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Livingston Resident Creates Charitable “Dogs of Livingston” Photo Book

February 22, 2020

Livingston Resident Creates Charitable “Dogs of Livingston” Photo Book

LIVINGSTON, NJ — By collecting pet photos from local dog parents, Livingston resident Staci Ruderman Weiner has come up with a unique, collaborative way to fundraise for animal-related causes such as Wise Animal Rescue, Seeing Eye Dog, North Shore Animal League and NYC Rescue Dogs Rock.

After posting in ...

Sycamore Living’s Memory Care Program: Creative Memories

EAST HANOVER, NJ — Sycamore Living is adding another signature program: Creative Memories, to foster meaningful experiences for residents in their Memory Care Community.

Creative Memories is under the leadership of Maria Lupo, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, a Board Certified Art Therapist and a Certified Dementia Capable Care Specialist. It will include creative arts therapies as well ...

Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center in Livingston Earns 5-Star Rating

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center has once again earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is the highest-possible rating from CMS and is based on New Jersey Department of Health inspection reports, quality measures and high RN staffing levels.

The 138-bed Skilled Nursing ...

Take This Month’s Mini-Survey on Engineering and Public Works in Livingston

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Thanks to Leap Year, Livingston residents have an extra day this month to let their voices be heard by completing Livingston Vision 20/20 Committee's Engineering and Public Works Survey.

In order to reach the maximum number of people from the Livingston community, Livingston Vision 20/20 has opted to post a new mini-survey survey every month ...

Livingston Parents Learn How to Instill Confidence in Their Children

February 19, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston parents recently learned ways to develop confidence and self-esteem in their children thanks to a special workshop led by Dr. Blair Rosenthal, Director of Elementary Special Education, and Dr. Emily Sortino, Director of Secondary Special Education for Livingston Public Schools (LPS).

Working off the belief that self-esteem is predicated upon feeling ...

Livingston Teachers Promote School Spirit and Philanthropy in "Battle of the Hills"

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Faculty members from Burnet Hill Elementary School emerged victorious in a head-to-head competition that was the first of its kind in Livingston.

A friendly basketball game between teachers from Burnet Hill and Riker Hill was recently held at Heritage Middle School, where parents, students and staff came together to display school pride and to support the ...

Post-Graduation Statistics from Livingston Class of 2019 Prompt Future Goals

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In an effort to update the public on the post-graduation status of Livingston Public School students, the Livingston Board of Education recently shared some statistics as it relates to the Class of 2019, such as where the recent graduates are now, how these statistics have changed over the last five years and goals the district has developed based on these ...

Livingston Police Announce Target Streets for Feb. 14 to Feb. 21

February 12, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As part of the Livingston Police Department’s ongoing effort to enhance traffic enforcement on “problem streets” while also educating the public about them, the department has announced the next five streets that the department will concentrate its efforts on.

From Feb. 14 to Feb. 21, there will be an enhanced police presence on Mt.

Random Plate Check Leads to Drug Charges for Livingston Woman

LIVINGSTON, NJ — A random license plate check of a Mercedes Benz that was parked at 7-Eleven on the corner of South Livingston Avenue and Belmont Drive on Jan. 29 ultimately led to a drug arrest, according to police.

Livingston officer Andrew Danielsen, who was on patrol in the area at the time, discovered that the plate displayed on the Mercedes was actually ...

Livingston Police Respond to Fatal Drowning of 80-Year-Old Man

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Attempts to revive an 80-year-old resident who had fallen into a pool on Highland Drive at approximately 7 p.m. on Feb. 1 were unsuccessful, according to Livingston police.

The wife explained to police that her husband had been out walking their dog, but she went looking for him after the dog returned without him. According to police, she ultimately found her husband ...

Boys Basketball: Comeback Falls Short as Livingston Prepares for States

February 20, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite a valiant effort in Thursday’s “Senior Night” matchup, the Livingston boys basketball team’s win streak came to an end by way of a 44-41 loss to Orange.

“We fell behind early and [Orange] is a real good team,” said head coach Dave Cohen. “We knew they were good, and when you fall behind against a good team, it’s ...

Girls Basketball: Livingston Victorious Over Verona, 48-37

LIVINGSTON, NJ -- Livingston broke open a close game in the third quarter and went on to post a 48-37 girls basketball victory over Verona on Tuesday.

Ava Intile collected 17 points and seven rebounds for Livingston (17-5), which outscored Verona, 17-9, in the third quarter to open a 40-26 lead.

Lauren Belcuore led the Lancers with eight rebounds, four assists and four steals. Aliza Gelman ...

Ice Hockey: Summit Beats Livingston in McInnis Cup Semifinal, 6-3

ROSELLE, NJ -- Livingston held Summit scoreless in the opening quarter, but the Hilltoppers came back with three goals in each of the next two periods for a 6-3 victory over the Lancers in the semifinal round of the McInnis Cup Tuesday night at Warinanco Rink.

Dylan Foley gave Livingston (10-7-5) a 1-0 lead in the first period with assists by Matt McLaughlin and Michael Mumm. Summit (17-3-2) ...

Livingston Resident Creates Charitable “Dogs of Livingston” Photo Book

February 22, 2020

Livingston Resident Creates Charitable “Dogs of Livingston” Photo Book

LIVINGSTON, NJ — By collecting pet photos from local dog parents, Livingston resident Staci Ruderman Weiner has come up with a unique, collaborative way to fundraise for animal-related causes such as Wise Animal Rescue, Seeing Eye Dog, North Shore Animal League and NYC Rescue Dogs Rock.

After posting in ...

Livingston Teachers Near Fundraising Goals for 2020 Polar Bear Plunge

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In support of the 26,000 athletes who train and compete year-round for Special Olympics New Jersey, a handful of physical education (PE) teachers at Livingston Public Schools are currently raising funds ahead of this year’s Polar Bear Plunge to be held on Saturday in Seaside Heights.

As he nears his personal fundraising goal of $2,000 for the year, Roger ...

Livingston Retired Persons Association Celebrates Volunteer’s 100th Birthday

LIVINGSTON, NJ — George Klein, a longtime Essex County resident and founder of the Livingston chapter of the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP), was recently recognized for the countless volunteer hours he has accumulated over the last century.

As the Livingston native and current Roseland resident celebrated his centennial birthday last week, more than 100 Livingston ...

Take This Month’s Mini-Survey on Engineering and Public Works in Livingston

February 21, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Thanks to Leap Year, Livingston residents have an extra day this month to let their voices be heard by completing Livingston Vision 20/20 Committee's Engineering and Public Works Survey.

In order to reach the maximum number of people from the Livingston community, Livingston Vision 20/20 has opted to post a new mini-survey survey every month ...

Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center in Livingston Earns 5-Star Rating

February 21, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Inglemoor Rehabilitation and Care Center has once again earned a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), which is the highest-possible rating from CMS and is based on New Jersey Department of Health inspection reports, quality measures and high RN staffing levels.

The 138-bed Skilled Nursing ...

Livingston Title Agent Explains Why it's Never Too Late to Become an Entrepreneur

LIVINGSTON, NJ — It wasn't until she was 50 years old that Linda Percoco launched her own business. Now in its 16th year, that business—Max Title Agency in Livingston—is thriving with Percoco more dedicated than ever to serving homeowners and home buyers.

Percoco answered the following questions about her entrepreneurial journey:

Q: What was the inspiration behind ...

Livingston's New SkyDesk Offers Rental Work Space at 70 South Orange Ave.

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Private offices, a conference room and a collaborative co-working area featuring both full-and part-time desks are among the amenities now available to members at SkyDesk, which recently opened its doors in Livingston as part of the 70 South Orange Avenue complex.

Mendel Brafman, chief executive officer of Livingston’s SkyDesk, moved to Livingston after ...

Livingston Resident Creates Charitable “Dogs of Livingston” Photo Book

February 22, 2020

Livingston Resident Creates Charitable “Dogs of Livingston” Photo Book

LIVINGSTON, NJ — By collecting pet photos from local dog parents, Livingston resident Staci Ruderman Weiner has come up with a unique, collaborative way to fundraise for animal-related causes such as Wise Animal Rescue, Seeing Eye Dog, North Shore Animal League and NYC Rescue Dogs Rock.

After posting in ...

Students Invited to "Paint the Town" for Livingston Art Gallery

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Aspiring student artists in grades 6 through 12 are invited to participate in a special "Paint the Town" event hosted by the ACL (Arts Council of Livingston) Gallery, which will provide a list of venues for the students to transform into works of art.

The gallery will supply 16-by-20 canvases for a nominal fee, and participating students ...

Livingston’s MasterChef Junior Finalist to Join Live Tour as Fan Favorite

ROCHESTER, NY — Livingston resident Matthew Smith, a 10-year-old Harrison student known for his inspiring cooking demonstrations and contagious personality, has been selected as one of the fan-favorite contestants of “MasterChef Junior” to appear in the “MasterChef Junior Live!” 2020 tour.

Smith was only 8 years old when he landed in the top eight ...

Sycamore Living’s Memory Care Program: Creative Memories

February 22, 2020

EAST HANOVER, NJ — Sycamore Living is adding another signature program: Creative Memories, to foster meaningful experiences for residents in their Memory Care Community.

Creative Memories is under the leadership of Maria Lupo, MFA, MA, ATR-BC, a Board Certified Art Therapist and a Certified Dementia Capable Care Specialist. It will include creative arts therapies as well ...

Livingston Parents Learn How to Instill Confidence in Their Children

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston parents recently learned ways to develop confidence and self-esteem in their children thanks to a special workshop led by Dr. Blair Rosenthal, Director of Elementary Special Education, and Dr. Emily Sortino, Director of Secondary Special Education for Livingston Public Schools (LPS).

Working off the belief that self-esteem is predicated upon feeling ...

Livingston Elks Club Donates Two AEDs to SYLS for Community Programs

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Eileen Larney, a member of the Livingston Elks Lodge, recently donated two Auto External Defibrillators (AED) to Livingston's Senior, Youth & Leisure Services (SYLS), which enthusiastically accepted the contribution last week with the support of members from the Livingston Township Council.

As SYLS Director Jennifer Walker expressed her gratitude for ...

Deadline Approaches for Riker Hill Art Park Community Garden Applications

January 30, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Applications for the new community gardens at Essex County Riker Hill Art Park (RHAP) in Livingston are still being accepted through Friday, Jan. 31, for anyone wishing to participate in the first public planting season this spring,

Each plot is 10-feet by 4-feet in size and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Essex County ...

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Livingston Teachers Near Fundraising Goals for 2020 Polar Bear Plunge

February 17, 2020

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In support of the 26,000 athletes who train and compete year-round for Special Olympics New Jersey, a handful of physical education (PE) teachers at Livingston Public Schools are currently raising funds ahead of this year’s Polar Bear Plunge to be held on Saturday in Seaside Heights.

As he nears his personal fundraising goal of $2,000 for the year, Roger ...

Cardio Expert at Saint Barnabas Reveals Innovations in Heart Valve Repair

The days of open-heart surgery are medical history. Arash Salemi, MD, clinical chairman of cardiothoracic surgery at RWJBarnabas Health— Northern Region, calls a new procedure to replace failing aortic valves nothing less than “a game-changer.” The procedure, transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), offers a minimally invasive option for surgeons to replace an old, ...

A Heart-Healthy Pregnancy

When you add a baby to your family, your heart doubles in size to hold all of that love.

While this sentiment is not factually accurate, pregnancy does put an additional strain on your heart and circulatory system (as well as many other body parts). According to the American Heart Association, your blood volume increases by 30 to 50 percent to provide for the growing needs of the baby. Labor ...

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Mon, February 24, 11:00 AM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

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Things to Do with Kids from Feb. 21 to Feb. 27, 2020

From taking Giraffe tours, enjoying storytimes and more –- there’s something happening for everyone this week into next. There are also some fun activities for adults listed below, as well as crafts and more to help you celebrate Tell a Fairy Tale Day on February 26.

If you are looking to participate in fun activities and more this week, please enjoy this list of “Things to ...

Things to Do with Kids from Feb. 14 to Feb. 20, 2020

This is a busy week as both Valentine’s Day and President’s Day are taking place. From building birdhouses, taking Giraffe tours, painting, cooking, entering video game tournaments, enjoying D&D events and more – there is something for everyone happening this week into next. There are also some President’s Day Vacation Camps and Valentine’s Day activities listed ...

Long-term Planning Attorney and Author Yale Hauptman joins Bad to the Dad

No, there's nothing fun discussing your future nursing home - or how you're going to pay for it - but it's something we all have to think about. And the hosts of the Bad to the Dad podcast like to inform as well as entertain!

Yale Hauptman, elder-care planning attorney and author from Livingston, joins Coach Randy and Adam D to discuss the emotional and economical ...

Bad To the Dad Podcast Welcomes AMC Exec Allie Dvorin

On the second episode of Season 3, titled "The Walking Dad," Coach Randy and Adam D welcome AMC Networks' VP of Digital Production to "the Den." South Orange native Allie Dvorin, now of West Orange, talks about how he broke into screenwriting and how his digital production team helps keep viewers engaged in AMC hits like Mad Men and The Walking Dead.

"Allie ...

Unmasked is More Than a Jukebox Musical

February 21, 2020

MILLBURN, NJ — Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musicals generally have fans humming the tunes on the way out of the theater, and “Unmasked” is no different; Paper Mill Playhouse patrons will be hard-pressed to choose which tune to sing as they leave at the end of each performance.

The difference at this world premiere is the meshing of the live actors singing many of his ...

Community Members, Family Foundation Mark American Heart Month with $2.5 Million Donation to Gagnon Cardiovascular Center Expansion

As individuals and organizations across the nation gather to raise awareness of heart disease during American Heart Month, Thomas P. and Sally Mac Mahon and Ken and Claudia Silverman have marked the occasion by giving $1.5 and $1 million, respectively, to further expand the largest cardiovascular program in the state — Gagnon Cardiovascular Institute at Morristown Medical Center. The ...

Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System Announce Clinical Affiliation

Partnership Enhances Community Health Care Quality and Access

Atlantic Health System and CentraState Healthcare System today announced a clinical affiliation that will provide enhanced access to high-quality specialty health care services to the communities of central Jersey. The affiliation will accelerate the growth of CentraState’s oncology and neuroscience programs through linkages ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Spot for 12th Year on Fortune’s ‘100 Best Companies To Work For®’ List

Atlantic Health System is leading the way in delivering innovative, high-quality health care in an award-winning workplace that cares for patients and caregivers alike.  For the 12th consecutive year, Atlantic Health System was once again named to Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For®,” ranking number #89 on the prestigious list.

“Our 17,000 talented team ...

Taking a Moment: How a Sock Donation Rolled Up Into an Experience with Somerset County’s Working Poor and Homeless

It was right around noon on Friday, Jan. 17, and the three ladies in the kitchen worked as quickly as they could to prepare before clients would begin filing through the rear doors of Saint John’s Episcopal Church in Somerville, looking for a hot meal.

The Samaritan Homeless Interim Program, also known as SHIP, has been serving meals to anyone who needs one since 1984. It has served ...

Morristown Medical Center Earns Five-Star Rating from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

Atlantic Health System’s Morristown Medical Center is one of only two hospitals in New Jersey to earn the prestigious five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) Hospital Compare Program, the latest recognition for a hospital ranked number one in the state by U.S. News & World Report.

The CMS five-star rating, which is the highest possible, is the ...

Atlantic Health System Earns Gold Recognition on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index

Atlantic Health System has been designated Gold level on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Achievement Index for the second year in a row, marking a great achievement in the well-being journey of its more than 17,000 team members.

The unique well-being programs at Atlantic Health System are just one of the reasons Atlantic Health is a great place to work. Focused on caring for ...

‘I’m Not a Monster,’ Man Who Brought Gun to Westfield School Grounds Says at Sentencing

February 21, 2020

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Delaware man who admitted bringing a loaded handgun and hollow point bullets to a school parking lot in Westfield offered a tearful apology at his sentencing Friday.

Superior Court Judge William A. Daniel sentenced Thomas J. Wilkie, 46, of Bear, Delaware, to a 5-year term in state prison. Wilkie must serve 42 months of that term before he becomes eligible for ...