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Livingston Justice Reflects on Black History Month as Event Series Nears its End

February 24, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Justice, a social justice community action group based in Livingston, is nearing the end of its inaugural series of Black History Month events with only one event left in the lineup after hosting several well-attended virtual events throughout the month. 

The event series kicked off on Feb. 16 with a virtual Fireside Chat featuring a diverse group of ...

Multiple Livingston Students Earn Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Several Livingston High School (LHS) students were recently recognized with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens.

Three LHS students—Dara Seidman, Joyce He and Hannah Kim—took top honors this year by winning Gold Key Awards in their respective ...

Livingston Coronavirus Cases Slow Slightly in February Compared to January

February 22, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Compared to the 211 cases of COVID-19 reported during the first 22 days of January, the Township of Livingston has reported 141 cases in the first 22 days of February, indicating a slight deceleration of new cases in Livingston after the township saw its highest monthly total in January.

There has also been one resident death reported in February, according to the ...

Extreme Winter Weather Delays Vaccine Deliveries in Livingston and Across New Jersey

EDITOR'S UPDATE (Sunday, Feb. 21): Appointments scheduled for first and second doses at all Essex County Vaccination Sites on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, have been canceled due to a delay vaccine shipments from the federal government. Canceled appointments rescheduled for some time next week, according to Essex County officials. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Severe winter ...

Livingston Coronavirus Cases Slow Slightly in February Compared to January

February 22, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Compared to the 211 cases of COVID-19 reported during the first 22 days of January, the Township of Livingston has reported 141 cases in the first 22 days of February, indicating a slight deceleration of new cases in Livingston after the township saw its highest monthly total in January.

There has also been one resident death reported in February, according to the ...

Extreme Winter Weather Delays Vaccine Deliveries in Livingston and Across New Jersey

EDITOR'S UPDATE (Sunday, Feb. 21): Appointments scheduled for first and second doses at all Essex County Vaccination Sites on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021, have been canceled due to a delay vaccine shipments from the federal government. Canceled appointments rescheduled for some time next week, according to Essex County officials. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Severe winter ...

Livingston UNICO Collects Activity Books for Local Nursing Homes, Toys for Children in Need

February 23, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As many continue to struggle as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, Livingston UNICO recently spread joy to some of the area’s youngest and oldest residents by donating toys to children in need and stimulating activities to local long-term care (LTC) facilities.

Continuing its annual winter initiative, Livingston UNICO successfully donated this year’s toy ...

Livingston Freshmen Procure Masks and Sanitizer for Local Homeless Population

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When Livingston High School (LHS) freshmen sisters Kristen and Renee Ngai and their friend Annie Chi came to the realization that homeless individuals are likely struggling to afford personal protection equipment (PPE) this winter, they embarked on a mission to collect masks and sanitizers for them.

After partnering with Bridges Outreach, an organization serving the ...

Livingston Schools Continue to Infuse Social-Emotional Learning into Daily Instruction

February 22, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dr. Mathew Block, Superintendent of Livingston Public Schools (LPS), recently provided a mid-year update on the district’s four goals for the 2020-2021 academic year, including one that seeks to provide positive social and emotional support for students by incorporating effective instructional methodologies in the classroom.

Although LPS has always been ...

Effort to Improve Remote and Hybrid Instruction Continues at Livingston Schools

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dr. Mathew Block, Superintendent of Livingston Public Schools (LPS), recently provided a mid-year update on the district’s four goals for the 2020-2021 academic year, including a new goal that focuses on the utilization of instructional technology to deliver effective in-person, hybrid or remote-learning opportunities to advance student growth and achievement in ...

Livingston School District Updates Public on Progress of K-8 Mathematics Program

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Dr. Mathew Block, Superintendent of Livingston Public Schools (LPS), recently provided a mid-year update on the district’s four goals for the 2020-2021 academic year, including the continuation of a goal implemented last year that seeks to review and refine strategies to enhance instruction and learning outcomes in mathematics for elementary and middle school ...

Livingston Justice Reflects on Black History Month as Event Series Nears its End

February 24, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston Justice, a social justice community action group based in Livingston, is nearing the end of its inaugural series of Black History Month events with only one event left in the lineup after hosting several well-attended virtual events throughout the month. 

The event series kicked off on Feb. 16 with a virtual Fireside Chat featuring a diverse group of ...

Three-Part Livingston Chinese Culture Day Event Draws Dozens of Families in 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Chinese community welcomed the Year of the Ox with a three-part Livingston Chinese Culture Day (LCCD) event that featured a car parade, Zoom games and a gala performance.

Thanks to the efforts of founding organizations Livingston Chinese Association, Livingston Chinese School, Livingston Huaxia Chinese School and Living Stone Christian Church as well as ...

Livingston Police Invite Local Students to Join 2021 Junior Police Academy

February 18, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Following a successful inaugural Junior Police Academy in 2020, the Livingston Police Department will continue the initiative this summer with the goal of providing local youth with a week of fitness, education and fun weaved into a police academy format.

From July 12 to July 16, recruits entering grades six, seven and eight will enjoy various presentations from ...

Livingston Residents Urged to Help Keep Hydrants Clear in Pending Storm

LIVINGSTON, NJ — With more ice and snow in the forecast, Livingston Fire Chief Christopher Mullin is reminding residents to dig out neighborhood fire hydrants and to help keep them clear in order to assist Livingston firefighters in the event of an emergency.

According Mullin, having the hydrants cleared of snow when the firefighters need to access water quickly saves them valuable ...

Livingston's PSE&G Customers Invited to Info Session on New Energy Aggregation Program

February 22, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A virtual public meeting to discuss the inception of a renewable energy program that has become available for Livingston’s PSE&G customers through the township's involvement in the Sustainable Essex Alliance Renewable Government Energy Aggregation (SEA R-GEA) program will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, via Zoom and Facebook.

Energy use has been ...

Livingston Mayor: Understanding Black History Can Aid in Fight Against Coronavirus

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In response to the “high degree of skepticism among minorities” he has seen in the community, including within his own ophthalmology practice, regarding the COVID-19 vaccines, Livingston Mayor Shawn Klein recently stressed how understanding Black history and learning from past injustices can help defeat COVID-19.

“With Black ...

Livingston Officials Commend New Head of DPW After Back-to-Back Snow Storms

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A few weeks after the Livingston Township Council honored Mike Anello upon his retirement as superintendent of the Livingston Department of Public Works (DPW), the council commended newly appointed superintendent Chris Southworth and his team for their work during the recent storm that left nearly two feet of snow in its wake.

Despite facing a shortage of salt that ...

Girls Basketball: Caldwell Downs Livingston, 42-28

February 23, 2021

WEST CALDWELL, NJ — Caldwell erased a two-point halftime deficit with a big second half en route to a 42-28 girls basketball victory over Livingston on Tuesday.

Brielle Guarente scored 17 points for Caldwell (7-2), which outscored the Lancers, 12-4, in the third quarter to take a 27-21 lead. Caldwell put up a 15-7 showing in the final quarter.

Emily Hessberger tossed in two 3-pointers ...

Boys Basketball: Livingston Edges Millburn, 44-40

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston boys basketball team got the better of neighboring rival Millburn with a 44-40 victory over the Millers on Saturday.

Nick Guido scored 16 points to pace the Lancers (4-6), who had a one-point lead before outscoring Millburn, 17-14, in the fourth quarter.

Luke Cohen and Sam Smith each scored seven points for Livingston, which got out to an 11-6 lead in ...

Girls Basketball: Livingston Defeats Arts H.S., 45-40

NEWARK, NJ — Livingston got out to a fast start and went on to a 45-40 girls basketball victory on Saturday.

Ava Intile scored 12 points for the Lancers (5-6), who took a 15-3 lead after one quarter and led, 28-16, at halftime.

Hailey Reuter and Soliyana Asfaw each scored 11 points in the victory. Livingston sank 12 foul shots in the game, while Arts had just five points from the foul ...

Livingston Accountant Explains When Diverse Sources of Income are Taxable

February 15, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — When it comes to filing taxes for diverse sources of income, Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of the Livingston-based accounting and consulting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently advised New Jersey residents on what they should consider as taxable income.

Initially prompted by a 66-year-old reader of “NJMoneyHelp.com” who ...

Valentine’s Day Event is Next Up in Crystal Plaza’s New Dining Series

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After hosting a highly successful indoor fine-dining experience in December, The Crystal Plaza in Livingston is continuing its newly established dining series on Sunday with a Dazzle & Dine Valentine’s Day event.

At 6 p.m. only on Feb. 14, a limited number of couples will have the opportunity to celebrate their love at The Crystal Plaza’s newly renovated ...

Livingston Residents and Officials Help Save Local Staple, Kings Food Market

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston has been abuzz over the last week as news of the potential closing of Kings Food Market at 255 S. Livingston Avenue spread throughout the community, but the outpouring of support from residents and township officials has led the new owners to confirm their intention to keep the community staple’s doors open for as long as possible.

The ...

Multiple Livingston Students Earn Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

February 23, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Several Livingston High School (LHS) students were recently recognized with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens.

Three LHS students—Dara Seidman, Joyce He and Hannah Kim—took top honors this year by winning Gold Key Awards in their respective ...

Children's Theatre of Livingston Adjusts Protocols to Host 15th Production this Spring

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Registration is still open for the Children’s Theatre of Livingston’s (CTL) upcoming production of Disney's “The Jungle Book Kids,” which will be performed outdoors in June by local students in grades two through five.

“CTL is excited to bring the arts back, although it will look and feel much different than years past due to COVID ...

Latest Arts Council of Livingston Exhibit Now Available for Viewing at Town Hall

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Arts Council of Livingston (ACL) Gallery’s new installation at Livingston Town Hall, located at 375 S. Livingston Avenue, is now open for viewing. 

On display are a trio of talented local artists, including ACL president Barbara Sax, ACL vice president of visual arts Vivian Olshen and ACL Gallery president Hugh Mahon, who are pictured above with their ...

Valentine’s Day Event is Next Up in Crystal Plaza’s New Dining Series

February 12, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — After hosting a highly successful indoor fine-dining experience in December, The Crystal Plaza in Livingston is continuing its newly established dining series on Sunday with a Dazzle & Dine Valentine’s Day event.

At 6 p.m. only on Feb. 14, a limited number of couples will have the opportunity to celebrate their love at The Crystal Plaza’s newly renovated ...

Crystal Plaza in Livingston Offers Big Game DIY Short Rib Slider Kit

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A special Big Game DIY Short Rib Slider Kit designed to feed eight-to-10 hungry football fans is now available to area residents thanks to the expert culinary team at The Crystal Plaza in Livingston.

The self-contained party box, which costs $99 and will be available for pick up only, includes 10-to-15 servings of Crystal Plaza’s mouth-watering short ...

Livingston Soccer Coach Charged with Producing, Possessing and Mailing Child Pornography

February 16, 2021

MORRISTOWN, NJ — A 34-year-old Morristown resident who has been heavily involved in the Livingston Soccer Club over the last several years and most recently served as a volunteer coach at Livingston High School in the fall of 2020 has been arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on charges of producing, possessing and mailing child pornography charge. 

Steven ...

Livingston's PSE&G Customers Invited to Info Session on New Energy Aggregation Program

February 22, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A virtual public meeting to discuss the inception of a renewable energy program that has become available for Livingston’s PSE&G customers through the township's involvement in the Sustainable Essex Alliance Renewable Government Energy Aggregation (SEA R-GEA) program will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 23, via Zoom and Facebook.

Energy use has been ...

Three-Part Livingston Chinese Culture Day Event Draws Dozens of Families in 2021

February 19, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Chinese community welcomed the Year of the Ox with a three-part Livingston Chinese Culture Day (LCCD) event that featured a car parade, Zoom games and a gala performance.

Thanks to the efforts of founding organizations Livingston Chinese Association, Livingston Chinese School, Livingston Huaxia Chinese School and Living Stone Christian Church as well as ...

Simon Westfall-Kwong Real Estate's Annual Home Expo to be Held Virtually Saturday

February 10, 2021

SHORT HILLS, NJ — Momentum is building for the Simon Westfall-Kwong (SWK) Real Estate Group of Keller Williams Home Expo taking place on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 10 a.m. to noon online at www.SWKHomeExpo.com. Swag bag will be provided to the first 250 people who register. 

Speakers will cover a variety of high-interest topics for home buyers and sellers and ...

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Multiple Livingston Students Earn Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

February 23, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Several Livingston High School (LHS) students were recently recognized with Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation’s longest-running and most prestigious scholarship and recognition program for creative teens.

Three LHS students—Dara Seidman, Joyce He and Hannah Kim—took top honors this year by winning Gold Key Awards in their respective ...

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Mon, March 1, 7:00 PM

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VIRTUAL Great Women Artists of the Early 20th ...

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“Did I do enough?” — Free Advice from Christy Sanborn

Dear Christy,

Recently I’ve been feeling very guilty about lots of things in my life.  My kids are getting older and will be off to college soon.  My parents are older and don’t have much time left.  I work full time and so does my husband.  At the end of the day I find myself asking, “Did I do enough?” Is there a way to know ...

Common Cooldown Mistakes Impeding Your Exercise Recovery

Everyone can relate to finishing a grueling workout and being so drained that you just want to crash. This is one of the biggest obstacles from working out, but it’s vital for your body’s well-being to ease into a stop, instead of slamming on the brakes.

It’s absolutely essential to properly stretch before your workout and to properly cool down afterwards. Post-workout ...

With Options for In-person PT Limited by the Pandemic, this New Jersey Rehabilitation Provider Used an App to Help Patients Find What They Needed

As the COVID-19 virus began to arise in communities throughout New Jersey, Atlantic Health System worked quickly to adapt and implement new methods in order to continue to deliver safe, exceptional care to patients.

While the health system was able to deploy telemedicine alternatives for many situations, there were many settings that still relied on in-person care – rehabilitation ...

‘All News Is Local’ is More Applicable than Ever Before

There’s a famous saying that “All politics Is local.” As politics has become nationalized and even local candidates are now being forced to follow or defend the pronouncements of the national political parties, the adage is seemingly less accurate.  Meanwhile, COVID-19 has caused the news industry to be turned on its head as all news is becoming local.

For instance, when ...

Older Adults Invited to Enter Essex County's Annual "Legacies" Writing Contest

February 23, 2021

ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Essex County residents ages 60 and older are invited to submit an original story focusing on a special person, life-changing experience or significant period of their life to the 2021 Essex County Legacies Writing Contest.

Those who submit entries by Monday, April 5, will be invited to the Division of Senior Services Legacies Award Ceremony in May 2021 ...

Recommendations for Healthy Living During the Pandemic, in Mind and Body

February 24, 2021

SOUTH ORANGE, NJ — February is often considered a difficult month as it is mostly too cold to spend a lot of time outdoors, there is less sunshine, and we are generally stuck at home more than the rest of the year. Following lots of snow, snow days from school, many are just waiting for warmer weather and a change in our present situation. 

First, acknowledge how you are ...

Crystal Plaza in Livingston Offers Big Game DIY Short Rib Slider Kit

February 1, 2021

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A special Big Game DIY Short Rib Slider Kit designed to feed eight-to-10 hungry football fans is now available to area residents thanks to the expert culinary team at The Crystal Plaza in Livingston.

The self-contained party box, which costs $99 and will be available for pick up only, includes 10-to-15 servings of Crystal Plaza’s mouth-watering short ...

Obituaries

Wallace (Wally) Sugarman, age 87, died Thursday, December 10, 2020, in Tampa, Florida. Born in ...
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Skills That Make a Good Listener

Being a good listener — for example, as a family caregiver for aging parents — is one of the most critical, useful, yet difficult skills to master. When approached unconsciously, listening may look more like waiting for your turn to talk, or communications may fall into old patterns that don’t serve you. But when done with skill, practice, and intention, being a good listener is ...

New Jersey Reopens High School Sports to Spectators

February 21, 2021

TRENTON, NJ — Restrictions on the number of spectators that can attend high school and other youth sporting events, both indoors and outdoors, have been eased according to a new executive order signed by Gov. Phil Murphy.

As he signed the order, the governor acknowledged that this announcement is one that "many athletes and many moms and dads have been waiting ...