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Livingston's Health/Physical Ed Teachers Create Special Video for Students

March 29, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After two weeks without seeing their students face to face, faculty members of the Health & Physical Education (HPE) Department at Livingston Public Schools shared a heartfelt message with their students in a collaborative homemade video meant to spread “spread hope and happiness in a time of stress,” according to said high school HPE teacher Kelly ...

Livingston's AM Wired Gains Viewers in Quarantine Despite Lack of Studio

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the 2019-2020 AM Wired class at Livingston High School (LHS) are making the most of their time in quarantine by producing uplifting content that is currently reaching an audience far beyond the LHS community.

AM Wired, the audition-based television production class in charge of the live morning announcements at LHS, was given the go-ahead to not only ...

Gov. Murphy Authorizes Mortgage Forbearance, Mulls Possible Quarantine

TRENTON, NJ - The Governor announced help for those who may be struggling with mortgage payments and the possibility of a further New Jersey quarantine in his daily press conference today about COVID-19.

Financial institutions will provide mortgage forbearance and financial protections for New Jerseyans facing economic hardship as a result COVID-19, according to an announcement by ...

Livingston Township Reminds Residents to Complete 2020 Census

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the majority of residents currently in quarantine and thinking of little else besides the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease, the Township of Livingston is reminding residents that completing their 2020 Census form is a quick and easy way to help their community right from their homes.

According to Mayor Rudy Fernandez, the current response rate in New Jersey ...

Livingston's Health/Physical Ed Teachers Create Special Video for Students

March 29, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After two weeks without seeing their students face to face, faculty members of the Health & Physical Education (HPE) Department at Livingston Public Schools shared a heartfelt message with their students in a collaborative homemade video meant to spread “spread hope and happiness in a time of stress,” according to said high school HPE teacher Kelly ...

Livingston's AM Wired Gains Viewers in Quarantine Despite Lack of Studio

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the 2019-2020 AM Wired class at Livingston High School (LHS) are making the most of their time in quarantine by producing uplifting content that is currently reaching an audience far beyond the LHS community.

AM Wired, the audition-based television production class in charge of the live morning announcements at LHS, was given the go-ahead to not only ...

Livingston Schools Extend Remote Learning, Offer Social/Emotional Support

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In accordance with Gov. Phil Murphy’s declaration that all New Jersey school facilities will be closed until further notice, Livingston Public Schools has extended its remote learning plan, but will still take a collective spring break as planned from April 4 through April 12.

“Although our initial hope was that we would be able to return to our schools ...

After Suspicious House Fire, Livingston Chief Explains COVID-19 Safety Protocol

March 21, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A fire that broke out on Thursday night at a vacant home on South Livingston Avenue is currently under investigation, according to Livingston Fire Chief Chris Mullin, who said the fire was “of suspicious circumstance” because there was no electricity at the home, which has been vacant for “anywhere between 15 and 20 years.”

One firefighter who ...

VIDEO: Heavy Fire Rips Through Vacant Livingston Home

LIVINGSTON, NJ — One Livingston volunteer firefighter was injured on Thursday afternoon while responding to a heavy fire at a vacant home on South Livingston Avenue.

A fire tore through the 1.5-story dwelling, located near the ShopRite end of South Livingston Avenue, just after 6 p.m. More information will be provided as it becomes available.

 

Livingston Faculty Member Tests Positive; Kids Continue to Congregate

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In addition to the two confirmed COVID-19 cases discovered in Livingston residents on Wednesday, the Livingston Public Schools (LPS) district also advised the community that an unidentified staff member at Heritage Middle School (HMS) has also tested positive and is in quarantine at this time.

Although the staff member’s identity is currently being withheld in ...

Girls Basketball: Union City Withstands Livingston Rally to Win, 50-47, in OT

March 4, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- After coming back from a nine-point deficit in the fourth quarter, the Livingston girls basketball team lost to Union City in overtime, 50-47, in the first round of the Section 1, Group 4 state tournament Tuesday night.

Livingston (18-8) trailed, 34-25, going into the fourth quarter, but the Lancers staged a 15-6 rally to send the game into overtime.

Aliza Gelman scored 19 ...

Boys Basketball: North Bergen Knocks Livingston Out of State Tournament, 61-47

NORTH BERGEN, NJ -- Despite a hot shooting game for Abe Rimatzki, Livingston's boys basketball team was eliminated from the Section 1, Group 4 state tournament with a 61-47 loss to North Bergen Tuesday night.

Rimatzki, a senior guard, sank five 3-pointers and finished with 24 points for the Lancers (11-12), who rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to come within 42-37 after three ...

Livingston Resident Rallies Community to Help Restaurants and Healthcare Workers

March 26, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to assist both local businesses and local healthcare professionals during the global health crisis, Livingston resident Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt has devised a plan to feed the hungry and weary employees at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) while also stimulating the sales of local restaurants during the quarantine.

As the owner of a small information ...

Livingston Chinese Community Donates 9,000 Masks to Saint Barnabas Medical Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of Livingston’s Chinese community, with help of Chinese residents from the townships of Warren and Montville, recently mobilized to collect 9,000 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to be donated to Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s emergency room.

The group also donated essential PPE to Livingston Township and the Livingston post ...

Livingston Teen Organizes Virtual Food Drive for Students in Need

UPDATE: Bansal has also added a Venmo account (@Charu-Bansal-1) for a simpler way to donate. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As more and more Livingston residents step up to help those in need during the global health crisis, Livingston High School (LHS) freshman Anusha Bansal has launched an online campaign to “help a fraction of millions of children who rely on school ...

Livingston Township Reminds Residents to Complete 2020 Census

March 28, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With the majority of residents currently in quarantine and thinking of little else besides the rapidly spreading COVID-19 disease, the Township of Livingston is reminding residents that completing their 2020 Census form is a quick and easy way to help their community right from their homes.

According to Mayor Rudy Fernandez, the current response rate in New Jersey ...

Livingston Officials Meet Virtually to Address Township's Response to Pandemic

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time since the state officially enabled municipal governments to meet virtually to discuss administrative items that are necessary to the general operation of the township during the pandemic, the Livingston Township Council live-streamed its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday and invited feedback from the public about the township’s response to the ...

State of Emergency Declared in Livingston for Increased Protection of Residents

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to the increasing threat of coronavirus COVID-19 within the community, the Township of Livingston has declared a local “State of Emergency” in order to allow Livingston’s Office of Emergency Management (OEM) to take the necessary measures to protect residents during the outbreak.

“As other towns in Essex County have done, a ...

Complete List of Livingston Restaurants Open for Pickup and Delivery Services

March 27, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nearly 50 Livingston eateries are manipulating their hours and services in order to accommodate community members who are looking to order takeout during the quarantine while still complying with social-distancing guidelines.

Over the last few weeks, Livingston residents have regularly encouraged their neighbors to support local restaurants by either ordering ...

Livingston Bottle King Offers Pickup and Delivery Only Until Further Notice

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Bottle King, New Jersey’s largest wine, beer and sprits retailer with 15 locations throughout the state, including ones locally in Livingston, Morris Plains and Glen Ridge, has implemented its decision to temporarily offer shopping only with curbside pickup and local delivery for all locations.

The company advised that all purchases should be made through ...

Livingston-Based Accountant Advises Couples on How to File Separately

LIVINGSTON, NJ – In a recently published article focusing on how to “get proper credit for estimated tax payments,” Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, a member of the Livingston-based accounting firm Levine Jacobs & Company, LLC, offered insight into the process of switching from joint to separate filing as a married couple during tax season.

In addition to ...

Livingston's Health/Physical Ed Teachers Create Special Video for Students

March 29, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After two weeks without seeing their students face to face, faculty members of the Health & Physical Education (HPE) Department at Livingston Public Schools shared a heartfelt message with their students in a collaborative homemade video meant to spread “spread hope and happiness in a time of stress,” according to said high school HPE teacher Kelly ...

Livingston's AM Wired Gains Viewers in Quarantine Despite Lack of Studio

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of the 2019-2020 AM Wired class at Livingston High School (LHS) are making the most of their time in quarantine by producing uplifting content that is currently reaching an audience far beyond the LHS community.

AM Wired, the audition-based television production class in charge of the live morning announcements at LHS, was given the go-ahead to not only ...

Paper Mill Playhouse Unveils 2020-2021 Season Lineup

MILLBURN, NJ -- Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2020-2021 season with Clue, directed by Casey Hushion (Oct. 7–Nov. 11, 2020), producing artistic director Mark S. Hoebee and managing director Michael Stotts have announced. 

Next will be the family musical The Sound of Music (Nov. 25, 2020–Jan. 3, 2021), directed and choreographed by Mark S. Hoebee, including the songs ...

Livingston's Health/Physical Ed Teachers Create Special Video for Students

March 29, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After two weeks without seeing their students face to face, faculty members of the Health & Physical Education (HPE) Department at Livingston Public Schools shared a heartfelt message with their students in a collaborative homemade video meant to spread “spread hope and happiness in a time of stress,” according to said high school HPE teacher Kelly ...

Livingston Resident Rallies Community to Help Restaurants and Healthcare Workers

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to assist both local businesses and local healthcare professionals during the global health crisis, Livingston resident Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt has devised a plan to feed the hungry and weary employees at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) while also stimulating the sales of local restaurants during the quarantine.

As the owner of a small information ...

Livingston Officials Meet Virtually to Address Township's Response to Pandemic

LIVINGSTON, NJ — For the first time since the state officially enabled municipal governments to meet virtually to discuss administrative items that are necessary to the general operation of the township during the pandemic, the Livingston Township Council live-streamed its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday and invited feedback from the public about the township’s response to the ...

Complete List of Livingston Restaurants Open for Pickup and Delivery Services

March 27, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Nearly 50 Livingston eateries are manipulating their hours and services in order to accommodate community members who are looking to order takeout during the quarantine while still complying with social-distancing guidelines.

Over the last few weeks, Livingston residents have regularly encouraged their neighbors to support local restaurants by either ordering ...

Livingston Bottle King Offers Pickup and Delivery Only Until Further Notice

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Bottle King, New Jersey’s largest wine, beer and sprits retailer with 15 locations throughout the state, including ones locally in Livingston, Morris Plains and Glen Ridge, has implemented its decision to temporarily offer shopping only with curbside pickup and local delivery for all locations.

The company advised that all purchases should be made through ...

Livingston Resident Rallies Community to Help Restaurants and Healthcare Workers

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to assist both local businesses and local healthcare professionals during the global health crisis, Livingston resident Sejal Lakhani-Bhatt has devised a plan to feed the hungry and weary employees at Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) while also stimulating the sales of local restaurants during the quarantine.

As the owner of a small information ...

Livingston's Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Adds Cafe and Food Service After New Law Passes

March 10, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The passage of new legislation in 2019 has enabled Bernheim-Apter-Kreitzman Suburban Funeral Chapel, located at 68 Old Short Hills Road in Livingston, to open a new café on the premises.

In addition to the on-site café, the chapel's patrons can also now take advantage of a food service that provides snacks, breakfast or lunch to mourners in ...

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Things to Do With Kids from March 28 to April 2, 2020

If you are looking for ways to keep your kids busy as you spend time at home, you can celebrate International Children’s Book Day on April 2nd by trying some ideas and activities listed below. You can also discuss some below mentioned historical facts, courtesy, of the British Swim School in Livingston’s, “Things to Do with Kids," column.

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Things to Do at Home with Kids Virtually or at Home

While we are all home social distancing, you might want to try some of the activities listed below to keep your kids busy, courtesy, of the British Swim School in Livingston's "Things to Do with Kids" column. In addition, it is National Goof Off Day on March 22, so you can also try some of these activities on the 22nd too.

MARCH 22 IS NATIONAL GOOF OFF DAY

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Save 10% At New Tac Ops Tactical Laser Tag Experience in Fairfield

March 14, 2020

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West Essex YMCA Offers Chance to Win Two Free Weeks of Camp

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The West Essex YMCA is offering families who register for two weeks or more of Super Summer Camp or Teen Adventure Camp by March 16 a chance to win two additional weeks of camp.

The “Two for Two” drawing carries a value up to $990. Only one ticket will be provided per registered camper. The drawing will take place at 10 a.m. on March 17. The winner for ...

Turtle Back Zoo Welcomes Amur Leopard Baby, Strengthening Population of Endangered Species

March 27, 2020

WEST ORANGE, NJ — A female Amur leopard, named Nadya after the Russian word meaning “filled with hope,” has been born at the Essex County Turtle Back Zoo, whose animal care staff stated that the cub’s birth “has great significance because the Amur leopard species is classified as critically endangered” with an estimated 84 Amur leopards still ...

Livingston Township Shares Important COVID-19 Information

March 27, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In light of the current conditions surrounding the COVID-19 Pandemic, including the guidance and recommendations of Federal, State, County and Local Health Officials, Township of Livingston offices and facilities will remain closed to the public until Monday, April 6, 2020, subject to further extension as circumstances dictate. The Township will continue to provide ...

COVID-19 Scam Warning for Livingston Residents

March 29, 2020

CORONAVIRUS SCAM WARNINGS

Walter D. LeVine, the Director of Livingston Office of Consumer Affairs has again reminded us that the Coronavirus has spread globally, leaving sickness, death and vast economic loss in its wake. Plus, it has spawned scams and more may possibly come.

Most apparent is PRICE GOUGING. While many states, including New Jersey, has laws protecting consumers when ...