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Hundreds Celebrate Lunar New Year Livingston Chinese Culture Day

February 15, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hundreds of community members from Livingston and beyond celebrated the Lunar New Year through the township’s annual Livingston Chinese Culture Day (LCCD) 2019, held last weekend at Livingston High School.

Four local Chinese community organizations—including the Livingston Huaxia Chinese School, Livingston Chinese Association, Livingston Chinese School ...

Incoming Livingston Councilman Michael Vieira Ready to Serve From Day One

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After 39 out of 52 members of the Livingston Democratic County Committee (LDCC) heard from each of the three candidates selected to contend for the open council seat, Michael Vieira earned an “overwhelming” majority of the votes on Wednesday, according to LDCC Chair Patricia Sebold.

Upon hearing the outcome of the vote, Vieira said he was grateful for ...

Livingston Democratic Committee Selects Council Member to Fill Vacancy

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Democratic County Committee announced just before midnight on Wednesday that the members of the committee “voted overwhelmingly” to have Michael Vieira sworn in to accept the vacancy created by Michael Silverman’s resignation.

Upon being selected as one of the three candidates for consideration in January, Vieira said that if appointed, ...

Livingston Students, Businesses and More Honored for Volunteer Efforts

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A few weeks after having record participation at its 21st annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Day of Service event, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) joined Mayor Al Anthony and members of the township council in honoring the many volunteers on Monday.

Since the success of this annual event relies on a true community effort, LCDI ...

Holocaust Survivors Speak to Livingston Eighth-Graders at Heritage

February 13, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Holocaust survivors Fred Heyman and Dr. Norbert Bikales recently spoke to the members of the eighth grade class at Heritage Middle School (HMS), who were required to read Elie Wiesel’s “Night” as part of a unit of study entitled “Why Should We Remember?”

According to the school, hosting Holocaust survivors each year provides an ...

Huntington Learning Center Offers Individualized Instruction and Test Prep

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Huntington Learning Center, located at 25 W. Northfield Road in Livingston, is offering tutoring and test preparation for a wide range of subjects.

The certified tutors at Huntington Learning Center provide individualized instruction in reading, phonics, writing, study skills, elementary and middle school math, algebra through calculus, chemistry and other ...

WATCH: Livingston District Video Announces Snow Day; Crews Prepare for Ice

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In conjunction with Gov. Phil Murphy’s state of emergency declaration on Monday afternoon, Livingston Public Schools (LPS) shared via a special visual announcement that all schools, including after school programs and activities, will be closed on Tuesday due to snow and ice in the forecast.

Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz has asked that all residents ...

WATCH: Livingston District Video Announces Snow Day; Crews Prepare for Ice

February 11, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In conjunction with Gov. Phil Murphy’s state of emergency declaration on Monday afternoon, Livingston Public Schools (LPS) shared via a special visual announcement that all schools, including after school programs and activities, will be closed on Tuesday due to snow and ice in the forecast.

Livingston Police Chief Gary Marshuetz has asked that all residents ...

Nine Essex County Towns Establish Joint Task Force to Combat Crime

NEWARK, NJ — Nine Essex County police departments—including Livingston, Fairfield, Roseland, North Caldwell, West Caldwell, Caldwell, Essex Fells, Verona and Cedar Grove—have launched a joint anti-crime task force in conjunction with the Essex County Prosecutor's Office (ECPO) following a string of vehicle break-ins and thefts in these areas.

Acting Essex ...

Livingston's Charlie Schilling Retires After 77 Years of Service to Township

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Upon former Livingston Fire Chief Charles Schilling’s retirement, the township honored the 98 year old for his 77 years of service by proclaiming Jan. 28 as Charlie Schilling Day in Livingston.

Noting that Schilling is someone he has personally admired and respected for many years, Mayor Al Anthony said that the World War II veteran is “an ...

Boys Basketball: Livingston Defeats West Essex, 56-41

February 13, 2019

NORTH CALDWELL, NJ -- Livingston ran out to a 15-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 56-41 boys basketball victory over West Essex on Wednesday.

 Chris Boulin scored 21 points for the Lancers (13-7), who led, 19-4, after one quarter and 33-10 at halftime. Abe Rimatzki scored 12 points and Evan Goldenstein netted nine in the victory.

Garrett Kessler led West Essex (6-13) with ...

Girls Basketball: Livingston Tops Newark Central, 42-29

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The Livingston girls basketball team dominated the boards and came away with a 42-29 victory over Newark Central Monday night.

Kayla Parsons scored 13 points, grabbed six rebounds and made three steals for the Lancers (14-3), who had four players with six rebounds or more.

Morgan Scherr was a force inside with 10 points, 13 rebounds and two blocked shots for Livingston.

Track & Field: Livingston Athletes Earn Spots in Next Round of States

TOMS RIVER, NJ — The Livingston High School boys’ track and field team recently took on 16 other teams at the NJSIAA North 1, Group IV State Sectional Championship held at Bennet Arena in Toms River. Beginning their 2019 state tournament run, the Lancers competed in running, jumping and throwing events with the goal of placing in the top six to advance to the next ...

Livingston Students, Businesses and More Honored for Volunteer Efforts

February 13, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A few weeks after having record participation at its 21st annual Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Day of Service event, the Livingston Committee for Diversity and Inclusion (LCDI) joined Mayor Al Anthony and members of the township council in honoring the many volunteers on Monday.

Since the success of this annual event relies on a true community effort, LCDI ...

Livingston Among Girls on the Run Chapters in Need of Coaches

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Girls on the Run (GOTR) of New Jersey East is currently seeking volunteers to empower girls through running for the spring 2019 season at various chapters, including Livingston, West Orange, the Caldwells, Roseland, Fairfield and other locations throughout the area.

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

Creature Comfort Pet Therapy Seeks Livingston Volunteers to Warm Hearts this Winter

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Creature Comfort Pet Therapy—a nonprofit with programs held throughout the Livingston area intended to “enhance lives through therapeutic visits with caring volunteers and their pets”—has grown so quickly in the seven years since its inception that the supply of pet and volunteer teams the organization certifies is no longer keeping step with ...

Incoming Livingston Councilman Michael Vieira Ready to Serve From Day One

February 15, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After 39 out of 52 members of the Livingston Democratic County Committee (LDCC) heard from each of the three candidates selected to contend for the open council seat, Michael Vieira earned an “overwhelming” majority of the votes on Wednesday, according to LDCC Chair Patricia Sebold.

Upon hearing the outcome of the vote, Vieira said he was grateful for ...

Livingston Democratic Committee Selects Council Member to Fill Vacancy

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Democratic County Committee announced just before midnight on Wednesday that the members of the committee “voted overwhelmingly” to have Michael Vieira sworn in to accept the vacancy created by Michael Silverman’s resignation.

Upon being selected as one of the three candidates for consideration in January, Vieira said that if appointed, ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company Announces Recent Expansion in Livingston

February 9, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The members of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC recently announced their new association with the Florham Park-based CPA firm of Limsky Kypriotis, which will now continue to practice under the name of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC with offices at 333 Eisenhower Parkway in Livingston.

“Herbert Limsky, CPA and Rina Kypriotis, CPA have a long ...

Greater NJ Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes New Regional Leader

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) will be among the chapters to benefit from the new leadership of Kristina Fransel, who joins the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research as head of “Region 13, which includes the Greater New Jersey, Delaware Valley and Greater Pennsylvania ...

TAPinto Crushes Readership Record with More Than 3 Million Pageviews in January

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto.net, a network of 80 franchised online hyperlocal news sites in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Florida, marked the beginning of 2019 with a record month of traffic in January, logging 1,058,415 unique readers and 3,022,150 pageviews.  The record marks continued growth in TAPinto’s readership and engagement metrics across ...

Hundreds Celebrate Lunar New Year Livingston Chinese Culture Day

February 15, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hundreds of community members from Livingston and beyond celebrated the Lunar New Year through the township’s annual Livingston Chinese Culture Day (LCCD) 2019, held last weekend at Livingston High School.

Four local Chinese community organizations—including the Livingston Huaxia Chinese School, Livingston Chinese Association, Livingston Chinese School ...

Livingston HS Cafeteria to Transform into Lancer Lounge for Night of Jazz

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Lancer and Lab Jazz Bands will be performing a full repertoire of songs at the upcoming Jazz Bands Dinner Dance, hosted annually by the Livingston High School (LHS) Band Boosters. The LHS cafeteria will be transformed into a hip nightclub for the event with dinner provided by Turano’s Pizza Kitchen on Saturday, March 2 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

According ...

Three Livingston Music Students Selected for Prestigious Honors Ensembles

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an “unprecedented” occurrence, according to Livingston High School (LHS) band director Michael Jedwabnik, three LHS students have been selected to participate in the 2019 All-Eastern Honors Ensembles. 

Alex Wu (clarinet) was selected to the All-Eastern Wind Ensemble, Jennifer Zheng (violin) to the All-Eastern Orchestra and Ian Hurrel (guitar) to ...

Livingston Among Girls on the Run Chapters in Need of Coaches

February 10, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Girls on the Run (GOTR) of New Jersey East is currently seeking volunteers to empower girls through running for the spring 2019 season at various chapters, including Livingston, West Orange, the Caldwells, Roseland, Fairfield and other locations throughout the area.

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

Greater NJ Chapter of Alzheimer’s Association Welcomes New Regional Leader

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) will be among the chapters to benefit from the new leadership of Kristina Fransel, who joins the world’s leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research as head of “Region 13, which includes the Greater New Jersey, Delaware Valley and Greater Pennsylvania ...

Creature Comfort Pet Therapy Seeks Livingston Volunteers to Warm Hearts this Winter

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Creature Comfort Pet Therapy—a nonprofit with programs held throughout the Livingston area intended to “enhance lives through therapeutic visits with caring volunteers and their pets”—has grown so quickly in the seven years since its inception that the supply of pet and volunteer teams the organization certifies is no longer keeping step with ...

Coldwell Banker's Jennifer Szewcyk Shares Home-Staging Tips for Sellers

February 12, 2019

CALDWELL, NJ — Home staging, a method of decorating meant to highlight a home’s most impressive assets, is the key to helping potential buyers imagine themselves moving in, according to realtor Jennifer Szewcyk of Coldwell Banker in Caldwell.

“Staging a home to sell doesn’t require spending a lot of money; it’s really just making smart decisions,” said ...

Jordan Baris Inc: Providing Real Training for Realtors' Success

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Homebuyers and home sellers have every reason to seek out a real estate brokerage that will afford them the best services. Part of that equation entails identifying an agent with expertise a wide range of topics relating to the market, local neighborhoods, marketing, negotiating, processing transactions and financing options.

Beyond the knowledge and skills, an ...

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Livingston Wrestler Austin Paris Goes From Injury to County Title

February 10, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After years of trials and tribulations, Livingston’s Austin Paris has found a way to overcome his obstacles en route to becoming a wrestling champion.

This season, Paris has been nothing short of incredible at the 195-pound class. In his final year at Livingston High School, Paris has collected a 27-1 record with 20 wins and a county title.

“I figured it ...

StretchLab Livingston Offers Valentine's Day/Month of February Special

February 13, 2019

Couples massage? Done it. Fancy Dinner? Meh. Stretch Date Night? Yeah!

StretchLab, located at 184 S, Livingston Avenue, Suite 10, in Livingston, is inviting the community to bring "that special someone" to come into StretchLab this month only for an "AMAZING" deal! Book two 50-minute stretches and get two pairs of ToeSox for only $150!  

"Trust us, you ...

Celebrate Presidents Day at FunTime Junction; Get 50% off 1st Visit

FAIRFIELD, NJ — The award-winning children's entertainment venue FunTime Junction will be open Monday, Feb. 18 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. for Presidents' Day. No reservations are needed! Just walk in and play!!

Get 50 percent off all first time visits at FunTime Junction when you download our FunTime Junction App! Mention that you saw this offer on TAPinto ...

Mom's Quest to Overcome Health Issues Leads to Career of Helping Others

Since her teen years, mompreneur Simone Mitjans has struggled with a variety of health problems including digestive issues, seasonal allergies, PMS and migraines. In addition, when she was 19, she was diagnosed with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome), which affected her fertility.

After the PCOS diagnosis, Simone says she was determined to research how to treat the diagnosis and feel better in ...

Mompreneur Unites Her Passions for Travel and Planning as a Work-From-Home Travel Agent

When Arden Resnick of Madison left her five-year job as a math teacher to become a stay-at-home mom with two babies, she wasn’t sure if or when she’d be able to go back to work. She worried that if she returned to work, she’d miss her kids, who were both under two, and she really wanted a flexible career where she was her own boss. However, she felt that aside from teaching, she ...

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Livingston Alumnus Steven Lilien is a Hollywood Success Story

I have been watching God Friended Me since the day it aired and have loved it from the start. In fact, I had seen many promos for the show and couldn't wait for it to air. Like you will read below in a quote by Steven Lilien, with the current climate in the US so divided, I was looking forward to watching a heartwarming show about love, friendship and hope.

What I didn't ...

Essex County Makes Offer on Rock Spring Country Club in West Orange

February 4, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. announced this week that the county has made an offer to purchase Rock Spring Country Club, a 168-acre site in West Orange that is currently up for sale. As the property is located next to South Mountain Reservation, DiVincenzo said it “should be preserved for open space and recreation instead of being ...

Livingston Township Offices to Close for Presidents Day

February 13, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – All Livingston Township offices will be closed on Monday, February 18, 2019 for the Presidents Day holiday.

However, garbage and recycling will still be collected according to the normal Monday schedule. Any questions about garbage and recycling pickup should be directed to Waste Industries, Livingston’s collector, at 908-436-1966.

For Livingston news and ...

Reap the Benefits of Climate Controlled, Indoor Dog Daycare

City dog, country dog—sure the outdoors is a fun place to romp. Yet, with the extreme changes in New Jersey seasons, perhaps it behooves you to think twice before leaving your pooch outdoors for super extended amount of time. Similarly, you should consider this too when you entrust your beloved pooch to a daycare facility.

Spring. Summer. Fall. Winter.  Whether at home or at doggie ...

11 Rutgers Students Fined $750 Each Over Protest at Board Meeting

February 5, 2019

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A municipal court judge imposed $750 fines on each of the 11 Rutgers University students who were charged after a protest in December during university president Robert Barchi's speech at a Board of Governor's meeting.

Judge James Hoebich, the presiding municipal judge for the city, ordered the students on Monday to pay the fines as well as court costs, bringing the ...

Livingston Democratic Committee Member Explains Council Vote

February 13, 2019

Hello,

My name is Billy Fine and I am one of two representatives of the 15th Voting District in Livingston. I was elected into this position in the Summer Primary Election during the 2018 election on the Democratic Line A Team in the 15th Voting District. While fulfilling my various duties once being elected to the Democratic County Committee, I have had the opportunity to advocate and ...