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Boys Basketball: Livingston Wins Over Mt. Olive, 46-35

February 4, 2023

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School boys basketball team rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to come back for a 46-35 victory over Mt. Olive on Saturday.

The Lancers (13-7) trailed, 24-16, after Mt. Olive ran off a 15-2 spurt in the second quarter.

Dylan Perlstein scored 16 points for Livingston, which closed out the game with an 11-3 showing in the fourth ...

Boys Basketball: Livingston Downs Nutley, 47-40

NUTLEY, NJ — Livingston outscored Nutley by six points in the second half to finish off a 47-40 boys basketball victory on Thursday.

Zach Smith led the Lancers with 15 points. Dylan Perlstein connected for 13 points for Livingston, which outscored the Raiders, 25-19, after leading by one point at halftime.

Anthony Pinal led Nutley (6-16) with 13 points and Erik Thompson had 11 ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Shares Insight on Gift Taxes

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of the Livingston-based accounting and consulting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently shared his expertise on the necessary actions to be taken when filing taxes for gifts.

According to Karu, gift taxes are the obligation of the donor depending on his or her state, as each state has its own set of ...

Livingston Residents Help Combat Food Insecurity at Montclair State University

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston residents Liby Saigal of LTownCares and Andrea Mintz, Vice President of Community Outreach and Engagement at National Council of Jewish Women Essex County chapter (NCJW/Essex), recently teamed up to host a “Mitzvah in a Minute” food drive to help college students suffering from food insecurity.

“I learned about food insecurity on college ...

Livingston Robotics Team to Host Inaugural STEM Day at Livingston High School

January 31, 2023

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Members of a Livingston High School (LHS) robotics team called Fire Robotics are inviting students and community members to participate in the team’s first annual “STEM Day” on Feb. 11 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the LHS cafeteria.

According to Aahana Agrawal, outreach coordinator for Fire Robotics and member of the STEM Day organizing committee, the event ...

Livingston Fifth Graders Celebrate District Strings Day with Inspirational Guests

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Schools (LPD) Music Department recently celebrated its annual District Strings Day, were fifth grade string students from all six elementary schools were visited by either Livingston High School (LHS) Orchestra Director Nancy Ciminnisi or Heritage Middle School (HMS) Orchestra Director Karen Kott.

Throughout the day, the orchestra directors ...

Livingston Residents Help Combat Food Insecurity at Montclair State University

February 2, 2023

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Livingston residents Liby Saigal of LTownCares and Andrea Mintz, Vice President of Community Outreach and Engagement at National Council of Jewish Women Essex County chapter (NCJW/Essex), recently teamed up to host a “Mitzvah in a Minute” food drive to help college students suffering from food insecurity.

“I learned about food insecurity on college ...

Two Livingston Teens Honored for Service Projects Leading to Eagle Scout Rank

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Boy Scouts of America Troop 16 in Livingston recently inducted residents Gabriel Kovach and Elias Porter as its two newest Eagle Scouts, which is an extremely prestigious accomplishment that requires dedication and hard work.

The Boy Scouts of America program is designed to challenge young men like Kovach and Porter to develop leadership skills, a strong sense of ...

Last Chance to Place Christmas Trees at Curb for Pickup in Livingston Township

January 27, 2023

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is reminding residents that Tuesday, Jan. 31 is the last day for this year's Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling program.

Residents can leave their undecorated, live-cut Christmas trees at the curb to be collected Monday and Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Livingston Department of Public Works ...

2023 Livingston Chinese Cultural Day To Be Held Saturday, Jan. 28

LIVINGSTON, NJ — This year’s Livingston Chinese Cultural Day (LCCD) celebration—a popular community event held over the last 20 years as a collaboration between the Livingston Huaxia Chinese School, the Livingston Chinese School, the Livingston Chinese Association, Living Stone Christian Church and Livingston High School (LHS)—will be held on Saturday, Jan. 28 at ...

Boys Basketball: Livingston Wins Over Mt. Olive, 46-35

February 4, 2023

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston High School boys basketball team rallied from an eight-point halftime deficit to come back for a 46-35 victory over Mt. Olive on Saturday.

The Lancers (13-7) trailed, 24-16, after Mt. Olive ran off a 15-2 spurt in the second quarter.

Dylan Perlstein scored 16 points for Livingston, which closed out the game with an 11-3 showing in the fourth ...

Boys Basketball: Livingston Downs Nutley, 47-40

NUTLEY, NJ — Livingston outscored Nutley by six points in the second half to finish off a 47-40 boys basketball victory on Thursday.

Zach Smith led the Lancers with 15 points. Dylan Perlstein connected for 13 points for Livingston, which outscored the Raiders, 25-19, after leading by one point at halftime.

Anthony Pinal led Nutley (6-16) with 13 points and Erik Thompson had 11 ...

Boys Basketball: Livingston Trounces Shabazz, 55-28

NEWARK, NJ — Livingston opened a 10-point lead after one quarter and went on to a 55-28 boys basketball victory over Shabazz Tuesday evening.

Luke Cohen scored 17 points for the Lancers (11-7), who outscored Shabazz, 13-3, in the first quarter and led, 34-13, at halftime.

Dylan Perlstein chipped in with 10 points for Livingston and Nate Nussbaum connected for eight points.

Livingston Residents Encouraged to Join Service Efforts of Livingston Philanthropies Inc.

January 26, 2023

LIVINGSTON, NJ — As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to economically devastate families living below the poverty line, Livingston Philanthropies, Inc. (LPI) has completely reinvented its services to accommodate ever-expanding needs of local families as the nonprofit begins its 12th season

LPI is a 501©3 affiliate of Livingston's Healthy Community Healthy Youth (HC/HY) initiative ...

Essex County News: Newark Hit and Run Kills 5-Year-Old Girl, Injures Dad and Sister

February 1, 2023

NEWARK, NJ — Police are searching for a hit-and-run pickup truck driver who killed a 5-year-old girl on Tuesday evening and seriously injured her father and 2-year-old sister in Newark. 

The girl’s death was confirmed in a statement from acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens II and Newark Public Safety Director Fritz Fragé about the runaway vehicle ...

Suspect in Theft of Livingston School Bus Charged with Interstate Transportation of Stolen Vehicle

NEWARK, NJ — The 22-year-old Saudi Arabian man who was arrested in Pennsylvania last week in connection to the theft of a Livingston Board of Education vehicle has been charged with transporting a stolen school bus across state lines, according to United States Attorney Philip Sellinger.

Sellinger announced on Monday that Bader Alzahrani, of Saudi Arabia, is charged by complaint with one ...

Livingston Fifth Graders Celebrate District Strings Day with Inspirational Guests

January 27, 2023

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Public Schools (LPD) Music Department recently celebrated its annual District Strings Day, were fifth grade string students from all six elementary schools were visited by either Livingston High School (LHS) Orchestra Director Nancy Ciminnisi or Heritage Middle School (HMS) Orchestra Director Karen Kott.

Throughout the day, the orchestra directors ...

RWJBarnabas Health Seeking Support During National Blood Donor Month

January 15, 2023

NEW JERSEY – January is National Blood Donor Month and, through its continued effort to address a current severe blood and platelet shortage throughout the state, RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH), is continuing its urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood. 

“New Jersey, as a whole, is dependent on imports of blood and platelets from other parts of the ...

Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, Shares Insight on Gift Taxes

February 3, 2023

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of the Livingston-based accounting and consulting firm Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, recently shared his expertise on the necessary actions to be taken when filing taxes for gifts.

According to Karu, gift taxes are the obligation of the donor depending on his or her state, as each state has its own set of ...

JESPY House Celebrates 45 Years of Service to Local Adults with Disabilities

SOUTH ORANGE NJ — Gainful employment, self-advocacy, life-skills development and medal wins at Special Olympics are just some of the ongoing accomplishments of clients at JESPY House in South Orange. An agency that successfully supports adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), JESPY this year proudly celebrates its 45th anniversary.

“Our ...

Livingston Accountant Shares Insight on Tax-Related Expenses for Home Offices

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael H. Karu, CPA/CFF, senior member of Levine, Jacobs & Company, LLC, in Livingston recently shared insight on home office tax deductions and its limitations. 

Many employees had to transition to remote working at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. This created a myriad of questions as to which items could be considered ...

Essex Edwina Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter and Eagles to Win the Super Bowl

February 2, 2023

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex Edwina, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s resident groundhog, saw her shadow and is predicting another six weeks of colder weather, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Thursday morning. 

During the zoo’s annual Groundhog Day Celebration, Essex Edwina also predicted that the Philadelphia Eagles would defeat ...

Last Chance to Place Christmas Trees at Curb for Pickup in Livingston Township

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Township of Livingston is reminding residents that Tuesday, Jan. 31 is the last day for this year's Christmas Tree Collection and Recycling program.

Residents can leave their undecorated, live-cut Christmas trees at the curb to be collected Monday and Tuesday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Livingston Department of Public Works ...

Bill That Would Force Telemarketers to Explain Why They're Calling in 30 Seconds Advances in Trenton

January 27, 2023

TRENTON, NJ — A bill that would require telemarketers to identify themselves and what they're trying to sell in the first 30 seconds of the call has advanced in Trenton.

“New Jerseyans should know who they’re talking to on the phone and what’s being sold to them by telemarketers,” Sen. Jon Bramnick (R - District 21), one of the primary sponsors of the ...

Hospital-based Violence Intervention Programs in New Jersey Receive $10 Million Federal Grant

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey's Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Programs (NJHVIPs) received a big boost on Friday, in the form of $10 million in federal American Rescue Plan funds.

The programs launched three years ago using federal money with the mission of ending cycles of violence across the state by helping victims and their families.

“These innovative violence ...

Gov. Phil Murphy Delivers 2023 State of the State, Says New Jersey is Moving in the Right Direction

TRENTON, NJ — During Tuesday's State of the State Address at the Assembly Chambers in Trenton, Gov. Phil Murphy said he's confident with the direction in which the state is going.

"We are stronger and we are fairer," Murphy said. "We are moving confidently in the right direction — forward."

Republicans aren't so sure.

"Despite the ...

The Sleeping Beauty

As part of Artistic Director Maria Kowroski's new direction, the company will be presenting an updated production modeled after the original choreography of Marius Petipa. Ms. Kowroski will also be appearing in the role of Carabosse in a brand new costume made especially for the occasion by designer Bridget Parris with crystals generously donated by Swarovski. 

"I am excited to ...

Livingston Teens Petition for Open Campus Lunch at Livingston High School for Juniors

January 22, 2023

LIVINGSTON, NJ – Ahead of their senior year at Livingston High School (LHS), junior class officers Jake Ferrans and Emily Strulson recently requested that the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) make a policy change in order to allow juniors to participate in "Open Campus Lunch"—a privilege typically exclusive to seniors—during the ...

Hersh Children’s Center at Overlook Medical Center marks 1st anniversary

February 4, 2023

SUMMIT, NJ — The Hersh Children’s Center, located at Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center, marked its first anniversary of providing pediatric emergency and inpatient services in one convenient, family-friendly space.

Following completion in late 2021, the 12,000 square-foot center opened in January 2022, combining the Meri and Sol Barer Inpatient ...

Healthcare Industry Professionals Lewis and Grabowski Join JESPY Board of Trustees

SOUTH ORANGE – JESPY House is excited to announce the addition of healthcare industry professionals Alison Lewis and Alec Grabowski, MBA, MHA, to the JESPY Board of Trustees.

Having spent 20 years in the healthcare industry working in the areas of training, sales, and marketing, Alison Lewis’ career has been involved in bringing quality of life and life-extending medicines to ...

RWJBarnabas Health Urges Blood Donations During American Heart Month

WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health continues its urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood, the universal blood type, this February during American Heart Month in response to a severe blood and platelet shortage statewide. The surge in respiratory illnesses this winter has exacerbated the already acute nationwide shortage, and blood suppliers are in critical ...

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Wed, February 15
04:00 PM — 07:00 PM

Paterson Public Schools Central Office - 1st Floor Cafeteria, Paterson

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Essex Edwina Predicts Six More Weeks of Winter and Eagles to Win the Super Bowl

February 2, 2023

WEST ORANGE, NJ — Essex Edwina, Essex County Turtle Back Zoo’s resident groundhog, saw her shadow and is predicting another six weeks of colder weather, Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo, Jr. announced Thursday morning. 

During the zoo’s annual Groundhog Day Celebration, Essex Edwina also predicted that the Philadelphia Eagles would defeat ...

Home of the Week: 30 Old Farmhouse Rd Long Hill Twp., NJ 07946

Check out 30 Old Farmhouse Road in Long Hill, with an open house this Sunday  2/5 from 2-4 pm. This home provides one-level living in spades with 13 rooms, including 4 bedrooms and 4 full baths. The centerpiece is the chef’s kitchen with a breakfast bar, center island, granite counters, and stainless steel appliances. Right off the kitchen is the family room with a gas fireplace and ...

TAPinto Named a 2023 Top Franchise by Franchise Business Review

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ — TAPinto was recently named a Top Franchise for 2023 by Franchise Business Review. This is the 18th annual ranking of the 200 best franchise opportunities as rated by franchisees.

"TAPinto is honored to be recognized as one of the top 200 franchises in the United States," TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro said. "The fact that this ...