on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 2 p.m. at the Livingston High School Auditorium, 30 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston NJ.

Known for his easy rapport with audience members of all ages and joy in sharing the stories behind the music, Maestro Anthony LaGruth ...

Follow the Money

In 2013 a man in the UK cleaned out his junk drawer and absently tossed an old hard drive dismantled from a Dell Computer into the trash.  The hard drive, rusting in landfill somewhere in Wales, contains 7500 bitcoins. 

  

At the time, his staggering loss was about $4 million.  But if he had wisely invested his failing hard drive in a bank safe deposit box his ...

Accepting Yourself

It is the beginning of January, which means college applications are due.

 

This is the time where high school seniors all across the country place their academic souls on the line and compete for spots in colleges and universities that reject more students than they accept.  

 

And so, as a public service to all of these smart and talented kids who spent their ...

You're A Mean One . . .

Seriously, Grinch?

 

I am standing in line at the checkout counter of our local grocery store.  An obviously perturbed woman and her young daughter are staring at my cart.  It contains twelve tubs of Edy’s Limited Edition Slow Churned Peppermint Ice Cream because I have just cleared out the entire freezer case.

 

“They don’t sell it in ...