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Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Research Revealed at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

SAN DIEGO, CA — New research reported at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC) covered the breadth of Alzheimer’s and dementia research, including the basic biology of aging and the brain, risk factors and prevention strategies, caregiving and living well with the disease.

AAIC is the premier annual forum for presentation and ...

Livingston Residents Urged to Conserve Water as State Enters Drought Watch

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, the State of New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is now asking residents and businesses to conserve water, and the Livingston Water Department (LWD) continues to do the same. 

According to the NJDEP, issuing a drought watch is the first ...

Cooperman Barnabas to Host Blood Drive to Combat Statewide Shortage

LIVINGSTON, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health is making an urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations as it responds to a serious blood shortage at hospitals throughout the state. Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston is one several RJWBarnabas Health facilities that have scheduled local blood drives in the coming weeks to help combat this issue.

The CBMC event will be held on ...

Ribbon Cutting Marks Grand Opening of Developmental Learning Center

August 8, 2022

WARREN, NJ — What started with a generous donation, an idea and an immediate response of, "let’s do it," turned into a state-of-the-art E-Sports arena at the Morris Union Jointure Commission’s (MUJC) Developmental Learning Center (DLC) in Warren. The arena, which serves 30 member school districts including Livingston and neighboring towns, is now ...

Meet the Four Candidates Vying for Two Seats on Livingston Board of Education

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Come November, Livingston residents will be tasked with selecting two individuals to occupy the two open seats on the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) for a three-year term beginning on Jan. 1, 2023.

Below is a brief introduction to the four Livingston residents—incumbent Seth Cohen and newcomers —who have emerged as the candidates vying for the ...

2022 Livingston Kiwanis Golf Classic to Benefit Local Food Pantry

August 6, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Registration is still open for the 31st annual Livingston Kiwanis Golf Classic, which will be held on Monday, Aug. 15 in support of the Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN) organization’s management of the Community Huger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) food pantry. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

The outing begins at 11 a.m. at ...

Livingston Alumna Seeks Support for Dental Service Mission to Rural Panama

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nicole Bazhenov, a 2019 Livingston High School (LHS) graduate and an incoming senior studying pre-dentistry at Rutgers University, is looking to her community for help as she continues to collect dental supplies before her upcoming to Panama, where she plans to raise awareness about dental hygiene, volunteer in clinics and consult with rural dentists about their ...

2022 Livingston Kiwanis Golf Classic to Benefit Local Food Pantry

August 6, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Registration is still open for the 31st annual Livingston Kiwanis Golf Classic, which will be held on Monday, Aug. 15 in support of the Livingston Neighbors Helping Neighbors (LNHN) organization’s management of the Community Huger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) food pantry. Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

The outing begins at 11 a.m. at ...

National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory for Livingston Area Thursday, Friday

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Heat Advisory for Livingston and the entire Essex County area from 11 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 5.

The NWS reports a chance of rain, and possible thunderstorms on Thursday night. Showers and thunderstorms are also likely on Friday, with some storms producing significant rainfall, ...

Temporary New Development Signs Now Permitted in Livingston

August 9, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — An ordinance proclaiming that it is appropriate to permit temporary signs that convey and depict future development occurring on a property within the Livingston community was unanimously approved during Monday’s township council meeting.

The ordinance, which amends a chapter of the township code that regulates public signage, specifically declares that ...

Livingston Fire Department to Host Community-Wide 100th Anniversary Event

July 29, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Livingston Fire Department (LFD), the volunteer department is hosting a community-wide event throughout the day on Oct. 1 featuring historical displays, carnival games, food, live music, a beer garden and more. The Centennial Celebration kicks off at 10 a.m. with a parade of antique and modern apparatus from throughout the ...

Livingston Boys Lacrosse Goalie Plays in National All-Star Game

July 18, 2022

CONSHOHOCKEN, PA — Livingston High School (LHS) boys varsity lacrosse goalie Frank Bagolie recently played in the Matt Chandik One-Percent Lacrosse Showcase All-Star game at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken after playing against some of the toughest competition in the country and being voted onto the team.

The One-Percent Showcase, which is touted as an event for the top ...

Livingston High School Alumnus Receives Three Emmy Awards for TV Production

August 8, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Two years after earning his first Emmy Award for his work in television news production in Cincinnati, Ohio, Livingston High School (LHS) Class of 2010 alumnus Jeffrey Ackermann has picked up three Capital Emmys this summer for news production in the Washington, D.C. region.

Ackermann, who began his production career as a student of the renowned television program at ...

Livingston Teens to Install Free Community Libraries in Public Spaces

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When rising Livingston High School (LHS) senior Benjamin Gantman saw multiple bookcase stands in South Orange while walking through neighborhoods and public parks with his cousins, he was inspired to set up free libraries within his own community.

“People take books and leave their own,” said Gantman. “I took a book home for free, and I thought it ...

Livingston's ACL Gallery to Hold Weekly Classes for Kids in August

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arts Council of Livingston (ACL) is offering a museum-like art experience this summer at the ACL Gallery, where an art instructor or docent will lead a tour and discussion about a different group of artwork with local youth each week throughout August.

Participating students will be encouraged to explore their imaginations during open-ended discussions incorporating ...

Groundbreaking Alzheimer’s Research Revealed at Alzheimer’s Association International Conference

August 10, 2022

SAN DIEGO, CA — New research reported at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC) covered the breadth of Alzheimer’s and dementia research, including the basic biology of aging and the brain, risk factors and prevention strategies, caregiving and living well with the disease.

AAIC is the premier annual forum for presentation and ...

Livingston Residents Urged to Conserve Water as State Enters Drought Watch

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Due to ongoing hot and dry conditions, the State of New Jersey is under a drought watch as of Tuesday. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) is now asking residents and businesses to conserve water, and the Livingston Water Department (LWD) continues to do the same. 

According to the NJDEP, issuing a drought watch is the first ...

Livingston Accountant Offers Tax Advice After Selling Vacation Home

July 29, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Karu, senior member of the award-winning Livingston accounting and consulting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently shared his insight on how taxes on the sale of a vacation home are rendered.

Karu’s advice came in response to a reader of NJMoneyHelp.com who has lived in New Zealand for the past 18 years and now wants to sell a New Jersey ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company Senior Member Offers Tax Advice on 529 Plans 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently provided area residents with clarification about the impact that withdrawing from 529 plans has on a person’s taxes.

His comments came in response to an anonymous inquiry from parents who withdrew funds from previously established 529 plans in ...

New Jersey Extends Outdoor Dining Options Until November 2024

August 6, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy signed a new law on Wednesday that extends outdoor dining in New Jersey until November 2024.

"There are restaurants and bars and growing numbers of breweries that are still relying on the outdoor dining spaces they were allowed to create to get themselves back financially to where they were pre-pandemic," said Murphy. "We want to see ...

Livingston Huaxia Chinese School Celebrates 20 Years of Service

July 20, 2022

Editor's Note: Huaxia students Yaxuan Rena Wang, Kevin Vinny Zhang and Eric Guo contributed to this article.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Leadership at the Livingston Huaxia Chinese School was recently honored by the Livingston mayor and council in recognition of the learning center’s 20th anniversary and its success in becoming one of the premier cultural learning facilities in the ...

Denholtz Properties Adds Regional Manager to Oversee Growing Multifamily Portfolio

August 3, 2022

RED BANK, NJ — Denholtz Properties, a leading commercial real estate investment and development company, has announced the hiring of Kayte Peters as Multifamily Regional Manager. The addition of Peters bolsters the company’s significant in-house property management capabilities amidst the ongoing growth of its national multifamily portfolio. 

Peters brings over 17 ...

Sen. Joseph Lagana Discusses School Safety Legislation, Says Students Must Be Protected

August 10, 2022

PARAMUS, NJ — Sen. Joseph Lagana has three main inspirations for wanting to keep New Jersey's children safe at school.

"I try to use my real-life experience and apply it to my job as a legislator," Lagana (D - District 38) told TAPinto. "And part of (that) is being a father and having three kids."

When he takes his daughters — who are headed into ...

New Jersey's Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs Receive $10 Million in Funding

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's hospital-based violence intervention programs (HVIPs) are getting a big financial boost.

Gov. Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney General Matthew Platkin announced Monday the programs, which help and support victims of violence, will receive $10 million in federal American Recovery Plan (ARP) funds.

“The Paterson Healing Collective is pleased to ...

State Parole Board Chairman Talks About New Grant to Help Offenders with Substance Use Disorder

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's State Parole Board is teaming up with Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care to help offenders struggling with substance use disorder, both before and after their release.

"We're confident that this is something that could be life-changing to a lot of people," State Parole Board Chairman Samuel J. Plumeri, Jr. told TAPinto.

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Livingston Alumna Seeks Support for Dental Service Mission to Rural Panama

August 5, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nicole Bazhenov, a 2019 Livingston High School (LHS) graduate and an incoming senior studying pre-dentistry at Rutgers University, is looking to her community for help as she continues to collect dental supplies before her upcoming to Panama, where she plans to raise awareness about dental hygiene, volunteer in clinics and consult with rural dentists about their ...

Young Athletes, Protect Your Joints

August 10, 2022

As the current team orthopedist for the New Jersey Devils and former director of orthopedic surgery for the Philadelphia Flyers and team physician for the Philadelphia Eagles, Peter DeLuca, MD, has helped hundreds of elite athletes obtain peak performance and recover from injury.

Now, as an orthopedic surgeon with Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center and a member of ...

The Calais Foundation to Host Annual Golf Classic for Special Needs at Ballyowen Golf Club, New Jersey’s No. 1 public golf course

Hamburg, NJ- On Thursday, October 13th, The Calais Foundation will host its 5th Annual Golf Classic at the Award-Winning Ballyowen Golf Club of The Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, NJ to support the Foundation’s mission of empowering children and young adults with serious learning disabilities and socialization challenges realize their fullest potential in life.

The Golf Classic begins ...

Three Atlantic Health System Hospitals Receive Five-Star Rating by Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services in Updated Hospital Quality Star Rating

Atlantic Health System announced today that three of its hospitals recently earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), the highest ranking offered by the federal agency. Collectively, Morristown Medical Center, Overlook Medical Center and Newton Medical Center account for three of New Jersey’s only four hospitals to achieve this ...

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Paterson Public Schools Teacher Job Fair On ...

Avoid Heat Exhaustion this Summer

Increased activity in the summer could result in heat exhaustion or heat stroke, a cascading condition that can cause permanent disability or death. 

Older people, those struggling with health issues and young children are most susceptible to heat exhaustion as well as athletes who wear helmets and heavy uniforms during summer practices. But Atlantic Health System sports ...

TAPinto South Plainfield Publisher Darlene Tedesco-Cullen Named Grand Marshal of Labor Day Parade

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ — When Darlene Tedesco-Cullen received a call from South Plainfield Councilwoman Christine Faustini to talk about the borough's annual Labor Day parade, Tedesco-Cullen thought she knew what it was about.

"Usually I help judge the floats, so I figured she was going to ask me if I was going to be around Labor Day to judge again," Tedesco-Cullen, the ...

When we invest in Alzheimer’s and dementia research, we gain valuable insights. The investment must continue.

August 7, 2022

Research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2022 (AAIC 2022) is providing new insight into dementia risk, prevalence, diagnosis, treatment, the long-term cognitive impact of COVID-19 and more. 

As one of the more than 6 million Americans, including 190,000 New Jerseyans, living with Alzheimer’s, I know the devastation of this disease and other ...