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PHOTOS: Livingston High School Class of 2020 Enjoys Junior Prom

March 25, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of Livingston High School's (LHS) Class of 2020 celebrated their junior prom at the Westin Governor Morris Hotel in Morristown on Friday evening for a night they won’t soon forget. 

“The Junior Prom is a special tradition at LHS and this year was no different,” said LHS Principal Mark Stern. “It was a great opportunity for the ...

Hillside Elementary’s Indoor Yard Sale to Provide Spring Bargains and Benefits

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston residents who are in the market for new or gently used household items, clothing, jewelry and accessories, sports equipment, toys and board or video games, books, electronics, tools, small appliances and more will find deals at Hillside Elementary School’s PTA-sponsored Annual Indoor Yard Sale next month.

Now in its fourth year, the Hillside Yard Sale ...

No Spring Electronics Recycling in Livingston; County Event to be Held in May

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston residents are encouraged to bring their old or unwanted electronics to Essex County’s Spring Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, May 18, 2019, from 9 am – 3 pm, at Essex County Fleet Maintenance (Public Works), 99 West Bradford Avenue, Cedar Grove, NJ 07009.

The Essex County event will offer residents the opportunity to dispose of unwanted ...

West Essex YMCA’s Quest to Raise $160K Off to a Strong Start

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In just six weeks, the West Essex YMCA has raised more than $102,000 of its 2019 goal of $160,000 in the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ Treasure Quest, a campaign to make communities stronger, more inclusive, healthier and safer.

As a whole, the association and its seven branches have raised $710,100 of a $1.14 million target for the ...

Hillside Elementary’s Indoor Yard Sale to Provide Spring Bargains and Benefits

March 24, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Livingston residents who are in the market for new or gently used household items, clothing, jewelry and accessories, sports equipment, toys and board or video games, books, electronics, tools, small appliances and more will find deals at Hillside Elementary School’s PTA-sponsored Annual Indoor Yard Sale next month.

Now in its fourth year, the Hillside Yard Sale ...

Livingston High School Receives $10,000 Grant to Support Tech Teams

LIVINGSTON, NJ — On behalf of Livingston High School’s (LHS) technology department, James Novotny, Supervisor of Business for Livingston Public Schools, recently accepted a $10,000 grant from the Columbia Bank Foundation in support of the high school’s award-winning tech squads, including three robotics teams and the EcoLancers vehicle design team.

LHS students ...

"The More You Read, The More You Know!" Livingston Reads Across America

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of March as National Reading Month, Livingston Public Schools (LPS) elementary schools joined schools across the country earlier to celebrate "Read Across America," an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading.

National Reading Month kicks off each year on March 2, the ...

Disabled Vehicle Leads to DWI Arrest in Livingston

March 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A 53-year-old man from Succasunna was arrested in Livingston over the weekend for driving while intoxicated among other charges after police responded to a report of a disabled car on Eisenhower Parkway near the traffic circle.

According to police, officers arrived to find a vehicle in the roadway facing south in the northbound lanes with the hazard lights on as we as ...

Livingston Police Department Welcomes Three Officers; Promotes Three More

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Six members of the Livingston Police Department (LPD), including three new officers and three promoted officers, were officially sworn into their new positions during a special ceremony held at Livingston Town Hall on Wednesday evening.

Despite Mayor Al Anthony’s praise of recently appointed police chief Gary Marshuetz and the improved morale within the ...

Livingston Man Among Suspects in Confiscation of $500,000 in Drugs and Guns

NEWARK, NJ — A 47-year-old Livingston man is one of three suspects who remain at large after drugs with an estimated street value of more than half a million dollars were confiscated in the warranted search of locations in Livingston, Newark and East Orange.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Anthony Ambrose announced on Thursday that ...

Livingston Basketball Teams Get Realignment News for Next Winter

March 18, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The Livingston basketball teams will be moving up to a more competitive division of the Super Essex Conference next winter.

The Lancers girls basketball team, who competed in the Independence Division this past season and finished with an 18-6 overall record, next season will be moved into the Colonial Division. Livingston did not lose a game to a division opponent in ...

Track & Field: Livingston Boys Relay Team Establishes New Record

STATEN ISLAND, NY — A talented group of seniors on the Livingston High School (LHS) boys track and field team ended the invitational portion of their season in one of the most competitive meets of the year at the Morris County Coaches Invitational, where the relay squad emerged with a new record.

According to head coach Nancy Petryna, the track at the Ocean Breeze facility in Staten ...

Livingston Boys Fencers Make History in Coach’s Final Season

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In his final season as the Livingston High School (LHS) boys fencing coach, George Janto led the Lancers to their first-ever state title in addition to surpassing several other milestones during the historic season—including defeating the top program in the state and earning the overall team title in the country’s largest high school fencing ...

West Essex YMCA’s Quest to Raise $160K Off to a Strong Start

March 23, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In just six weeks, the West Essex YMCA has raised more than $102,000 of its 2019 goal of $160,000 in the Metropolitan YMCA of the Oranges’ Treasure Quest, a campaign to make communities stronger, more inclusive, healthier and safer.

As a whole, the association and its seven branches have raised $710,100 of a $1.14 million target for the ...

Livingston Public Schools District Presents 2019 Teachers of the Year

Livingston Board of Education news is brought to you by Huntington Learning Center, a Livingston-based provider of supplemental educational services. 

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The principals of Livingston’s nine public schools attended Monday night’s Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) meeting to introduce the 2019 Teachers of the Year and stuck around as ...

Livingston Earns Excellence in Programming Award for Intergenerational Prom

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston’s Senior, Youth and Leisure Services (SYLS) recently received the Daniel M. Gasalberti Award for Excellence in Recreation Programming for last year's 30th Annual Intergenerational Prom held at Livingston High School (LHS) in conjunction with the LHS Key and Leo clubs, Livingston Board of Education and the Township of Livingston.

After ...

Majority of Livingston Residents to Receive 100 Percent Renewable Energy

March 18, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is on track to becoming the second municipality in the state and eighth in the country to make 100 percent renewable energy available to a majority of its residents after the mayor and council passed resolutions last week that will provide 100 percent renewable energy to residents living in PSEG territory and 41 percent (a 20-percent increase from ...

A.J. Perri Earns Commerce & Industry Association's “Companies That Care” Award

March 20, 2019

TINTON FALL, NJ — A.J. Perri Plumbing, Heating and Cooling, LLC has been recognized by The Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey (CIANJ) as a 2019 “Companies That Care” award recipient.

CIANJ praised the A.J. Perri Cares Program, an outreach program that has helped over a dozen New Jersey military/veterans and their families, providing them with air ...

Alzheimer’s Association Greater NJ Announces Collaboration with CareOne, LLC

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ) chapter has announced an inaugural statewide partnership with Fort Lee-based health care provider CareOne, LLC, which has committed to be the 2019 statewide sponsor of the five Walk to End Alzheimer’s events—the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, ...

Is Your Home Properly Prepared for Winter Storms?

NEW JERSEY – In spite of recent groundhog-inspired predictions of spring, there remains a real chance we may face another plan-altering, snow-filled weather event this year.

According to Kevin Perri, president of Tinton Falls-based A.J. Perri Plumbing Heating and Cooling, LLC, homeowners who take proactive measures ahead of bad weather have the tools and confidence that their home and ...

PHOTOS: Livingston High School Class of 2020 Enjoys Junior Prom

March 25, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of Livingston High School's (LHS) Class of 2020 celebrated their junior prom at the Westin Governor Morris Hotel in Morristown on Friday evening for a night they won’t soon forget. 

“The Junior Prom is a special tradition at LHS and this year was no different,” said LHS Principal Mark Stern. “It was a great opportunity for the ...

Livingston's Darren Prince Returns to Host Free Event & Book Signing

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Darren Prince, a 1988 Livingston High School (LHS) graduate, will return to his alma mater on April 4 to speak about his international best-selling book, “Aiming High: How a Prominent Sports & Celebrity Agent Hit Bottom at the Top,” at an event organized by Livingston Vision 20/20 and co-sponsored by Livingston Municipal Alliance Committee (LMAC) and ...

Livingston Native's "Youth & Consequences" Nominated for Daytime Emmy Award

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In a breaking news announcement in the entertainment industry this week, “The Talk” on CBS announced that among the nominees for the 46th annual Daytime Emmy Awards is Livingston High School Class of 1987 graduate Jason Ubaldi’s series “Youth & Consequences”— an American “dramedy” on YouTube Premium that is nominated ...

Part 2: Local Swim Expert Shares Tips on Reducing Drowning Risks

March 22, 2019

WEST ORANGE, NJ — In a follow-up to his recent message to the public on water safety that was recently was published in this space, Roman Martens, owner of British Swim School NJ The Oranges, shared the following tips on what can be done to lower the risk of drownings and near-drownings:

Designate a "water watcher."
Learn and practice lifesaving skills. Know the ...

New Alzheimer’s Association Report Shows Disconnect Between Seniors and Physicians

FLORHAM PARK, NJ – The Greater New Jersey chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association (AAGNJ) has announced that findings from the organization’s recently released “Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” report show that despite a strong belief among seniors and primary-care physicians that brief cognitive assessments are important, only half of seniors are ...

Livingston’s Hydrant Flushing Program Begins March 21

LIVINGSTON, NJ – The Township of Livingston is advising residents that they may notice Water Division employees working at fire hydrants as well as water running down the street in the coming weeks as employees work to flush the hydrants as part of a preventative maintenance program for the township’s water system.

Beginning on March 21, the 2019 hydrant-flushing program is ...

Majority of Livingston Residents to Receive 100 Percent Renewable Energy

March 18, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is on track to becoming the second municipality in the state and eighth in the country to make 100 percent renewable energy available to a majority of its residents after the mayor and council passed resolutions last week that will provide 100 percent renewable energy to residents living in PSEG territory and 41 percent (a 20-percent increase from ...

Livingston Rates High in Ranking of Best Places to Live in New Jersey

March 11, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston has been ranked the fourth best place to live in Essex County, according to Niche.com's new “2019 Best Places to Live” rankings released last week.

The annual Niche.com rankings examine schools, crime, home values, nightlife, family friendliness, diversity and income. 

Livingston's overall ratings in the study are as ...

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Mommy & Me Yoga Class Starts at CardioYoga in April

March 19, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- CardioYoga Studio in Livingston has Mommy + Me Yoga classes starting in April. On Mondays at 3:15 p.m. bring your little ones, ages 2-5 years old, for a 45-minute class that will blend movement, music and fun!

On Thursdays at 11 a.m. there will be a Mommy + Baby class for moms with babies 2-6 months old. This yoga class is for both mom and baby. Yoga ...

Cleansing for Spring: CardioYoga Offering Ayurveda Pop-Up Class Sunday, March 17

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- The spring season is a great time to cleanse and bring our bodies back into balance with proper nutrition. Ayurveda is an ancient practice that has been shown to improve your overall health, reduce stress, and increase energy. It is known as the sister science to Yoga that outlines what to eat, when to eat and how to eat for your body type.

Join Nic Watson for an informative ...

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Mon, April 1, 7:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Food and Mood

Food & Drink Health & Wellness

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Wed, April 3, 11:00 AM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Spring Gardening Series: Transplanting Techniques

Home & Garden

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Jason Ubaldi is Proof that Sometimes Dreams Do Come True

EDITOR'S UPDATE: Jason Ubaldi’s series “Youth & Consequences” has since been nominated for a Daytime Emmy Award in the Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series category. Click HERE for more.

A few months ago, I saw a Facebook post by Andrea Ubaldi about her son Jason’s shows airing on TV. I was intrigued.

I’ve known Jason since I was very young.

Essex County's 2019 Grand Marshals Honored at Freeholders St. Patrick’s Celebration

March 22, 2019

NEWARK, NJ – The Essex County Board of Chosen Freeholders commemorated the heritage and traditions of the Irish community during its 2019 “Salute to the Irish” St. Patrick’s Day celebration.

As a former Grand Marshal of the Nutley St. Patrick's Day Parade (2014), Freeholder President Brendan Gill acknowledged the importance of celebrating ...

Livingston Library Prepares for NJ Makers Day Saturday, March 23

March 22, 2019

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Library will host its 4th annual Makers Day on Saturday, March 23, 2019. Last year, 400 people attended the event and experienced a robotics demonstration as well as a interactive activities and crafts with LEGOs, electrical circuits, and slime.

Makers Day is a statewide initiative designed to celebrate, promote, and introduce maker culture, as well ...