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RWJBarnabas Helps Young Athletes Prevent Serious Injury with Free Screenings

September 23, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On a Saturday earlier this month, RWJBarnabas Health provided free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes at the Codey Arena in West Orange.

Kids ranging in age from 5 to 18 could be registered to undergo either a cardiac screening or a concussion screening. The Matthew J. Morahan (MJM) III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas ...

New and Incoming Residents Mingle at Annual Welcome to Livingston Picnic

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to help residents who have recently moved or plan on moving to Livingston learn about the many businesses, organizations, schools and activities the town has to offer, the Livingston Health Department hosted its annual Welcome to Livingston Picnic during the week at the Livingston Senior and Community Center.

As Livingston High School Key Club members ...

Still Time to Register for Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer's

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Local dignitaries, including West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, Township Council President Susan McCartney and Congressman Leonard Lance, will speak to participants of this weekend’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s event at West Orange’ s South Mountain Recreation Complex prior to cutting the ceremonial ribbon to start the annual walk.

The Alzheimer’s ...

Field Hockey: Livingston Improving Despite Early-Season Losses

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston field hockey team is making positive strides in its development despite taking a 2-1 loss on Saturday morning to Scotch Plains.

“I think the girls worked hard today,” said head coach Lila Alfaro. “We were really trying to stress in our last practice having that support, creating triangles, having the flat and the through option and I ...

LHS Crime Scene Project to be Highlighted on “Classroom Close-up NJ”

September 19, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School’s (LHS) annual crime scene “extravaganza,” where Forensic Science students set up fictional crime scenes using skills they have learned in class throughout the school year, will be featured on "Classroom Close-up NJ" on Oct. 7.

The 15-time Emmy Award-winning show highlights innovative projects in New Jersey ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Field Hockey: Livingston Improving Despite Early-Season Losses

September 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston field hockey team is making positive strides in its development despite taking a 2-1 loss on Saturday morning to Scotch Plains.

“I think the girls worked hard today,” said head coach Lila Alfaro. “We were really trying to stress in our last practice having that support, creating triangles, having the flat and the through option and I ...

Boys Soccer: West Orange Coach Earns 300th Win with Victory Over Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In a Friday afternoon matchup that developed into a second-half thriller between the West Orange and Livingston boys soccer teams, West Orange head coach Doug Nevins earned his 300th career win with a hard-fought 2-1 victory.

After a scoreless first half, West Orange sophomore Kalleo Mendes came out strong in the second half with two goals—putting the ...

Space Still Open for Girls on the Run Livingston Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Girls on the Run (GOTR) New Jersey East will serve girls at several school and park-based sites across Essex County this fall, including the Memorial Oval in Livingston.

GOTR Livingston is open to girls in grades 3-5 and will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.

GOTR is a non-profit, physical activity-based positive youth development ...

New and Incoming Residents Mingle at Annual Welcome to Livingston Picnic

September 23, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to help residents who have recently moved or plan on moving to Livingston learn about the many businesses, organizations, schools and activities the town has to offer, the Livingston Health Department hosted its annual Welcome to Livingston Picnic during the week at the Livingston Senior and Community Center.

As Livingston High School Key Club members ...

Still Time to Register for Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer's

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Local dignitaries, including West Orange Mayor Robert Parisi, Township Council President Susan McCartney and Congressman Leonard Lance, will speak to participants of this weekend’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s event at West Orange’ s South Mountain Recreation Complex prior to cutting the ceremonial ribbon to start the annual walk.

The Alzheimer’s ...

Livingston Sunrise Rotary Joins Effort to Eradicate Polio Virus

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to help raise awareness and the necessary funds to help eradicate polio, the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club is joining Rotary Clubs around the world in celebrating World Polio Day on Oct. 24. Members of the local chapter attended Monday’s township council meeting to spread the word about the disease and to promote their upcoming World Polio Day event.

Past ...

Livingston Sunrise Rotary Joins Effort to Eradicate Polio Virus

September 19, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to help raise awareness and the necessary funds to help eradicate polio, the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club is joining Rotary Clubs around the world in celebrating World Polio Day on Oct. 24. Members of the local chapter attended Monday’s township council meeting to spread the word about the disease and to promote their upcoming World Polio Day event.

Past ...

Livingston Mall Security Member Honored for Life-Saving Actions

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Kevin Cancino, the assistant director of safety and security at the Livingston Mall, was honored by the Livingston Township Council on Monday for heroic actions that ultimately saved the life of an 81-year-old Short Hills man in March.

During a special ceremony at Monday’s township council meeting, the family and friends of Murray and Maya Bloom publicly ...

Livingston Declares September as National Preparedness Month

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 ...

Excel Physical Therapy to Replace 119-Year-Old SAMS Fine Men's Clothing

September 22, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ – During the time when men wore three-piece suits with ascot ties and women’s silhouettes were still defined by the corset, Chaim Cohen was first peddling his fashion wares by pushcart in Newark as a precursor to what is known by today’s Livingston residents as SAMS Fine Men’s Clothing. After 119 years in business, the third generation of 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 ...

Fun for the Whole Family at the Love+Unity Diversity Festival

September 20, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Combining two annual celebrations from Livingston and West Orange into one powerful event focusing on the themes of unity and harmony, the Livingston Youth Appreciation Committee, West Essex YMCA, Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI), and West Orange resident Carl Brister, an R&B/Pop recording artist, will present the Love+Unity Diversity Fest on ...

LHS Crime Scene Project to be Highlighted on “Classroom Close-up NJ”

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston High School’s (LHS) annual crime scene “extravaganza,” where Forensic Science students set up fictional crime scenes using skills they have learned in class throughout the school year, will be featured on "Classroom Close-up NJ" on Oct. 7.

The 15-time Emmy Award-winning show highlights innovative projects in New Jersey ...

RWJBarnabas Helps Young Athletes Prevent Serious Injury with Free Screenings

September 23, 2018

WEST ORANGE, NJ — On a Saturday earlier this month, RWJBarnabas Health provided free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes at the Codey Arena in West Orange.

Kids ranging in age from 5 to 18 could be registered to undergo either a cardiac screening or a concussion screening. The Matthew J. Morahan (MJM) III Health Assessment Center for Athletes at RWJBarnabas ...

Space Still Open for Girls on the Run Livingston Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Girls on the Run (GOTR) New Jersey East will serve girls at several school and park-based sites across Essex County this fall, including the Memorial Oval in Livingston.

GOTR Livingston is open to girls in grades 3-5 and will be held on Tuesdays and Fridays from 3:45 p.m. to 5 p.m.

GOTR is a non-profit, physical activity-based positive youth development ...

Livingston Sunrise Rotary Joins Effort to Eradicate Polio Virus

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In order to help raise awareness and the necessary funds to help eradicate polio, the Livingston Sunrise Rotary Club is joining Rotary Clubs around the world in celebrating World Polio Day on Oct. 24. Members of the local chapter attended Monday’s township council meeting to spread the word about the disease and to promote their upcoming World Polio Day event.

Past ...

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 ...

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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 ...

Air Group Offering Free Estimates and Credits Toward Updating Your Equipment

September 20, 2018

WHIPPANY, NJ - Air Group Heating, Cooling, Plumbing and Electrical is offering free estimates.

Just click here to schedule an appointment and Air Group will provide a free estimate for its plumbing, electrical, heating or cooling services. Air Group also services boilers and hot water heaters.

Air Group is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide emergency service to customers ...

Tropical Smoothie Café to Launch Seasonal Fare for Fall

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 ...

Upcoming Events

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Tue, September 25, 6:00 PM

Saint Barnabas Wellness Institute, JCC MetroWest, West Orange

Project H.O.P.E. Fall Cancer Survivorship Lecture ...

Health & Wellness

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Thu, September 27, 9:30 AM

Livingston Senior/Community Center, Livingston

Stroke Risk Assessment

Health & Wellness

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Sat, September 29, 9:00 AM

South Mountain Reservation by dog park, South Orange

A Home for All 5k Run/Walk

Giving Back Health & Wellness Other Sports

Missing Child: East Orange Police Seek Assistance in Locating Missing Newark Child

September 20, 2018

EAST ORANGE, NJ - East Orange Police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 8-year-old Niyad Robinson, of Newark. 

He was last seen in East Orange on Sunday, Sept. 16 around 2:54 p.m. in the area of William Street and North Grove Street wearing black pants, a white T-shirt and black shoes, according to police. He is known to frequent the areas of Chadwick ...

Adopt a Dog Like Sadie

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.

Sadie is about 2 years young and full of life! She currently needs to be re-homed due to a change in a living situation so she is looking for another family to ...

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.

Livingston Health Department Announces Flu Clinics

September 19, 2018

The Livingston Health Department will hold three more flu clinics this fall, on September 26, October 9, and November 6, 2018. 

Annual flu vaccines are recommended for those who are 6 months and older to help protect against the flu. The Livingston Health Department offers the flu vaccine to adults aged 18 and over, at no cost to those with Medicare Part B and for a fee of $20 for all ...

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 ...